Bars in Downtown Portland

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Portland's KGW News channel 8 describes Punch Bowl Social as a 32,000-square-foot [facility], that includes an upscale diner, bowling lanes, board games, shuffle board and two private karaoke rooms. Besides classic bar games such as billiards, pinball, and darts, the emporium encompasses skeeball, board games, and a 1980s-style arcade. If that's not enough, comfortable leather seating frames the play areas.

To match Punch Bowl Social's eclectic entertainment, its culinary team crafts equally fun and varied diner bites. On the weekends cooks focus on breakfast options such as Monkey Bread french toast and biscuits and gravy served with cage-free eggs. Lunch and dinner options include chicken and waffles, skillet burgers, beef tongue gyros, and 'both hands' sandwiches. A special menu of pickled bites helps game players make just the right puckered face to distract competitors from scoring. To complement all the eating and playing, bartenders serve local drafts, canned beers, adult milkshakes, and signature boozy punches until 2 a.m. every night.

700 Southwest 5th Avenue
Portland,
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The mission at Organic Bronze Bar is to provide a consistent and enjoyable experience where clients get their needs heard and are always provided with cutting edge options. The talented professionals prides themselves on designing beautiful hair by merging up-to-date hair technologies and fashion trends in color, cuts and hair products that create the best results. The salon boasts high-end product lines such as Moroccanoil, Bumble & Bumble, Inoa Organics and Matrix.

Instead of relying on harmful rays, Organic Bronze Bar’s organic, paraben-free formulas call upon natural ingredients such as walnuts, antioxidants, and pure botanicals to deliver a safe, natural-looking glow. Eschewing a “one size fits all” experience, the staff custom blends each solution to suit differing skin types and applies it by hand to ensure even and streak-free coverage that dries instantly. The odorless solutions can be further enhanced with the addition of SPF, hydrating solutions, or bear repellent. Tans typically last 5–10 days with proper upkeep.

0315 SW Montgomery St
Portland,
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At Quartet, food, hospitality, atmosphere, and music harmonize under the orchestration of restaurateur Frank Taylor. Creative takes on American standbys fill the plateware, crafted by experienced head chef and Oregon native Adam Kekahuna out of sustainable, local ingredients. Those dishes rest on elegant linen tablecloths while diners rest on plush armchair seating. Through the two-story windows, guests can watch the sparkling Willamette flow by, or on a clear day, spot the dragons circling Mount Hood. Meanwhile, the paired grand pianos beside the bar tempt a stream of local musicians such as Tony Pacini and Mel Brown—live tunes start playing at 5:30 p.m. on the dot.

1910 Sw River Dr
Portland,
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Start with the beach, then add a disco ball, some tropical drinks, and Hawaiian-style barbecue. What you're left with is Splash Bar Hawaiian Grill, an island-themed restaurant that strives to create a spring-break vibe year-round. They complement this party atmosphere with DJs, flashing lights, and a tropical menu that stars kalua pork and coconut shrimp. The festivities get started after 10 p.m., but before that, guests of all ages are welcome to luau, play free games, and hunt for cursed tiki idols.

904 NW Couch St
Portland,
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Portland Prime's claim to fame is its steaks. Each highly marbled piece of USDA Prime beef is aged for 28 days before it’s cooked to achieve maximum flavorization. Wood-fired ovens sear the juices of diver scallops and ahi tuna steaks inside blackened crusts, and locally sourced ingredients enrich every dish, including seasonal desserts. The eatery’s expansive wine list boasts 140 bottles and 40 wines by the glass, which helped it to win Wine Spectator's 2011 Award of Excellence, which is only given to establishments at which it's truly enjoyable to watch other people drink wine.

121 SW 3rd Ave.
Portland,
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Hamburger Mary flipped her first burger in 1972 in San Francisco’s SOMA district. From her humble origins as the lovably eccentric icon for a late-night beer-and-burger joint, she has now crisscrossed the nation with her brand of family dining, which welcomes all open-minded people and focuses on members of the LGBT community. With cleverly mismatched dinnerware, diners dig into a menu rooted in Angus beef burgers such as the Buffy the Burger Slayer or the 1-pound Proud Mary. Bold colors splash the walls, and colorful collages and artwork frame a fun, quirky space to encourage diners to get out of their comfort zone and finally attempt to bench-press their family members.

19 NW 5th Ave
Portland,
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