Take a gander at the restaurant everyone is talking about--without the big price tag.
Blue Hour, 250 NW 13th, 226-3394 Cheap eats ($1-7), $3 beer, $4 wells, Mon-Fri 4:30-6:30
Fondue, meat and cheese plate, Caesar salad, pizza margheritas made by a fancy chef--and enjoy it all in luxurious surroundings with beautiful people.
Basta's, 410 NW 21st, 274-1572, $3 food & cocktails 5-6 pm Mon-Fri
Fancy apps and drinks, bitchin' mod lounge.
Bucket Brigade, 8012 SE Powell, 774-8953, $3 mixed drinks, $3 micros, $2 domestics, $4 huge nachos and other cheap eats, Sun-Thurs 4-6 pm
A welcoming sports bar with 13 televisions--and a great patio if you need to escape.
Italian Joint, 3145 SE Hawthorne, 234-3004, $4 pasta bowl Tues-Thurs 4-6 pm, Fri-Sat 10-11 pm
Beyond the cheap food (which isn't much more expensive when it's not happy hour), the Joint offers a carafe of wine for pittance.
Jax Bar/Restaurant, 826 SW 2nd, 228-9128, $3 cocktails-micros,$2.75 pizza, shrimp/artichoke dipMon-Fri 3-6 pm & 10 pm-close; Sunday all day
The garage door is open on sunny days, and the restaurant attracts a mixed crowd of both business folk and regular peeps who enjoy a deal.
Pazzo, 627 SW Washington, 228-1515, $2.50 pints, $3 wells, food discounts, 4-6 pm Mon-Fri
Please, don't go to the Macaroni Grill. Instead, eat something delicious.
Portland City Grill, 111 SW 5th Ave, 30th Floor, 450-0030, $1.95-$3.95 menu 4:30-6:30 pm Mon-Sat, 10-midnight Mon-Thurs, 4-11 pm Sun
One of the best happy hour deals in the city. Fancy yuppie food at dive bar prices.
XV, 15 SW 2nd, 790-9090, $2 off food, $2 off drafts ($1 PBR), $3.50 wells, 4-8 pm nightly
Great food, great fresh fruit drinks, and apparently, it's Portland's best pickup bar.