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.
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 2-6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.-close daily.
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‘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.
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., 5-6:30 p.m Sat.
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 and 11 p.m.-close Mon.–Sat.
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.