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.
Recommended for Late Night because: At Ringler's Pub you can play pool, dance, and enjoy good food.
Meagan's expert tip: the late night happy hour starts at 10 PM.
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.
Recommended for Late Night because: Departures is a late night hot spot and they have great food.
Meagan's expert tip: Go during happy hour for substantial savings on food and drinks.
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.
Recommended for Late Night because: Casa Del Matador has fantastic Tex-Mex food and their prices are cheap.
Meagan's expert tip: Do not take your kids to eat here, it's 21+ only.
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.
Recommended for Late Night because: Pix Patisserie is a great place for a late night meal and drink.
Meagan's expert tip: Try the award winning Amelie dessert.
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.
Recommended for Late Night because: The Bye and Bye is open until 2 AM and serves delicious food and drinks.
Meagan's expert tip: If you like peaches be sure and try their signature drink.
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.
Recommended for Late Night because: Cardinal Club is open late and has outstanding food.
Meagan's expert tip: Be sure and try one of their mint juleps.
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.
Recommended for Late Night because: Luc Lac is open every day until midnight and on Fridays and Saturdays they stay open until 4 AM.
Meagan's expert tip: If you are unsure what to order try the combination so you can try several things at once.