10 Best Sports Bars in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon is widely know as a city with awesome microbrews and what comes along with awesome microbrews? Awesome bars, including an entire assortment of sports bars where no two sports bars are alike. In Portland, Oregon you can literally find a sports bar with any type of atmosphere.

For example, say the game you want to watch is an international soccer game that you think you have no chance of getting to watch. In Portland you can just head over to the 4-4-2 Soccer Bar and let them know which game you want to watch and before you know it you will be relaxing with a beer watching your game. 

Or maybe you have kids with you and need a family friendly sports bar. Don't worry because we have made sure to mention which bars are family friendly, like Big Al's

For those with limited time in the city and wanting to combine activities like watching your team play while also checking something else off on your list we have several killer suggestions. To watch the game and checkout one of the unique local mircro breweries, head to Hopworks Urban Brewery. For those that want to see one of Portland's famous establishments while also getting to watch the game, head to Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub.

We hope our list of the 10 best sports bars in Portland helps you decide where to watch the big game. 

Southeast Portland


Hopworks Urban Brewery is Portland's first eco brewpub and home to their family friendly pub. The pub serves good food and beers. There are many TVs spread throughout the pub to watch sports on. They incorporate sustainable practices in...  Read More



A favorite downtown spot for people of all ages, Kells offer Irish food and drink with a Northwest influence. Live nightly shows make this pub the best place in Portland to hear traditional Irish music. The music can be quite loud. A separate...  Read More



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



Big Al's is a massive family friendly sports bar with something for everyone. Besides being a sports bar they also have a restaurant, arcade, and bowling alley all wrapped into one. Big Al's was built to resemble a stadium, it boasts...  Read More

Southeast Portland


Buffalo Saloon and Eatery has been serving and entertaining people in Portland for over 40 years. Here you can enjoy large portions of breakfast, lunch, or dinner along with stellar service. Food choices are varied from healthier items like the...  Read More



This is Portland's hottest gathering place located in the Pearl District. On Deck offers guests a large assortment of daily-televised sporting events. Watch your favorite sports team on the 68 plasma TV or one of the 25 flat screen TVs. They...  Read More



4-4-2 Soccer Bar is the place to go in Portland for soccer games. It is the only sports bar in Portland dedicated to showing soccer games from all around the world. They offer every single soccer channel imaginable, including international...  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



Punch Bowl Social is a decked out bowling alley inside Pioneer Place Mall. The bowling lanes are spread out through the facility to give you a more private experience. They also have private karaoke rooms were only you and your friends will be...  Read More



Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill has 32 craft, import and domestic beers on draft and they offer regional wine and signature cocktails. Each Friday and Saturday night they have live music. For sports enthusiasts they feature a top of the line audio...  Read More


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