It's here! It's here! It's the triumphant return of the Portland Mercury's HIGHBALL! That's correct: We're currently in the middle of an ENTIRE WEEK (now through February 26) of specially crafted, original cocktails mixed by the best bartenders in town… and get this, they're only $8 each! 🤯 We've teamed up with the finest bars and restaurants in Portland—along with our cocktail-lovin' pals at Jim Beam—to bring you this one-of-a-kind booze-tacular! At each of Highball's locations, you'll find $8 specially crafted cocktails, and even better? They'll be available ALL DAY (not just during happy hour)! 

Want to take a sneaky peek at some of the GORGEOUS cocktails you'll be sipping during Highball? CHECK THESE OUT!

"The Barracuda" at the Low Tide Lounge!

What's In It: Habanero-infused Sauza silver tequila, peach, ginger syrup, lemon, mezcal spritz, tajin

What They Say About It: I’m thirsty, baby, and I’m in need of some of your love / Ah, sweet thing, you’re just what I’ve been thinking of

Where and When to Get It: The Low Tide Lounge, 2045 SE Belmont St / Monday–Wednesday 4 pm–12 am, Thurday–Saturday 4 pm–1 am, Sunday 4 pm–12 am

The "Lavender Paloma" at Lucky Devil Lounge!

What's In It: El Tesoro reposado, house-made lavender syrup, lime juice, grapefruit juice, soda, pink Himalayan salt rim, grapefruit garnish

What They Say About It: Come enjoy this premium tequila highball with the best views in town!

Where and When to Get It: Lucky Devil Lounge, 633 SE Powell Blvd / Daily 11 am–2:30 am

The "Hilt Rumchata" at the Hilt!

What's In It: Rice, cinnamon, condensed milk, evaporated milk, Cruzan rum, coffee liquor

What They Say About It: Refreshing rice milk, Cruzan rum, coffee liquor with a hint of cinnamon. Deliciously silky smooth.

Where and When to Get It: The Hilt, 1934 NE Alberta St / Daily 12 pm–2 am

The "Portland State of Mind" at Bottle + Kitchen!

What's In It: Effen Black Cherry Vodka, De Kuyper Triple Sec, Guava Puree, Wyld CBD Blood Orange Sparkling Water and a Dehydrated Orange Wheel

What They Say About It: Get in that Portland State of Mind with our highball cocktail of the same name. This heady, boozy concoction lives up to its "high" ball title with a Wyld CBD Blood Orange Sparkling Water float. You'll want to order a second, possibly because you forgot about the first.

Where and When to Get It: Bottle + Kitchen, 50 SW Morrison / Daily 4–11 pm

The "Bacon Scrapps" at the ProofReader Whiskey Craft Kitchen!

What's In It: Bacon fat-washed Jim Beam White, Scrappy's bitters, ginger beer, candied bacon, orange peel

What They Say About It: The ProofReader cocktail team’s long-running love for all things pig, pork, and bacon coupled with their passion for whiskey and Kitchen Craftiness led to the creation of the Bacon Scrapps cocktail. Using our signature bacon fat-washed Jim Beam whiskey and house-candied bacon strips, it’s a ProofReader favorite.

Where and When to Get It: ProofReader Whiskey Craft Kitchen at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Pkwy / Daily 4–11 pm

And omigod... there are SO many more! A LOOK AT ALL THE GORGEOUS, DROOL-WORTHY DRINKS HERE!

Stay tuned to and the Mercury for announcements—then plot your strategic course with the Highball map and set sail on a river of booze! You'll get even more hot tips if you sign up for our email newsletters and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

So what are you waiting for? It's time for the booziest, funnest week of your life, the Mercury's HIGHBALL!  Happening NOW, February 20-26!