THIS MONTH'S EDITION, SPOTS FOR:
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NEIGHBORHOOD: Northwest District
LOCATION: 1545 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
WHY WE LOVE IT: The first establishment to be granted a liquor license in the state of Oregon in the aftermath of prohibition, this ultra authentic atmosphere was once home to many a lumberjack and we like to think it's kept that same spirit of genuine service, good grub and no-nonsense drinks.
rock creek tavern
LOCATION: 10000 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124
WHY WE LOVE IT: We're a sucker for the McMenamins atmosphere, these people definitely know how to purchase and restore amazing, historic buildings and we can't get enough of the old-fashioned character. This location is one of our favorites for a warm beverage, a game of pool or a post-up spot/mobile workstation.
LOCATION: 411 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204
WHY WE LOVE IT: One of Portland's oldest restaurant, this establishment was originally opened in 1879 as "The Bureau Saloon". Known for their table side preparation of Spanish coffees, this place likes to present your beverage with flair and we can't scoff at their tasty turkey dinners either.
NEIGHBORHOOD: St. Johns
LOCATION: 8002 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203
WHY WE LOVE IT: This awesome local bar just so happens to be in our backyard, so we can personally vouch for the incredible company, casual atmosphere and to-die-for bruschetta. We love sipping our Spanish coffees here on Sunday mornings or taking advantage of their outdoor recreation options in the summer months.
leisure public house
LOCATION: 1101 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
WHY WE LOVE IT: Not only do we love their Spanish coffees, we're also a fan of their broader menu and ridiculous seating variety. Visitors can take their pick between the main dining room, upper deck, lounge or lower patio, making this the perfect spot to visit rain or shine.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Nob Hill
LOCATION: 801 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
WHY WE LOVE IT: Open air dining, crackling flames and seasonally-inspired, locally-grown dishes, what's not to love? With an assortment of snacks, small plates and big entrees, this is a great spot to take friends for a tapas-style meal sharing experience.