Portland’s Happy Hour Guidebook includes more than 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 4-6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.-close 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., 3-6:30 p.m Sat. and Sun.
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.
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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