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!
Trader Vic's!

A historic, iconic, tiki wonderland where memories are made! :-)
See Happy Hour write-up at right. I love it, I love it, I love it!

Top Ten -- Downtown, NW, Pearl

Departure -- Stellar w/roof deck! Brother bar Urban Farmer too
Mama Mia -- 20 extra-delicious HH items at $2, $3, or $4
Meriwether's -- Traditional charm and a million HH combos
Oba -- Low prices further lowered, and a phenomenal food fave!
Piattino -- Cozy and NW-woody with the best wood-fired pizzas
* Racion -- My very favorite new Happy Hour added this edition
Raven & Rose -- A must: Traditional, delicious, and exceptional
Ringside Fish House -- ** All three Ringsides are knocks outs!
Seres -- Healthy and serene. Tons of choices.
Thirst -- On the river! New sister bar, Bistro Marquee too.

Top Ten -- North, NE, and SE
Block & Tackle
Box Social
Cerulean Skies

Equinox
Farm Café
La Calaca Comelona
Mextiza
Mint/820
Salty's
Tabla

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
Las Primas
Mother's
Noho's Hawaiian (Fremont)
Oregon Public House
Petisco
Pour
Press Club
Punch Bowl Social
Saké Japanese Thai
Tapalaya
Teote
Wild Abandon

Best of the 'Burbs

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




Trader Vic's
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Happy Hours
4:00–6:00pm and 10:00pm-close Daily
All day Sunday (4:00pm–10:00pm)

Food Deals 3+
$4.00-$7.00
Twelve exceptionally delicious tiki treats! Glazed chicken wings, Korean beef tacos, calamari, fries, char sui pork, sliders, coconut shrimp, stir-fried chicken in lettuce cups, wontons, salad, beans.

Drink Specials 3+
$4.00 drafts; $5.00 red or white house wines
$6.00 mai tais and signature tropical cocktails

Atmosphere 3+
A Polynesian piece of paradise in the Pearl! Refined, tropical, tiki elegance mixed with fun, fascination, and fire. It’s fully enchanting and magical! Thatched ceilings and walls, bamboo and carved wooden masks everywhere, and a social, central tiki bar with themed cocktailware. Full walls of windows open to the street.

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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)
  -- and --
Melting Pot
Ruth's Chris
 
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