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  • 1. Coopers Hall

    Southeast | Wine Bars–Nightlife

    Part of the Central East Side's burgeoning wine scene, this urban winery and taproom is set inside a dramatic and spacious Quonset-hut structure...Read More

  • 2. Doug Fir Lounge

    Southeast | Music Clubs

    Part retro diner and part log cabin, the Doug Fir serves food and booze and hosts DJs and live rock shows from both up-and-coming and established...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. Mississippi Studios

    North | Music Clubs

    An intimate neighborhood music venue, with a seated balcony and old Oriental rugs covering the standing-room-only floor, Mississippi Studios...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. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. Hamlet

    Pearl District | Bars/Pubs

    This tribute to the finest charcuterie and pork products of Europe, including 48-month-aged melt-in-your-mouth Iberico ham, also serves an impressive...Read More

  • 12. Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    With a reputation as an after-work eating and drinking hangout among local Portland chefs and restaurant workers, this always-hopping Vietnamese...Read More

  • 13. Saucebox

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    A sophisticated, often mixed gay/straight crowd flocks here to enjoy colorful cocktails and trendy DJ music, mostly on Friday and Saturday nights...Read More

  • 14. Stumptown Coffee Roasters

    Downtown | Cafes–Nightlife

    A pioneer in Portland's artisanal coffee experience, Stumptown Coffee Roasters has expanded into a nationally revered brand. There are five...Read More

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