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Resembling a Prohibition-era speakeasy, this century-old former residence is stocked exclusively with era-appropriate barware, furnishings and, during the back patio bar’s “Revival” summertime shows, live music.
Bible Club is a rare case in which substance outweighs shtick.
There are no passwords or fake-secret knocks.
You remember that rack of vanilla or pepper tequila infusions that used to be at every Portland bar? Those are almost all gone now. Housemade bar shrubs are also back in the weeds. You don’t find many bartenders brewing their own beer, either.
Sellwood-Moreland is a proud Southeast enclave, keeper of the city’s history through landmarks and the antiques trade, and cloistered away by greenspace and the river on the city’s southern edge.
This Sellwood side-road speakeasy is a Prohibition-themed bar so oddly sincere and unhip in its dedication that it utterly flips the script on authenticity.
There are no bibles at Bible Club.