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Where to Eat, Drink, and File Taxes This Weekend

Celebrate the end of tax season with some Thai BBQ and a cocktail, or get down to business with a latte and some wifi

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Spring is fully here in Portland, though it might be hard to tell with the sub-50 weather and the constant gray skies; at least that should help rein in some of the insane pollen count. With spring also comes taxes, and it’s likely that many are waiting until Sunday, or even Monday, to finish those (or to start them, no judgement). For anyone who needs a break, a place to work, or a celebratory cocktail, here’s where to eat, drink, and focus this weekend.


Where to Eat

Everyone seems to be loving Eem, and for good reason—the powerhouse trio behind it managed to make a restaurant that’s somehow more than the sum of its already impressive parts. Brisket burnt-ends and curry may not be the most obvious flavor combination, but it’s currently wowing the town, as are the short ribs. Add some tropical cocktails in tiki mugs and it will feel like sunny days are already here.

The weekend is all about brunch, and there are a few brand new hotspots that manage to stand out in the cramped scene: Doug Adams’ long-awaited Bullard has epitomized Portland dining since it opened, and it’s gone even further by adding a brunch menu, complete with breakfast tacos. Those looking for something more French have fun new options: a decadent Sunday brunch at the time-honored St. Jack, and Bistro Agnes’ lavish new weekend brunch, packed with European classics.

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Where to Drink

As always, Portland is rife with bar openings, and the trend these days is chic, plant-lined cocktail bars serving bright, sometimes tropical, concoctions: Lulu, Hey Love, Wonderly and Tope are all examples. And while cocktail prices are creeping up in general, spots like the vivid cocktail haven 5 & Dime are affordable enough that even those stiffed on their tax return can enjoy a few consolation drinks.

Where to Get Down to Business

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For some folk it’s good to get out of the house to focus on projects, like say filing taxes the day before they’re due. Luckily, Portland has a plethora of comfy places to settle in with a laptop and some performance-enhancing caffeine, including coffee shops with free wifi. Remember that these are businesses, so it’s a good move to order a second or third drink when hanging out for more than hour or two.

For anyone who prefers a different type of buzz while working, bars like the fried-chicken spot Reel M Inn and the jewel-toned Solo Club in Northwest offer fast wifi for visitors. Either/Or in North Portland has internet, coffee, and booze for those looking to power through filing and then celebrate with a drink, and many hotel bars like Rosa Rosa in the Dossier and Jackrabbit in the Duniway provide wifi.

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