The food is textbook Irish pub fare, and the classic cocktails such as the Manhattan and old-fashioned are the Platonic ideals. Paddy's suggests that you are eating the definitive Reuben, and sipping definitive whiskey. As an added bonus, this Irish bar is located near Mill Ends Park, the world's smallest park and noted leprechaun preserve. If you're downtown and want blarney, your choice is clear. JOE STRECKERT
Paddy's Bar & Grill
65 SW Yamhill,
Hours: Daily 11am-2:30am
Cocktails, Happy Hour, Live Music, Wine/Beer
American, Pub Grub
Cocktails, Live Music, Wine/Beer, Happy Hour
Daily 4-6:30pm ($4 beer, $6 wine, $6.50 cocktail, $3-8 menu).