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Bottled cocktails at Montelupo Italian Market
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14 Portland Bars and Restaurants Still Offering Cocktails To-Go

Takeout and delivery mixed drinks, from daiquiris to Manhattans

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Almost immediately after the pandemic shut down on premise-dining in March 2020, restaurant workers began a lengthy campaign to legalize takeout cocktails. In late 2020, it finally happened, and bartenders across the city leapt into production bottling, canning, and finding any way to get drinks into the hands of takeout customers.

Now, after nearly a year of takeout service, to-go cocktails are a permanent fixture. The novelty may have worn off, and many bars have open and re-opened over the last year, but there are still numerous spots serving bottled, canned, and bagged cocktails as takeout and delivery.

Don’t see your favorite spot on here? It’s worth calling them up to find out if they’ve got drinks to go, and then let us know in the comments. As usual, this list is organized geographically, not by ranking.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial 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 Garrison

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8773 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203
(503) 780-6914

This spacious bar in St Johns offers some of the best cocktails in the neighborhood, generally spirit-forward and strong. Diners can enjoy them on the premises — including at a bar with an open window along one wall — or they can take them home. Only the classics list (which also tend to lean spirit-heavy, with sazeracs and negronis filling the menu) are available, but those often work well alongside the stunning pizzas from next door’s Gracie’s or a bowl of steaming ramen from the excellent neighboring Mikasa Sushi and Ramen.

2. The Old Gold

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2105 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 894-8937
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A destination bar for all whiskey lovers, the Old Gold has the advantage of a large front patio space for its guests, but for those preferring to drink at home, it’s got that covered too. The Old Gold has a selection of Old Fashioneds for its takeout menu, most of which are made with whiskey and one made with mezcal. All of them are solid takes on the essential classic, and are priced at a very reasonable point. For the required food item, the Old Gold serves some stellar sandwiches. Diners can order online for pickup.

3. Expatriate

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5424 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 867-5309
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One of Portland’s preeminent cocktail lounges, the dark and cozy Expatriate was not suited well for pandemic-era dining, and its service remains solely takeout and delivery. Each day of service, diners can find the cocktail offerings on the bar’s Instagram posts—they generally involve numerous, top-shelf ingredients leading to drinks that would be difficult to make at home, and always well-executed by the passionate bar staff. Like every other place on the list they require a food order, but that’s a great excuse to try the Expatriate wonton nachos. Pickup orders can be made via Instagram, and delivery options can be found at the website

4. Eem - Thai BBQ & Cocktails

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3808 N Williams Ave st 127
Portland, OR 97227
(971) 295-1645
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The lauded Thai barbecue and cocktails restaurant Eem has not yet welcomed its diners back indoors, but it does have a large number of outdoor cabanas. However, for those looking to skip the wait or eat and drink at home for any reason, Eem still offers its colorful, rum and agave-focused menu as takeout and delivery through third party apps. Even the blended drinks like the beloved Jesus and Tequila — with tequila, mezcal, and lime froyo — travel fairly well, and while they don’t come with the playful fish-shaped mugs or hurricane glasses, they do include the fun garnishes like flowers and citrus slices.

A gold bold on a wooden platform holds three bottled cocktails with labels from Eem
Takeout cocktails from Eem
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5. Psychic Bar

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3560 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227
(971) 220-1997
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This Victorian-esque house on Mississippi Avenue is home to Psychic Bar as well as chef Diane Lam’s fried chicken wing pop-up Prey & Tell. The spacious, covered side patio is open for dining, or diners can grab some gluten-free wings, rice covered in edible glitter, and drinks to go. The cocktails here pair well with the Cambodian wings, with flavors like cardamom and mango in the Old Fashioned and the gin colada with pineapple and coconut. For even more convenience, diners can order cocktails for home delivery directly on the Psychic Bar website.

6. Cliffs PDX

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128 NE Russell St
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 327-8234
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A consummate neighborhood haunt just off of Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Cliff’s has a modest, comfortable patio, a menu of hearty bar food, and a robust, lengthy cocktail menu of original drinks. With smoky mezcal drinks, tropical rum concoctions, punches, and bold, spirit-forward whiskey drinks, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Orders can be made in person or placed online, but keep in mind that for takeout, fries and tots do not count as a full food order, here.

7. WedgeHead

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3728 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 477-7637
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Part of the charm of drinking at Wedgehead is being able to play through the plethora of vintage and contemporary pinball machines that fill the bar. However, for those who would rather take their drinks home, Wedgehead has it covered. Unusual for a pinball bar, it actually features a star cocktail bartender with KaCee Solis-Robertson, whose cocktails tend towards bright, juicy, and summery with a focus on tequila and rum. For takeout, the cocktails are canned with the Wedgehead label and come as a double–the bar even offers delivery on orders over $30, which is easy to do with a double-cocktail and an order of burgers or nachos. 

8. The Aimsir Distilling Company

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2117 NE Oregon St Suite 202
Portland, OR 97232
(971) 213-1085
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Part of the still-nascent-but-growing trend of distilleries with full restaurant menus, Aimsir sports an Irish food menu, gin, and whiskey. Its many drinks are available in cute bottles for pickup, including the excellent coffee-infused Remember the Maine, a lush, rich, and slightly caffeinated version of the classic. The house martini is an great introduction to the distillery’s gin, and there’s usually a collaboration drink with the neighboring Culmination Brewery. The cocktails —along with the Irish cooking like savory pies and pickled vegetables— are all available for pickup orders online

9. Papa Haydn

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701 NW 23rd Ave
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 228-7317
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A longstanding part of Portland’s casual fine-dining scene, Papa Haydn is well known for its modern French and German cooking and its incredible array of desserts, especially its cakes. Diners can skip the white tablecloths of the dining room and take their meals home, though, including cocktails — the Northwest location has more offerings than the Sellwood location, like a rich, coffee-infused boulevardier; a summery, spicy margarita with a peach shrub; and The Bartender, a take on the Manhattan with Fernet Branca. Orders can be placed online.

Six glass bottles with black screw caps have a variety of colorful cocktails within.
Bottled cocktails at Papa Haydn
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10. Bhuna

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704 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(971) 865-2176
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Casual Kashmiri restaurant Bhuna is mostly known for excellent rice bowls and snacks like fried lotus root and chickpea-battered calamari from chef and owner Deepak Kaul. However, the restaurant also offers an array of cocktails like negronis, palomas, old fashioneds, and rum lassis bottled in monogrammed containers and ready to go. Beyond takeout, Bhuna also offers delivery on its food and drinks within a limited area; both ordering forms are available online.

11. Tropicale

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2337 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 894-9484
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It’s always summer at this ode to tropical drinks, as Tropicale makes what might be the best piña colada in town. While those imbibing on the patio can enjoy this frothy drink out of a pineapple shell, those looking to take one home will have to settle for a bottled version. It still drinks just as good, as do the agave-based cocktails that are also available. For those looking to mix up their own piña coladas at home, ordering a bottle of Tropicale’s custom mix means there’s no need to order food, too — not that there’s any compelling reason to skip the excellent tacos. Takeout orders can be placed online.

12. Blank Slate

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7201 NE Glisan St Suite C
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 206-4041
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Blank Slate is a chic cocktail bar disguised as a cozy neighborhood lounge in Montavilla. The approach to drinks here is familiar but comfortable: a wide range of classic drinks, made with a steady, practiced hand. This includes some drinks less commonly seen on cocktail menus, like a mai tai, paper plane, and last word, as well as more recognizable drinks like Manhattans and margaritas. Each is available to go with a $2 bottle deposit; bottles can be returned for the credit. Orders can be placed by calling in, and delivery is available via DoorDash.  

13. Montelupo Italian Market

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344 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 719-5650
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An Italian restaurant and market, Montelupo specializes in takeout meals, bake-at-home meals, and Italian cooking essentials like fresh pasta, jarred sauces, and pantry items. For those looking for a complete Italian dinner at home, the market also has a number of bottled cocktails, including Manhattans, daiquiris, a rotating seasonal cocktail, and, of course, negronis. Shoppers can stop in and order, or peruse the website, complete with a digital market

A cooler holds a number of small, squat, corked bottles, each with a different cocktail within.
Bottle cocktails at Montelupo
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14. Deadshot

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2133 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 990-9887
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The stylish, creative cocktail bar Deadshot is no longer teamed up with Ping, which sadly means no delivery on its inventive and unorthodox drinks. Luckily, though, visitors can still enjoy them out on the expanded patio seating or take them home—stirred drinks go in portable little drink bags that look like they should be packing juice, and shaken cocktails are served in plastic juice containers. The signature Who Is Jack Nance?, a kind of whiskey sour with the strange-but-welcome additions of mustard and sesame (it works, but it needs to be tried to understand) shouldn’t be missed; neither should the clarified daiquiri, a bright, austere version of the Cuban classic. Deadshot’s food is now handled by new-generation Filipino restaurant Pulu by Sunrice.

1. The Garrison

8773 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203

This spacious bar in St Johns offers some of the best cocktails in the neighborhood, generally spirit-forward and strong. Diners can enjoy them on the premises — including at a bar with an open window along one wall — or they can take them home. Only the classics list (which also tend to lean spirit-heavy, with sazeracs and negronis filling the menu) are available, but those often work well alongside the stunning pizzas from next door’s Gracie’s or a bowl of steaming ramen from the excellent neighboring Mikasa Sushi and Ramen.

8773 N Lombard St
Portland, OR 97203

2. The Old Gold

2105 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

A destination bar for all whiskey lovers, the Old Gold has the advantage of a large front patio space for its guests, but for those preferring to drink at home, it’s got that covered too. The Old Gold has a selection of Old Fashioneds for its takeout menu, most of which are made with whiskey and one made with mezcal. All of them are solid takes on the essential classic, and are priced at a very reasonable point. For the required food item, the Old Gold serves some stellar sandwiches. Diners can order online for pickup.

2105 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217

3. Expatriate

5424 NE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

One of Portland’s preeminent cocktail lounges, the dark and cozy Expatriate was not suited well for pandemic-era dining, and its service remains solely takeout and delivery. Each day of service, diners can find the cocktail offerings on the bar’s Instagram posts—they generally involve numerous, top-shelf ingredients leading to drinks that would be difficult to make at home, and always well-executed by the passionate bar staff. Like every other place on the list they require a food order, but that’s a great excuse to try the Expatriate wonton nachos. Pickup orders can be made via Instagram, and delivery options can be found at the website

5424 NE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

4. Eem - Thai BBQ & Cocktails

3808 N Williams Ave st 127, Portland, OR 97227
A gold bold on a wooden platform holds three bottled cocktails with labels from Eem
Takeout cocktails from Eem
Eem/Official

The lauded Thai barbecue and cocktails restaurant Eem has not yet welcomed its diners back indoors, but it does have a large number of outdoor cabanas. However, for those looking to skip the wait or eat and drink at home for any reason, Eem still offers its colorful, rum and agave-focused menu as takeout and delivery through third party apps. Even the blended drinks like the beloved Jesus and Tequila — with tequila, mezcal, and lime froyo — travel fairly well, and while they don’t come with the playful fish-shaped mugs or hurricane glasses, they do include the fun garnishes like flowers and citrus slices.

3808 N Williams Ave st 127
Portland, OR 97227

5. Psychic Bar

3560 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

This Victorian-esque house on Mississippi Avenue is home to Psychic Bar as well as chef Diane Lam’s fried chicken wing pop-up Prey & Tell. The spacious, covered side patio is open for dining, or diners can grab some gluten-free wings, rice covered in edible glitter, and drinks to go. The cocktails here pair well with the Cambodian wings, with flavors like cardamom and mango in the Old Fashioned and the gin colada with pineapple and coconut. For even more convenience, diners can order cocktails for home delivery directly on the Psychic Bar website.

3560 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

6. Cliffs PDX

128 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212

A consummate neighborhood haunt just off of Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Cliff’s has a modest, comfortable patio, a menu of hearty bar food, and a robust, lengthy cocktail menu of original drinks. With smoky mezcal drinks, tropical rum concoctions, punches, and bold, spirit-forward whiskey drinks, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Orders can be made in person or placed online, but keep in mind that for takeout, fries and tots do not count as a full food order, here.

128 NE Russell St
Portland, OR 97212

7. WedgeHead

3728 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Part of the charm of drinking at Wedgehead is being able to play through the plethora of vintage and contemporary pinball machines that fill the bar. However, for those who would rather take their drinks home, Wedgehead has it covered. Unusual for a pinball bar, it actually features a star cocktail bartender with KaCee Solis-Robertson, whose cocktails tend towards bright, juicy, and summery with a focus on tequila and rum. For takeout, the cocktails are canned with the Wedgehead label and come as a double–the bar even offers delivery on orders over $30, which is easy to do with a double-cocktail and an order of burgers or nachos. 

3728 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

8. The Aimsir Distilling Company

2117 NE Oregon St Suite 202, Portland, OR 97232

Part of the still-nascent-but-growing trend of distilleries with full restaurant menus, Aimsir sports an Irish food menu, gin, and whiskey. Its many drinks are available in cute bottles for pickup, including the excellent coffee-infused Remember the Maine, a lush, rich, and slightly caffeinated version of the classic. The house martini is an great introduction to the distillery’s gin, and there’s usually a collaboration drink with the neighboring Culmination Brewery. The cocktails —along with the Irish cooking like savory pies and pickled vegetables— are all available for pickup orders online

2117 NE Oregon St Suite 202
Portland, OR 97232

9. Papa Haydn

701 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
Six glass bottles with black screw caps have a variety of colorful cocktails within.
Bottled cocktails at Papa Haydn
Marielle Dezurick/Official

A longstanding part of Portland’s casual fine-dining scene, Papa Haydn is well known for its modern French and German cooking and its incredible array of desserts, especially its cakes. Diners can skip the white tablecloths of the dining room and take their meals home, though, including cocktails — the Northwest location has more offerings than the Sellwood location, like a rich, coffee-infused boulevardier; a summery, spicy margarita with a peach shrub; and The Bartender, a take on the Manhattan with Fernet Branca. Orders can be placed online.

701 NW 23rd Ave
Portland, OR 97210

10. Bhuna

704 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Casual Kashmiri restaurant Bhuna is mostly known for excellent rice bowls and snacks like fried lotus root and chickpea-battered calamari from chef and owner Deepak Kaul. However, the restaurant also offers an array of cocktails like negronis, palomas, old fashioneds, and rum lassis bottled in monogrammed containers and ready to go. Beyond takeout, Bhuna also offers delivery on its food and drinks within a limited area; both ordering forms are available online.

704 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97209

11. Tropicale

2337 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232

It’s always summer at this ode to tropical drinks, as Tropicale makes what might be the best piña colada in town. While those imbibing on the patio can enjoy this frothy drink out of a pineapple shell, those looking to take one home will have to settle for a bottled version. It still drinks just as good, as do the agave-based cocktails that are also available. For those looking to mix up their own piña coladas at home, ordering a bottle of Tropicale’s custom mix means there’s no need to order food, too — not that there’s any compelling reason to skip the excellent tacos. Takeout orders can be placed online.

2337 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97232

12. Blank Slate

7201 NE Glisan St Suite C, Portland, OR 97213

Blank Slate is a chic cocktail bar disguised as a cozy neighborhood lounge in Montavilla. The approach to drinks here is familiar but comfortable: a wide range of classic drinks, made with a steady, practiced hand. This includes some drinks less commonly seen on cocktail menus, like a mai tai, paper plane, and last word, as well as more recognizable drinks like Manhattans and margaritas. Each is available to go with a $2 bottle deposit; bottles can be returned for the credit. Orders can be placed by calling in, and delivery is available via DoorDash.  

7201 NE Glisan St Suite C
Portland, OR 97213

13. Montelupo Italian Market

344 NE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
A cooler holds a number of small, squat, corked bottles, each with a different cocktail within.
Bottle cocktails at Montelupo
Montelupo/Official

An Italian restaurant and market, Montelupo specializes in takeout meals, bake-at-home meals, and Italian cooking essentials like fresh pasta, jarred sauces, and pantry items. For those looking for a complete Italian dinner at home, the market also has a number of bottled cocktails, including Manhattans, daiquiris, a rotating seasonal cocktail, and, of course, negronis. Shoppers can stop in and order, or peruse the website, complete with a digital market

344 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

14. Deadshot

2133 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

The stylish, creative cocktail bar Deadshot is no longer teamed up with Ping, which sadly means no delivery on its inventive and unorthodox drinks. Luckily, though, visitors can still enjoy them out on the expanded patio seating or take them home—stirred drinks go in portable little drink bags that look like they should be packing juice, and shaken cocktails are served in plastic juice containers. The signature Who Is Jack Nance?, a kind of whiskey sour with the strange-but-welcome additions of mustard and sesame (it works, but it needs to be tried to understand) shouldn’t be missed; neither should the clarified daiquiri, a bright, austere version of the Cuban classic. Deadshot’s food is now handled by new-generation Filipino restaurant Pulu by Sunrice.

2133 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

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