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Photo by Chris Huynh

Teardrop Cocktail Lounge

1015 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209 |(503)445-8109

Count yourself among our city’s cocktail connoisseurs? Looking to impress a date? Belly up to this hot spot’s conversation-friendly curved bar for the best in craft libations and inventive small plates.

Clyde Common

1014 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205 | (503)228-3333

Given that the bar manager, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, literally wrote the book on cocktail-mixing technique, expect playful concoctions alongside elevated gastropub fare with the much-loved option of communal dining.

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Photo by Carol Lee

Verde Cocina

524 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 | (503)894-9321

Gluten-free? Paleo? Vegan? This is your spot. Be prepared to suppress your urge to drink the salsa – made fresh daily from locally sourced vegetables – straight from the bowl.

McMenamins Ringlers Annex

1223 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205 | (503)384-2700

This tiny slice of Portland weird is full of surprises, including heated sidewalk seating that welcomes dogs and an intriguing staircase to a subterranean bar.

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Photo by Andina


250 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 | (503)226-3394

A Pearl District staple since 2000 brought to us by renowned Portland restaurateur Bruce Carey (who is also the man behind Saucebox, 23Hoyt, Clarklewis). Yum.


1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209 | (503)228-9535

Stop in to vibrant Bar Mestizo to sip their colorful cocktails while enjoying the festive Peruvian ambiance and deliciousness. We suggest the sacsayhuamán, made with habanero pepper vodka, to spice up your evening.

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Photo by John Valls

Bamboo Sushi

404 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 | (503)444-7455

Clearly, Portlanders can’t get enough of the world’s first certified sustainable sushi restaurant, now with locations in every quadrant of the city. The shishito peppers are a must.

Oven and Shaker

1134 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209 | (503)241-1600

Salami and honey? Together? On a pizza? Yes, and it’s divine. Their chef, nominated for four James Beard Awards, knows her stuff.

Photo by Erin Peterson

Photo by David L. Reamer @dlreamer

Eleni’s Philoxenia

112 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 | (503)227-2158

This beloved purveyor of Greek comfort food has delighted diners for nearly 20 years with a happy hour menu that includes their best dishes. And, of course, ouzo. Yamas!

Mediterranean Exploration Company

333 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 | (503)222-0906

It would appear that the peoples of Israel, North Africa, and Turkey have nailed the art of fine snacking, which you can experience for yourself without leaving the Pearl.

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