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The Best Hotel Bars in Portland

Deanna deBara | April 27, 2018

After a long day of exploring Portland, one of the best ways to unwind is - of course - with a cocktail and a night on the town. But what if you could have a fantastic night on the town without ever leaving your hotel? Most hotels in Portland have places to drink, but not all hotel bars are created equal. Here are the best hotel bars in Portland?


McMenamins Kennedy School

Why it made the list

There are some hotels that have more than one on-site drinking option, but none caters to both sides of your personality (good and bad) quite like McMenamins Kennedy School. Feel like being on your best behavior? Head to Honors Bar, where you can enjoy a glass of wine with the other A-students. Feeling like taking a walk on the wild side? Head to Detention Bar, where you can grab a whiskey and talk cigars with the bartender.

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Hotel Modera

Why it made the list

Nel Centro is actually Hotel Modera’s on-site restaurants, but it’s also one of the best hotel bars in Portland thanks to its fantastic outdoor area. Grab a Guava Margarita and enjoy by the firepit.

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McMenamins Crystal Hotel

Why it made the list

McMenamins Crystal Hotel is all about rock-and-roll, and that extends to it’s on-site bar, Al’s Den. Not only is Al’s Den a great place to grab a cocktail, but it’s also a great place to get an intimate performance from some of the best local artists in Portland.

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Hotel deLuxe

Why it made the list

Hotel deLuxe is one of the classiest hotels in Portland, so it should come as no surprise that it’s also home to the classiest hotel bar in the city - Driftwood Room. This cocktail lounge feels like a throwback to the golden days of Hollywood in the best possible way, thanks to the dark, sexy vibe and the impressive list of classic cocktails.

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Ace Hotel

Why it made the list

In what’s arguably the coolest bar concept in town, Pepe Le Moko is like an underground bomb shelter (just one that happens to serve a killer cocktail). From the intimate setting (the bar only seats 36) to the coved ceiling and vintage Polaroids that line the walls, Pepe Le Moko feels like a place you’ll want to hunker down for awhile.

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