A standout in an area of downtown where you can literally stumble out of one bar, directly into another. Dimly lit, loungey and uber-hip, without being pretentious. XV specializes in quality cocktails and tasty chow. Djs do their stuff almost every night so that you may get your groove on.
The Shanghai is in the heart of Portland's party-town, located mostly underneath Berbati's Pan with the entrance, upstairs lounge and outdoor seating on the corner. The subterranean portion of the bar is actually part of Portland's infamous Shanghai Tunnels. The Shanghai can get pretty crazy, which can fulfill that fun downtown party need. Stiff drinks and affordable Pan-Asian and American food is served as well.
In operation for over a century now, Kelly's is a true Portland icon. With hanging vintage motorcycles and myriad colorful neon signs, it's a favorite of bikers (ample motorcycle parking out front), students, and office workers alike. The kitchen dishes up some remarkable bar food including all-day breakfast and ive music at the Knife Shop
next door ranges from DJs to local bands