George’s, right on the Killingsworth MAX stop, is an amazingly friendly entry among Portland’s true dives. Repeated cussing gets you 86’d, the bar food is decent and terrifically cheap and the mostly blue-collar, mostly 30-plus regulars will know you by name after less than an hour if you hit George’s new back deck for a smoke and a chat. Weekends, late, the place fills with twentysomething NoPo kids seeking the latest last call in town. MATTHEW KORFHAGE.
What to drink: Pick your favorite tallboy and swig. Truly stiff Jell-O shots also available—among the four flavors, peach is recommended.
Happy hour: $1 PBR pints, $2.75 wells (50 cents off usual), 4-7 pm.
Entertainment: Three flat-screens tuned to sports, two closed-circuits trained on patio and parking lot, six video cracks, two Keno, one NTN trivia screen, two bar-game screens, one Golden Tee, one Silver Strike, 1 high-tech flashing juke and, heck, one LCD glow from an ATM make this tiny bar an unparalleled experience for those with ADD. That’s 20 screens in a 20-by-20-foot box, for those keeping track.