Happy Hour Guidebook
Guiding you to the best!


It's an impossible list, but since you all always ask (and I "cheated"), here you go:


Happy Hour of the Year!

Mama Mia Trattoria
The Happy Hour menu here hosts 27 food items including three desserts, and great drink deals too! It's super cute and perfectly low-key, and the food here hits that elusive high mark, given my Chicago Italian cravings.
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Top Ten -- Downtown, NW, Pearl

Departure -- Stellar w/roof deck! Brother bar Urban Farmer too
Fogo de Chao -- WOWS me and I want it all the time
Karam -- LOVE the food here! And only $2.50/plate to try all!
Oba -- Stars all across the board. A phenomenal food fave!
Raven & Rose -- A must: Traditional, delicious, and exceptional
Sake Japanese & Thai -- SO GOOD, and you get both food types
Seres -- Healthy and serene. Tons of choices!
Thirst -- On the river! Downtown sister bar, Bistro Marquee too.
Trader Vic's -- Great food, super-fun drinks, and killer decor

Top Ten -- North, NE, and SE

Block & Tackle
Box Social
Cerulean Skies

Equinox
Farm Café
Iconic
La Calaca Comelona
Levant
Mint/820
Salty's


A Few More Personal Favorites
My "Magic Formula" aside (or not), more of my fave raves.
Also, check your book for those hand-written "Favorite" notes!
Alibi
Amalfi's
Bazi Bierbrasserie
Gilda's Italian (especially steak bites!)
Las Primas
Noho's Hawaiian (Fremont)
Oregon Public House
Petisco
Pour
Tapalaya
Teote
Trio
Wild Abandon

Best of the 'Burbs

Beaverton: Thai Bloom!
Lake Oswego: Stickmen Brewery
Tigard: Sinju
Troutdale: Riverview
Vancouver: Grant House and Woody's Tacos




Mama Mia Trattoria
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Happy Hours
4:00–7:00pm Mon–Sat
4:00–9:00pm Sunday

Food Deals 3 
$2.25-$5.95
Astounding menu! Two dozen items plus desserts: Four kinds of pizza, meatball sliders, Sicilian or
veggie muffulettas, lasagna of the day, manicotti, penne, several salads, minestrone, calamari, clams, mussels, meatballs, fries, fried zucchini; plus cannoli, tartufo, and their trademark zeppole!

Drink Specials 3
$3.25-$4.50 drafts; $4.50 wine
$3.25 wells; $5.50-$6.50 cocktails (seven choices)

Atmosphere 3
Mama mia! Now that’s Italian! Luscious old world ambiance with 20 chandeliers, golden touches, white marble tables, and romantic candlelight. Happy Hour is in the front bar area only, plus seasonal sidewalk al fresco dining. Small group availability possible in private side room (no extra fee but must call ahead).



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And these Kings of Happy Hour, MUST be listed, although it's kind of not fair to compare. It's more of a Basic Beginner's List to Portland's Best Happy Hours. Year after year, they continue to draw big crowds with their famous Happy Hours. Unless you are new to town, you know them and love them, and you don't really need me to tell you, but I want to remind you about:


Landry's
Jake's Famous Crawfish
Jake's Grill
McCormick & Schmick's
Morton's Steakhouse
The Heathman
Plus Charthouse and Claim Jumper

Restaurant's Unlimited
Henry's Tavern
Newport Seafood Grill
Portland City Grill
Stanford's (6 locations)
Plus Manzana Grill, Newport Bay, and Portland Seafood Co. (in the 'burbs)

Bruce Carey's
23 Hoyt
Bluehour
Clarklewis
Saucebox.

Plus checklist all the McMenamin's (a book in itself)
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Melting Pot
Ruth's Chris
 
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