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  • 1. C.C. Slaughters Nightclub & Lounge

    Old Town | Bars/Pubs

    The most popular gay and lesbian dance club in the city, "C.C.'s" also has a quieter cocktail bar in front called the Rainbow Room. ...Read More

  • 2. Crush

    Southeast | Bars/Pubs

    A favorite gay and lesbian hangout in Southeast, Crush serves up tasty food, strong cocktails, and DJ-fueled dance parties. The front section...Read More

  • 3. Driftwood Room

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Once your eyes adjust to the romantically dim lighting, you'll find a curved bar, leather banquette seating, and polished-wood ceilings and...Read More

  • 4. Expatriate

    Northeast | Bars/Pubs

    Operated by Kyle Webster and his wife, celeb-chef partner Naomi Pomeroy of Beast (across the street), this intimate, candlelit spot has a devoted...Read More

  • 5. Headwaters & Sea Bar at the Heathman

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    At the elegant Heathman Hotel, you can sip tea in the eucalyptus-paneled Tea Court or beer, wine, and cocktails in the marble Headwaters restaurant...Read More

  • 6. Horse Brass Pub

    Southeast | Bars/Pubs

    A laid-back beer-drinking crowd fills the venerable, dark-wood Horse Brass Pub, as good an English-style pub as you will find in Portland, with...Read More

  • 7. Multnomah Whiskey Library

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Smartly dressed mixologists roll drink carts around the seductively clubby room—with beam ceilings, wood paneling, leather club chairs, a wood...Read More

  • 8. Stag

    Old Town | Bars/Pubs

    Drawing a diverse crowd of hipsters, tourists, and old-school clubbers, this Old Town hot spot cheekily bills itself a "gay gentlemen's lounge...Read More

  • 9. Teardrop Cocktail Lounge

    Pearl District | Bars/Pubs

    A swanky, see-and-be-seen bar in the heart of the trendy Pearl District, Teardrop has earned a loyal following for its creative cocktail menu. ...Read More

  • 10. The Bye and Bye

    Northeast | Bars/Pubs

    An Alberta go-to specializing in creative drinks (sample the house favorite, the Bye and Bye, a refreshing concoction of peach vodka, peach...Read More

  • 11. The Fireside

    Nob Hill | Bars/Pubs

    Warmed by an open fire pit and a roaring fireplace, and decorated with lots of wood and leather, this cozy campfire-chic spot on Nob Hill's...Read More

  • 12. Victory Bar

    Southeast | Bars/Pubs

    As beloved for its hefty venison burgers, chorizo spaetzle, and other stick-to-your-ribs bar victuals as for its impressive drinks selection...Read More

  • 13. 21st Avenue Bar & Grill

    Nob Hill | Bars/Pubs

    Open until 2:30 am, this bar and grill has dimly lighted booth seating and an expansive garden patio and outdoor bar. ...Read More

  • 14. Aalto Lounge

    Southeast | Bars/Pubs

    Artsy, hip east-siders, not to be mistaken for the jet-setters downtown, hang and drink martinis and wine at this minimalist, bubble-lamped...Read More

  • 15. Bar Avignon

    Southeast | Bars/Pubs

    Drop by this neighborhood wine bar on S.E. Division for one of the neighborhood's best happy hours, and to check out the impressive European...Read More

  • 16. Binks

    Northeast | Bars/Pubs

    This neighborhood spot on Northeast Alberta, which offers cozy seats around a fireplace in cold weather and an open garage door in warm, has...Read More

  • 17. Bunk Bar

    Southeast | Bars/Pubs

    The flagship bar operation of celebrated chefs Nick Wood, Matt Brown, and Tommy Habetz occupies a hip, industrial-chic space in the Central...Read More

  • 18. Double Dragon

    Southeast | Bars/Pubs

    Drop by this festive, low-lit bar for its sassy cocktails, such as the Burnt Reynolds (bourbon, Lapsang souchong honey, lemon, and orange bitters...Read More

  • 19. Gold Dust Meridian

    Southeast | Bars/Pubs

    On warm evenings, break from the chatter-filled midcentury-modern interior bar—with its teakwood ceiling and deep-booth seating—and snag a sidewalk...Read More

  • 20. Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

    Old Town | Bars/Pubs

    Revisit your teen years at this massive, old-school Old Town arcade filled with more than 60 classic arcade games and nearly 30 pinball machines...Read More

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