It is a minor miracle that the Low Brow has been allowed to continue to exist despite the furious upscaling of everything that surrounds it. It has long held the title as "the only good bar in the Pearl," among those who will probably never live in said neighborhood, and as such is probably viewed as a token concession to Portland dive bar "weirdness" that authenticates the experience of living in a renovated warehouse condo. That's what you call a win-win! The place is kept so dark that you have to take a moment to adjust your eyes, and the drink prices basically can't be beat within a half-mile radius. MARJORIE SKINNER
Low Brow Lounge
1036 NW Hoyt St.,
Hours: Mon-Sat 3pm-2:30am
Wine/Beer, Cocktails, Happy Hour
Happy Hour, Cocktails, Wine/Beer
Daily 5-7 pm ($1 off all well drinks, $1 off draft beers, $5 food items).