10 Night Hot Spots Not to Be Missed in Central Eastside Portland

When it comes to finding the right spot to hang out at night in Portland, Oregon your options are endless. Portland offers every type of nightlife imaginable and 10Best has searched far and wide before ranking any of these Portland places. How'd they earn their way on the list for Portland Oregon? Beer selection, specialty cocktails, cool aesthetics, great jukeboxes, hip crowds, tasty food, prices; we consider it all before deciding which ones belong on a list of Portland's Best. Portland is a unique city, so it’s no surprise to find such a variety of nightlife making it on to our top 10 list. All of the places we've included serve wonderful food and enticing drinks.  We’ve included bars with unique themes and good happy hours, like Texas saloon themed Landmark Saloon. For those that are ready to show off their best dance moves we've included Crush. No list for Portland could be complete without a place or two to catch live music and that's why we've included Doug Fir Lounge.

Backstage Bar is a cool place to hang out, watch the game, and have a beer. Considered to be the the loftiest place to play pool among bars in Portland with their super high ceilings. This hidden bar behind the Bagdad Theater's screen actually...  Read More

The White Owl Social Club is a fantastic bar with a killer patio in east Portland. White Owl Social Club does offer food. They have a vegan/vegetarian/omnivore restaurant in addtion to being a bar and music venue. Vegans will appreciate the food...  Read More

The Sapphire Hotel is a cocktail lounge in a former hotel lobby with a shady past. They serve small plates and craft cocktails. The atmosphere here is killer and perfect for a date night. The cocktails are the best part about this lounge. Their...  Read More

Southeast Portland

Although open to everyone, Crush is undoubtedly a predominately gay bar. Located in Southeast Portland, the establishment is divided into two sections: a comfortable, more intimate main bar and a dance floor/dining room. DJs spin an energetic...  Read More

Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom is a beer lovers paradise. With 16 beers on tap and 400 types of bottled beer chances are they have the beer you seek. If you do not know what kind of beer you want just order a sampler. With the sampler you get...  Read More

Southeast Portland

The Rum Club, as it's name may imply, is a small bar with a small, yet dedicated staff. They also have a small patio. The Rum Club has an extensive collection, but their area of expertise is higher end or new and odd drinks. You can even enjoy a...  Read More

If you love country music, Bluegrass or Texas rock you are going to love the LandMark Saloon. Here they have everything a country bar should: a massive bar, quality libations like cold beer and signature cocktails served in mason jars, live...  Read More

Eastburn Public House is two stories of dining and entertainment with two full bars with extremely unique cocktails, 16 rotating taps, and a patio with fun swing chairs and fire tables. Weekends feature live music on the main floor along with...  Read More

Aalto Lounge
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Aalto Lounge is a fun, modern bar on Belmont with a great patio area and a dimly lit lounge section. If you have a hard time finding it, just look for Stumptown coffee, it's right next door. They have 17 wines available along with local and...  Read More

Doug Fir Lounge
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Located below the Doug Fir Restaurant, the Doug Fir Lounge is a hip live music spot that's got a dedicated following who show up to listen to the mix of regional and national musicians booked to play every night of the week. An outstanding food...  Read More


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Meagan Wristen is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan