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Two Wrongs’ bar is lit beneath the bartop and behind the built-in shelves, which are carved into the bar’s original brick walls
The bar at Two Wrongs
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Inside the Super Stylish New Cocktail Bar in Portland’s Pearl District

Two Wrongs balances Northern African influences with cheeky design touches

The Pearl District gets a new cocktail lounge today, when the chic Two Wrongs opens on NW 13th. Originally billed as a Moroccan bar, Two Wrongs has transitioned away from its original plan, now serving tricked-out hotdogs and cupcakes, piña coladas, and fun cocktails. Although the Moroccan menu and cocktail influence has been left behind, the space still retains touches of Northern Africa in its aesthetic, from the teardrop-shaped light fixtures picked up in Marrakesh to the eye-catching patterned tile throughout the bar.

Golden light bathes the space, from a backlit logo — a hand in a peace sign, holding up two fingers — and its handmade brass light fixtures; still, the dark blues and teals keep the mood sultry. The building’s original brick plays off the intricate tile work under the bar and on the floor, which follows the long bar down to the back booth. A built-in DJ booth hints at lively weekends, further supported by a few cheeky design details — in particular, a portrait of Audrey Hepburn covered in tattoos.

The cocktail menu similarly balances elegance and playfulness. Many of the cocktails evoke images of college parties, with “Faderade” (vodka and blue Gatorade), cocktail pitchers, and slushies. Two Wrongs’ bar isn’t limited to frat-friendly drinking: The menu features sophisticated favorites like the Naked & Famous, a mezcal-aperol number with chartreuse, and The Mrs. Loomis, with Empress 1908 gin with lemon, lavender, and honey. For those unable to decide, there’s another option to leave it up to fate: During happy hour, visitors can “roll for a drink” using customized dice, with the possibility of winning top-shelf pours for the $8 price of a roll. Those who lose, however, end up with a well drink.

Two Wrongs opens at 4 p.m. November 29; the bar is located at 617 NW 13th Avenue. Readers can take a look inside the bar before it opens by scrolling below:

The back of the bar is home to a built-in dj booth

The open floor plan of Two Wrongs only houses a handful of standing tables at its center, the primary seating hugging the walls of the space
Two Wrongs’ NW 13th bar space gets natural light during the day from a handful of industrial-style windows
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Two Wrongs’ tiled bar sits snug against a brick wall, with built-in mirrored bar shelving
The bar at Two Wrongs is lined with teardrop brass light fixtures from Morocco
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The portrait of Audrey Hepburn at Two Wrongs features the actress holding up two fingers. It sits next to the bar’s slushie machine
A portrait of a tattooed Audrey Hepburn sits by the bar, surrounded by plants
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Two Wrongs’ long bar eventually leads to a low booth seat next to a bookshelf
A neon Two Wrongs sign illuminates a lounge-y booth at the back of the bar
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Two Wrongs

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