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The Best Bars for Foodies in Portland

One of the world’s most laid-back, bohemian towns, Portland Oregon is famous for craft beer, cheap food, beautiful forests and much, much more. The Willamette River cuts through the center of town and both banks fill up with bikers, musicians, artists and food trucks galore. The downtown area features great music venues like the Crystal Ballroom, tourists flock to fantastic attractions like the Columbia River Gorge and the iconic Saturday Market and the neighborhoods are eclectic and unique. Overall, the city is incredibly easy to fall in love with. And, it’s no secret that the nightlife here is one of the main attractions. If you’re looking for a cool place to meet friends, we’ve got you covered with our Tastemaker List of the best bars in Portland.

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8 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Departure Restaurant and Lounge, Stockpot Broiler, Caffe Mingo - Portland
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary Asian, American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Beaverton, Northwest Portland
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Departure Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$
Contemporary Asian
Downtown
4.6
4071 reviews
Departure Restaurant and Lounge, located atop the historic Meier and Frank building in the heart of downtown, is a swanky spot featuring traditional Asian food and global cocktails. It’s a perfect place to go for a special occasion or just an excuse to have a classy night out. The space designed by Jeff Kovel of Skylab Architecture offers dines two rooftop decks with views overlooking downtown Portland, the Willamette River, and Mt. St. Helens. Enjoy the elegant atmosphere with gourmet Asian dishes and exotic signature cocktail creations.

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Stockpot Broiler

$$$$
American
Beaverton
4.6
1522 reviews
The Stockpot Broiler is also one of the best bars in Portland if you love to enjoy a beautiful view while you drink and dine. Located on Scholls Ferry Road in Beaverton, it's only a short drive outside but of Portland but feels like a magical escape. It has a fantastic Happy Hour, an attached patio overlooking the Red Tail golf course, sweeping views and a frick fireplace with a full-service grill-inspired menu! They have an extensive list of specialty cocktails and an awesome selection of craft beer on draft.

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Caffe Mingo - Portland

$$$$
Italian
Northwest Portland
4.8
1156 reviews
Bar Mingo is a casual, yet alluring Italian restaurant and bar in the Nob Hill neighborhood of Portland. The menu here features plates to share, house-made pasta, fresh seafood dishes and daily specials so you don’t have to drink on an empty stomach. The vibe here is super laid-back, with a large wooden bar and a floor-to-ceiling chalkboard map of Italy on the back wall. Wine lovers will like the extensive wine list, which features many great bottles from Oregon and Italian producers alike.

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Portland City Grill

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.4
8598 reviews
Portland City Grill is one of Portland’s most popular restaurants and bars and is a great place to meet up with friends or colleagues for casual drinks and delicious food. The menu here features USDA Prime steaks, fresh Hawaii and Pacific Coast and Alaskan seafood prepared with classic, Northwest, island and Asian influences. The bar and dining area offer fabulous views of downtown Portland and the Cascade Mountains. Come in for Happy Hour to enjoy awesome specials on bar bites and great deals on beer, wine and craft cocktails.

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LeChon

$$$$
South American
Southwest Portland
4.8
2790 reviews
Lechon, located on SW Naito Parkway, is a South American dining experience that combines the cooking of Argentina, Chile, and Patagonia. The menu features dishes like 28-day dry-aged ribeye, grilled octopus with chorizo, and housemade piquillo pepper and pork empanadas. It’s a beautiful space to dine and offers a view of the Willamette River that few Portland restaurants can offer. The bar is lively and energetic and they offer fantastic cocktails like La Garra, a spirited ‘punch’ for your enjoyment.

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Jake's Famous Crawfish

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.6
6217 reviews
Considered one of the top seafood restaurants in the nation, Jake’s Crawfish is a destination for a great meal and a fantastic bar. Open for over 110 years, the historic restaurant offers a variety of fresh fish and seafood flown in daily. The bar here is a super popular gathering spot for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy hand-shaken cocktails made with fresh juices or choose a beer or wine from their extensive selection. The happy hour specials are a big hit, too!

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St Jack

$$$$
French
Northwest Portland
4.6
2421 reviews
St. Jack is an ode to the bouchons, or notable cafes, of Lyon, France. Chef Aaron Barnett takes on the excellence of rustic French cuisine at this beloved French restaurant. Located on 23trd Avenue in the Northwest District, it features a unique menu of rustic dishes from the French countryside. In addition to their haute cuisine, they also feature an amazing wine list that is concise, yet personal, highlighting both French and Northwest wines that pair perfectly with the elegant dishes.

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Brix - Downtown Portland

$$$$
Comfort Food
Pearl District
4.6
2211 reviews
This neighborhood establishment is a mainstay in Pearl District and Portland locals consider it the go-to for easy drinking, a variety of awesome eats and overall good times. They have ongoing events that keep people coming through the doors and it’s a great mix of first-timers, visitors and regulars. It’s a great spot for large groups and they have both early and late happy hours so you can hang out, catch up on the latest sports game and take advantage of the great specials - and maybe even make a friend or two.

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