“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: 1014 SW Stark St. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.228.3333
- Hours: Mon-Fri 3-6pm, Sat-Sun 4-5pm
- Fare: $5 cocktail & wine/$3.50 draft beer specials; food specials $2-$6 (fried chickpeas, popcorn, fries, green salad, Nutella & jam sandwich, charcuterie board, grilled cheese, burger)
- Location: 525 SW Morrison St. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.802.5370
- Hours: Mon-Sat 4-6pm, Mon-Thu 10pm-close, Fri-Sat 11pm-close
- Fare: $5 cocktail, shochu, & beer specials; $6 wine & sake specials; food specials $3-$8 (chicken samosas, Departure wings, grilled prawns, onion ginger buns, udon, crispy squid, maki roll)
- Location: 729 SW 15th Ave. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.219.2094
- Hours: Daily 2-6:30pm & 9:30pm-close
- Fare: $20 bottle of house wine, $6 champagne cocktails, $4 pint of the day; food specials $4-$8 (mac 'n cheese, Caesar salad, crispy fried shrimp, Portobello burger, steamed mussels & clams, gorgonzola cheesecake)
East India Company
- Location: 319 SW Broadway Ave. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.227.8794
- Hours: Mon-Thu 5-7pm & 10pm-12am, Fri-Sat 5-7pm &10pm-1am, Sun 5-11pm
- Fare: Ginger-infused cosmo $6, red/white wine $5, beer $4, food specials $2.50-$14 (wedge salad, steak frites, pan fried oysters, tenderloin kebabs, burger, cheese plate )
- Location: 611 SW 10th Ave. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.220.1850
- Hours: Mon-Fri 3-6pm, Mon-Thu 9:30pm-close, Sat 1-4pm, Fri-Sat 10pm-close, Sun 3pm-close
- Fare: Featured cocktails $6.50, white wine sangria $5, food specials $1.95-$4.95 (ceviche, hummus, quesadilla, bruschetta, cheeseburger, chicken wings, ribs, sushi, ahi skewers, sliders, pizza)
Kenny & Zuke’s
Little Bird Bistro
Living Room Theater
- Location: 341 SW 10th Ave. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 971.222.2010
- Hours: Mon-Fri 4-6pm
- Fare: $6 cocktail specials, $4 wine, $4 beer, food specials $4 (chicken skewers, mezza platter, pizza, Spanish tortilla, turkey & cheese minibuns), and on Mon & Tue, all movies are $5.
Portland City Grill
- Location: 111 SW 5th Ave, 30th floor, Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.450.0030
- Hours: Mon-Fri 4:30pm-6:30pm & 10pm-12am, Sat 4:30-6:30pm & 10pm-1am, Sun 4-11pm
- Fare: Complimentary panoramic views of Portland from 30 stories up (sort of compensates for no drink specials), food specials $2-$6 (Caesar, satay, sushi, calamari, spring rolls, bruschetta, spicy shrimp, ahi, burger)
- Location: 214 SW Broadway, Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.241.3393
- Hours: Tue-Fri 4:30-6:30pm, Sat 5-6:30pm
- Fare: $5 cocktails, $5 red or white wine, $4 sake, $3 beer, food specials $1-$4 (edamame, miso, satay, salad rolls, noodles, pad tahi, udon, bahn mi, burgers, hand rolls, fried rice)
Southpark Seafood Grill & Bar
The Original Dinerant
- Location: 300 SW 6th St. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.546.2666
- Hours: Daily 3-6pm, 3-8pm at the bar
- Fare: Rose's punch $4, red or white wine $3, PBR draft $1, Voodoo doughnuts & housemade pop tarts $1.50, food specials $1-$5 (fries, burgers, hot dog, pig in a blanket, poutine, Scotch egg, fritters)
- 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)
- Location: 525 SW Morrison St. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.222.4900
- Hours: Daily 3-6pm
- Fare: $5 cocktail special, $5 moonshine punch, $5 red/white wine, $5 beer, food specials $2-$9 (nuts, chips, fries, oysters, tartare, cheese, charcuterie, croquettes, sliders, fondue, pie, milk & cookies)
- Location: 1733 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.287.2400
- Hours: Mon 5-10pm, Tue-Fri 5-7pm
- Fare: $2 Old German tallboys, $3 draft beer, $5 wine & well drinks, $6 cocktail du jour; food specials $2-$5 (raw oysters, tempura pumpkin, oxtail croquettes, pulled pork sliders, Brussels sprouts nachos, chicken liver toasts, slaw dog)
- Location: 2203 NE Alberta St. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.282.5522
- Hours: Mon-Thu 4-8pm, Fri-Sat 4-6pm, all day Sunday
- Fare: Bartender's choice specialty cocktail $5, house red & white wine $4, beer $3, food items $2-$5 (salads, fritters, frittata, pastas, sandwiches, skirt steak)
- Location: 2811 NE Glisan St. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.233.0511
- Hours: Mon-Fri 2-6pm, Fri-Sat 10pm-midnight
- Fare: Cuban coffee and drink specials (mostly non-alcoholic) $1.75-$4.50, food specials $2.75-$4 (empañadas, croquetas, frituras, fried plantains, salads, beans & rice, fried chicken, cuban stew)
- Location: 1230 NW Hoyt St. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.241.8800
- Hours: Daily 4:30-6pm & 9pm-close
- Fare: Fratelli Cello Drop $5.50, $5 red/white wine, $4 well drinks, food specials $5 (salad, pizzettes, meatballs, saltimbocca, polenta, boar ribs, spaetzli, lasagna, porchetta sliders)
- Location: 410 NW 21st Ave. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.274.1572
- Hours: Sun-Thu 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 5-11pm
- Fare: From 5-6:30pm daily, all glass pours $2 off, $3 beer; all night long food specials $2-$12 (Caesar, seafood salad, spaghetti, burger, pork tenderloin, flatbread pizzas)
- Location: 250 NW 13th Ave. Portland, OR Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.226.3394
- Hours: Nightly 4:30-6:30pm (Sat from 5:00) & 10pm-close
- Fare: $6 martinis, margaritas & cocktails, $3 beer, $20 bottles of red & white wine, $25 bottles of sparkly, food specials $1-$5 (fried olives, fried almonds, Caesar, fries, burger, spaghetti, pizza, vegetable sliders)
- Location: 1313 NW Marshall St. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.241.3612
- Hours: www.bridgeportbrew.com
- Fare: $2 off pints, food specials $2.50-$6 (salads, soups, spinach-artichoke dip, fresh pretzels and beer spreads, sandwiches, burgers)
Davis Street Tavern
- Location: 500 NW Davis St. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.505.5050
- Hours: Mon-Sat 4-6:30pm
- Fare: Red, white, rosé or SPARKLING wine specials $5-$6, beer $4, food specials $1-$9 (oysters, tomato basil bisque, salads, mussels, tuna carpaccio, crostini, mac&cheese, pork sandwich, burger, steak frites)
- Location: 407 NW 17th Ave. Portland, OR Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.227.8000
- Hours: Mon-Sat 4:30-6pm
- Fare: $4 beer & house sake, $5 wine, $6-$7 cocktail specials; food specials $3-$7 (salad rolls, crispy rolls, sugarcane shrimp, sesame balls, BBQ short ribs, spicy chicken wings, bánh mi, pho)
- Location: 2601 NW Vaughn St. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.228.1250
- Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 8am-10pm
- Fare: $5 wine special, $3 draft beer, food specials $2-$13 (focaccia, mezze platter, fritters, salads, charcuterie, cheese, kebobs, scallops, chicken wings, pizza, burger)
- Location: 1139 NW 11th Ave. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.517.7778
- Hours: Mon-Fri 4–6pm
- Fare: Cocktail specials $5, house red/white/SPARKLING wine $5, food specials $1-$9 (bread with grilled leeks, charcuterie, oysters, salads, best seafood chowder ever, bruschetta, tuna tataki, tripe stew, burger)
- Location: 422 NW 8th Ave. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.223.7275
- Hours: Mon-Sat 5-7pm
- Fare: Specialty cocktails $5, house red, white, or pink wine $5, Manzanilla sherry $5, small plates $8 (salt cod fritters, chickpea fries, soup, salads, flank steak salad, anchovies, terrine)
- Location: 102 NW 4th Ave. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.229.7464
- Hours: Mon-Fri 2-5:30pm
- Fare: Cocktail specials $5, well drinks $4, draft beer $3, house sake $4, food specials $1-$5 (pork bun, skewers, pork chop bun, ramen, shrimp chips, deep-fried tiny fish, roasted red peanuts, chinese tea egg)
- Location: 2165 West Burnside, Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.223.1513
- Hours: www.ringsidesteakhouse.com
- Fare: No drink specials, but the $2.25 food specials (steak bites, fish bites, burger, prime rib dip, buffalo wings, chili poppers, fried oysters, oyster shooters, Caesar, popcorn shrimp) make up for it
- Location: 1105 NW Lovejoy St. Portland Map it!
- Hours: Mon-Sat 3-7pm, Fri-Sat 9pm-close
- Fare: Signature cocktails $6, wine $5, draft beer $3, food specials $2.50-$5 (spring rolls, potstickers, duck salad rolls, wontons, noodles, crispy scallops, lo mein, fried rice, short ribs, calamari, snow pea prawns)
- Location: 1012 NW Glisan St. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.248.2172
- Hours: Daily 4-9:30pm
- Fare: Ginger martini/tuk tuk martini $5, white guava margarita $5, white or red house wine $6/glass or $22/bottle, Kirin draft $4, food specials $5-$7 (salad rolls, crispy rolls, hoisin ribs, chicken wings, pho, chicken curry, lemongrass chicken, crazy noodles, grilled beef)
- Location: 1015 NW Everett St. Portland Map it! Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.445.8109
- Hours: Mon-Fri 4-7pm
- Fare: Cocktail specials $6, $1 off all beer, wine, & sake, food specials $4 (these change weekly, sample list includes potato leek soup, frisee salad, brussel sprout and pork belly bruschetta)
- Location: 3808 N Williams Ave, Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.288.6200
- Hours: Tue-Fri 5:30-7pm
- Fare: $5-$6 cocktail specials, red/white wine $4, draft beer $3, food specials $1-$6 (salad, popcorn, fritters, fries, onion rings, charcuterie, baked eggs, flatbread, poutine, patty melt)
- Location: 4835 N Albina Ave. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.517.9347
- Hours: Daily 5-6:30pm, 9pm-close
- Fare: $5 margaritas & red or white wine, $4 sangria & mimosas, food specials $4-$9 (salad, soup, spiced nuts, masa cakes, enchiladas, flautas, quesadilla, pork sandwich, tacos)
Beaker & Flask
- Location: 215 SE 9th Ave. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.239.8830
- Hours: Sun-Thu 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 5-11pm
- Fare: Sake $5, soju $4, Sapporo draft $3, food specials $2-$4 (chicken, beef, pork belly & garlic skewers, misoshiru, tofu, kimchi griddle cakes, grilled rice balls)(udon and ramen specials after 9pm nightly)
La Calaca Comelona
- Location: 2304 SE Belmont St. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.239.9675
- Hours: Mon-Sat 8pm-close
- Fare: Cocktail specials $4-$5.50, well drinks $3.50, 50 cents off draft beers, food specials $2-$6.50 (taquitos, grilled red potatoes with garlic & lime, mini quesadillas, spinach tortillas, croquettes, guacamole salad)
- Location: 5008 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland Map it!
- Phone Number: 503.232.6333
- Hours: Mon-Fri 4-6pm, Sat-Sun 2-6pm, Sun-Thu 10pm-close
- Fare: Cocktail special $5, white/red wine & well drinks $4, 16oz PBR tall boys $2, food specials $3-$6 (soups, salads, salmon cakes, pita pizza, artichoke dip, mezze platter, blackened chicken)