The Night Light is a wonderful dimly-lit bar, serving delicious drinks and snacks right by the up-and-coming "7-Corners" area off Southeast Clinton. Their focus on organic, local comfort food and middleastern selections, sets things like their sandwiches and nachos way above bar-average. They have rotating art, an very nice wooden outdoor deck, a quieter back room (good for private parties or making out) live music and DJs to keep things interesting.
It's like the neighborhood pub of yore: Divey yet inviting, an anachronism in the trendy Clinton Street area. Greasy fried food is the perfect match for your PBR and tomato juice. Don't ever change, Clinton Street Pub! Don't ever change.
Even though it only opened in July of 2006 it seems like it's been there for years and years. You enter into the huge walled and partially covered patio full of plants, flowers,nooks, picnic tables and knick-knacks (seemingly culled from the roadsides of the past). The interior is equally eclectic and includes a pool room. They serve simple and inexpensive food and affordable beverages, inviting you to stay and get lost in time for a while.
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A comfortable, homey, kinda grungy throwback in a neighborhood full of boutiques and wine bars. Second-hand furniture, retro-kitsch decor, a bunch of beers on tap, make for a perfectly good place for meeting friends or throwing back a cold one before (or after) a movie at the Laurelhurst. The food is simple, decent and won't eat a hole in your wallet. Entertainment is provided by the jukebox as well as live bands and DJs.
Part lounge, part arts center, the Someday is a cool, casual, comfortable place to meet for drinks as well as a good spot to catch some performing arts action. From live music to theater, dance to spoken word. They offer some tasty specialty drinks and a nice selection of sandwiches, items that are "not sandwiches," soups, and salads. The food is all meat-free so you can park your guilt at Burger King. Also, they boast one of the longest happy hours in town!
Old Town's favorite cyber-gaming cafe features tons of computers, gaming tournaments, occasionally awesome art exhibits, way cool live music and a mostly vegan menu of sandwiches, soups, and salads, pizza and calzones from Hot Lips Pizza, pastries and that tasty Stumptown coffee.