Rum Club

One of Portland’s first spirit-focused bars, the Rum Club's cocktail menu devotes half of its real estate to rum drinks—some of which are obscure revivals, others, like the Daiquiri and…

jack knife portland


Located off the lobby of the Sentinel, Jackknife's massive wraparound bar, lounge-y, overstuffed furniture and glowing art deco lamps don't necessarily feel very Portland, but it’s charming in the escapist…

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Hale Pele

Flaming lime shells? Check. Bamboo hut rafters? Check. Hulking carved tiki gods? Check. Simulated rainstorms? Check. The creation of cocktail enthusiast Blair Reynolds, Hale Pele is an unlikely oasis in…

expatriate cocktail bar portland


Expatriate's DNA isn't entirely obvious at first glance. There’s a gilded Asian mantle that encases shelves of spirits behind the bar, red vintage record players, heavy scarlet drapes and a…

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Angel Face

On the surface Angel Face appears simple and unassuming; there is no cocktail menu and the short list of French bar snacks contains zero description. But this quiet little bar…

kask portland


Adjacent to downtown staple (and parent restaurant) Grüner, Kask is an Alpine-inspired ode to cocktails. The small wood and slate adorned barroom room plays host to a massive selection of…

aviary portland


A perusal of Aviary’s menu wouldn’t necessarily raise an eyebrow. But upon execution, the restaurant's cocktails are equal parts cerebral and surprising, arriving with odd little touches like a clear…

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The Whey Bar at Ox

Housed in a spiffed-up garage-cum-woodshed space, Whey Bar is where Ox’s overflow happily goes to drink cocktails and snack on oysters, olives and house ricotta while waiting for a seat.…