Multnomah Whiskey Library is a bar that is renowned for its amazing whiskey offerings. The ambiance here is classy and vintage with hues of golden and brown. Exposed brick, wooden furnishings, sumptuous leather couches and subtle lighting choices give the place an air of class. The bar boasts of one of the best collection of whiskeys in the city. Besides this, they also serve finely mixed cocktails as well as beers and wines. The food menu ranges from bar snacks to steaks, and is perfectly designed to complement the drinks. All in all, the bar is the ultimate haven for whiskey connoisseurs.
No one would blame you for mistaking the Belmont Station for beer heaven. This charming shop and cafe offers its customers a jaw-dropping selection of over 1200 bottled varieties of beer that are cared for in a manner that ensures absolute freshness and crisp taste. Adjoining the shop is a delightful little biercafe where people can meet over a pint of brew and explore the current brew selection with fellow beer lovers. The cafe serves up a rotating selection of 20 beers on tap alongside delicious Italian-inspired meals from The Italian Market. With such a well-curated and varied selection on offer, you are sure to find something that perfectly suits your taste as you explore new discoveries and indulge in old favorites. Keep an eye on the Belmont Station website and facebook page for updates on beer tastings and special events.
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.
Lola's Room is a trendy nightclub located within the Crystal Ballroom in Burnside. Located within the McMenamis complex, the club is host to a variety of concerts and events including live music concerts and DJ nights with some of the best DJs on the party circuit spinning energetic tunes. On nights without live music, there is always a pool table and a variety of local beers and handmade drinks to keep you entertained.
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.
Stylish and sophisticated, Tucci Ristorante, located centrally in Lake Oswego is an aspirational venue with a sharp focus not just on the food, but the entire experience that makes dining here, such a pleasure. The dining room is a visual delight with the warm hues from the wooden fixtures, walls and lanterns contrasted quite well by the cool palette on the chairs and the illuminated bar. Lighting choices are contemporary and highlight the rustic wall textures quite well. The Bachhus room, with it's deep wooden hues, artwork on the walls and ambient lighting makes for a fine venue for intimate functions. Fresh and organic ingredients are at the core of the restaurant's food philosophy with Pacific Northwest produce being crafted to a delightful Italian palate. Giving stellar company, is an excellent selection of Italian wines that pair well with what's on offer. Apart from this, the bar has a fine selection of spirits for all tastes. Stop by for a spirited dining experience.
Promising a flavorful journey with the name itself, Five Spice is the place to be if you're craving for seafood in Lake Oswego. Standing close to the Lakewood Bay, the restaurant's picturesque location affords excellent views of the waterside. Chef Paul Mitchell brings his expertise to the fore with a delightful menu of seafood specialties ranging from small plate favorites like crab cakes to main course delights like pan seared scallops. Apart from seafood, there's also a selection in chicken, beef and lamb. The restaurant's wine list has garnered acclaim with sommelier Tim Mattera doing a splendid job with the huge selection of close to 200 bottles with up to 35 available by glass. Sit out at the restaurant's outdoor deck to enjoy brilliant views of the periphery.
The half-hour drive from Downtown Portland/City Center is well worth the trip to this restaurant. The menu here changes more than seasonally, but crusty bread, garlicky olive oil for dipping, and delicious desserts remain constant. Classic Italian fare in a rich and warm environment makes for a lovely evening. About 100 wines are available, most of them affordable reds. If you are not in a hurry, take scenic Lake Oswego Highway 43 to get there.
You really don't need big money to enjoy yourself at Gubanc's Pub and Restaurant. This eatery serves traditional American cuisine and it is said that some of the best burgers in town are available here. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the pub is usually filled with regulars who are known by name. The cozy restaurant is a great place to grab a family meal or to catch up with friends over a few pints of beer.
Discover Italian food with as much flavor as a home-cooked meal. Delicious pastas and other Italian dishes dominate the ever-changing menu, but there are some other alternatives; including rabbit stew. If you choose to go with the tried-and-true, the lasagna is highly recommended. The extensive wine list boasts impressive Italian vintages. Do not forget dessert, though you may have a hard time narrowing down your choices. Look for a seat by the fountain on the outdoor patio. Ideal for a romantic date the restaurant is decked with with candles and will give a new freshness in your romance.