Little Bird Bistro is a beautiful, intimate French restaurant in southwest Portland and chances are you are familiar with its more expensive sister restaurant Le Pigeon. It's a perfect place for a lunch or dinner date. Here you can find unique dishes like Fois Gras, bone marrow, lemon creme brulee, and more. They offer different types of oysters and a fish selection everyday. Along with their exquisite food they offer a simple wine and champagne menu. The wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive. They are open for lunch and dinner. They stay open each night until midnight. If possible make a reservation.
Located beneath the Crystal Ballroom, a mecca for live music lovers, this pub attracts a large contingent of patrons who attend the shows upstairs. Even so, it's a terrific place to meet with friends and nurse a drink or two. The spacious venue boasts a funky decor and serves up microbrews crafted in the on-site Crystal Ballroom Brewery as well as a collection of stiff cocktails. For distraction, there are pool tables and pinball machines, but there should be enough activity and conversation that you don't need anything else to hold your attention. The pub food menu offers all your favorites and adds a nice twist with dishes inspired by global cultures. A great place to meet people.
Departure restaurant and lounge is found in downtown Portland inside the Nines Hotel. They serve their own signature cocktail creations, like the Three Headed Elephant and Crazy 88. The bar is well stocked so they can make almost any cocktail for you. The atmosphere is lively and bright. Most the decor is white. They serve interesting food too that they refer to as modern Portland Asian cuisine. Food offerings include sushi, dim sum, and kushiyaki. They also offer a vegan menu. They also have an awesome roof top patio area. They offer happy hour from 4-6 PM daily , again from 10 PM - midnight Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 PM to close on Fridays and Saturdays.
Casa Del Matador is a 21 and over trendy Tex-Mex restaurant and bar in the Alphabet district of downtown Portland on NW 23rd. They serve fresh, gourmet Tex-Mex cuisine like tacos, burritos, nachos, and savory steaks. They also serve you complimentary chips and salsa. Casa Del Matador is a fun place to hang out with friends and enjoy a good meal and a beer or margarita. Their margaritas are quite large. The atmosphere and decor is sensational and the prices are cheap for Portland. They offer $5 appetizers and tacos every day during Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm and again from 10pm to 1am.
Henry's 12th Street Tavern is a restaurant, bar, brew pub and billiards all rolled into one awesome place to eat and hangout. Henry's is located in the Pearl District inside their old brew house. They have over 100 mostly local and regional beers and hard ciders on tap. Downstairs they have a dining area and a large bar area. Upstairs is another large bar area and a billiards room with high end pool tables. You do not need a reservation to play pool. Henry's serves their full menu in the billiards room including happy hour. They have an extensive menu and all food is made from scratch daily.
Whiskey Soda Lounge is a bar/lounge serving Aahaan Kap Klaem, the drinking food of Thailand and is owned by the same chef that owns Pok Pok. That means that you can get Pok Pok wings here without having to wait. You can also enjoy other incredible dishes like the Yam Muu Yaw a housemade Thai-style pork bologna with tomatoes, sweet onions, garlic, Thai chilies, Chinese celery, lime, fish sauce and palm sugar dressing. You can wash these dishes down with creative cocktails like the Tamarind Whiskey Sour made with tamarind, fresh lime juice, palm sugar and bourbon on the rocks.
Patisserie has become a popular late night hotspot in Northeast Portland. Known for their award winning beautiful hand crafted French desserts, bottomless coffee, and extensive champagne list. One look at their dessert case and you will quickly see why Pix is always busy. They have over 24 desserts to choose from with flavors to suit anyone's cravings. Enjoy a glass of dessert wine along with your dessert or a Batdorf and Bronson coffee drinks. They also serve teas from local Townshend's Tea. Not in the mood for dessert then you'll appreciate their recent addition of tasty tapas, including traditional Spanish tapas.
Looking for a vegan lounge to hang out at? You've found just that at local hipster lounge, The Bye and Bye over in the Alberta District. They even have a good size patio that is perfect on a warm day and there is a secret patio behind this patio. They serve vegan food, vegan cocktails in mason jars and Oregon craft beers. Although technically not a restaurant they have a decent size menu, including chips and salsa, pretzel knots, spaghetti, meatball subs, chili pie, grilled cheese, and a variety of bowls. They offer a happy hour every day from 4 - 7 PM.
Cardinal Club is a candle lit cocktail bar, also know as Bar Kitchen. They offer great food and original drinks from 5pm until 1am. They feature a nice selection of vinyl, and a warm inviting atmosphere, the intimate addition to the block quickly became a neighborhood favorite. The owner is a wine expert, so even though the wine list may be short, each wine has been hand selected and is sure to delight. Chances are, you'll try a new wine here that you have never even heard of. Cardinal Club continues to establish itself as one of the inner-eastside's most highly regarded spots.
Luc Lac is an outstanding Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Portland. The only thing more outrageous than their low prices is how delicious the food is. The chicken curry is jammed pack with veggies, the honey chicken is a large portion with rice and spring roll, and their secret family recipe pho comes in heaping portions. On top of great food they have incredible cocktails, beer, and wine. Luc Lac is open for lunch during the weekdays and open for dinner everyday. They stay open until midnight on weekdays and 4 am on weekends making this a go to place for late night dining.