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15 Ideal Portland Sports Bars for Catching the Game

Cheer on your favorite team over craft beer or habanero bloody marys

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Despite its reputation for being too “weird” and hip for sports (we can blame Portlandia for some of that), Portland is a city that is crazy for football, soccer, and basketball. To that end, there are a number of fun, busy bars and restaurants where fans can mingle and cheer on their respective teams over buckets of wings and pitchers of beer.

While plenty of bars have the occasional television set or projector screen for games, this list focuses on the bars that are seriously focused on sports, whether with a massive collection of HD screens or with assorted games and fun for fans to entertain themselves with during commercial breaks. Not that the points on this map are not ranked; rather, they’re organized geographically.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tom's Pizza & Sports Bar

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2630 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 283-4217
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Open early for breakfast, this low key pizza spot and sports bar rocks walls completely lined with flatscreens for all-day sports viewing. Besides the titular pizza, the bar serves a breakfast menu of omelets and pancakes, plus the obligatory wings, nachos, and the like that any sports bar worth its flat-screens must have.

2. Satellite Tavern

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5101 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 841-6176
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Sporting the historic sign from Gresham’s iconic Satellite Restaurant, Satellite Tavern is one of the city’s newest bars to grab a mid-game drink. The industrial dining room features a number of TVs over its hardwood walls and concrete floors, and even the back patio has a few TVs so as not to miss a touchdown or run. Even the menu leans into the sports theme, with stadium staples like wings, nachos, burgers, and Little Smokies simmered in barbecue sauce.

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3. The Station

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2603 NE Alberta
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 284-4491
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Though Alberta offers a number of sports bars to visit, The Station remains the top spot for its six-foot projector screens and dedication to sports of all varieties, from college football to hockey. The menu includes pizzas from a triple-level oven, as well as salads and sandwiches, while a generous draft list, solid cocktail menu, and a few wines by the glass make up the drink menu.

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Game day at The station
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4. McGillacuddy's Sports Bar & Grill

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11133 NE Halsey St
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 257-2337
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With nearly 50 TVs, including 11 massive ones and a single screen in every bar booth, someone would have to go out of their way to miss a gaming moment at this decades-old pool house and dive. Despite being something of an Irish bar, the food and drink here are more of the standard sports bar fare — wings, tacos, burgers — though Wednesdays are all-you-can-eat fish and chips, and weekends feature and endless breakfast buffet.

5. The Fields Bar & Grill

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1139 NW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 841-6601
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A more upscale take on a classic sports bar, The Fields does away with the neon bar signs and team posters for large, window-lined walls and industrial chic vibes. The menu follows suit, offering elevated takes on sports bar staples, both in quality and price, like burgers, chicken strips, and tacos. It also offers an appreciable cocktail list, something not every sports bar in town can claim. Though the bar screens all the major and local games, it is Beaver territory, so Ducks beware.

6. On Deck Sports Bar & Grill

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910 NW 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 227-7020
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A gem of sports bars in the Pearl District, On Deck has plenty of screens for catching the game and a knockout rooftop patio to soak in a touch of sun during commercial breaks. For earlier weekend games, there’s a pretty solid brunch, including a surefire wake-up concoction in the form of a habanero-infused bloody mary.

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7. Spirit of 77

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500 NE M L King Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 232-9977
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Whether it’s March Madness or the Super Bowl, Spirit of 77 is one of the hippest spots in town. With an expansive beer-hall setup filled with tongue-in-cheek retro touches, it comes with large, flat-screen TVs, a projection screen, and pop-a-shot basketball. The food is a cut above, too, touting responsibly sourced chicken for its wings and beef for its burgers.

8. Silver Dollar Pizza Co

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501 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 227-1103
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A bar that’s just as much about the games on the floor as the games on the TV, Silver Dollar offers ping pong, pool, darts, hoops, and video poker to its visitors. The many screens around the brewpub-style space show all sorts of games regularly, but the main focus is on Portland Winterhawks games, which are always screened live for hockey fans. The pizza itself isn’t mind-blowing, but slices are reliable, cheap, and good for soaking up some draught beers and cheap well drinks.

9. The Independent

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225 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 206-6745
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One of downtown Portland’s sports bar mainstays, The Independent has around 20 beers on tap at all times, mostly local, plus fun bar food like hot dogs, sandwiches, hot wings, salads, and a kid’s menu. The family-friendly bar itself is decked out in vintage sports photography, as well numerous screens for different games.

10. Century

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930 SE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

A fancy option in the Buckman neighborhood, Century comes replete with bleacher seating and stadium-style food, from nachos to hand-held tacos — all of which can be made with meat or vegan. When the games are on, the focus is on five banner-like screens that drop from the ceiling, but on weekends the bar is more of a packed club than a place to comfortably watch a game.

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The Century stadium seats
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11. Bridge City Taproom

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620 SE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97233

With TVs and projector screens lining the whole bar, reasonably priced drinks (especially at happy hour) and a sprawling food menu, this unassuming watering hole in deep southeast is well-worth the trek. Its main claim to fame, though, is the fact that it’s likely the only sports bar in town offering a variety of rich, dense layer cakes, because sometimes the only thing that can assuage the grief of a favored team losing is a three-layer chocolate cake. 

12. Claudia's Original Sports Pub & Grill

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3006 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 232-1744
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Hawthorne is loaded with sports bars, but thanks to its old-school ways, this pub stands out as a destination. Low ceilings and hardwood furniture give it a cozy vibe, and the many televisions stream all kinds of sports. There’s video poker machines aplenty for those wanting to throw some money away, and a basic but reliable menu of burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizzas, and gyros. 

13. The Toffee Club

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1006 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 254-9518
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Toffee Club is all about soccer, which works well in a city that’s almost as crazy about its soccer teams as it is its basketball teams. Besides Timbers and Thorns games, the British-themed bar — which is decked out in vintage furniture and dark hardwood — screens all major games, including World Cups, Gold Cup, and Champion Leagues, no matter the time of day. The menu is appropriately English as well, with fish and chips, meat pies, and a Full English breakfast served on weekends. When the games aren’t on, sports fans can recreate their favorite plays on the foosball tables.

14. Ladd Taphouse

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2239 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-3592
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With a halo of mounted flat-screens and a roaring indoor fireplace, Ladd Taphouse is a killer spot to relax, watch the game, and devour a heaping platter of nachos or a pizza with an IPA-and-garlic-infused crust. The bar also offers entertainment in the forms of shuffleboard, pool, and arcade games, so even during commercial breaks there’s something fun to do or watch.

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Nachos at the Ladd Taphouse
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15. Scoreboard Sports Bar

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4822 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 234-0181
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This divey sports bar is, unsurprisingly, all about games, whether it’s the skeeball, pool tables, and the plethora of pinball machines that fill the space, or the sports played live on the many TVs. The bar offers daily specials from tacos to discounted whiskeys, and every Thursday the sounds of matches are drowned out by karaoke. It’s a neighborhood mainstay for a reason. 

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1. Tom's Pizza & Sports Bar

2630 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97217

Open early for breakfast, this low key pizza spot and sports bar rocks walls completely lined with flatscreens for all-day sports viewing. Besides the titular pizza, the bar serves a breakfast menu of omelets and pancakes, plus the obligatory wings, nachos, and the like that any sports bar worth its flat-screens must have.

2630 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97217

2. Satellite Tavern

5101 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Sporting the historic sign from Gresham’s iconic Satellite Restaurant, Satellite Tavern is one of the city’s newest bars to grab a mid-game drink. The industrial dining room features a number of TVs over its hardwood walls and concrete floors, and even the back patio has a few TVs so as not to miss a touchdown or run. Even the menu leans into the sports theme, with stadium staples like wings, nachos, burgers, and Little Smokies simmered in barbecue sauce.

5101 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217

3. The Station

2603 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
The Station soccer game
Game day at The station
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Though Alberta offers a number of sports bars to visit, The Station remains the top spot for its six-foot projector screens and dedication to sports of all varieties, from college football to hockey. The menu includes pizzas from a triple-level oven, as well as salads and sandwiches, while a generous draft list, solid cocktail menu, and a few wines by the glass make up the drink menu.

2603 NE Alberta
Portland, OR 97211

4. McGillacuddy's Sports Bar & Grill

11133 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97220

With nearly 50 TVs, including 11 massive ones and a single screen in every bar booth, someone would have to go out of their way to miss a gaming moment at this decades-old pool house and dive. Despite being something of an Irish bar, the food and drink here are more of the standard sports bar fare — wings, tacos, burgers — though Wednesdays are all-you-can-eat fish and chips, and weekends feature and endless breakfast buffet.

11133 NE Halsey St
Portland, OR 97220

5. The Fields Bar & Grill

1139 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

A more upscale take on a classic sports bar, The Fields does away with the neon bar signs and team posters for large, window-lined walls and industrial chic vibes. The menu follows suit, offering elevated takes on sports bar staples, both in quality and price, like burgers, chicken strips, and tacos. It also offers an appreciable cocktail list, something not every sports bar in town can claim. Though the bar screens all the major and local games, it is Beaver territory, so Ducks beware.

1139 NW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

6. On Deck Sports Bar & Grill

910 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

A gem of sports bars in the Pearl District, On Deck has plenty of screens for catching the game and a knockout rooftop patio to soak in a touch of sun during commercial breaks. For earlier weekend games, there’s a pretty solid brunch, including a surefire wake-up concoction in the form of a habanero-infused bloody mary.

910 NW 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

7. Spirit of 77

500 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Whether it’s March Madness or the Super Bowl, Spirit of 77 is one of the hippest spots in town. With an expansive beer-hall setup filled with tongue-in-cheek retro touches, it comes with large, flat-screen TVs, a projection screen, and pop-a-shot basketball. The food is a cut above, too, touting responsibly sourced chicken for its wings and beef for its burgers.

500 NE M L King Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

8. Silver Dollar Pizza Co

501 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

A bar that’s just as much about the games on the floor as the games on the TV, Silver Dollar offers ping pong, pool, darts, hoops, and video poker to its visitors. The many screens around the brewpub-style space show all sorts of games regularly, but the main focus is on Portland Winterhawks games, which are always screened live for hockey fans. The pizza itself isn’t mind-blowing, but slices are reliable, cheap, and good for soaking up some draught beers and cheap well drinks.

501 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209

9. The Independent

225 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

One of downtown Portland’s sports bar mainstays, The Independent has around 20 beers on tap at all times, mostly local, plus fun bar food like hot dogs, sandwiches, hot wings, salads, and a kid’s menu. The family-friendly bar itself is decked out in vintage sports photography, as well numerous screens for different games.

225 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205

10. Century

930 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Stadium seating at Century
The Century stadium seats
Century/Official

A fancy option in the Buckman neighborhood, Century comes replete with bleacher seating and stadium-style food, from nachos to hand-held tacos — all of which can be made with meat or vegan. When the games are on, the focus is on five banner-like screens that drop from the ceiling, but on weekends the bar is more of a packed club than a place to comfortably watch a game.

930 SE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

11. Bridge City Taproom

620 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97233

With TVs and projector screens lining the whole bar, reasonably priced drinks (especially at happy hour) and a sprawling food menu, this unassuming watering hole in deep southeast is well-worth the trek. Its main claim to fame, though, is the fact that it’s likely the only sports bar in town offering a variety of rich, dense layer cakes, because sometimes the only thing that can assuage the grief of a favored team losing is a three-layer chocolate cake. 

620 SE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97233

12. Claudia's Original Sports Pub & Grill

3006 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Hawthorne is loaded with sports bars, but thanks to its old-school ways, this pub stands out as a destination. Low ceilings and hardwood furniture give it a cozy vibe, and the many televisions stream all kinds of sports. There’s video poker machines aplenty for those wanting to throw some money away, and a basic but reliable menu of burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizzas, and gyros. 

3006 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

13. The Toffee Club

1006 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Toffee Club is all about soccer, which works well in a city that’s almost as crazy about its soccer teams as it is its basketball teams. Besides Timbers and Thorns games, the British-themed bar — which is decked out in vintage furniture and dark hardwood — screens all major games, including World Cups, Gold Cup, and Champion Leagues, no matter the time of day. The menu is appropriately English as well, with fish and chips, meat pies, and a Full English breakfast served on weekends. When the games aren’t on, sports fans can recreate their favorite plays on the foosball tables.

1006 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

14. Ladd Taphouse

2239 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Ladd Taphouse Nachos
Nachos at the Ladd Taphouse
Ladd Taphouse/Official

With a halo of mounted flat-screens and a roaring indoor fireplace, Ladd Taphouse is a killer spot to relax, watch the game, and devour a heaping platter of nachos or a pizza with an IPA-and-garlic-infused crust. The bar also offers entertainment in the forms of shuffleboard, pool, and arcade games, so even during commercial breaks there’s something fun to do or watch.

2239 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

15. Scoreboard Sports Bar

4822 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206

This divey sports bar is, unsurprisingly, all about games, whether it’s the skeeball, pool tables, and the plethora of pinball machines that fill the space, or the sports played live on the many TVs. The bar offers daily specials from tacos to discounted whiskeys, and every Thursday the sounds of matches are drowned out by karaoke. It’s a neighborhood mainstay for a reason. 

4822 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97206

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