Swanky dark bar in Industrial North Portland.
$4 specialty cocktails, cheap food menu, M-Sat 4-6:30 pm; $2 draft & wells, $4 bartender's choice specialty drink, M-Th 10-close; (Also check out adjacent Mint's Mon-Wed 5-7 pm 3 course meal for $25)
Alibi, 4024 N Interstate, 287-5335
Enjoy some cheap greasy food at one of the most happening bars in North Portland.
Cheap apps, $2.50 daily cocktail special, $1.75 Bud every day 3-7 pm; Sat-Sun $2.50 Bloodys and screwdrivers all day
Bernie's Bistro, 2904 NE Alberta, 282-9864,
Definitely one of Portland's best food happy hours--huge salads, mac and cheese, etc., all for around $3.
Tues-Sat 4-6 pm & 10-midnight
Captain Ankeny's Well, 50 SW 3rd, 223-1375
Have some cheap drinks with your slice of pizza and downtown people watching.
$2.75 wells, 1-7 pm, beers 50¢ off 4-7 pm daily
Crush, 1412 SE Morrison, 235-8150
Martinis for three and four bucks, plus great soups, salads, and apps.
$3-4 Martinis, $2 beer, $3 food Mon-Fri 4:30-6 pm
Holman's, 15 SE 28th, 231-1093
$2 wells, time to get loaded!
4-7 weekdays, $2 wells, plus daily specials.
Jolly Roger, 1340 SE 12th, 232-8060
Recently taken over by the Cheerful Tortoise folk, which is sort of annoying, but still a classic haunt.
50¢ off wells and drafts M-F 9-11 am & 4-7 pm
Ringside Steakhouse, 2165 W Burnside, 223-1513
Amazing burgers, oyster shooters, Caesar salad, steak bites, fried oysters, etc.
$2.25 food (1 drink minimum), 9:45-close daily, plus 4-6 pm Sun
Saucebox, 214 SW Broadway, 241-3393
The tapas-style menu offers small portions, but lots of tasty options.
$1-4 food menu, weekly drink specials, 4:30-6:30 pm Tue-Fri
XV, 15 SW 2nd, 790-9090,
XV gives you anything on the menu at a discounted price. $2 off food, $2 off drafts ($1 PBR!), $3.50 wells, free jukebox, 4-8 pm nightly