In the near year-long span from March 2020, restaurant workers spent months and months fighting for the Oregon legislature to temporarily legalize takeout cocktails. While it took the better part of the whole year, bars and restaurants can finally sell mixed drinks to-go, and bartenders across the city have leapt into production bottling, canning, and finding any way to get drinks into the hands of takeout customers. Today, many venues are offering their drinks alongside food for pickup, and a few even work with third-party delivery systems to bring drinks directly to customers’ front doors.
There are a few rules — customers must order one substantial food item per every two drinks, for instance — but nevertheless it’s still a boon to the industry and a major convenience for diners looking for some drinks made by serious bartenders, eager to be back to their craft. Here are 16 hot spots to grab a drink to take home.
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.Read More