Manned by longtime Portland bartender David Shenaut, the bar excels at classic cocktails and riffs thereof, but it also takes a fervent interest in whiskey and apple brandy they acquired their own private barrel stock. A former editor for UrbanDaddy, Eric writes about drinks, food, and travel for a variety of publications including Bevvy, Boston. Behind the bar, a cheeky sense of invention reigns: an old stalwart of the house list, the Dagobah System combines a geeky reference to Star Wars, evocative sense memories of Coca-Cola, and the best cough syrup flavor imaginable. For the creatives So many designers, musicians and artists that I know are super hot and amazingly dateable, but horribly introverted. Multnomah Whiskey Library Located inside a library, lets you enjoy the company of your friends and satisfying cocktails in a secluded place or drink a dram of whiskey to yourself, curled up with a book.
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Ground Kontrol A classic game arcade, is the place to release your inner nerd, with more than 60 old-school videogames and 27 pinball games. We don't have much luck in online dating or through MeetUp groups. Often crowded with young professionals who loosen their ties over after-work cocktails, Portland City Grill is a dimly lit, classically styled sanctuary for those who want to see and be seen. And despite the lack of a drink menu, the bartenders know the classics and deploy them in delicate glassware with subtle flourishes. Exposed lightbulbs hang from the ceiling, casting a warm glow. Brix Tavern A refined, open tavern with mirrors and an exposed ceiling, is a good choice for a relaxing evening with an elegant cocktail.
The spot reaches its oddball zenith every Saturday night. Try to go slightly outside your usual comfort zone and take a class that crosses traditional gender lines. The tiny kitchen works a rich vein of Euro-Oregonian pub fare, turning out a Monte Cristo spiked with marionberries and steak frites sourced from St. Try the old-fashioned, which arrives artfully deconstructed: a rocks glass of orange granita, dabbed with bitters and speared with a maraschino cherry, sided by a shot of Four Roses single-barrel bourbon. Somehow, such rituals feel refreshingly stuffy.
That's because that's what they are. You drink your martini, or your sazerac, or your manhattan, and you remember what a city bar is actually for: a neutral, civilized, well-tended place to savor that little piece of time between one thing and the next. Hanging out at a park for the day with your buddies is a great way to meet women who love the outdoors. Â But when I ask them where they go to meet people, they tell me the same three crappy places. This airy Linnton tavern offers plenty of room to rehydrate after a hike in Forest Park or recover from a harvest-season trip to nearby Sauvie Island. Monday through Saturday, 10 p.
Faux-fur-clad gals and bearded motorheads often flock here for Richter scale—bumping punk and metal bands, a dozen rotating draft brews, and dangerously easy-drinking creations like the Papa Legba, a kind of soft-porn Slurpee that mingles Bulleit bourbon and New Deal coffee liqueur with vanilla-bean soda and root beer. To travel back, order a Manhattan or a Martini, both of which are tops. The respite comes with a history lesson: it may not be right on the water, but few bars in Portland make you feel more connected to our rivertown history than the Lighthouse. Emily also works with these women as a certified Holistic Health Coach to focus on their health and mindfulness as they go through breakups, job changes and other transitions to feel and look amazing in their own unique bodies. Order at the counter behind the hulking drill press and head to the gregarious bar side of the operation, where no-nonsense classics and house concoctions from bar whiz Nick Keane as well as nearly 100 whiskeys keep you lubricated until the genuinely great pub grub arrives. Whet your appetite at the raw oyster bar by the door.
All are available for tasting or mixing into cocktails, which range from house creations to their take on the Negroni and Jungle Bird. Off-the-clock coworkers mingle with people killing time between loads at the laundromat next door. These classes are typically a good blend of men and women and might lean slightly in your favor. Find attractive, creative twenty- and thirty-somethings at these establishments. Check out and the Â for like-minded people who will likely change the world and make good money doing it! Start with an early-evening glass of peppery Côtes du Rhône and chorizo and blue cheese—stuffed dates at spare-yet-friendly wine bar and bottle shop Oso.
From there, let the candles be your guide as you freely roam both sides of the globe-trotting menu. Despite those signs, The Bearded Lady is no dour neo-speakeasy. No matter what type of woman you'd like to meet, you're likely to find her here: Portland attracts various types of people and has many gathering spots that facilitate friendly interaction. I am going through a bit of a dry spell and I need to start going to places to meet single, attractive men. With a full bar offering a malt beverage and martini list and sufficient wine selection, guests aren't short of drink options--or people to mingle with. Upgraded Americana is a calling card at the new Tilt, which charms all comers with juicy, salty burgers oozing with American cheese and gut-busting toppings as well as flaky house biscuits.