There are plenty of bars that double as music venues in Portland. But there are few I would go to if it weren’t for a killer show that night. Valentine’s, besides being a bastion of the experimental and electronic music communities, is also a really fantastic bar, with rotating art on the walls, indie-rock stars on the turntables, and the best Greyhound (made with fresh grapefruit juice!) in town. The only drawback? Finding a place to sit can be tricky, especially on the weekends.
What to drink: A Greyhound.
Happy hour: $3 wells, drafts and house wines 5-9 pm nightly.
Entertainment: Live music Sunday-Tuesday, DJs, film screenings, art openings Wednesday-Saturday.