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How We Chose Portland's 100 Best Bars

In the belief that bars are Portland’s most accurate repositories of history, we’ve listed them in reverse-chronological order from the date they opened. Start with the new, and end with the old.

For the purposes of this guide, a bar is defined as any place you would happily grab a drink without eating—but where the food kind of makes you want to order a drink.

It must have a bar inside where you'd feel comfortable ponying up solo, but should be equally amenable to talking way too loudly with your friend from out of town. Which is to say, the spots in this guide are all comfortable warehouses for souls.

This directory is home to our favorite 100 bars in the city. In the belief that bars are Portland's most accurate repositories of history, we've listed them in reverse-chronological order from the date they opened. Start with the new, and end with the old.

Drank: Bar Guide 2017

Welcome to Bar Guide 2017 | Where To Find a Copy of Bar Guide 2017

The 100 Best Bars in Portland | How We Selected Them

Bar of the Year 2017: Bar Casa Vale

2. Century | 3. The Know | 4. Lombard House | 5. The Old Portland

Portland's Party Patios, Porches and Rooftops | Scumbag Breakfasts, Ranked

$6-and-Under Happy Hour Burgers | Portland's Finest Restaurant Bars | Late-Night Happy Hours | $1 Oyster Happy Hour Deals | Best Bar Pizzas | Dope Discount Nachos | Fancy Jell-O Shots | Tapas

Where to Play Shuffleboard | Pinball | Pool Halls