A divey, drinky Portland mainstay unchanged in years. Friendly staff, cheap drinks w/plenty of specials. Pool, video games, and greasy pub food as well as that x-mas tree in the window year-round. Breakfast served all day. Scrambled eggs and a Bloody Mary for your hangover? I thought so.
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.
Sure, Holman's is smoky and greasy, but that comes with the diner/bar territory. Besides, in agreeable weather, you can escape via the sizable back-patio. Try a powdered-sugar-dusted Monte Cristo or a Reuben piled high with corned beef if you're a meat head, or a veggie Reuben or veggie omelet if you're not. Also recommended is the chili burger, which is a ton of sloppy food and tastes best if you're tripping on mushrooms -not that I would know anything about that. Holman's is only open 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays, so remember to save your all-night booze, food, and cigarette benders for the weekends.