Sitting on the Columbia riverbank, Salty's on the Columbia definitely is not a fish out of water. The superb service and seafood equal the enchanting dining experience on the river. Besides their superb seasonal seafood fare, they are also known for their steaks and happy hours. Savor their sublime dishes in the romantic interiors or in their lovely deck. Live jazz music adds to the ambiance on weekend nights.
Dubbed as one of "The Best Clubs in America" in 2013 by Rolling Stone magazine, Doug Fir Lounge is the go to place for music lovers. Located within the Jupiter Hotel, the lounge showcases the talents of up and coming artists. A first class sound system boosts the performance energy, keeping the guests asking for more. Even on nights without concerts you can still sip on some classic drinks, relax in the comfortable surroundings and dine on delicious American dishes.
Set in a contemporary industrial decor complete with leather-black paint, low lights and comfy booths, the White Owl Social Club is the Mecca for rock music. While the bar offers specialty cocktails, wine and craft beer from local breweries and wineries, the kitchen serves delish vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian fares. If you are a die-hard rock music enthusiast, you will definitely enjoy the music being played here. It's open till wee hours of the morning making it a great spot to stay put with friends on a weekend until you have had your fair share of music, food and potent drinks.
Do not be misguided by The Whiskey Bar's misnomer as it is not a bourbon joint but one of the best bars and nightclubs in town for electronic music. From great DJ acts to live music, this place is always buzzing with entertaining events. Enjoy their happy hours with a choice drink and dance away to the lively beats. Some of the artists and bands who have performed here are The Crystal Method, Alex M.O.R.P.H, Vanic and 12th Planet.
Grab the opportunity to visit Andina - it serves Peruvian food and isn't caught in that grey area which occupies fusion food. Using only the freshest ingredients, it guarantees authentic Peruvian cuisine. The first up on the order should be the Cebiches which has been labeled as 'Peru's Flagship Dish' comprising of raw foods cooked with a host of ingredients, such as key lime and hot pepper. For the main course, visitors have the option of choosing from traditional Peruvian dishes— Ceco a la Norteña which is lamb shank and garlic rice or the Conchas del Señor de Sipán that is a beautiful medley of scallops and crabmeat. For dessert, try the Chocolate Andino or indulge in Helado de Lucuma, a luscious frozen dessert. To add to the delicious menu, the restaurant has live music sessions too.
Perched on the 30th floor of the U.S. Bancorp Tower, Portland City Grill is renowned for its amazing city views, happy hours and scrumptious food since it opened in 2002. Its intimate settings make it an ideal romantic restaurant as well. You can also grab a light dinner at the bar itself after a few drinks if you make it for happy hour. Savor their succulent steaks or contemporary seafood fare. You will know why they are still at the top of their game.
Walking into the Dixie Tavern is like watching a scene from Coyote Ugly, as this vibrant bar always has something or another going on. From DJs to ladies' nights and dancing, Dixie Tavern is all about having a fun time. If all the dancing and screaming leaves you tired, you can always grab a pulled pork sandwich to go with your canned beer.
Since the early 1900s, this fun, family-owned restaurant has been shucking oysters for Northwesterners. Seafood lovers will revel in the nautical environment decorated with sea artifacts and stein collections. Woods dominate the interiors and add to the feel of the place. Oysters are the specialty and are usually served on the half shell. Enjoy many varieties, including the Ekone oysters from Oregon and the Alaskan Halibut. A tempting array of Northwest micro-brews will wash them down perfectly. If you prefer, enjoy one of the other delicacies such as garlic parmesan fries or a fish sandwich.
Say hello to good times at The Barrel Room with your favorite bunch of people and great drinks to accompany. Choose from their signature cocktails or opt for the various other spirits offered on their beverage list; The Barrel Room has a lot to offer. This piano bar is touted to be one of the longest running dueling pianos shows and takes care of your entertainment by hosting shows regularly. Besides all this, the bar also has several live music performances and dance parties that keep the energy of this place high. The Barrel Room occupies the ancient Sinnot building from the 1800s and exudes an old-world charm. Its rugged interiors have an intimate seating arrangement complemented by its prompt service and make this a great spot for witnessing the local entertainment with your friends.
Situated across Ankeny Street, Valentines is a trendy but casual bar. It is an ideal spot to hang out after work and enjoy few drinks with your friends. Open late till 2.30a, the bar is especially known for its live music sessions as well as DJ nights, theme parties, poetry readings, music concerts and film screenings throughout the week. You'll find well-mixed drinks at the bar, and there's an excellent selection of sandwiches and tapas if you're feeling peckish.
Ring in the weekend in the company of your favorite people at Dirty Nightclub. This nightclub is one of the liveliest night spots in the city and a must-visit if you want to explore the nightlife of Portland. Dance the night away at Dirty Nightclub as the DJ spins his magic with your favorite number, the club never has a dull moment with DJ and theme music events hosted here regularly. The club is usually crowded with youth and has an energetic ambiance that sets the good time rolling. In case you feel thirsty after all the dancing, Dirty Nightclub offers an array of drinks to accompany you for an evening here.