Live music, strippers, cheap beer, friendly staff, and an all-red color scheme. What more could you want?
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.
Housed in a building painted in colorful Cuban style, Pambiche is good, fun, and justifiably popular. This Cuban/Latin NE hotspot does a lot with its menu, from tostones and empanadas to roast pork and prawns and a few items for the non-meat eater. They may not have liquor, but they get quite creative with their tropical drinks (including the refreshing Palm Beach Cooler, with white wine and mint), which pair nicely with the spicy cuisine. Save room for a little after dinner sweetness, because their desserts are not to be missed.
Slick live music venue decked out in red and black featuring national and local acts as well as Sunday's Sinferno Cabaret with it's sexy, erotic performers. There are three full-service bars because they know you're thirsty and they serve pizza and pastas because they know you'll get hungry.