“No bees, no honey; no work, no money,” goeth the proverb. Since this greatest of necessary evils known as Work afflicts most of us at some point or another in our lives, thank goodness some brilliant person invented Happy Hour, an affordable way to effectively drown one’s secular sorrows until they stop kicking. But not all happy hours are created equal. To earn Under the Table approval, a happy hour has to have some meat on its bones, with drink AND eat specials that will not only help you unwind when the whistle blows, but can stand in as a very enjoyable dinner, just in case you don’t have the energy to drag yourself home afterwards and whip up a roasted lamb or even so much as a batch of Trader Joe’s taquitos.
- Location: 626 SW Park Ave. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.236.3036
- Hours: Daily 2:30-6:30pm & Sun-Thu 9-10pm, Fri-Sat 10pm-12am
- Fare: Well drinks & wine $4, $1 off beer, food specials (oysters on half shell, duck confit wings, salad, pommes frites, calamari, bistro burger, mac n' cheese, shrimp po' boy, frog legs, braised beef & Brie sandwich)
- Location: 525 SW Morrison St. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.802.5370
- Hours: Mon-Sat 4-6pm, Mon-Thu 10pm-close, Fri-Sat 11pm-close
- Fare: Wine specials $6, beer $5; food specials $3-$9 (samosas, skewers, edamame, salad, wings, grilled prawns, dumplings, onion ginger buns, udon, crispy squid, maki roll)
- Location: 729 SW 15th Ave. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.219.2094
- Hours: Daily 2-6:30pm & 9:30pm-close
- Fare: $20 bottle of house wine, $6 cocktails & wine, $4 pints; food specials $4-$8 (mac 'n cheese, Caesar salad, quinoa salad, croque-monsieur, Portobello burger, cheeseburger, gorgonzola cheesecake, shrimp skewers, wings)
East India Company
- Location: 611 SW 10th Ave. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.220.1850
- Hours: Mon-Thu 3-6pm & 9:30-11pm, Fri 3-6pm & 10pm-12am, Sat 1-4pm & 10pm-12am, Sun 3-11pm
- Fare: Wine $6, well drinks & beer $4, food $2.95-$5.95 (ceviche, hummus, quesadilla, bruschetta, burger, wings, ribs, sliders, pizza)
Kenny & Zuke’s
Living Room Theater
Portland City Grill
- Location: 111 SW 5th Ave. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.450.0030
- Hours: Mon-Thu 4-7pm & 9pm-12am, Fri-Sat 4-7pm & 9pm-1am, Sun 4-11pm
- Fare: Wine $6.25, cocktail & draft beer $5.25, food $4.25-$9.25 (spring rolls, sushi rolls, noodle salad, Caesar salad, cheeseburger, salmon cakes, shrimp and grits, calamari, fish n chips, ribs, steak sandwich, steak frites), free 30th floor views
Punch Bowl Social
Raven & Rose
- Location: 214 SW Broadway Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.241.3393
- Hours: Tue-Fri 4:30-6:30pm, Sat 5-6pm * Late Night HH Tue-Thu 10:30pm-12am, Fri-Sat 11pm-2am
- Fare: Cocktails & wine $5, sake $4, beer $3, food $1-$5 (edamame, oysters, miso, satay, salad rolls, noodles, pad thai, curry, udon, burgers, hand rolls, fried rice)
Southpark Seafood Grill & Bar
Tasty n Alder
The Original Dinerant
- Location: 1733 NE Alberta St. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.287.2400
- Hours: Mon 5-10pm, Tue-Fri 5-7pm
- Fare: Cocktail $6, wine & well drinks $5, beer $3, Old German $2, food $2-$6 (oysters, tempura pumpkin, oxtail croquettes, pulled pork sliders, Brussels sprouts nachos, chicken liver toasts, slaw dog)
- Location: 2811 NE Glisan St. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.233.0511
- Hours: Mon-Fri 2-6pm, Fri-Sat 10pm-12am
- Fare: Cocktails $5-$6.50, sangria $5.50, wine $4-$5, beer $2.50-$3.50, food $3-$5 (empañadas, croquetas, frituras, fried plantains, salads, beans & rice, fried chicken, cuban stew)
- Location: 529 NW 23rd St. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.445.7400
- Hours: Daily 4-6:30pm, Fri-Sat 9pm-12am
- Fare: Cocktails $6, wine $5, beer $3.50-$5, food $1-$8 (pickled asparagus, spicy almonds, deviled eggs, roasted beets, tempura green beans, Caesar, mushroom ragu, lamb meatballs, grilled flatbread)
- Location: 250 NW 13th Ave. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.226.3394
- Hours: Mon-Fri 4-6:30pm, Sat 5-6:30pm
- Fare: Cocktails & wine $6, bottles of wine $20, beer $4, food $1-$9 (olives, almonds, charcuterie, fries, bruschetta, salad, cheese plate, lamb sliders, meatballs, pasta, pizza, burger)
- Location: 1338 NW Hoyt St. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.943.5995
- Hours: Tue-Sun 3-6:30pm, Mon 3pm-12:30am * Late Night Sun-Thu 9:30pm-12:30am
- Fare: Cocktails $4, wine & beer $1 off, food $2.95-$7.95 (wings, burger, sliders, roast chicken tacos, shrimp & grits, cheddar fries, soup, salad, calamari, ribs, pizza, hot pocket)
Davis Street Tavern
Irving Street Kitchen
Oven & Shaker
- Location: 2165 W. Burnside St. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.223.1513
- Hours: www.ringsidesteakhouse.com
- Fare: No drink specials, but excellent food specials $2.75-$4.75 (jo-jos, steak bites, shrimp cocktail, meatballs, burger, clam strips, calamari, mussels, fried shrimp, prime rib dip, crab cakes)
Taste on 23rd
- Location: 4057 N Mississippi St. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.284.6669
- Hours: Mon-Fri 4-6pm, Sun 10pm-2:30am
- Fare: Cocktails & wine $5, beer $2-$4, Jello shots $2, food $2-$5 (polenta croquettes, quesadilla, French onion soup, bone marrow, mortadella grilled cheese, penne alla vodka, grilled broccolini)
- Phone Number: 503.206.5790
- Hours: Tue-Sun 3-6pm
- Fare: Pisco cocktails $6, inca borracho $4.50, wine and sangría $4, beers $2.50-$4, food 2.50-$6 (soup, salad, fries, olive spread, empanadas, pork sandwich, sausage sandwich)
- Location: 3950 N Mississippi Ave. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.287.7629
- Hours: Daily 4-6pm, Fri-Sat 10-11pm
- Fare: Wine $5, $1 off well drinks & beers, food $3-$9.50 (corn fritters, hush puppies, yam fries, fried okra, salads, spare ribs, jambalaya, mac & cheese, fried chicken & waffles, burger, po' boy)
Por Qué No
Tasty n Sons
The Hop & Vine
3 Doors Down
- Location: 1522 SE 32nd Ave. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.234.8888
- Hours: Daily 3-7pm & 10pm-close
- Fare: Cocktail $5, well drinks $3.50, $1 off wine & beer, food $3-$8 (kale chips, fried chickpeas, Flemish frites, pork belly skewers, grilled chicken salad, burger, merguez w/ polenta, grilled shrimp, Stoemp)
Block + Tackle
- Location: 1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.231.9959
- Hours: Mon-Sat 5-6pm & 9pm-close
- Fare: Cocktail, lemon drop & well drinks $5, wine $5, beer $3, food $1.50-$6 (raw oysters, sauteed mussels, fries, butter lettuce salad, roasted beets, chicken liver crostini, arancini, burger)
- Location: 1001 SE Water Ave. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.235.2294
- Hours: Mon-Sat 4:30-6:30pm
- Fare: Cocktails $5-$6, bubbly $6, wine $5, beer $4, food $1-$6 (olives, almonds, cheese, soup, salad, spaghetti, grilled cheese sandwich, meatballs, arancini, clams, burger, brownie with gelato)
- Location: 1800 E Burnside St. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.236.2876
- Hours: Mon-Fri 4-6pm, Sat-Sun 3-6pm * Late Night 10pm-2:30am
- Fare: Cocktails $6, wine $5, beer & well drinks $3.50, food $3-$8 (mac & cheese, cheeseburger, pork sandwich, portobello sandwich, spinach salad, white bean spread, tempura Brie, calamari, goat cheese & kale dip)
La Calaca Comelona
- Location: 2304 SE Belmont St. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.239.9675
- Hours: Mon-Sat 4-6pm & 8pm-close
- Fare: Cocktails $4-$5.50, well drinks $3.50, 50 cents off beers, food $2-$5 (tacos, chalupitas, taquitos, quesadillas, guacamole, salad, mini enchiladas, esquite, spinach tortillas)
Por Qué No
- Location: 5008 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.232.6333
- Hours: Mon-Sat 4-6pm
- Fare: Cocktails & weekly punch $6, well drinks & wine $4, PBR $2, food $2-$6 (nuts, olives, pickled vegetables, soup, salads, mezze, tandoori chicken, artichoke dip, pizza, salmon corn cakes)
- Location: 2500 SE Clinton St. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.808.9999
- Hours: Daily 4-6pm * Late Night Sun-Thu 10pm-12am, Fri-Sat 10pm-1am
- Fare: Cocktails $5, wine & beer $4, $1 off well drinks, food $4-$8 (wings, popcorn, cheese curds, deviled eggs, fries, chop salad, cheese & charcuterie board, mac & cheese, burgers)
SE Wine Collective
The Farm Cafe
- Location: 8115 SE Stark St. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.445.6284
- Hours: Daily 3-6pm * Late Night Tue-Thu 10pm-12am
- Fare: Cocktail & wine $5, well drinks $4, beer $1.50-$3.75, food $2-$6 (fry bread, Caesar, tomato bisque, garlic parmesan rosemary fries, smoked whitefish spread, ginger sake mussels, chicken pâté)
- Location: 0315 SW Montgomery St. Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.295.2747
- Hours: Tue-Thu 3–10pm; Fri-Sun 3–11pm * Happy Hour Tue-Sun 3-6pm
- Fare: Cocktails $6, wine by the glass $5-$6, bottles $20-$25, flights $9, food $3.50-$9 (cheese & charcuterie, blue cheese dates, salad, soup, artichoke dip, baked Brie, hummus, crab dip, flat iron steak)
- Location: 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.295.6166
- Hours: Daily 4-7pm
- Fare: Wine and beer specials $4, complimentary river view, food specials $2-$11 (edamame, fries, olives, salad, charcuterie, poutine, pasta, fish & chips, roasted chicken, grilled cheese)