It’s no secret Portlanders love to imbibe; after all, Portland is ranked fifth among cities with the most bars per capita. However, for the city’s temporarily or indefinitely sober residents, options at those bars are often limited to seltzer with bitters or something out of a soda gun. Plus, once the pandemic started, many restaurants and bars known for their nonalcoholic drinks cut the mocktails from the menu, responding to supply chain issues and financial losses. The good news: A few restaurants and bars have kept a roster of zero-proof drinks on their menus, including house sodas, kombuchas, sours, and more. Whether you’re the designated driver of the night or have more personal reasons for abstaining, those seeking nonalcoholic cocktails can find plenty of options in Portland. Find a few below.
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