It's Time for... the Portland Mercury's HIGHBALL!

It's cold and dark and windy, and spring feels very far away. But before you entirely lose your will to live, know that there's light on the horizon: The Portland Mercury’s HIGHBALL!

Along with our pals at Jim Beam and Portland Beverage, the Mercury has teamed up with 50 of Portland’s favorite bars and restaurants—each of which has created a one-of-a-kind, specially crafted cocktail just for Highball! And during Highball, each of those one-of-a-kind, specially crafted cocktails can be yours for a mere $5!

Read on to discover what Portland’s greatest bartenders have created for this year's Highball—but before you race to your nearest Highball location, keep a few things in mind...

Drink responsibly! Be safe and smart with your Highball consumption—and NEVER drink and drive.
Be patient! Since the world's on fire, all of us could use a drink right now. So if a Highball bar is slammed, be cool—it’ll all get sorted soon enough, and there are plenty of other spots! And if you want to help things going smoothly, pay in cash—it’ll save time, and your server will appreciate it. Speaking of which....
Tip your bartenders, and order food! While the whole PURPOSE of Highball are those $5 drinks, we've made sure each Highball location also has great food! So relax, grab a bite, and let your bartenders and waitstaff know how much you appreciate them. Before you know it, spring might actually be here!

Here's a map of all of the Highball locations:

RSVP to the Highball Facebook event for updates!

Click here for Portland's most comprehensive Food & Drink Calendar.