Accesible on foot or one stop on the yellow line, the following restaurants and bars are the local, non-franchise options to grab something to eat and drink before or after the next Portland Trailblazers' victory.
Conveniently located on the yellow line, Widmer Gasthaus continues a strong German tradition with a Hefeweizen always on tap, a classic wooden décor, and plenty of hearty sausages and pretzels on the menu.
With a long and storied past, present-day White Eagle can be your home away from home with lodging upstairs and a restaurant, pub and music venue downstairs.
The best value at Gotham Tavern can be found during the hours of four and seven in the evening for the happy hour menu--a long list of chips and dips and shrimps for mere dollars. And the drinks are stiff, sometimes a little too stiff.
Sometimes we can't afford eight rows behind the basket to watch Lillard sink the game-winning buzzer shot. Sometimes we want to see better than the Rose Garden Arena's 300 level--where Blazermania induces fans to dance for free pizza--allows. In these instances we head to the next best thing: Spirit of '77. Join rows of raucous fans cheer on the most passionate team in the NBA on two-story high screens. And never feel like you're settling.
Enter through the fir doors on Wheeler Street, then take the elevator down to the basement to enter Upright's Tasting Room. Pre-game for the Blazers during special hours when it's open from six until tip off.