Acme, 1305 SE 8th, 230-9020, $1 off domestic drafts Mon-Fri 3-6 pm
Acme rocks. It's huge, dim, and comfortable, and now has a great patio.
Billy Ray's Neighborhood Dive, 2216 NE MLK, 287-7254, 50 cents off drafts 4:30-7 pm daily
Billy Ray's great patio is equipped with free ping-pong and a new, non-crappy, all-weather table.
Beulahland, 118 NE 28th, 235-2794, $3 wells, $3 micros all day Mon and Tues-Fri 4-7 pm
Finally, one of Portland's most chilled-out bars gets liquor. Rejoice with a vodka tonic!
Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy, 230-9590, $2.50 wells, $3 micros, $2 quesadillas Mon-Fri 4-6 pm
I often forget about this friendly, lovable dive because it's so close to Club 21. But since the International Geriatrics' Society has apparently taken over the Club, Blue Diamond's starting to look real good.
Chopsticks Express, 2651 E Burnside, 234-6171, $2 well drinks Mon-Fri 4-7 pm
Beyond the karoake side of Chopsticks, they have a lovable, populated bar where the drinks are—importantly—cheap.
Langano Lounge, 1435 SE Hawthorne, 230-8990, $3-5 spicy chicken, mixed vegetables, spicy lentils 4-6 pm and 11-1 am daily, plus $1 PBR and Miller pounders.
Check out the latest hip digs on Hawthorne, complete with Ethiopian food.
Mother's Bistro & Bar, 212 SW Stark, 464-1122, $3 micros and well drinks, $5 house cocktails, $3 food menu, plus Mom's homemade TV dinners for $10.95, Tues-Fri 3-7 pm
Mother's fancy bar makes a mid-week cocktail feel like a vacation.
Night Light, 2100 SE Clinton, 731-6500, $2 apps, $2.50 wells, $1 off wine, 50 cents off drafts 3-7 pm daily
Whoa—a whole bunch of stuff for cheap!