In 2009 Portland bars became non-smoking, but that doesn't mean you can't socially drink in one hand and socially smoke in the other. Peel off the Nicotene patch and smoke on these patios that are more inviting-living-room than picnic-tables-on-gravel.
Here's the tip with Amnesia: if you normally drink 3 beers, only have 2 beers here. Despite the listed ABV, even the cider will mess you up.
Vendetta was one of the first hip bars on what is now called the "North Portland Corridor." The popularity of the bar can no doubt be attributed to the beautiful patio and shuffleboard.
The Froom, as it's also known, is the original hip bar on Killingsworth. Others have propped up, but this bar remains the stronghold.
Smokers' Paradise of a back patio outside, Alleyway offers shows, a pool table, and a tasty menu served until late.
More of a hole-in-the-fence than hole-in-the-wall, the Standard seems to be making the transition from Keno to hipster. Hold on tight.
Drinking in a fancy garage is still drinking in a fancy garage, so move your drinks and friends out to the amazing patio.
The burgers at Bar Bar are just as good as the menu and everyone says they are, especially the veggie burger. The buns made from scratch are soft and with the tomato jam you'll never miss ketchup.
Walk past the tatted folks drinking at noon, smile at the accommodating bar help, and beeline it for the tasty menu. The brussel sprout bowl and BBQ tofu with collard greens are personal favorites. I just got drool on my keyboard thinking about them.