In a nice, quiet neighborhood housed in a historic, turn of the century drug store. Caldera has a romantic, casual, candle-lit ambiance and a great back patio. The small menu consists mostly of pasta and rice dishes, they boast a good selection of wine and local microbrews. Deserts are simple childhood favorites. S'mores anyone?
Rockin’ downtown music venue with an eclectic clientele (read: bike messengers). Great place for people watching. The Ash Street serves a mean drink but deep fried appetizers, burgers, and sandwiches will soak up that booze for you.
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.
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
The Yamhill serves more Pabst than any other bar in Portland and that’s not an easy thing to do. One of the diveyest bars in town, it’s a popular hangout for workin’ guys, punks and bike messengers. Nice bartenders serve up some cheap drinks but don’t cross ‘em! The kitchen is apparently in a constant state of being “remodeled”, so don't expect much to eat.