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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Portland / Oregon

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Portland / Oregon? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Ghost Runners Brewery and Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (212)
$30 and under
Brewery
Vancouver
About the restaurant
Ghost Runners Brewery and Kitchen is an Award Winning Northwest craft brewery dedicated to the individual who enjoys premium quality ales and lagers. Our craft kitchen offers amazing pizzas, warm sandwiches, and more. We are open seven days each week for lunch and dinner.
Top review
MichaelYvip
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Good beer, good food, great service. No complaints.
A photo of Wine & Growl restaurant
4.9
4.9 (66)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Beaverton
About the restaurant
Wine & Growl is a local Pacific Northwest Restaurant brought to you by Executive Chef Daniel De La Rosa and our in house Sommelier Tina Shibuya. We focus on fresh, quality ingredients sourced from farmers markets and in partnership with our Local Purveyors.
Top review
TerriT
Dined on May 22, 2024
The food is excellent, and the wine by the glass was also fantastic. One thing that would have helped the ambience is if the blender at the bar is moved to a different room so that the bartender isn't so loud.
A photo of The Fold Craft Pizza + Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (97)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Sunriver
About the restaurant
We are The Fold Craft Pizza + Kitchen at the Village of Sunriver, Oregon. Pizza is the cornerstone of our menu, but we like to think there is a little something for everyone! Great salads, Fold sandwiches, appetizers, full bar, and much more!

Our life's passion and purpose is to provide our guests and more importantly, the community as a whole, with a place they can go to enjoy all the things we love: Food, drinks, a friendly staff, and welcoming environment.
Top review
CiaoBellavip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Really good pizza and don’t skip the fries…yes they really are worth it! Service was great! Nice all around!
A photo of Washington Dining & Cocktails restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1192)
$30 and under
American
Bend
About the restaurant
Washington Dining & Cocktails combines traditional with swanky and rustic with industrial for a welcoming feel. We feature neighborhood cuisine in a traditional American style, as well as beer, wine and cocktails served in the bar. The Culinary Director, John Gurnee, has created a consistent and approachable menu with some fun twists, like daily specials, a raw seafood bar and salads you can build yourself with a variety of toppings. The kids' menu also gives families better options for healthy food and appealing choices for their children.
Top review
Pheets22vip
Dined on May 23, 2024
One of our favorite go to places to take out of town guests!
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Hillsboro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (82)
$30 and under
American
Hillsboro
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
Top review
dmoblack29
Dined on May 24, 2024
Fantastic Service, Food and Atmosphere! Our favorite place to eat and share a beverage with friends. Definitely recommend to everyone!
A photo of Wahi Hana restaurant
4.5
4.5 (212)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Vancouver
About the restaurant
Wahi Hana is uptown Vancouver's newest craft Tiki destination! Join us in our Tiki Hut for drinks and island themed food made by hand, from scratch. This craft cocktail experience is unlike any other. This oasis features a custom built Tiki Hut, interactive and immersive environment, as well as the occasional thunderstorm! Come into today and join us for a spectacular, rum soaked experience!

21 AND OVER ONLY.
Top review
PatrickR
Dined 2 days ago
It’s like u r dining in a Hawaiian beachside restaurant.
A photo of Mermosa restaurant
4.5
4.5 (77)
$30 and under
Southern
North Portland
About the restaurant
Dine and Vibe with us at Mermosa PDX in our elevated casual dining experience as we celebrate our family's rich Southern and Caribbean heritage through our food, wine, cocktails and live music. We are known for bringing people together of all walks of life through our award-winning sparkling Oregon wines, welcoming atmosphere and elevated comfort food that honors the depth of flavors from Haiti, French techniques and Lowcountry Southern dishes. Please check our website and instagram for the live music schedule and our event schedule as we are always doing something fresh!

Mermosa PDX has become Portland's spot for celebrations - Large parties are welcome and can easily book online using Opentable. To accommodate ease of service and dining preferences, we serve parties over 7 in a family style menu where items are served in larger shareable portions that comes as ready.

Please also check out our website for our Event Guide on private events and buyouts.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great brunch spot love the vibe, the entire staff was great!!
A photo of Mezcaluna Mexican Cuisine & Lounge restaurant
4.4
4.4 (304)
$30 and under
Mexican
Happy Valley
About the restaurant
Mezcaluna Mexican Cuisine and Lounge. Great food, a full bar and over 50 Mezcals.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Great spot for some authentic Mexican food. And it’s not too pricey, tastes fresh, good service.
A photo of Margarita Factory - Hazel Dell restaurant
4.3
4.3 (14)
$30 and under
Mexican
Hazel Dell
About the restaurant
Margarita Factory Hazel Dell is locally owned and operated by dedicated restauranteurs who are equally passionate about the guest experience, and creating an enjoyable and rewarding environment for team members. We are especially proud to serve the Best Happy Hour in Town! You can savor festive and delicious margaritas while receiving friendly and genuine service in our large central bar, or in a comfy booth. Best of all, we offer a great dining experience for all ages in a celebratory atmosphere. Cheers and hope to see you soon!
Top review
LindaL
Dined on May 11, 2024
Food and Margaritas were good Madison, our server was incredibly attentive and friendly. The noise level was beyond a comfortable level. It was a warm evening and the restaurant got too warm.
A photo of Chomp Chomp restaurant
4.0
4 (236)
$31 to $50
Creative Japanese
Bend
About the restaurant
Chomp Chomp defines a unique Pacific Northwest experience, inspired by the Northwest of Japan.
Enjoy a comfortable atmosphere and gently expand your culinary horizons while enjoying our broad curation of Japanese and local whiskies, as well as our selection of signature cocktails.
Whether you’re looking to tuck into a ribeye, salmon, burgers and wings, or ready to chomp into the Japanese side of our menu with our famous Chomp Ramen, kara’age, Chomp-fuu okonomiyaki and other unique dishes, our menu will not disappoint.
Chomp Chomp is not another “asian fusion” restaurant: It's a place where you're like family. Come in for a meal or a drink and say "Wow! I didn't know that even existed and it was GREAT!"
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
I would go back. But I would wait 6 months before I did. It has all the ingredients to be a really great restaurant. And the service was great. But the food was okay and the drinks were not okay. So was a little disappointing. But not so disappointing that I wouldn't give it another chance.
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