Vendetta is a welcome addition to the burgeoning Williams Street area of NoPo. Open and airy, it boasts a full bar, shuffleboard table, enormous patio/backyard area, and decent bar food. Their bites include hearty portions of mac & cheese, nachos, and sloppy joes (& janes—the veggie version) among other healthier options. And nothing on the menu tops $6!
As in: If you're not "in the know," you're not there. Indie art gallery, live music venue, and screening room. They serve bottled beer only but that doesn't deter young hipsters "in the know" from packing the joint.
Mess up your shag, slap on your favorite poly pants and polish your ironic sunglasses. Get ready to smoke and dance your ultra-skinny ass off in Portland's hippest dark hallway of a dance club. And, No they don't have a sign. If you can't find the place, then you're just not cool enough.
Another hip place to go on Alberta? Say it ain't so. Oh it is so so. The Bye and Bye is a large happenin' place with lots of different rooms and sick (that means cool) art. The relatively small menu is 100% vegan with some good choices ranging from the healthy (the Georgia Bowl, marinated southern-style tofu served over brown rice with a side of seasonal greens) to the indulgent (BBQ veggie chicken, black-eyed peas and seasonal greens). The great big back patio is great for cooperative weather and smoking breaks.
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A comfortable, homey, kinda grungy throwback in a neighborhood full of boutiques and wine bars. Second-hand furniture, retro-kitsch decor, a bunch of beers on tap, make for a perfectly good place for meeting friends or throwing back a cold one before (or after) a movie at the Laurelhurst. The food is simple, decent and won't eat a hole in your wallet. Entertainment is provided by the jukebox as well as live bands and DJs.
Want a down home place to play pool or throw darts? This would be the place. Eclectic patrons, stiff drinks, comforting bar-food and surprisingly good Gardenburger. Plus they boast 38 beers, ciders, and wine on tap. And games! Giant Jenga, darts, a game room and even the novelty of a real working juke box.
You pronounce it Roh-TUR-ay.
This lounge/dance/music venue features a stage, sizeable dance floor and a big balcony with an awesome view. See live music and/or DJs every night. Go downstairs to Branx
for a change of venue.
Even though it only opened in July of 2006 it seems like it's been there for years and years. You enter into the huge walled and partially covered patio full of plants, flowers,nooks, picnic tables and knick-knacks (seemingly culled from the roadsides of the past). The interior is equally eclectic and includes a pool room. They serve simple and inexpensive food and affordable beverages, inviting you to stay and get lost in time for a while.
This quirky, rambling pub is a favorite with students at nearby Reed College. Funky shag carpet and wacky hippie-esque decor make for a relaxed, rec room-like environment. There's a rotating assortment of microbrews on tap, and they serve up pub food with plenty of vegetarian fare and homemade soup. A great place to drink, play pool, hang out, chill, etc..
From the folks who brought you the venerable (and now sadly defunct) Hungry Tiger. Taking up the rest of the building next to the Three Friends Coffeehouse, it is certainly not the divey old Hungry Tiger, but it is warm and homey in its own right. HT2 consists of two rooms, one housing the gigantic bar, the other, comfy booths, pinball, a mural of tigers (depicted with varying degrees of competence) and a sunny, new back deck. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options include classic American bar chow like burgers, sandwiches, salads but they also have a separate all-vegan menu with meat-free versions of some of the same favorites and more. A meat and cheese-free ruben that will rival the cheesy, meaty version, and a vegan mac-n-cheese to name just a couple. If you're willing to brave the crowd, check out the popular corndog day on Wednesdays for $1 corndogs (vegan or regular). It's hipster heaven!
Their organic brew has been on tap around town for a while now. With the opening their flagship brewpub in the reclaimed Sunset Fuels building on Powell, now you can get a full sampling of their craft beers along with: pizza, salads, sandwiches and some beer-friendly snacks.
Hip, happenin' warehouse space in hip, happenin' Southeast Portland. Holocene is host to both DJs and bands. With two large rooms and one long bar, it's a great place to shake your booty or bob your head.
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.
It's former incarnation, the Egyptian Club was Portland's only for-real lesbian bar. Now, it's just Weird.