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The Moonage Daydream slushie, made with tequila, pineapple, and mint, at Oma’s Hideaway. Eric Nelson of Eem collaborated on the menu for Oma’s Hideaway with the cocktail team at the restaurant.
Molly J. Smith

15 Portland Bars and Restaurants Slinging Boozy Slushies This Summer

From frosé and daiquiris to playful tiki drinks

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The Moonage Daydream slushie, made with tequila, pineapple, and mint, at Oma’s Hideaway. Eric Nelson of Eem collaborated on the menu for Oma’s Hideaway with the cocktail team at the restaurant.
| Molly J. Smith

When the dog days of summer come howling in, drinkers can be grateful that one of the biggest cocktail trends in Portland continues to be boozy slushies. Now that Portland is home to even more outdoor dining spaces and patios, bars and restaurants have leaned heavily on fun, summery, al fresco treats, and this is a city that loves its liquor; thus, boozy slushies can be found at buzzy restaurants, dive bars, and cocktail lounges across the city. Below, find an array of piña coladas, daiquiris, and delicious frosé, as well as other, more unorthodox concoctions. We’ve saved the places that only offer slushies in margarita form for our margarita map, and for other, less boozy frosty treats there’s our ice cream guide.

Per usual, the points on this map are not ranked; rather, they're organized geographically.

Note: The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Bloodbuzz

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This cocktail cart within the Prost Marketplace pod serves a creative take on a paloma: Instead of just sticking to grapefruit juice, the slushie comes blended with tequila, lime, and a Steigl grapefruit radler. Sip it alongside Indian food, burgers, brisket, tacos al pastor, or a pesto-slathered breakfast sandwich on the Mississippi patio.

The Alibi Tiki Lounge

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The Alibi, one of the oldest operating tiki bars in the United States, serves greatest hits like hurricanes and mai tais, but the tiki bar always sells two standard slushies: A strawberry daiquiri and a piña colada, available swirled together or on their own. The piña colada comes with a dark rum float, which tempers some of the sweetness of the citrus and coconut. It’s open for sipping indoors and outdoors.

The bar program at North Williams’s Eem began as Shipwreck, a series of tropical bar pop-ups around town, and its influence has remained at the sprawling, always-busy Thai barbecue restaurant. The Jesus & Tequila is a frothy mix of tequila, mezcal, and froyo, while the Mango Blaze blends rum, mango, lime, and almond. Savvy folks can order the two flavors swirled together. Eem’s slushies can be enjoyed in the restaurant’s outdoor dining pods, or they can be brought home for a takeout treat.

Psychic Bar

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Psychic Bar, a quirky cocktail bar in a converted Mississippi Avenue house, offers two delicious frozen slushies. The Scooby Snack is reminiscent of a piña colada, while the Mangonada comes with a blend of tequila, mango, tajin, and cherimoya. Diners can order the two drinks swirled together alongside a bucket of Cambodian fried chicken from Prey + Tell, Diane Lam’s current restaurant pop-up within the bar, sitting outside on the lush patio.

Gado Gado

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To pair with flavorful Indonesian favorites like umami-laden beef rendang and the restaurant’s namesake dish, diners can choose between two boozy slushies. The slushie flavors rotate on a regular basis, but are often a blend of bright Southeast Asian ingredients like pineapple, guava, and more. Current flavors include the “Mind Beach” — a boozy blend of vodka, jackfruit, guava, and soursop — and a tequila, lime, and mango blend. Gado Gado is serving customers indoors and in its spacious outdoor dining pods, and also serves cocktails to-go. 

Tropicale

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For the folks looking specifically for frozen piña coladas, look no further than Tropicale. Founded by the late Alfredo Climaco, known as the “Piña Colada King” of Portland, Tropicale’s flagship cocktail is his famous piña colada, which can be ordered and served inside a hollowed-out pineapple. The piña coladas are also available without alcohol or in smaller sizes, for those unprepared to drink a pineapple’s worth of booze. The bar is serving customers on a lively shared patio.

Hey Love

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The plant-filled, retro bar in the Jupiter Next, Hey Love is all about the tropical flavors. Despite the well-executed cocktail menu, Hey Love makes sure to always offer a variety of slushie floats and drinks. Currently, there are three on the menu: The “Oaxacan Sunrise,” made with passionfruit, strawberry, and dried hibiscus sea salt; “Tropical Contact High,” a cross between a Disneyland Dole Whip and an adult piña colada; and “Master of Karate & Friendship,” a frosé spiked with strawberries, lime, and rum. (That last one is also a reference to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia). Hey Love is serving people indoors only.

Paadee & Langbaan

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In addition to enjoying some of the best Thai food in Portland, Paadee and Langbaan offer two delicious slushie drinks on its shared patio: the Langbaan Margarita — a bright blue frozen margarita made with curacao, lime leaf, lemongrass, and Thai chili — and the Paadee-Colada, a Thai twist on the piña colada with ingredients like soju and lime-leaf-infused coconut milk. Folks can order food from both Paadee and their sister restaurant Langbaan on the outdoor pop-up deck.

Cheese & Crack Snack Shop

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Cheese & Crack Snack Shop offers one boozy frozen drink that it does incredibly well: a frosé wine slushie that is light, ethereal, and refreshing. Be sure to pair the frosé with one of the shop’s generous charcuterie plates, complete with house-made butter crackers, savory oatmeal cookies, and more. Cheese & Crack is currently only offering outdoor dining on the temporary pop-up outdoor deck, where folks can enjoy their frosé and charcuterie plates.

Normandie

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Normandie’s version of a frozen slushie often changes, but generally the slushie on the menu is an off-the-beaten-track take on a standard. Currently, the restaurant’s “Holy Shit!” blends a typical piña colada with green Chartreuse and falernum, to add touch of tiki influence to the tropical drink. It’s best paired with the restaurant’s ceviche, which has its own touches of pineapple and coconut. Order it at the restaurant, dining either indoors or out.

Lazy Susan

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After an accomplished stint as the mastermind of slushies over at Han Oak, Portland bartender Michelle Ruocco helped open this Montavilla grill as its bar maven. So, of course, the oft-changing slushies at Lazy Susan are generally goofy, fun, and incredibly well-balanced, using unusual twists to temper sweetness. The current slushie lineup at Lazy Susan includes a strawberry, lime, and Cherry 7-Up number spiked with gin, as well as the Brand Management: tequila, peach, Aperol, lemon, passionfruit, and — what the heck — some Mountain Dew. The restaurant serves customers indoors and outdoors.

Gold Dust Meridian

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Gold Dust Meridian always has three slushies on its menu: the Chi Chi, essentially a frosty piña colada, as well as another seasonal special like a strawberry daiquiri or a frosé; the third is the two of them artfully swirled together. The dark diner interior isn’t the most conducive for summertime drinking, but the shaded back patio and front picnic tables make for a lovely getaway.

An orange-and-white blend of two slushies, adorned with a blue umbrella, sits on a planter outside Gold Dust Meridian in Portland.
A swirl of two of Gold Dust Meridian’s slushies.
Alex Frane

Oma's Hideaway

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Oma’s Hideaway, Gado Gado’s sister restaurant, offers tavern-style comfort food fare with an Asian twist. Think: a bar burger with chili jam, coconut lime leaf butter, and crinkle cut curry fries; a soft shell crab sandwich; and pork ribs with fish sauce caramel, tamarind, and shrimp chips. Eem’s Eric Nelson collaborated with the team at Oma’s to develop the menu, with drinks like the Moonage Daydream, made with tequila, Aperol, pineapple, mint, shiso, lime, and Fresca. The other slushie on the menu rotates, but past flavors have included concoctions with rum, pandan, guava, and other tropical flavors. Oma’s serves its slushies indoors among the black-light posters, or outdoors in individual dining pods. 

Palomar

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Sure, all of the daiquiris at this bright and colorful Havana-themed bar are available in blended form, but on top of that, Palomar offers piña coladas and daily slushie daiquiris with a mix of local and tropical fruit like strawberries and mangoes. Enjoy your frozen drink on their dog-friendly rooftop patio, which offers some of the best views of Portland’s skyline.

An early pioneer of the slushie cocktail, the dark, velvet-walled diner and bar Dots Cafe has had a rotating daily special for years now. The bar usually stocks fun, seasonal variations like a watermelon margarita and a hibiscus hurricane made with rum, passionfruit, hibiscus, and citrus. Best of all, Dots has barely changed its prices in the last few years—at $6 per drink, its slushies are still an absolute bargain. Dots is currently only seating customers outside, but should reopen the dining room soon.

A red slushie comes with a red straw. It sits on a wooden table outside.
A slushie from Dots on SE Clinton, served on one of the bar’s outdoor tables.
Alex Frane

Bloodbuzz

This cocktail cart within the Prost Marketplace pod serves a creative take on a paloma: Instead of just sticking to grapefruit juice, the slushie comes blended with tequila, lime, and a Steigl grapefruit radler. Sip it alongside Indian food, burgers, brisket, tacos al pastor, or a pesto-slathered breakfast sandwich on the Mississippi patio.

The Alibi Tiki Lounge

The Alibi, one of the oldest operating tiki bars in the United States, serves greatest hits like hurricanes and mai tais, but the tiki bar always sells two standard slushies: A strawberry daiquiri and a piña colada, available swirled together or on their own. The piña colada comes with a dark rum float, which tempers some of the sweetness of the citrus and coconut. It’s open for sipping indoors and outdoors.

Eem

The bar program at North Williams’s Eem began as Shipwreck, a series of tropical bar pop-ups around town, and its influence has remained at the sprawling, always-busy Thai barbecue restaurant. The Jesus & Tequila is a frothy mix of tequila, mezcal, and froyo, while the Mango Blaze blends rum, mango, lime, and almond. Savvy folks can order the two flavors swirled together. Eem’s slushies can be enjoyed in the restaurant’s outdoor dining pods, or they can be brought home for a takeout treat.

Psychic Bar

Psychic Bar, a quirky cocktail bar in a converted Mississippi Avenue house, offers two delicious frozen slushies. The Scooby Snack is reminiscent of a piña colada, while the Mangonada comes with a blend of tequila, mango, tajin, and cherimoya. Diners can order the two drinks swirled together alongside a bucket of Cambodian fried chicken from Prey + Tell, Diane Lam’s current restaurant pop-up within the bar, sitting outside on the lush patio.

Gado Gado

To pair with flavorful Indonesian favorites like umami-laden beef rendang and the restaurant’s namesake dish, diners can choose between two boozy slushies. The slushie flavors rotate on a regular basis, but are often a blend of bright Southeast Asian ingredients like pineapple, guava, and more. Current flavors include the “Mind Beach” — a boozy blend of vodka, jackfruit, guava, and soursop — and a tequila, lime, and mango blend. Gado Gado is serving customers indoors and in its spacious outdoor dining pods, and also serves cocktails to-go. 

Tropicale

For the folks looking specifically for frozen piña coladas, look no further than Tropicale. Founded by the late Alfredo Climaco, known as the “Piña Colada King” of Portland, Tropicale’s flagship cocktail is his famous piña colada, which can be ordered and served inside a hollowed-out pineapple. The piña coladas are also available without alcohol or in smaller sizes, for those unprepared to drink a pineapple’s worth of booze. The bar is serving customers on a lively shared patio.

Hey Love

The plant-filled, retro bar in the Jupiter Next, Hey Love is all about the tropical flavors. Despite the well-executed cocktail menu, Hey Love makes sure to always offer a variety of slushie floats and drinks. Currently, there are three on the menu: The “Oaxacan Sunrise,” made with passionfruit, strawberry, and dried hibiscus sea salt; “Tropical Contact High,” a cross between a Disneyland Dole Whip and an adult piña colada; and “Master of Karate & Friendship,” a frosé spiked with strawberries, lime, and rum. (That last one is also a reference to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia). Hey Love is serving people indoors only.

Paadee & Langbaan

In addition to enjoying some of the best Thai food in Portland, Paadee and Langbaan offer two delicious slushie drinks on its shared patio: the Langbaan Margarita — a bright blue frozen margarita made with curacao, lime leaf, lemongrass, and Thai chili — and the Paadee-Colada, a Thai twist on the piña colada with ingredients like soju and lime-leaf-infused coconut milk. Folks can order food from both Paadee and their sister restaurant Langbaan on the outdoor pop-up deck.

Cheese & Crack Snack Shop

Cheese & Crack Snack Shop offers one boozy frozen drink that it does incredibly well: a frosé wine slushie that is light, ethereal, and refreshing. Be sure to pair the frosé with one of the shop’s generous charcuterie plates, complete with house-made butter crackers, savory oatmeal cookies, and more. Cheese & Crack is currently only offering outdoor dining on the temporary pop-up outdoor deck, where folks can enjoy their frosé and charcuterie plates.

Normandie

Normandie’s version of a frozen slushie often changes, but generally the slushie on the menu is an off-the-beaten-track take on a standard. Currently, the restaurant’s “Holy Shit!” blends a typical piña colada with green Chartreuse and falernum, to add touch of tiki influence to the tropical drink. It’s best paired with the restaurant’s ceviche, which has its own touches of pineapple and coconut. Order it at the restaurant, dining either indoors or out.

Lazy Susan

After an accomplished stint as the mastermind of slushies over at Han Oak, Portland bartender Michelle Ruocco helped open this Montavilla grill as its bar maven. So, of course, the oft-changing slushies at Lazy Susan are generally goofy, fun, and incredibly well-balanced, using unusual twists to temper sweetness. The current slushie lineup at Lazy Susan includes a strawberry, lime, and Cherry 7-Up number spiked with gin, as well as the Brand Management: tequila, peach, Aperol, lemon, passionfruit, and — what the heck — some Mountain Dew. The restaurant serves customers indoors and outdoors.

Gold Dust Meridian

An orange-and-white blend of two slushies, adorned with a blue umbrella, sits on a planter outside Gold Dust Meridian in Portland.
A swirl of two of Gold Dust Meridian’s slushies.
Alex Frane

Gold Dust Meridian always has three slushies on its menu: the Chi Chi, essentially a frosty piña colada, as well as another seasonal special like a strawberry daiquiri or a frosé; the third is the two of them artfully swirled together. The dark diner interior isn’t the most conducive for summertime drinking, but the shaded back patio and front picnic tables make for a lovely getaway.

An orange-and-white blend of two slushies, adorned with a blue umbrella, sits on a planter outside Gold Dust Meridian in Portland.
A swirl of two of Gold Dust Meridian’s slushies.
Alex Frane

Oma's Hideaway

Oma’s Hideaway, Gado Gado’s sister restaurant, offers tavern-style comfort food fare with an Asian twist. Think: a bar burger with chili jam, coconut lime leaf butter, and crinkle cut curry fries; a soft shell crab sandwich; and pork ribs with fish sauce caramel, tamarind, and shrimp chips. Eem’s Eric Nelson collaborated with the team at Oma’s to develop the menu, with drinks like the Moonage Daydream, made with tequila, Aperol, pineapple, mint, shiso, lime, and Fresca. The other slushie on the menu rotates, but past flavors have included concoctions with rum, pandan, guava, and other tropical flavors. Oma’s serves its slushies indoors among the black-light posters, or outdoors in individual dining pods. 

Palomar

Sure, all of the daiquiris at this bright and colorful Havana-themed bar are available in blended form, but on top of that, Palomar offers piña coladas and daily slushie daiquiris with a mix of local and tropical fruit like strawberries and mangoes. Enjoy your frozen drink on their dog-friendly rooftop patio, which offers some of the best views of Portland’s skyline.

Dots

A red slushie comes with a red straw. It sits on a wooden table outside.
A slushie from Dots on SE Clinton, served on one of the bar’s outdoor tables.
Alex Frane

An early pioneer of the slushie cocktail, the dark, velvet-walled diner and bar Dots Cafe has had a rotating daily special for years now. The bar usually stocks fun, seasonal variations like a watermelon margarita and a hibiscus hurricane made with rum, passionfruit, hibiscus, and citrus. Best of all, Dots has barely changed its prices in the last few years—at $6 per drink, its slushies are still an absolute bargain. Dots is currently only seating customers outside, but should reopen the dining room soon.

A red slushie comes with a red straw. It sits on a wooden table outside.
A slushie from Dots on SE Clinton, served on one of the bar’s outdoor tables.
Alex Frane

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