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Raise a glass to happy hour in Portland

Go bargain hunting with our Portland happy hour guide, which highlights drink specials and food discounts throughout the city.

A glass of whiskey with a lemon peel garnish and a large ice cube.

Choose from eight whiskeys — served neat, on the rocks, sour, or with soda — for $5 at Pope House Bourbon Lounge. | Photo by @chaunceyii

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For our glass-half-full kinda people, happy hours in Portland are where it’s at. Whether you’re looking to try out a new spot on the cheap or get together to decompress after work, these discounts on beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks will turn that frown upside down.

A pint of beer with Beer O' Clock on the glass sits in the sunlight at a booth

What’s better, what’s in the glass or the sunshine?

Beer lovers

Backwoods Brewing Company | Sunday-Thursday, 2:30-5:30 p.m. | Chip off a dollar from any beer (our favorite’s the flagship Logyard IPA), and soak up the suds with $7 chicken tenders and tots or $6 teriyaki ginger edamame.

Beer O’Clock | Daily, 3-5 p.m. | No need to ask Damian Lillard — you’ll always know what time it is at this taproom when the $5 happy hour pints are flowing.

A cheeseburger and two glasses of lager at Loyal Legion in Portland, Oregon.

Loyal Legion has 50-100 Oregon beers on tap at any given time. | Photo by @littlezestypdx

Photo by @littlezestypdx

Keeping spirits up

Loyal Legion | Sunday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. |You’ll find at least 50 Oregon beers on tap at any given time, which you can take $1 off during happy hour.

Tropicale | Wednesday.-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. | Leave your worries on a white sand beach; this Caribbean + Latin American bar offers bottled beer and a shot of Altos (“La Ruleta”) for $10, as well as hibiscus margaritas and Oaxacan old fashioneds.

Pope House Bourbon Lounge | Daily, 4-7 p.m. | Cocktails are a steal at $8, but the Mix & Mash is where it’s at: for $7, you can choose from a selection of whiskeys served in a sour, neat, on the rocks, or with soda.

Kachka | Daily, 4-6 p.m. | Into vodka? This Eastern European restaurant offers $7 Moscow mules and house-infused vodkas, like one made with spicy horseradish and sweet local honey.

Six oysters on the half shell sit in a bowl with ice and hot sauce at Lazy Susan in Portland, Oregon.

Oysters are $1 from 5-6 p.m. every Monday at Lazy Susan. | Photo by Christine Dong

Photo by Christine Dong

Hungry for meal deals

Lazy Susan | Saturday + Sunday, 2-5 p.m. | Foodies will appreciate the $11 smoked whitefish spread with fried saltines or the $10 burger + draft beer combo.

Bhuna | Daily, 4-6 p.m. | This Indian soul food restaurant has happy hour specials to comfort the soul, with $6 pav sliders and $1 off snacks + skewers (we love the Kashmiri mushroom naan and lotus root fries).

Carina Lounge | Wednesday-Sunday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. | All small plates — like the roasted prawns in piri piri sauce, goat cheese ravioli, and garlic + rosemary flatbread — are $3 off, and our stomachs are growling just thinking about the options.

The Observatory | Daily, 3-5 p.m. | Fill up on small plates like blackened fish or BBQ pulled pork tacos for $6, ginger sake mussels for $8, and grilled chicken wings glazed in a sesame sweet chili sauce for $5 — with a $5 daily special cocktail.

Lil’ Shalom | Daily, 2:30-4:30 p.m. | Don’t mind us as we devour a pita sandwich and wash it down with a mug of beer, all for $15. Keepin’ it snacky? Try the $5 hawaij-tossed fries with tahina and $10 Turkish Delight Slushy.

A mojito with a lime wheel at Cubo in Portland, Oregon.

“Why is the rum gone?” said no one ever at Cubo. | Photo by David Kolenda

Photo by David Kolenda

Late-night gems

Cubo | Monday-Thursday, 3-6 p.m. + 9-10 p.m. | Paint some color into your weeknight at this vibrant Cuban spot offering $7 rum cocktails, like lime daiquiris, mojitos + guava coladas.

East Glisan Pizza Lounge | Monday, open-close, Thursday-Saturday, 9-11 p.m. | Celebrate the end of the week with $1 off draft beer, house wine + well drinks, and $3 slices of cheese pizza, $4 cinnamon-sugar or breadstick bites, and $8 lasagna pinwheels.

Matador | Daily, 4-6 p.m. + 10 p.m.-1 a.m. | The five street tacos for $10 (choose from chorizo, shredded chicken, carnitas, or ground beef) are big enough to share.

The Box Social | Daily, 4-6 p.m. | Relax after a busy day at this candlelit bar offering $1 off well spirits, wine + draft beer.

Plates of hummus with pita and cucumbers, and an oven-baked soft pretzel with dip at Aalto Lounge in Portland, Oregon.

Aalto Lounge has $4 grilled cheese sandwiches, baked pretzels + hummus with pita. | Photo by @cutthroatpixie

Photo by @cutthroatpixie

Biggest bargains

Aalto Lounge | Daily, 5-7 p.m. | Those in the know head to this neighborhood haunt for $3 Jell-O shots, bottles of wine for $15, and $4 comfort snacks.

Arbor Hall | Daily, 4-6 p.m. | It’s not hard to find thoughtfully crafted cocktails in Portland for double-digits; the real challenge is finding them at this bar’s prices. You have six house recipes to choose from — each for $9.

Campana | Daily, 5-6 p.m. + all night at the bar | If you order food (select pasta dishes are $10 cheaper than the regular menu), you’ll unlock discounted drink options like $7 canned beer + $10 Italian-inspired cocktails.

A dark room with five brightly colored pinball machines and cosmic glow-in-the-dark art on the walls at Space Room Lounge in Portland, Oregon.

Test your pinball skills after a round of drinks at Space Room Lounge. | Photo by @mellolord

Photo by @mellolord

Powering past the hour

Space Room Lounge | Daily, open-5 p.m. | Take an interstellar voyage with $6 snacks and draft beer + $1 off well drinks at this space-themed restaurant complete with an arcade and patio.

The Rambler | Monday, all day + Tuesday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. | This converted bungalow with dog-friendly patios offers $1 off signature cocktails, well spirits, and beer + wine on tap.

Life of Pie Pizza | Daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | $6 beer + wine, along with $8 margherita pizzas just might be the midday pick-me-up you were looking for.

Gold Dust Meridian | Daily, 2-8 p.m. + Sunday, 2 p.m.-2:30 a.m. | Draft and well drinks are 50 cents off, but the food is the star of the happy hour show: $6 deviled eggs, $7 golden beet salad or vegan mac, and $8 wings.

A hand holds a vivid magenta-hued cocktail with a cherry on top in front of greenery at Suckerpunch in Portland, Oregon.

Suckerpunch’s “One Cent Magenta” is for the black cherry fans. | Photo by Julie Rodriguez

Photo by Julie Rodriguez

Mocktail musts

Looking for a zero-proof beverage to enjoy with your crew? Here are some of our favorites around town.

The Bye and Bye | Times vary | Forgoing booze doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor at this vegan restaurant that’s open until at least midnight every night, with zero-proof spins on palomas, CBD sodas, ciders + more. We love the Rose Palmer.

Eem | Times vary | Bring your out-of-town guests here to impress them with tropical-themed “clear-headed” drinks, like coconut cream pineapple soda + cucumber yuzu ginger lime soda.

The Sudra | 12-9 p.m. | Try a truly unique non-alcoholic drink — like the I Wish with mango, fresh herbs, lime, agave, and bubles — at this plant-based Indian restaurant.

Host at home

Shop our favorite happy hour essentials to host friends for a drink at your place:

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