The Bar of the Gods (BOG to kids in the know) is a mainstay of the upper Hawthorne bar district and is that particularly Portland breed of hipster dive bar. It's dark, it (used to be) smoky, and the bartenders are oooh, way cooler than you, but the food is good, mostly vegetarian and the full menu is served until 1:30am! Plus, they've got cheap pinball and pool and there are decent beers on tap. So go even if you don't own a pair of white framed sunglasses.
The Bagdad Theater shows occasionally awesome second-run movies. It's worth admission price just to see the Middle-Eastern themed interior but there's more. You can get some pizza and even a beer and every other row has been removed to allow for tables and plenty of leg room. So you never have to worry about some annoying sociopath kicking the back of your chair through your screening of Harold and Kumar. The connected pub offers all the other McMenamins amenities and promises entertaining people-watching on busy Hawthorne Boulevard.
Diners and drinkers come to enjoy a meal, a beer or two, and a game of pool before settling in and watching movies in the main theater. The ambiance, with its 70 foot lofted ceilings and ample wooden booths, is what differentiates this bar from the usual McMennamins fare.