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.
In the age of gimmicky buzz bars, Cassidy's is suddenly that rarest of things: an unpretentious, upscale joint that welcomes all comers. While their dinners are totally fine, Cassidy's is best as a late-night place to cozy up with some chatty friends, a few drinks, and a late-night snack. It's something Portland's theater community has taken to heart—this is where you'll find the city's actors unwinding after their evening performances—as well as servers from Portland's other establishments, taking advantage of Cassidy's late last call and cushy, club room atmosphere. NED LANNAMANN