No, I don't have a drinking problem, but thank you for asking.
Not always on the menu, but always offered, go for the $1.99 breakfast with eggs, hash browns and toast. Add a coffee and you can get out of here for under four dollars.
Scooter's offers a nice slice of real life in downtown Portland, read that as Taco Tuesdays and jello shots.
Marathon Taverna offers the hole in the wall drinking experience on Burnside, but with a few extra frills including free popcorn and cheap, cheap breakfast before 11:00 am.
Tony's Tavern remains an institution among those with barstool prints on their butts & 60 years of wisdom to bestow. Take a seat.
My Father's Place remains a Portland institution because they open early, close late, and pour it stiff. Folks come in droves for the no-rules atmosphere and chicken-fried steak.
George's is the eclectic neighborhood dive where tatted young kids perch next to seasoned veterans of cheap lager. Think Coors & jello shots.
First established in 1978, Sloan's has changed little since, and that's a good thing. There's a sweet cougar behind the bar with a mean G&T.
This is the kind of bar where bad ideas often come to fruition and a fun night is had by all. The orange jello shots are an excellent way to ensure such an experience.
Amidst the ever-developing 28th Avenue lies Beulahland, describing itself as the "soul" of the avenue. And I'm not one to disagree. Order the usual whiskey beer-back and chit chat at the bar. The regulars are aplenty and get more friendly as the night grows darker.
Open since 1958, Club 21 is still serving strong. The interior is tidy & kitsch, but not overly so, & the burger menu is a fat kid's dream.
The Hilt is the latest incarnation for this building and as such it's still flying under the Alberta radar. This makes it a keen spot for quiet drinks that last late--until 2:30am.