Acme, 1305 SE 8th, 230-9020, $1 off domestic drafts Mon-Fri 3-6 pm
Acme is huge, dim, and comfortable, and if you go in the early evening you won't have to shout over live music.
Billy Ray's Neighborhood Dive, 2216 NE MLK, 287-7254, 50 cents off drafts 4:30-7 pm daily
Billy Ray's is great in the summer months because of their patio--it's equipped with free ping-pong and a new, non-crappy, all-weather table.
Beulahland, 118 NE 28th, 235-2794, $3 wells, $3 micros all day Mon and Tues-Fri 4-7 pm
Finally, one of Portland's most chilled-out bars gets liquor. Rejoice with a vodka tonic!
Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy, 230-9590, $2.50 wells, $3 micros, $2 quesadillas Mon-Fri 4-6 pm
I often forget about this friendly, lovable dive because it's so close to Club 21. But since the International Geriatrics' Society has apparently taken over the Club, Blue Diamond's starting to look real good.
Chopsticks Express, 2651 E Burnside, 234-6171, $2 well drinks Mon-Fri 4-7 pm
Sing karaoke before the sun goes down, or hey, just get a few drinks for cheap.
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 239-7639, $1 well drinks, $4 specialty drinks Wed-Fri 5-7 pm
One of the best deals in town.
Langano Lounge, 1435 SE Hawthorne, 230-8990, $3-5
spicy chicken, mixed vegetables, spicy lentils 4-6 pm and 11-1 am daily, plus $1 PBR and Miller pounders.
Check out the latest hip digs on Hawthorne, complete with Ethiopian food.
Night Light, 2100 SE Clinton, 731-6500, $2 apps, $2.50 wells, $1 off wine, 50 cents off drafts 3-7 pm daily