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.
Located in the Jupiter Hotel complex, the Doug Fir Lounge -located below the restaurant and bar, is like a super-cool log cabin bunker from the future. Playing host to some of the best touring and local bands it is by far one of the most unique music venues in the pacific northwest. The gorgeous log cabin-themed diner hosts a variety of musical events on their lower level, so you can see a show, drink a cosmo, and eat a "Fir Burger" all at the same place, then pass out in a swank room at the Jupiter Hotel just next door. The popular happy hour boasts some of the best cheap bar food in town, but get there early if you want to get a seat, because the lounge fills up quick with well-heeled urbanites.
One of Portland's finest music venues Sits 3 stories above busy West Burnside and plays host to some of the best international and local bands as well as other events. The ornate decor is capped by giant crystal chandeliers from whence the name was derived.
With a refined, minimal, retro aesthetic, Rontoms is large and airy, yet it's reminiscent of your folks' basement den circa 1973 (minus the shag carpet or linoleum, plus hipsters). They boast a good selection of locally produced liquors along with the usual suspects and the shareable food choices have a distinct Scandinavian bent with cheese fondue, Swedish meatballs, and the like. And when weather permits, squeeze yourself into their popular back patio. This one's a keeper!