Portland, Oregon is weird and believe it or not, some places in town are even weirder than others. One of the weirdest in town is the Hawthorne district. Not only is it one of the weirdest areas of town, but it's one of the most vibrant area's of the city as well, which means you must hang out down here when in town! You will find no two places alike, along Hawthorne Boulevard, which means this might be the most random list ever put together on 10Best for Portland.
On our list is the Backstage bar, a one of a kind bar that is often overlooked. It's overlooked because it's located behind the historic Bagdad Theater and Pub, another extremely popular hangout that also made our list. Once discovered everyone loves the Back Stage Bar.
The Sapphire Hotel is another place that sometimes gets overlooked, but should not. The cocktails here are amazing and the vibe is killer. Locals highly recommend this place for a 1st date.
Of course, no nightlife list could be complete without a dive bar or two and this part of town definitely has its fair share of dive bars including locals favorite Bar of the Gods.
Since soccer rules the city the 442 Soccer Bar also made the list. It's the perfect place to enjoy a game.