It's up-and-coming for a reason. These bars are why.
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 award-winning Lincoln is great for special occasions: for birthdays, for anniversaries, or when you just want to reward your taste buds. Ask for bread and butter, also there's a $20 corkage fee.
Keeping with Southern tradition, EaT's whiskey list is short on Scotch and long on bourbon, ensuring you'll be shooting more than just oysters. Try Elijah Craig, 18 year and the Basil Hayden's.
Tasty n Sons, with its high ceilings and open atmosphere, seasonally-inspired menu and dedication to quality, has become a real force on the Portland epicurean scene. Eat there often, as the menu is always changing.
A proper neighborhood dive with ocean murals that fool no one, Maui's offers stiff drinks, free pool (Weds), pinball, and Blazers games.
The Waypost is achieving the coffeeshop-as-community goal that other cafes often set, but few achieve. More than just a cafe, bar, or bistro, Waypost regularly hosts talks, including everything from political to literary, with the occasional trivia night for good measure.
Visit Las Primas during the 3-6pm happy hour for cheap Peruvian street food and bottled beer. Watch some futbol and play some foosball to fully escape Portland for Peru.
Whether it's folks running around on a scavenger hunt or kids just running around, Bike Bar is always bustling. Tasting the testers to find your favorite is highly recommended.
Stop in late for a late lunch, between three and six, and enjoy a dollar off sandwiches & beer. Pair the Reuben with a porter & you probably won't even need dinner.