Don’t let Portland’s national reputation for artiness fool you: Portlanders love their sports. The city is home to throngs of diehards rooting for the hometown Thorns, Timbers, and Trail Blazers, not to mention nationally competitive college teams from University of Oregon and Oregon State. And in a city full of transplants — presently without its own pro baseball or football franchises — fans of teams from all over the country (and world) can find communities here. To that end, nearly every neighborhood is home to at least one fun, busy bar where fans mingle and cheer — or commiserate — 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. For more bar ideas, this map may help.Read More