Bars – Where to Drink – Portland, Oregon Travel Guide
A pub crawl down Burnside Street will take you from one side of the Willamette River to the other while hitting many of Portland’s finest bars and dance clubs along the way. Below I have listed some popular pit stops both on and off this well-beaten path that will have you toasting yourself on the journey until sunrise.
Portland City Grill
Nestled on the 30th floor of the U.S. Bank high rise (the big pink building), Portland City Grill offers great food, a great view and great service at very reasonable prices. Wall-to-wall windows give diners a breathtaking view of Portland’s city lights and the Willamette river, and a live pianist adds to the romantic atmosphere. Even travelers on the most meager budgets can afford to rub elbows with P-town’s business types in this classy restaurant/bar. For around $7 sip the best martinis or cosmos in town, and their happy hour menu boasts excellent seafood and burgers ranging from $1.50 to $13. Beers average about $3.95.
Happy Hour: Monday through Thursday, 4:30pm to 6:30pm and 10pm to 12am; Friday, 4:30pm to 6:30pm; Sunday, 4pm to 10pm.
Hours: Monday through Thursday 11am to 12am; Friday 11am to 1am; Saturday 4pm to 1am; Sunday 4pm to 10pm
Location: 111 SW 5th Ave., Portland, OR; cross street at Burnside
Phone: +1 (503) 450 0030
McMenamins pubs can be either hit or miss, but with Ringlers, they definitely have a hit. The Crystal Ballroom upstairs hosts several live concerts per month, and patrons often migrate downstairs after the shows to relax in the bar. Ringlers is almost always packed on the weekends with twenty and thirty-somethings knocking back Hammerhead ales and cocktails or shootin’ pool. And on Fridays from 5pm to 8pm the place rocks with live music. Drinks average from $5 to $7. Pool tables are free on Mondays and from 11:30am to 4pm Tuesday through Friday. All other times, pool tables are $6 an hour.
Hours: 11:30am to 2:30am daily
Location: Address: 1332 W Burnside St., Portland, OR; cross street at 14th
Phone: +1 (503) 225 0543
If you’re in the mood for a quality drink in a classy, lounge-type atmosphere, Jake’s is it.