Despite something of a national reputation for its artists as opposed to its jocks, Portlanders love their sports. The city is home to countless diehards rooting for the hometown Thorns, Timbers, and Trail Blazers, not to mention nationally competitive college teams from University of Oregon and Oregon State. If they’re not cheering on local teams, Portlanders are catching Seattle Seahawks or Mariners games, not to mention the other out-of-towners we choose not to acknowledge here. 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 and restaurants have the occasional television or projector screen that might play a game on any given night, this list focuses on the bars that are seriously focused on sports, with dedicated screens and entertainment to kill time during commercial breaks. Bonus points go to those with raffles, brunch buffets during morning games, and more
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.Read More