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Places to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Head to these sports bars from Sunday, Nov. 20 to Sunday, Dec. 18 to view matches. 🏆

The Toffee Club sports bar in Portland, Oregon

Nothing like a packed house on a game day at The Toffee Club .

Photo via @toffeeclubpdx

The 2022 FIFA World Cup starts Sunday, Nov. 20 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 18. And since many of us probably aren’t hopping on a 15-hour flight to Qatar, we’re highlighting some local sports bars where Portlanders can take in all the blood, sweat, and tears from right here in Rose City. ⚽

It’s already no surprise that fútbol is actual life for soccer fans in Portland — thanks to the Thorns and Timbers for giving us one heck of a season this year — but with the heat of local games behind us, we’re turning to them to get the ball rolling.

Did you know that both the Thorns and Timbers have pub partnerships with Grand Central Bowl & Arcade? This upscale bowling lounge boasts plenty of TVs and opens at noon on weekends, making it a perfect spot to hunker down and catch some World Cup matches.

Keep in mind that several matches will be broadcast on FOX,, and Telemundo every day of the week and as early as 1 a.m. EST.

Here are 12 additional sports bars in Portland decked out with TVs and game-day grub to bring your watch party to life.

Home, A Bar in Portland, Oregon

Home is where the heart is — the heart of all things sports and beer, that is.

🏆 HOME, A Bar | 719 SE Morrison St. | Opens 4 p.m. | Includes an ever-changing menu and tap list, including vegetarian options.

🏆 The Toffee Club | 1006 SE Hawthorne Blvd. | Times vary | English football pub that offers breakfast and pub menus, beer from independent breweries, and a tea selection.

🏆 Cheerful Bullpen | 1730 SW Taylor St. | Opens 2 p.m. | Membership-only bar with 12 beers on draft and monthly raffles.

🏆 The Sports Bra | 2512 EN Broadway | Opens 11 a.m. | Inclusive sports bar dedicated to celebrating women’s sports and features cocktails made from the women-owned distillery Freeland Spirits.

🏆 Nico’s Cantina | 4318 Northeast Cully Blvd. | Opens 4 p.m. | Take down some tacos alongside a specialty cocktail while you watch teams take the field in Qatar at this spacious interior dining area with additional courtyard seating and lighting.

🏆 GOL Soccer Bar | 1739 SE Hawthorne Blvd. | Times vary | Times zones, what of them? This Timbers-centric bar specifically catering to soccer enthusiasts opens early for a variety of international games, like World Cup matches.

🏆 River Pig Saloon | 529 NW 13th Ave. | Times vary | Located inside the historic Gadsby Building, this Thorn’s sponsor bar loaded has nine LCD TVs so World Cup fans won’t miss a thing.

🏆 Kells Irish Pubs | 112 SW Second Ave. | Times vary | Head into the heart of downtown Portland to catch the World Cup matches with locals at this family-owned pub that serves house-brewed beers.

🏆 Forte Portland | 400 SW Sixth Ave. | Times vary | This coffee shop and wine bar in the heart of downtown Portland will stream the matches on multiple TVs, including the big screens facing north, south, east, and west.

🏆 Lustre Pearl Portland | 3932 N. Mississippi Ave. | Times vary | This Austin-born bar opened a location in Portland in October and plans to stream as many World Cup games as possible on its 90-inch TV screen; opening early when needed to host watch parties complete with drink specials and wood-fired pizza.

🏆 Proper Pint Oakroom | 7654 SW 32nd Ave. | Times vary | Catch every match (except for those pesky 2 a.m. starts) at this Multnomah Village spot and its Woodstock counterpart Proper Pint Taproom.

🏆 The Hostel Cafe | 1810 NW Glisan St. | Opens 7 a.m. | Cheer on your favorite team in a family-friendly atmosphere, surrounded by fans from near and far.

We’ll keep an eye on official World Cup Watch Parties as the date gets closer, but in the meantime, if you know of any we should highlight, let us know.

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