Kathleen Marie

The 13 dive bars profiled in this issue are only the tip of Portland's drinking iceberg—an iceberg that's filled with dozens upon dozens of places to wet one's whistle. While a comprehensive list of all of Portland's dive bars (and its many variations on the dive bar theme) would be far too long to include here, the staff of the Portland Mercury put together this selection of some of their favorite places to pop in for a cold one. Happy drinking!


Ash Street Saloon, 225 SW Ash

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Goose Hollow Inn, 1927 SW Jefferson

Kelly's Olympian, 426 SW Washington

Low Brow Lounge, 1036 NW Hoyt

The Republic, 222 NW 4th

Scooter McQuade's, 1321 SW Washington

Shanghai Tunnel, 211 SW Ankeny

Suki's Bar and Grill, 2401 SW 4th

Virginia Café, 820 SW 10th

Yamhill Pub, 223 SW Yamhill


Joe's Cellar, 1332 NW 21st

Marathon Taverna, 1735 W Burnside

Skyline Tavern, 8031 NW Skyline

Tony's Tavern, 1955 W Burnside

Yur's, 717 NW 16th


Angelo's, 4620 SE Hawthorne

B-Side Tavern, 632 E Burnside

Basement Pub, 1028 SE 12th

Bear Paw Inn, 3237 SE Milwaukie

Belmont's Inn, 3357 SE Belmont

Brooklyn Park Pub, 3400 SE Milwaukie

Clinton Street Pub, 2516 SE Clinton

Cosmo Lounge, 6707 SE Milwaukie

Dots Café, 2521 SE Clinton

Eagle Eye Tavern, 5836 SE 92nd

Firkin Tavern, 1937 SE 11th

Gil's Speakeasy, 609 SE Taylor

Gladstone Street Pub, 3737 SE Gladstone

Hanigan's ("The Vern"), 2622 SE Belmont

Holman's, 15 SE 28th

Kay's Bar, 6903 SE Milwaukie

Lion's Eye Tavern, 5919 SE 82nd

Lotsa Luck, 2136 SE Powell

Lutz Tavern, 4639 SE Woodstock

Montavilla Station, 417 SE 80th

Penguin Pub, 8117 SE 17th

Pub at the End of the Universe, 4107 SE 28th

Rumpus Room, 10555 SE Division

The Slammer, 500 SE 8th

Smokey's Tavern, 5522 SE Foster

Space Room, 4800 SE Hawthorne

Thatcher's, 7906 SE Stark

Tom's Restaurant/39th Street Sports Bar, 3871 SE Division

Triple Nickel, 3646 SE Belmont

Twilight Café and Bar, 1420 SE Powell

Yukon Tavern, 5819 SE Milwaukie


A & L Sports Pub, 5933 NE Glisan

Club 21, 2035 NE Glisan

Clyde's Prime Rib, 5474 NE Sandy

Daddy Mojo's, 1501 NE Fremont

The Hutch, 4606 NE Glisan

Katie O'Brien's, 2809 NE Sandy

The Know, 2026 NE Alberta

McPeet's Portland Pub, 4501 NE Fremont

New 715 Inn, 715 NE Broadway

Nick's Parkrose Pub, 11807 NE Sandy

Red Flag, 344 NE 28th

Sandy Hut, 1430 NE Sandy

Shady Lady, 4579 NE Cully

Sinnott's Lil Cooperstown, 5851 NE Halsey

The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd

The Standard, 14 NE 22nd

Yen Ha, 6820 NE Sandy


The Alibi, 4024 N Interstate

Barlow Tavern, 6008 N Greeley

Bluebird Tavern, 8734 N Lombard

Crow Bar, 3954 N Mississippi

Happy House, 4234 N Interstate

Mock Crest Tavern, 3435 N Lombard

Mousetrap Tavern, 2305 N Lombard

Nite Hawk Café and Lounge, 6423 N Interstate

Sloan's Tavern, 36 N Russell

Sundown Pub, 5903 N Lombard

Tom's Pizza and Sports Bar, 2630 N Lombard

Wishing Well, 8800 N Lombard