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Portland's Essential Happy Hour Deals

These long-runnning happy hours give you the most bang for your buck

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Portland may be stereotyped as being brunch-obsessed, but the city's truest obsession could be happy hour. It's practically a requirement that a bar discount cocktails and food a few hours everyday (yes, that includes Fridays and Saturdays) — so much so that many restaurants have joined in. Why? Because Portland's best happy hours are a great opportunity to sample new or normally out of reach restaurants without breaking the bank. There's also the plain fact that $1 beer and $2 cocktails are awesome.

This regularly updated happy hour map features the most noteworthy, long-running happy hours. Looking for the city's newest and hottest happy hours? Head over to the Portland's Newest Happy Hour Deals map, featuring the best happy hours to hit the city in the past six months. (Note that the points on this map are not ranked. They are organized geographically).

—Alex Frane, Mattie John Bamman, and Chad Walsh

All photos are by Dina Avila unless otherwise noted.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Clyde Common

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1014 SW Stark St
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-3333
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The bar at Clyde Common is often packed at happy hour thanks to its menu of $6 cocktails (including favorites like the Bittersweet Symphonic and Spelling Bee) and $3 to $6 snacks. Light snackers can reach for togarashi popcorn; hungrier folks might fare better with the $8 burger. Hours: 3 to 6 p.m., daily.

2. Imperial

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410 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-7222
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Imperial's bar offers its draft cocktails for just $5 each during happy hour (generally featuring the Vieux Carre as a mainstay and another rotating option), as well as a food menu with a dozen discounted options. The superb flat-top burger can be had for $6, which you can pair with some of the city's best fries for an additional $3. Hours: 2 to 6 p.m., daily. [Dina Avila]

3. Ringside

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2165 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 223-1513
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The old-school RingSide Steakhouse recently upped its prices, but they were so low already that HH remains solid. The restaurant’s steak bites, quarter-pound cheeseburger, and jo-jos all clock in at under $5 (yes, the $2.99 burger is a thing of the past). Hours: 9:30 p.m. to close, Monday through Saturday, and 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to close on Sundays. (Looking for longer happy hours? Hit Ringside Grill in deep Southeast any day of the week from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. to close.) [Facebook]

4. Trifecta Tavern and Bakery

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726 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 841-6675
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With its craft cocktails, delicately cooked steaks, and sexy red leather booths, Trifecta is a great place to take your sweetheart for a night of eating, drinking, and, after, some karaoke. But with malt vinegar fries, $6 craft cocktails, and a pretty immaculate pimento double cheeseburger, it’s also a great place to meet up with friends after work. Just know going in that this will be your dinner for the night. Hours: 5 to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 4 to 6 p.m. on Fridays; 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays; and 4 to 6 p.m. on Sundays. [Trifecta Tavern]

5. Aviary

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1733 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 287-2400
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You have to love a place with food this playful, fun, elegant, and thoughtful that still serves $2 Old German tallboys at happy hour. Of course, you could always got for a daily craft cocktail for $7. Whatever you do, don’t miss the tempura green beans in curry sauce for $8, as they are amazing. Happy hours: 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

[Photo: Facebook/Aviary]

6. Tapalaya

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28 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 232-6652
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Tapalaya brings an eclectic Creole and Cajun happy hour, with discounted cocktails like $4 Hurricanes and $3 martinis. Food includes Asian-influenced plates like boudin egg rolls filled with Cajun rice and pork sausage for $3 and fish sauce wings for $6. Find it all daily, from 4 to 6 p.m.

[Photo: Facebook/Tapalaya]

7. Aalto Lounge

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3356 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 235-6041
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This happy hour is long-running for a reason: a small but solid menu of $2 cocktails and food. The Belmont Jewel cocktail is bourbon, lemon, pomegranate juice, and orange blossom water, and on the food front, there's a grilled cheese sandwich and oven-baked pretzel. There are also buckets of four beers for $8 to 12 and featured bottles of red and white wine for $10. Get it daily from 5 to 7 p.m.

[Photo: Facebook/Aalto Lounge]

8. Bartini

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2108 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 224-7919
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You're almost certain get a hangover, but that's what a huge selection of half-off “martinis” will do. Bartini delivers over 100 $4 house martinis, from Basilberry to the Diablo with habanero-infused vodka. Dishes of seared ahi tuna and mini crab cakes cost $4, and chicken satay with peanut sauce and shrimp and grits are $7 apiece. Happy hour offered Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. to close, and all day Sundays and Mondays.

[Photo: Facebook/Bartini]

9. Saucebox

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214 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 241-3393
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Any happy hour list would be remiss if it didn't include the clubby Saucebox. It's just fun. Hip happy hour snacks range from nigiri to chicken pad thai for $2 to 6, and to drink, you'll find three cocktails, read and white wines, and sake for $5, plus dollar off drafts. HH: Tuesday through Friday, from 4:430 to 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

[Photo: Facebook/Saucebox]

10. Slingshot Lounge

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5532 SE Center St
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 445-6649
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This unassuming spot near Foster Burger in Southeast serves $1 Olympia drafts during happy hour, plus offers a dollar off a large menu of craft brews. Among blown-up, framed pictures of immaculately tattooed Japanese men, dive into surprisingly fine happy hour food, like a $6 burger. Pinball, pool, and a patio round it out. HH: Monday through Friday, from 3 to 7 p.m.

[Photo: Yelp]

11. Bang Bang PDX

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4727 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 287-3846
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An underrated but great spot, Bang Bang comes from the same folks who bring you the fantastic Aalto Lounge happy hour, but this time it’s Thai-influenced. The food menu is full of tasty Thai drinking snacks, including curries and skewers, but our favorite is the phenomenal wings, only $5 during happy hour and perfect with a Fernet and High-Life or a Bang Bang Old-Fashioned, both of which are only $6 during HH. Happy hour is 5 to 6 p.m., and again from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

[Photo: Katana Triplett]

12. The Knock Back

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2315 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
The Knock Back encapsulates the idea that bars are primarily supposed to be fun neighborhood spots. There are plenty of great cocktails to choose from, and they’re $2 off during happy hour. Also, wines by the glass, draught beer, and an entire boiler maker menu is $1 cheaper, too, with well-drinks clocking in at $3. HH food includes brussels sprouts ($6), sliders ($4.50), and more, but what’s really great here is the vibe. It’s always a party, and you’re always welcome. Happy hour is daily from 4 to 6 p.m.

[Photo: Facebook/Knock Back]

13. Interurban

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4057 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 284-6669
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Interurban likes to blur the line between bar and restaurant, and serves equally well as both. For happy hour, select cocktails and house wines are just $5, and mugs of beer are available for $4. There’s a nice array of food options on the cheap, but the mini corn-dogs with fries and the much healthier option of grilled broccolini are both standouts at $5. Happy hour is served from Monday to Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m., and Sunday nights 10 p.m. to close.

[Photo: Interurban]

14. Rae's Lakeview Lounge

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NW 27th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 719-6494
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There’s no lake anywhere in sight, but there is a great happy hour list that includes, among other things, $1 High-Lifes. If beer isn’t your thing, or if the High-Life isn’t, grab a glass of wine for $3 or a well drink for $4, and if you’re hungry, there are plenty of well-priced quality food items. Happy hour is 2 to 6 p.m. daily.

[Photo: Yelp/Anna B.]

15. Paley's Place

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1204 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 243-2403
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It’s impossible to overstate the influence that Vitaly "Vito" Paley has had on the Portland, and entire North Western, dining scene. Paley’s Place was the progenitor of our farm-to-table PacNW dining style, and remains a Portland institution. It’s pricey, but that’s why there’s happy hour, where you can sip fine French wine at $5 a glass while snacking on fried duck wings for $8, or get just a simple but exquisite hamburger for only $8. Happy hour is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday.

[Photo: Paley's Place]

16. Teardrop Lounge

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1015 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 445-8109
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Teardrop Lounge arguably launched the entire craft cocktail bartending scene in Portland and remains as relevant and superb as always with a constantly developing menu full of classics and original drinks. Still, cocktails are expensive, often rising into the double digits. That’s why you should stop for happy hour any Monday through Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m., for a $7 cocktail from a rotating menu.

[Photo: Alex Frane/EPDX]

17. Dots Cafe

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2521 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 235-0203
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Dots Cafe is a Portland institution and has remained relatively unchanged: a cross between a dive bar, a lounge, and a diner. The happy hour menu includes food specials, from the famous fries to healthier options such as salads. Also find $1-off wine, and 50 cents-off beer and well drinks. Happy hour runs long here, from 2 to 7 p.m. daily, and then again from 11 to 1 a.m.

[Photo: Alex Frane/EPDX]

1. Clyde Common

1014 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205
The bar at Clyde Common is often packed at happy hour thanks to its menu of $6 cocktails (including favorites like the Bittersweet Symphonic and Spelling Bee) and $3 to $6 snacks. Light snackers can reach for togarashi popcorn; hungrier folks might fare better with the $8 burger. Hours: 3 to 6 p.m., daily.
1014 SW Stark St
Portland, OR 97205

2. Imperial

410 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Imperial's bar offers its draft cocktails for just $5 each during happy hour (generally featuring the Vieux Carre as a mainstay and another rotating option), as well as a food menu with a dozen discounted options. The superb flat-top burger can be had for $6, which you can pair with some of the city's best fries for an additional $3. Hours: 2 to 6 p.m., daily. [Dina Avila]
410 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

3. Ringside

2165 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97210
The old-school RingSide Steakhouse recently upped its prices, but they were so low already that HH remains solid. The restaurant’s steak bites, quarter-pound cheeseburger, and jo-jos all clock in at under $5 (yes, the $2.99 burger is a thing of the past). Hours: 9:30 p.m. to close, Monday through Saturday, and 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to close on Sundays. (Looking for longer happy hours? Hit Ringside Grill in deep Southeast any day of the week from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. to close.) [Facebook]
2165 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97210

4. Trifecta Tavern and Bakery

726 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
With its craft cocktails, delicately cooked steaks, and sexy red leather booths, Trifecta is a great place to take your sweetheart for a night of eating, drinking, and, after, some karaoke. But with malt vinegar fries, $6 craft cocktails, and a pretty immaculate pimento double cheeseburger, it’s also a great place to meet up with friends after work. Just know going in that this will be your dinner for the night. Hours: 5 to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 4 to 6 p.m. on Fridays; 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays; and 4 to 6 p.m. on Sundays. [Trifecta Tavern]
726 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

5. Aviary

1733 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
You have to love a place with food this playful, fun, elegant, and thoughtful that still serves $2 Old German tallboys at happy hour. Of course, you could always got for a daily craft cocktail for $7. Whatever you do, don’t miss the tempura green beans in curry sauce for $8, as they are amazing. Happy hours: 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

[Photo: Facebook/Aviary]

1733 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

6. Tapalaya

28 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
Tapalaya brings an eclectic Creole and Cajun happy hour, with discounted cocktails like $4 Hurricanes and $3 martinis. Food includes Asian-influenced plates like boudin egg rolls filled with Cajun rice and pork sausage for $3 and fish sauce wings for $6. Find it all daily, from 4 to 6 p.m.

[Photo: Facebook/Tapalaya]

28 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

7. Aalto Lounge

3356 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
This happy hour is long-running for a reason: a small but solid menu of $2 cocktails and food. The Belmont Jewel cocktail is bourbon, lemon, pomegranate juice, and orange blossom water, and on the food front, there's a grilled cheese sandwich and oven-baked pretzel. There are also buckets of four beers for $8 to 12 and featured bottles of red and white wine for $10. Get it daily from 5 to 7 p.m.

[Photo: Facebook/Aalto Lounge]

3356 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

8. Bartini

2108 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97210
You're almost certain get a hangover, but that's what a huge selection of half-off “martinis” will do. Bartini delivers over 100 $4 house martinis, from Basilberry to the Diablo with habanero-infused vodka. Dishes of seared ahi tuna and mini crab cakes cost $4, and chicken satay with peanut sauce and shrimp and grits are $7 apiece. Happy hour offered Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. to close, and all day Sundays and Mondays.

[Photo: Facebook/Bartini]

2108 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97210

9. Saucebox

214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Any happy hour list would be remiss if it didn't include the clubby Saucebox. It's just fun. Hip happy hour snacks range from nigiri to chicken pad thai for $2 to 6, and to drink, you'll find three cocktails, read and white wines, and sake for $5, plus dollar off drafts. HH: Tuesday through Friday, from 4:430 to 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

[Photo: Facebook/Saucebox]

214 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

10. Slingshot Lounge

5532 SE Center St, Portland, OR 97206
This unassuming spot near Foster Burger in Southeast serves $1 Olympia drafts during happy hour, plus offers a dollar off a large menu of craft brews. Among blown-up, framed pictures of immaculately tattooed Japanese men, dive into surprisingly fine happy hour food, like a $6 burger. Pinball, pool, and a patio round it out. HH: Monday through Friday, from 3 to 7 p.m.

[Photo: Yelp]

5532 SE Center St
Portland, OR 97206

11. Bang Bang PDX

4727 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213
An underrated but great spot, Bang Bang comes from the same folks who bring you the fantastic Aalto Lounge happy hour, but this time it’s Thai-influenced. The food menu is full of tasty Thai drinking snacks, including curries and skewers, but our favorite is the phenomenal wings, only $5 during happy hour and perfect with a Fernet and High-Life or a Bang Bang Old-Fashioned, both of which are only $6 during HH. Happy hour is 5 to 6 p.m., and again from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

[Photo: Katana Triplett]

4727 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97213

12. The Knock Back

2315 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
The Knock Back encapsulates the idea that bars are primarily supposed to be fun neighborhood spots. There are plenty of great cocktails to choose from, and they’re $2 off during happy hour. Also, wines by the glass, draught beer, and an entire boiler maker menu is $1 cheaper, too, with well-drinks clocking in at $3. HH food includes brussels sprouts ($6), sliders ($4.50), and more, but what’s really great here is the vibe. It’s always a party, and you’re always welcome. Happy hour is daily from 4 to 6 p.m.

[Photo: Facebook/Knock Back]

2315 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

13. Interurban

4057 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Interurban likes to blur the line between bar and restaurant, and serves equally well as both. For happy hour, select cocktails and house wines are just $5, and mugs of beer are available for $4. There’s a nice array of food options on the cheap, but the mini corn-dogs with fries and the much healthier option of grilled broccolini are both standouts at $5. Happy hour is served from Monday to Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m., and Sunday nights 10 p.m. to close.

[Photo: Interurban]

4057 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

14. Rae's Lakeview Lounge

NW 27th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210
There’s no lake anywhere in sight, but there is a great happy hour list that includes, among other things, $1 High-Lifes. If beer isn’t your thing, or if the High-Life isn’t, grab a glass of wine for $3 or a well drink for $4, and if you’re hungry, there are plenty of well-priced quality food items. Happy hour is 2 to 6 p.m. daily.

[Photo: Yelp/Anna B.]

NW 27th Avenue
Portland, OR 97210

15. Paley's Place

1204 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
It’s impossible to overstate the influence that Vitaly "Vito" Paley has had on the Portland, and entire North Western, dining scene. Paley’s Place was the progenitor of our farm-to-table PacNW dining style, and remains a Portland institution. It’s pricey, but that’s why there’s happy hour, where you can sip fine French wine at $5 a glass while snacking on fried duck wings for $8, or get just a simple but exquisite hamburger for only $8. Happy hour is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday.

[Photo: Paley's Place]

1204 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209

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16. Teardrop Lounge

1015 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209
Teardrop Lounge arguably launched the entire craft cocktail bartending scene in Portland and remains as relevant and superb as always with a constantly developing menu full of classics and original drinks. Still, cocktails are expensive, often rising into the double digits. That’s why you should stop for happy hour any Monday through Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m., for a $7 cocktail from a rotating menu.

[Photo: Alex Frane/EPDX]

1015 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209

17. Dots Cafe

2521 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202
Dots Cafe is a Portland institution and has remained relatively unchanged: a cross between a dive bar, a lounge, and a diner. The happy hour menu includes food specials, from the famous fries to healthier options such as salads. Also find $1-off wine, and 50 cents-off beer and well drinks. Happy hour runs long here, from 2 to 7 p.m. daily, and then again from 11 to 1 a.m.

[Photo: Alex Frane/EPDX]

2521 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202

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