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Paymaster’s Lounge

This nouveau dive used to be called Moonshine, and then Balls the Cat’s Moonshine Kitchen ('Moonshine' was already in use by a Texas bar). While many miss the name, regulars…

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Reel M Inn

Without its legendary fried chicken, Reel M Inn would still be a great dive. But with it, it's one of PDX's most beloved watering holes. The place is covered in…

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Club 21

With its weird walled, castle-like façade, Club 21 looks like a place you played mini-golf at as a kid. Inside, however, it's got the unmistakable feel of a 1970s basement…


Alexander the Peacemaker

This Russia-meets-Midwest cocktail from Portland's Kachka blends vanilla ice cream with San Francisco’s unpasteurized Nash Kvass and cocoa nib-infused overproof rum.

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Blonde Redhead

A whisky-fied Negroni, the Blonde Redhead is two parts Italian and one part Japanese—just like the '90s rock band it's named for (a set of Italian twins and a Japanese…