Are you from the Midwest? Of course you are. I weep over bourbon in these bars and restaurants when I'm missing the lakes, prairie grass and corn fields. The glow of a Kitty Glitter slot machine and stiff drinks take me back home.
From the glow of Kitty Glitter play a game of pool with a basket of homemade jalapeño poppers and a stiff one by your side. You'll feel right at home.
Someone you know has played here. Nab a $6 pitcher of PBR for the band. After the show, solo dance to the house music. Welcome to Portland.
Avoid coming right from Salt & Straw to a show here, it's sure to make you "not punk enough" for this venue. The crowd is inviting otherwise.
Before you know it, you will know the bartenders by name (and the regulars too). Order a Squirt & vodka and listen to Jim's stories.
My Midwestern roots give me a soft spot for any bar that has meat raffles, Old Style, rice crispy treats and sausage.
Avoid the weekend brunch crowds of Southeast at this go-to corner spot for cheap biscuits and gravy and $1.50 Pabst starting at 10 a.m. The bar owners are friendly and a friendly-to-your-wallet happy hour coincides from midnight to close.
With a Skee ball in one hand and a pierogi in the other, catch a band pretty much any night of the week, just don't forget your ear plugs.
With a facelift and $1 Miller Lite on Fridays, the track has attracted new 20-somethings, experiencing summer racing for the first time.