If someone were to make a Broadway musical about the Open Road and America, that Broadway musical would look a lot like Kelly's Olympian. The neon, the road signs, the decorative motorcycles all scream "theme bar," but Kelly's Olympian manages to avoid the inauthenticity the décor would imply. One of the oldest eateries in Portland (it opened in 1902), Kelly's has the gravitas of a place that's been around for over a century. The food is... well... bar food, but the drinks are on the deep side, the tap list is long, and much of the clientele could probably tell you a thing or two about motorcycles. It's not quite a grim and gritty biker bar—but it's not faking anything, either. JOE STRECKERT
426 SW Washington,
Hours: Daily, 10am-2am
Breakfast/Brunch, Cheap Eats, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Late-Night Dining, Live Music, Wine/Beer, Lunch, Vegetarian Friendly
Burgers, Diner, American, Pub Grub
Breakfast/Brunch, Cheap Eats, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Late-Night Dining, Live Music, Lunch, Vegetarian Friendly, Wine/Beer
Mon-Thu, Sun 11 pm-1 am; Daily 4-7 pm ($1 off well drinks, wine, and select draft and menu items).