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14 Spots for Late-Night Dining in Portland

Where to grab fried chicken, macarons, and hand-dipped corn dogs until at least 1 a.m.

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After two years of relying on delivery apps to satisfy late-night hunger pangs, it might seem impossible to find any Portland dining options open past the seemingly ubiquitous 10 p.m. closing time. As we leave our houses and start to engage in social behaviors again, we ask ourselves: where do we go? The students going on break from their all-nighters, the dates who just got out of the movies and the concerts, the workers from those restaurants that all closed at 10 p.m.?

In our latest update of this map, we’re only including restaurants closing 1 a.m. at the earliest, at least a few days of the week. For those who turn into a pumpkin at midnight, it’s always worth a visit to Double Dragon, Deadshot, or Bit House Saloon. If none of these spots appeal, the dive bar map might be worth a perusal; many hole-in-the-walls continue to fry mozz sticks and flip burgers late into the evening.

It should also be noted that since COVID hit, many of the city’s famed after-hours restaurants that survived the brutal sweep of closures have shifted to earlier bedtimes. That’s okay, and but just in case they ever decide to return to their previous hours: Sizzle Pie, Stammtisch, Luc Lac, Potato Champion, The Roxy, we miss you, come back to us (the people who want to eat your food at midnight before immediately falling asleep). Per usual, this map isn’t ranked; it’s organized geographically.

Note: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Pharmacy Bar PDX

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2100 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 954-3592
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The only late-night spot in Portland that was also a filming location used in a cult classic starring Matt Dillon, The Pharmacy is both a great drag bar and a living museum for film buffs. Open until 2:30 a.m. nightly, enjoy a Vitamin B  — the bar’s spin on a French 75 made with blue butterfly flower-infused Aviation gin — alongside a five-cheese grilled cheese with tomato soup or a burger topped with house-made peanut sauce.

2. Bantam Tavern

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922 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 274-9032
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Open til 1 a.m. daily, this Nob Hill bar runs frequent specials and seasonal menu items like tempura-battered delicata squash donuts with whipped fromage blanc and smoked trout dip with wonton chips. Those intimidated by such fussy late-night snacks can stick to staples like fried chicken sandwiches, burgers, and fish and chips. Another bonus: The bar pours palomas and slings $2 tacos on Tuesdays.

3. Prost!

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4237 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 954-2674
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It’s Oktoberfest all year round at this German pub on Mississippi, which serves imported draft beers in boot-shaped steins until 2:30 a.m. daily, alongside pretzels, bratwurst, and bier cheese soup. Plus, those interested in a late-night crawl can start here and stroll down Mississippi, one of the more underrated strips of bars in town.

4. Interurban

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4057 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(503) 284-6669
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This rustic cocktail bar serves up smoked trout BLTs, pub salads, and hand-dipped corn dogs until 2:30 a.m. nightly. The bar operates as a full service restaurant upstairs, but diners can order anything off the menu at the busy wooden bar or by the fireplace outside, making it one of the few places in town to offer fancy-dressed oysters and excellent cocktails into the early hours of the morning.  

5. Loyal Legion

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710 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 235-8272
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With 99 beers on tap, an extensive beer and wine list, and a beer cellar featuring local brews of years past, Loyal Legion is the type of place where you end up staying late into the night just to try everything that excites you. Luckily, the bar also serves bacon-jalapeño smash burgers, hand-dipped corndogs with Olympia Provisions frankfurters, and vegan buffalo cauliflower wings until 2 a.m. on weekends. Visitors will find plenty of seating both indoors and out.

6. Donnie Vegas

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1203 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 477-7244
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Adding more fuel to the fiery debate, this funky, Americana space labels its hot dogs as “Hot Dog Sandwiches.” Despite the late night, alcohol-fueled arguments this will no doubt cause, the inventive hot dogs, like the Seoul Dog (kimchi, sambal aioli, and scallions) and Tijuana Dog (cream cheese, pico de gallo, jalapeño, and cilantro), as well as Frito Pie, satisfy until 2:30 a.m. daily. For those who want to keep the party going, there’s always the “taptails” like a margarita or frosé.

7. Bottle Rocket

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1207 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 279-4663
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The lone cart in Cartopia still open past midnight, Bottle Rocket serves some of the juiciest burgers in Portland, topped with shredded iceberg lettuce, cheddar, and tingly sriracha mayo. But unlike other basic burger joints, the sides at Bottle Rocket just might steal the show. No floppy fries to be found here: tater tots tossed in fish sauce and garnished with pistachio and mint are crisp, sticky, and evoke memories of a formerly-inescapable local chicken wing. Cool it all down with a ginger lemonade until 1 a.m. nightly.

8. Devil's Dill Sandwich Shop

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1711 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-8067
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This Hawthorne standby since 2013 stands out from the pack as Portland’s only late-night deli, where all sandwiches are served on toasted Fleur de Lis ciabatta rolls. Classics like turkey or salami are amped up with kale, tomato jam, and balsamic aioli. House-smoked five-spice pulled pork and red wine-braised beef are best enjoyed with a drink at next-door No Fun Bar. Gluten-free and vegan options also available.

9. Pix Patisserie / Bar Vivant

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2225 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 271-7166
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East Burnside’s award-winning French patisserie is the coolest spot in town to satisfy your late-night sweet tooth. The Pix-o-Matic is a 24-hour refrigerated vending machine filled with cakes, macarons, chocolate, cheese, sourdough starter, tinned seafood, toys, and more. It’s also a photo booth? The wonders of technology! Credit only.

10. Reel M Inn

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2430 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 231-3880
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A dive bar in its purest form, this local haunt with national buzz and a recent starring role on Hulu is open until 2:30 a.m. It’s a one-person-show, meaning you’ll have to wait and meditate over a few stiff drinks, but the patient will be rewarded with some of the city’s best fried chicken and jojos (monster-sized potato wedges).

11. Dots Cafe

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2521 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 235-0203
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Something between a dive bar and an old-school diner with vinyl booths and velvet art pieces, Dots Cafe stays open until 2 a.m. each day. It does so with a fully decked-out bar menu that offers options for all sorts of diners, including vegan BBQ sandwiches, burgers slathered with tomato jam, and cheese-and-bacon-loaded french fries.

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12. Gold Dust Meridian

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3267 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-1143

On a sunny day, Hawthorne bar Gold Dust Meridian is one of the best patio joints in town: the sidewalk filled with the vitamin D-deprived enjoying a marionberry margarita, a tofu caprese salad, and some arugula and artichoke dip. By night, drinkers and diners tuck into the black leather banquette until 2:30 a.m. for lemon pepper chicken wings, macaroni and cheese with bacon and tomato, and drinks like the Bleeding Heart, made with blood orange vodka and wild hibiscus nectar.

13. Zach's Shack

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4611 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 233-4616
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Everyone knows that the most appealing food after a night of partying is a hot dog. Or at least the folks behind Zach’s Shack do, which is why this punk rock, divey, counter-service restaurant serves its decked-out wieners until 11:45 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1:45 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. As the bars close up, the lines form for the wide array of hot dog styles, or customers can just mix and match toppings until something beautiful, or horrifying, is created. Those who don’t eat meat can sub in a tofu pup for no charge.

14. Roscoe's

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8105 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215
(503) 255-0049
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This Montavilla bar, open until 2:30 a.m. daily, is the ideal place to end up after a late-night movie at the nearby Academy Theater. Play pool, enjoy the long list of local draft beers, and dig into some Cajun standbys including chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, fried oyster po’ boys, and hush puppies.

1. The Pharmacy Bar PDX

2100 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97210

The only late-night spot in Portland that was also a filming location used in a cult classic starring Matt Dillon, The Pharmacy is both a great drag bar and a living museum for film buffs. Open until 2:30 a.m. nightly, enjoy a Vitamin B  — the bar’s spin on a French 75 made with blue butterfly flower-infused Aviation gin — alongside a five-cheese grilled cheese with tomato soup or a burger topped with house-made peanut sauce.

2100 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97210

2. Bantam Tavern

922 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Open til 1 a.m. daily, this Nob Hill bar runs frequent specials and seasonal menu items like tempura-battered delicata squash donuts with whipped fromage blanc and smoked trout dip with wonton chips. Those intimidated by such fussy late-night snacks can stick to staples like fried chicken sandwiches, burgers, and fish and chips. Another bonus: The bar pours palomas and slings $2 tacos on Tuesdays.

922 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209

3. Prost!

4237 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217

It’s Oktoberfest all year round at this German pub on Mississippi, which serves imported draft beers in boot-shaped steins until 2:30 a.m. daily, alongside pretzels, bratwurst, and bier cheese soup. Plus, those interested in a late-night crawl can start here and stroll down Mississippi, one of the more underrated strips of bars in town.

4237 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217

4. Interurban

4057 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

This rustic cocktail bar serves up smoked trout BLTs, pub salads, and hand-dipped corn dogs until 2:30 a.m. nightly. The bar operates as a full service restaurant upstairs, but diners can order anything off the menu at the busy wooden bar or by the fireplace outside, making it one of the few places in town to offer fancy-dressed oysters and excellent cocktails into the early hours of the morning.  

4057 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

5. Loyal Legion

710 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

With 99 beers on tap, an extensive beer and wine list, and a beer cellar featuring local brews of years past, Loyal Legion is the type of place where you end up staying late into the night just to try everything that excites you. Luckily, the bar also serves bacon-jalapeño smash burgers, hand-dipped corndogs with Olympia Provisions frankfurters, and vegan buffalo cauliflower wings until 2 a.m. on weekends. Visitors will find plenty of seating both indoors and out.

710 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

6. Donnie Vegas

1203 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Adding more fuel to the fiery debate, this funky, Americana space labels its hot dogs as “Hot Dog Sandwiches.” Despite the late night, alcohol-fueled arguments this will no doubt cause, the inventive hot dogs, like the Seoul Dog (kimchi, sambal aioli, and scallions) and Tijuana Dog (cream cheese, pico de gallo, jalapeño, and cilantro), as well as Frito Pie, satisfy until 2:30 a.m. daily. For those who want to keep the party going, there’s always the “taptails” like a margarita or frosé.

1203 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

7. Bottle Rocket

1207 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

The lone cart in Cartopia still open past midnight, Bottle Rocket serves some of the juiciest burgers in Portland, topped with shredded iceberg lettuce, cheddar, and tingly sriracha mayo. But unlike other basic burger joints, the sides at Bottle Rocket just might steal the show. No floppy fries to be found here: tater tots tossed in fish sauce and garnished with pistachio and mint are crisp, sticky, and evoke memories of a formerly-inescapable local chicken wing. Cool it all down with a ginger lemonade until 1 a.m. nightly.

1207 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

8. Devil's Dill Sandwich Shop

1711 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

This Hawthorne standby since 2013 stands out from the pack as Portland’s only late-night deli, where all sandwiches are served on toasted Fleur de Lis ciabatta rolls. Classics like turkey or salami are amped up with kale, tomato jam, and balsamic aioli. House-smoked five-spice pulled pork and red wine-braised beef are best enjoyed with a drink at next-door No Fun Bar. Gluten-free and vegan options also available.

1711 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

9. Pix Patisserie / Bar Vivant

2225 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

East Burnside’s award-winning French patisserie is the coolest spot in town to satisfy your late-night sweet tooth. The Pix-o-Matic is a 24-hour refrigerated vending machine filled with cakes, macarons, chocolate, cheese, sourdough starter, tinned seafood, toys, and more. It’s also a photo booth? The wonders of technology! Credit only.

2225 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

10. Reel M Inn

2430 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

A dive bar in its purest form, this local haunt with national buzz and a recent starring role on Hulu is open until 2:30 a.m. It’s a one-person-show, meaning you’ll have to wait and meditate over a few stiff drinks, but the patient will be rewarded with some of the city’s best fried chicken and jojos (monster-sized potato wedges).

2430 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202

11. Dots Cafe

2521 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202

Something between a dive bar and an old-school diner with vinyl booths and velvet art pieces, Dots Cafe stays open until 2 a.m. each day. It does so with a fully decked-out bar menu that offers options for all sorts of diners, including vegan BBQ sandwiches, burgers slathered with tomato jam, and cheese-and-bacon-loaded french fries.

2521 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202

12. Gold Dust Meridian

3267 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

On a sunny day, Hawthorne bar Gold Dust Meridian is one of the best patio joints in town: the sidewalk filled with the vitamin D-deprived enjoying a marionberry margarita, a tofu caprese salad, and some arugula and artichoke dip. By night, drinkers and diners tuck into the black leather banquette until 2:30 a.m. for lemon pepper chicken wings, macaroni and cheese with bacon and tomato, and drinks like the Bleeding Heart, made with blood orange vodka and wild hibiscus nectar.

3267 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

13. Zach's Shack

4611 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215

Everyone knows that the most appealing food after a night of partying is a hot dog. Or at least the folks behind Zach’s Shack do, which is why this punk rock, divey, counter-service restaurant serves its decked-out wieners until 11:45 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1:45 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. As the bars close up, the lines form for the wide array of hot dog styles, or customers can just mix and match toppings until something beautiful, or horrifying, is created. Those who don’t eat meat can sub in a tofu pup for no charge.

4611 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215

14. Roscoe's

8105 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

This Montavilla bar, open until 2:30 a.m. daily, is the ideal place to end up after a late-night movie at the nearby Academy Theater. Play pool, enjoy the long list of local draft beers, and dig into some Cajun standbys including chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, fried oyster po’ boys, and hush puppies.

8105 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215

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