Stumptown's spacious Downtown location is a favorite for bike messengers and office workers alike. All of Stumptown's famous coffee drinks are available here as well as a great selection of beers and wines. Other amenities include: local art show, a kajillion magazines and some sweet treats if you're feeling peckish.
One of the first art-deco buildings in Portland, the Laurelhurst is a popular second-run movie theater that serves pizza from the New Deal cafe and beer along with the usual movie snacks.
The Goodfoot is a good old Southeast standby with a hint of a hippie vibe, separated into 2 floors—each with its own entrance. The lower-level lounge is a music venue hosting primarily hiphop, reggae, jam and world music acts. The upstairs pub is huge and has pool tables and pinball. The menu consists of gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and house specials, all for a completely affordable prices.
Mid-century-modern sophistication and Portland cool all come together at the Gold Dust Meridian, the latest bar on the Hawthorne strip. Swank and suave, with a naughty side almost like it was conceived by Ian Fleming himself, the moodily-lit interior is a perfect pace to unwind with one of their signature cocktails like the Hawthorne Wallbanger or the Casino Royale. The menu consists of stylish appetizers, salads, and sandwiches, with a few entrées as well. Your secret-agent mission, should you decide to accept it: Slip on your sport coat and Romeos, then drive your Austin Healy directly there.
If you're in the mood to see a show/DJ, check out some local art and hang with the cool kids in one of 3 rooms on 2 levels the East End (owned and run by local band members) just may be the place. They also have a menu of primarily (but not exclusively) vegetarian eats with such items as; fried ravioli, a carrot ginger soy burger, as well as a bacon sandwich, fish & chips and other quality edibles. Let's see... what else... They have a photo booth(!) and 2 bars with totally rock 'n' roll-named drinks. The rest you'll just have to find out for yourself.
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Stylish yet minimal Finnish design-inspired decor (named after the Finnish designer/architect) compliments the noshy menu. Strong cocktails match their price, along with decent selection of wines. Bare-bones (former)smoking lounge connects the main space with a nice little patio in back.
Another drinking hole on Northwest 21st that's neither too fancy nor too crappy with decent food (try a burger, or the calamari), especially when it's cheap as hell during happy hour. This is also a good destination if you're looking for outdoor seating, as they have a spacious patio out back.