jack knife portland
Image: Jack Knife
EVERY DAY: 3 P.M. - 2 A.M.
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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 hotel bar kind of way. The beverage program was created by the team behind The Bye and Bye, Dig a Pony and The Sweet Hereafter and carries the same devil-may-care attitude, merging casual hipsterdom with the sleek hotel aesthetic. The cocktail menu offers a collision of kitschy (but chug-able) drinks like the Miami Vice (a cross between a Piña Colada and a strawberry Daiquiri) and classics like the Jack Rose and Clover Club. And like the drink list, the crowd is dueling combination of suits, downtown shoppers and locals peeking in for an escape away from (non-existent) Portland grind.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • bar food
  • hotel bar
What to drink
The Townie (Miller High Life, Jackknife lime cordial) when going low; a Boulevardier when going high.