One of the most popular Middle Eastern/Lebanese eateries in town, and for good reason: fresh ingredients fill an extensive menu that's as easy on your budget as it is delicious. Plan for a little extra wait time during the lunch and dinner hours, as the small space fills up fast.
A divey, drinky Portland mainstay unchanged in years. Friendly staff, cheap drinks w/plenty of specials. Pool, video games, and greasy pub food as well as that x-mas tree in the window year-round. Breakfast served all day. Scrambled eggs and a Bloody Mary for your hangover? I thought so.
Sassy's has it all on the east side. strippers on four stages, beer, wine and cocktails complete with a really long happy "hour" and numerous specials, a smoking porch for the addicted and a full-on menu that even has organic and vegetarian options if steak aint your thang.
You can't miss it when driving down Sandy, it's well, y'know, purple! Also known as the "Handy Slut" or simply "the Slut," various sorts of Portlanders get their drink on at this classic watering and mingling hole. You can stave off the otherwise inevitable hangover with sandwiches, burgers and the like or do it with breakfast, because breakfast is served all day.
Good thin-crust gourmet pizzas and seriously gigantic salads along with a large beer list make this a lower Hawthorne mainstay. Open doorways between the pizzeria, the V room, and the Winking Toad bar so you can choose the room that suits your taste.