Map of Yukon Tavern

Portland's Friendly Barkeep

True story: I once ordered a whiskey on the rocks from a bartender at a now-defunct bar. She was upset that I ordered this drink because she was out of tumblers--not because they were all being used, but because they were all dirty and she didn't want to clean them. So I ordered a pint of beer. "'Out' of pint glasses too," she said. We just started at each other. I helped myself to some water. My point is, that while such an experience in Portland is neither rare nor shocking, it does not have to be your experience. Choose these bars with consistently respectful and attentive barkeep.

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