Happy hours in Portland

Check your watch – it’s probably happy hour at some of Portland’s favorite bars and restaurants.

Portland City GrillTake in the view at Portland City Grill.

Portland’s Happy Hour Guidebook details over 500 locations, so if you sense it’s five-o-clock somewhere, the city almost certainly has you covered. Here are just a handful of our favorites.

Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen

Luc Lac is a hip, casual Vietnamese kitchen near Waterfront Park boasts Asian-inspired cocktails like the Sassy Sour, spiked with kaffir lime leaf syrup. And come hungry: Luc Lac offers 20 plates, like papaya salad and fresh spring rolls, for $3 or less. Happy hour 4-7 p.m. daily.

Portland City Grill

Set on the 30th floor of Portland’s iconic US Bancorp Tower (a.k.a. “Big Pink”), Portland City Grill is a downtown destination boasting sweeping city and mountain views and accolades like being named one of “America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants” in 2012 by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Standout dishes priced under $10 include seared oven-roasted salmon cakes, Kung Pao Calamari and a grilled New York steak sandwich. Happy hour 4-7 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close Mon.–Sat., noon-11 p.m. Sun.

Driftwood Room

Tucked away inside the boutique Hotel deLuxe, this intimate space sports a Rat Pack vibe true to its 1950s origins. At the Driftwood Room, you can sample a good selection of Oregon spirits, including the Clear Creek pear brandy and pear liqueur found in the signature Portland ’85 cocktail. Happy hour 4-6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.-close daily.

Accanto

Deviled eggs, duck confit crostini and Sicilian potato croquettes make frugal feel fabulous during “aperitivi hour” at Accanto. Happy hour 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mon.Fri.

Biwa

Biwa‘s late-night burger (served at 10 p.m.) is a legend, topped with kimchi mayo and Chinese-style barbecue pork belly. Equally rave-worthy: half-off the shop’s ramen and udon noodles at the bar happy hour. Happy hour at the bar 5-6 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. daily.

Bluehour

Bites at the upscale Pearl District favorite Bluehour may include fries sprinkled with herbs and garlic oil, gnocchi or crispy asparagus with an herb aioli. Happy hour 4-6:30 p.m. Mon.Fri., 3-6:30 p.m Sat. and Sun.

 Clyde Common

Clyde Common‘s happy hour spotlights eats from juicy hamburgers with jalapeno relish to house-made charcuterie boards, and cocktails from world-class bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. daily.

Slow Bar

The rock-‘n’-roll hideout Slow Bar serves arguably the best burger in the city for just $5, with a trove of other divey (but farm-fresh) snacks and cocktails for $1 off. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. Mon.Fri. and midnight-2:30 a.m. Sun.Thu.


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