How to Have Tons of Fun in Portland before Bedtime

Portland, Oregon has lots of options when it trying to find early entertainment. Most bars and restaurants throughout Portland offer an early happy hour making it easy to have a good time out without having to stay out until all hours of the night. Not only are there plenty of happy hours to choose from there are karaoke bars, live music options, and billiard places that all open early has well. We at 10Best have narrowed down the options and picked out 10 of the best places to hang out early in Portland. We've included a variety of options in hopes that you will find a place you will love. Topping on our list is Topgolf, pun intended. Here you can hit some golf balls and hang out with friends in a bar like atmosphere. Tapalaya is a fun early happy hour with live music, tapas, and $3 hurricanes. Casa Del Matador is an awesome Tex-Mex bar with good happy hour deals and bottomless chips and salsa. Voicebox made our list, because they offer an incredible karaoke experience starting earlier in the day. Landmark Saloon is a fun place to hang out and they have corn-hole outside until 8  PM. No matter which place you decide to head to one thing is for sure you will have a great time. 

Uptown Billiards Club


Uptown Billiards Club is is not your average pool hall! It is an upscale restaurant, bar, and pool hall. They serve food at the pool tables, in the bar and the restaurant. Come hungry, because they offer fabulous 5 course meals for just $36...  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



Voicebox has redefine karaoke in the States by breaking expectations: a night at Voicebox is as much about the unexpected conversation, the background singer, and the goofy dance as it is about taking the mic and eating bowls full of candy. At...  Read More

Casa Del Matador


Casa Del Matador is a 21 and over Tex-Mex restaurant and bar in downtown Portland that's open from lunch until 2 AM. They serve fresh, gourmet Tex-Mex cuisine like tacos, burritos, nachos, and savory steaks and extra large margaritas. The...  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

Southeast Portland


Double Barrel Tavern is your all American tavern with pool tables, pinball games, darts, and a great back patio. With a rich wood decor, a mix of good music including punk, country and rock, and friendly bartenders chances are this will become...  Read More

Southeast Portland
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Tapalaya is the worlds first tapas (small-plates) restaurant serving Cajun/Creole cuisine and is open every day for lunch and dinner starting at 11:30 AM. Everything on Tapalaya's menu is made from scratch, with love. The plates of food are...  Read More



SE Wine Collective was created to be a unique multi-faceted urban winery designed to bring together like-minded wineries that are sustainably growing their businesses by establishing a venue for commercial custom crush wine production. The...  Read More



River Pig Saloon should be everyone's go to bar in downtown Portland, Oregon. This trendy spot is unlike any other in Portland. They've got lots of bourbons and whiskeys to go along with the local beers they carry on tap. They food is mainly...  Read More



Topgolf out in Hillsboro is a brand new massive golf entertainment complex with a full service restaurant and bar. Here you can enjoy climate controlled hitting bays and play various competitive games. Even on a cold rainy day in Portland you...  Read More


Meet Meagan Wristen

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