Cheerful Tortoise

(503) 224-3377 | View Website

1939 Sw Sixth Ave, Portland, OR | Directions   97201

45.509859 -122.683628

Open Hours

7am to 2:30am M-F

9am to 2:30am Sat & Sun

 
Bars & Pubs, Neighborhood Bars, Restaurants  more

More Categories: Nightclubs, Sports Bars

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Debit Card

Tags: Happy Hour

Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest

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Cheerful Tortoise
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Menu
Nachos Chicken, Pork, Beef or Veggie, Steak Bites, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Hummus, Combo Platter, Veggie Plate with Ranch, Potato Skins, Quesadilla Chicken, Pulled Pork or Beef, Chicken Strips and Fries, Cheese Sticks... more

Reviews for Cheerful Tortoise

Recommends

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.

Cheerful Tortoise
Recommends

In the heart of PSUland lies this landmark 365-days-a-year bar that sticks faithfully to its straightforward motto--"all sports, all the time". So regardless of whether you're into big balls, little balls, oblong balls or maybe even pucks, the game's playing here. Plus, breakfast is served all day. Score!

Cheerful Tortoise
Recommends

Teetering on the edge of excessive, the only light in this college sports bar blasts from LCDs. PSU alum and young professionals often keep it on their list of acceptable PDX watering holes long after graduation.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Cheap beer, college atmosphere – Standard college kids sports bar on PSU campus. Many professors hold their office hours there. Cheap beer and lots of sports coverage.

If you are looking for a fancier place I wouldn't recommend it as it's directed towards broke college students.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

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Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

awesome people, awesome food – the cheerful tortoise is a great place to go watch a game or knock back a few beers. the service is quick and friendly; likes to joke with you and whatnot. the $2 breakfast is too DIE FOR. if you're strapped for cash, you can go to the cheeful tortoise and drop $2 and expect a full meal: two eggs, good portion of hash browns, and toast. goes down great after a night of drinking. :D

over a year ago

Thank you for your feedback. We will be going non smoking in 19 days. We have a cleaning crew coming in on the 28th to due a major cleaning. Ceiling to floor. I could see how that would be a con, but everyone has to go non smoking on the 1st. Thanks again for your visit and your feedback. You should try the french toast its one of my favorites, its cheap and filling.

Cheers!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent food and beer selection! – Pretty good atmosphere, except when there's a popular game and all the retarded sports fans come in.

Aside from that, the food is EXCELLENT, and the beer selection is amazing. Good value, nice people, great place.

over a year ago

Thank you for your feedback. If your into our beer selection. You should check out our new location. The Cheerful Bullpen 1730 SW Taylor. We have almost the same food menu and over 23 bottles of 22oz High content beers, that are available to go. and its non smoking.

Thanks for the visit and taking the time to leave feedback.

Cheers :)

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

poor service, smoky – Not the best place to go if you are not college student.

This place is crowded, smoky, loud and service is the worst, and they have a dollar beer day (only cheap beer of course (coors light, bud light)), but yo pay $3 dollars cover, ( do the math) so go there if you are planning to get wasted with cheap beer, other wise for just one beer is not worth it.

good for unexperience college students that they dont know what a good sport bar service is, i dont recomend it.

over a year ago

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it when people respond it's important to us to be able to fix problems as best as we can.

Dollar beer night starts at 8:30 pm till 11:00pm. All beers on draft is a $1 from 8:30 to 9:30 then it switches to domestic beers only.

This is a list of the draft beer that is available from 8:30 to 9:30.

Coors Light, Miller Lite, Coors Original, Blue Moon, Turtle DEW (6.2%), Sam Adams, Pabst Blue Ribbon,Mactarnahans Ale, Mirror Pond, Bridgeport IPA, Hefeweizen, Trumer PILS, Molson, Bridgeport Porter, Full Sail ~ Reserve, Pyramid Seasonal.

If you could give some further feedback on when you came in and who your server was, we will fix the service issue immediately. info@cheerfultortoise.com

We have plans on January 1st when all the bars are required to go non smoking, to hire a crew to come in, steam clean and get rid of the smoke smell.

Again, thanks for your feedback. Cheers!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great place for a solid bloody mary – Back in my drinking days I would come down to the tortoise and meet up with fellow drinkers for a cheap bloody mary at nearly nest to nothing... The drinks are cheap and the service is always good. And the happy hour is good too for a tasty cheap bite to eat.

over a year ago

Thank you for the feedback, it's alway nice to hear things we are doing good or bad. Just a heads up we also have $4 Bloody Marys from 7am to 11am Mon-Friday. And when Football starts back up we will have the Bloody Mary Bar set up so you can spice up your bloody marys as much as you like. Thanks again for the visit. See you soon!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

customer service and atmosphere – This is one of the best sports bars around . They have great NASCAR coverage, along with fine felted tables

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great staff, lots o' TVs (incl. HD), huge menu, relaxed atmo – Not a bit sport bar guy, but this place was outstanding! My friends and I were looking for a place that got HDNet so we could watch a televised roller derby bout and after many dead ends, the CT came through. Bartender Amy was super friendly and accomodating - definitely earning a spot on my list of some of the best barkeeps in town.

Great low-key atmosphere, a ton of TVs with loads of sports packages, and a very big menu make this place a winner!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Food and Fun – The Cheerful Tortoise has a wide array of games being shown on many TV's. These games vary sports, states, and sometimes countries. They have a decent selection of drinks and food. The Tortoise needs to get Big Sky TV so PSU students such as myself can see the PSU away games. That would bring the Tortoise a lot closer to a 10. They also have some of the best chicken strips in the city.

Recommends
over a year ago

This college bar is a study in nightly specials and televised sports. – In Short
Just-legal folks from nearby Portland State University come here for cheap drinks and sports watching. Loads of TVs broadcast major-league sports, while a digital jukebox plays a variety of tunes. Patrons haphazardly pack into what feels like a party in a shed; the wood-shingled interior hosting an explosion of beer companies' promotional signs. A full bar serves house cocktails (the Purple Hooter is a grown-up's Kool-Aid), but there's also a bevy of draft beers.

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