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Jackknife

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…

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Interurban

There is zero pretension at Interurban, a barebones gastropub-cum-cocktail-bar in North Portland. Here it’s all classic cocktails all the time. One long bar, a big outdoors space and handful of…

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Expatriate

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…

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Kask

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…

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Aviary

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.…