Roux, 1700 N Killingsworth, daily 4:30-6 pm, $1 off cocktails, $3 off bar food
Maybe you can't afford to eat at Roux for dinner, but that's no excuse not checking out their happy hour bar menu—cheap food and discounts on Southern-influenced cocktails make Roux a choice destination for a foodie on a budget.
The Lamp, 3023 SE Milwaukie, daily 3-6 pm, $4 food menu
Adjacent to the Aladdin Theater, the Lamp (get it?) is a great pre- and post-show destination. Cheap food during happy hour, plus pizza and WiFi all the time.
Basil Bar, Sweet Basil, 3135 NE Broadway, Mon-Sat 4:30-6:30 pm, Sun 4:30-close, $2-4 food menu
The dark little Basil Bar is located on the bottom floor of the Sweet Basil Thai restaurant, and during happy hour the purchase of a cocktail will get you access to an array of cheap, tasty Thai nibbles.
Rialto, 529 SW 4th, Mon-Fri 4-7 pm, $1 off drafts, $1 off wells, $3 food menu
Surprisingly good bar food, big portions, and some of the stiffest drinks in town.