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.
Keeping spirits up
Loyal Legion | Sun.-Fr., 3-5 p.m. | PDXtoday reader Danny M. tipped us off about this beer hall’s 1-oz pour of Pendleton Whisky on the rocks for $5 with a $3 IPA back, paired with a $6 smash burger. You’ll also find at least 50 Oregon beers on tap at any given time.
Tropicale | Tues.-Thurs., 3-6 p.m. | Leave your worries on a white sand beach; this Caribbean + Latin American bar offers Xicha Mexican lager and a shot of Altos for $11, $7 hibiscus margaritas, and $5 zero-proof piña coladas.
Pope House Bourbon Lounge | Daily, 4-7 p.m. | Cocktails are a steal at $6, but the Mix & Mash is where it’s at: for $5, 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.
Hungry for meal deals
Lazy Susan | Sat. + Sun., 2-5 p.m. | Foodies will appreciate the $11 smoked whitefish spread with fried saltines, oysters on the half shell ($1 from 5-6 p.m. every Monday), 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 | Wed.-Sun., 4:30-6 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, prosciutto-wrapped chicken liver mousse for $5, and grilled chicken wings glazed in a sesame sweet chili sauce for $5 — with a $5 daily special cocktail.
Cubo | Mon.-Thurs., 3-6 p.m. + 9-10 p.m. | Paint some color into your weeknight at this vibrant Cuban spot offering $6 rum cocktails, like lime daiquiris, mojitos + guava coladas.
East Glisan Pizza Lounge | Thurs.-Sat., 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 $9 lasagna pinwheels.
The Matador | Daily, 4-6 p.m. + 10 p.m.-1 a.m. | The five street tacos for $8 (choose from chorizo, shredded chicken, carnitas, or ground beef) are big enough to share.
The Box Social | Daily, 4-6 p.m. + Sun.-Thurs., 11 p.m.-12 a.m. | Relax after a busy day at this candlelit bar offering $1 off well spirits, wine + draft beer. Or try a non-alcoholic CBD drink or seasonal mocktail.
Aalto Lounge | Daily, 5-7 p.m. | Those in the know head to this neighborhood haunt for $3 Jell-O shots, buckets of beer to share for $12-15, bottles of wine for $12, and $4 comfort snacks.
Vintage Cocktail Lounge | 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. French 75s, Hemingway Daiquiris, and five others to choose from — each for $6.
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 draft beer + $10 Italian-inspired cocktails.
Powering past the hour
Space Room Lounge | Daily, open-5 p.m. | Take an interstellar voyage with $6 snacks and $1 off draft beer + cocktails at this space-themed restaurant complete with an arcade and patio.
The Rambler | Mon., all day + Tues.-Fri., 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 $7 margherita pizzas just might be the midday pick-me-up you were looking for.
Gold Dust Meridian | Daily, 2-8 p.m. + Sun., 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.
Looking for a zero-proof beverage to enjoy with your crew? Here are some of our favorites around town.
Suckerpunch | Thurs.-Sun., 6-10 p.m. | Sip an elegant craft cocktail — but leave as sober as you came in — at this experimental speakeasy offering concoctions made with ingredients like pistachio oil, mandarin soda + tarragon.
Xico | Wed.-Sat., 5-9 p.m. + Sun. 4:30-8 p.m. | Not in the mood for mezcal? Enjoy a delicious beverage without the buzz by trying a hibiscus tea or horchata at this popular Mexican spot.
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 strawberry almond coolers + vegan Thai teas.
The Sudra | 12-9 p.m. | Try a truly unique non-alcoholic drink — like the Masala Film with mango puree or the tamarind limeade — at this plant-based Indian restaurant. You have three locations to choose from, including one in Beaverton.