Our non-exhaustive list of some of our favorite places to grab a cocktail in Portland, Oregon.

As Covid restrictions lift across the country, bars are finally getting back to work and we can once again grab a drink at our favorite places. As you plan trips and evenings out, be sure to check local restrictions and hours.

The Vern

If you’re looking for a dive-bar feel with a killer cocktail program you have to pop by The Vern. Their recently built patio is the perfect place to grab a sando or some snacks while enjoying a local beer. Many of their food items are smoked in house and very worth the visit.

The Vern

The Vern


Vintage Cocktail Bar

With its extensive cocktail list, Vintage is a must-visit. The approachable prices and welcoming environment are paired with true craft cocktails. One of our favorites is the Resting Witch Face made with Los Vecinos Espadin mezcal, Angostura amaro, lime juice, demerara syrup, and a big cube.

Vintage Cocktail Bar

Vintage Cocktail Bar


Scotch Lodge

This whiskey bar is our top spot for any enthusiasts. The cocktail program is thoughtful and beautiful and pairs perfectly with the modern French-inspired menu. The team works hard to consistently add new rare and unique whiskey to the menu, so you’ll always have something new to look forward to.

Scotch Lodge

Scotch Lodge


Deadshot

This cocktail-focused bar in Southeast Portland tuns a tight ship with a small curated wine list, small-batch beer on tap, and a range of unique cocktails. They have a kitchen in house, but if you’re looking for something a little more upscale, check out their reservation-only dining restaurant, Holdfast, right next door.

Deadshot

Deadshot


Botanist

Botanist is one of the best-rated bars in the area for a reason, expertly crafted cocktails in a unique environment all paired with a Cuban and Cuban-inspired food menu. Check out their rooftop garden during a memorable brunch!

Botanist

Botanist


Bar Diane

While its operations have changed slightly due to Covid, Bar Diane is still a must-stop! Founded on the concept of making wine fun, this wine bar and bottle shop serves up killer cocktails and perfectly paired food. Currently, they only have seating on their patio; make sure to check in advance if you plan to stop by for more than a bottle to go.

Bar Diane

Bar Diane