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.
Bardot is a wine bar, located within Park Avenue Wines. This classy bar serves an array of wines from different ages and regions. They have an on-site expert who can provide you with in-depth knowledge of each wine. They also serve other beverages and spirits along with craft beers and Belgian Ales. They serve delicious snacks that include charcuterie and cheese platters, most of them being imported items from Spain and Italy. The staff here are welcoming and friendly.
After much research and travel to Israel and other Middle Eastern countries, Chefs John Gorham and Kasey Mills have come up with a Mediterranean menu with an innovative twist at Mediterranean Exploration Company. Try out delicious and authentic dishes like char-grilled kebabs, whole-grilled fish in lemon sauce, fresh baked pita bread and braised lamb. Zippy cocktails and an extensive variety of wines are available to go along with the meal.
Ex Novo was conceptualized by founder Joel Gregory in a garage in Portland in the year 2012. This brewery is a non-profit organization which donates all of its profits in a bid to build and create a better world for the poor and needy. Ex Novo crafts unique beer following age old brewing techniques to create the perfect beverage. The wooden interiors add a rustic elegance to the place, creating a warm and welcoming environment for guests and customers visiting the site. The wide range of beers on tap ensures that there is something for everyone. The on-site kitchen prepares delicious American dishes such as steaks, sandwiches and soups that complement the brews perfectly. Ex Novo Brewing Co is the perfect place to quench your thirst after a long day at work.
Part the curtains and step inside the dimly lit former hotel for a little taste of the good life. An excellent spot to take a date, the Sapphire Hotel's red velveteen walls and chaise lounges invite intimate conversation. Each cocktail is expertly made with top-shelf liquors. The constantly rotating short list of recommended drinks is sure to satisfy anyone. The menu not only features lush appetizers and a selection of cheese plates but also, a selection of sumptuous dishes from the tiny kitchen. Come in for their jazz gigs which take place every Sunday evening.