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The Nine Best PDX Places to Share Big-Ass Drinks

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Now that summer's in full force around here — it certainly took long enough — Portland's become an ideal locale for drinking copious amounts of ice-cold libations with friends. However, drinks at the average backyard barbeque (read: cheap beer) start to taste like envelope glue after a while, and tastier alternatives at bars are often criminally expensive. That's why you and your cronies deserve big-ass, cheap-ass, good-ass drinks. The following nine spots serve flavorful cocktails in jugs, bowls, bottles, and even hollowed-out fruit; these made-to-share sizes are a one-way ticket to cost-effective intoxication. But for the love of God: designated drivers, please!

— Taylor Thompson

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Teardrop Lounge

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1015 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209

2. Gold Dust Meridian

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3267 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

3. Trader Vic's

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1203 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97209

4. Interurban

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4057 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

5. Swift Lounge

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1932 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232

6. Tortalandia

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4144 SE 60th Ave
Portland, OR 97206

7. Saucebox

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214 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209

8. Central

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220 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97209

9. Riffle NW

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333 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

1. Teardrop Lounge

1015 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209
1015 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209

2. Gold Dust Meridian

3267 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
3267 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

3. Trader Vic's

1203 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
1203 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97209

4. Interurban

4057 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
4057 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

5. Swift Lounge

1932 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232
1932 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232

6. Tortalandia

4144 SE 60th Ave, Portland, OR 97206
4144 SE 60th Ave
Portland, OR 97206

7. Saucebox

214 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209
214 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209

8. Central

220 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97209
220 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97209

9. Riffle NW

333 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
333 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

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