Rockin’ downtown music venue with an eclectic clientele (read: bike messengers). Great place for people watching. The Ash Street serves a mean drink but deep fried appetizers, burgers, and sandwiches will soak up that booze for you.
This divey downtown hot spot is great for post-drinking grease intake. Watch punks, drag queens, tourists and businessmen chow down breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All items are offered 24 hours a day... not a common trait in Portland, so enjoy it when you can.
Formerly indie destination acme, Plan B has a decidedly more heavy metal vibe (at least as far as the staff goes) The space is wood paneled with some booths, a nice stage/dance floor area and a large bar dominates. In warmer months, large widow panels open onto one of the biggest patios on town. The menu consists of more-or-less fancified bar food.