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Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub

As Irish as its namesake, this cheery downtown establishment is warm, welcoming and close to the city's heartbeat. The wood and brass tones exude an authentic yet casual tone. Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub's full bar is accommodating, boasting one of the largest selections of malt scotches in the Northwest. Varied menu offerings include traditional Irish cuisine as well as salads, sandwiches and more. Catch your favorite football team, Gaelic games or rugby on their television screens or tap your feet to the nightly live music.


Don't come to Apex for dinner. Don't come for themed nights. Now that the initial rules are set, come to here for beer. Not just a beer, but just about every beer. The beer list is so long that one needs cheat sheets to decipher the best choice. Cyclists love this place. There's plenty of bike parking and a great outdoor patio for socializing and, well, drinking beer. The staff is friendly and the crowd always has a great time. Some may consider APEX a tourist attraction. If hunger strikes, go just across the wall to a restaurant that has great food.

Horse Brass Pub

Horse Brass Pub is the perfect place to raise a pint and get lost in a very colorful crowd. Do not be surprised if someone offers to play a tune on a bagpipe. The Northwest's best microbreweries are here, including Rouge YSB, as well as a huge selection of scotches. A full menu of British cuisine is offered. If you have ever wanted to order steak and kidney pie or see someone who actually would, bring a friend and have a ball.

The Barrel Room

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.

The Cheerful Tortoise

Nestled within Portland State University campus, The Cheerful Tortoise is a wonderful haven for students, offering them a lively break from their studies. This family-run sports bar boasts of more than 40 televisions, over 15 draft beers and entertaining games like Big Buck Hunter, Golden Tee and Mega Touch. They also have two pool tables, where you can enjoy a few rounds with your friends. Their free Wi-Fi service ensures that you are not disconnected from your virtual life. Enjoy cold beers along with burgers and wings, while enjoying the cool breeze on the patio.

Dixie Tavern

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.

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