Portland's Best Happy Hours
The eminent stress of finals and the weight of recent events going on outside of the UP bubble are enough to make any sane (or trying to stay sane, anyway) 21-year-old college student yearn for a drink. But it’s hard to knock a few back without straining your wallet in the process.
The Beacon has you covered. Here are five Portland happy hours that will give you the best bang for your buck!
2315 NE Alberta St.
Happy Hour: daily 4 - 6 p.m.
If you are looking for a Tavern feel with a
The chalkboard style menu reads off a medium-sized list of house cocktails and draft beers. While beer on tap is only $1 off during happy hour the real catch is the $3 wells drinks. Go for a gin and tonic if you are looking for simplicity but if you want to step over to the wild side, order their house alcoholic slushies. You won’t be disappointed.
2108 NW Glisan St.
Happy Hour: Tuesday - Saturday 4 - 6:30 p.m., Sunday/Monday all day
Portland is a hub for beer lovers and chilled-out vibes. But, there are still hidden gems of classiness that can be found for the more sophisticated drinker. “
With a limited menu of more typical drinks, this bar is really known for
If you are looking for something elegant yet strong, order their Rose Petal martini, which literally comes with a rose petal floating in the pink alcohol. But, if you want to try something a bit less aromatic, try the English Cucumber martini for a light and refreshing taste.
5242 N. Lombard
Happy Hour: Tuesday/Thursday $2
The “T-Room” is the staple University of Portland bar. With $2 draft beers and drinks during their Tuesday/Thursday 10-11 p.m. happy hour, you can find a huge number of UP students hanging out at the bar or
4057 N Mississippi St.
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3-6pm, Sunday 10 - close
Mississippi street is full of hip bars and a slice of thriving Portland nightlife. One of the best bars along the road is “Interurban,” a space that not only offers higher quality drinks and food at a lower
The building looks small from the outside, and the main bar area is, but
The bar’s menu boasts a selection of draft beers, with a special eye to higher-end IPAs and a few choice ciders. But, the best part about “
3356 SE Belmont St.
Happy Hour: Daily 5-7pm
The “Aalto Lounge” has to take the winning spot for the best happy hour. The dimly lit and narrow bar is the best of both worlds. It’s a little more upscale with a beautifully decorated space and yet the happy hour is wonderfully cheap.
The daily 5-7pm happy hour is a steal, with draft beers (Stiegl anyone?),