Rae's Lakeview Lounge

Bar, Bar
1900 NW 27th

Tucked back at the base of the West Hills, underneath the glow of the Montgomery Park sign, sits Rae's Lakeview Lounge—which is nowhere near a lake (anymore... it dried up a long time ago), but that's a minor detail when you're inside one of the best all-around bars in Northwest Portland. Simultaneously cozy and expansive, Rae's hits the sweet spot between dive and fancy. It's aggressively unpretentious, its huge tables are a boon for late-night gabfests, and their daily food specials are a lip-smacking marvel. (Chicken and dumplings, prime rib, and "Frogs Leg Fridays"? Yes, please.) But take a gander at their impressive and lengthy spirits list that swings wildly between low- and high-brow, and their cocktails which show a true bent for the creative; their version of the Old Fashioned (amusingly named the "Keyser Söze") and the lip-numbingly delicious Rae's Manhattan are the casual drunkard's holy grail. But if you're with a crowd, and serious about having fun when you drink, do not pass up the "Thunder Bowls," which are three varying styles of 61-ounce cocktail bowls that are suitable... nay, required... to share. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Rae's Lakeview Lounge

1900 NW 27th, Portland, Oregon 97210
503-719-6494
Hours: Daily, 10am-12am
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  • Happy Hour Daily 2-6 pm ($1 High Life bottle, $3 table wine, $3.50 well cocktails, $2 food: Killer Burger, Caprese, Onion Rings, Calamari, Veggie Choices, Bourguignon).
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