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Portland's Best Cocktail Bars

City Cast Portland staff
City Cast Portland staff
Posted on November 14
dark basement bar with bright pink benches, Portland, Ore.

Sousòl, the sister bar to Kann. (John Notarianni / City Cast Portland)

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Portland’s Can’t-Miss Cocktail Bars


What are Portland’s best cocktail bars? The City Cast Portland podcast team offers their recommendations:

Best Hack for an Impossible Restaurant Reservation: Sousòl (Buckman)

“It's the sister cocktail bar of Kann, which is one of the hardest restaurants to get into in Portland right now. We were going to get a cocktail and we're just like, let's have the chicken wings, and it came out, and I was like, ‘Did we just hack the system?’” — Claudia Meza, host

Best for a Cheap Cocktail: Abigail Hall (Downtown)

“My favorite thing about this spot is that they have all-day happy hour on Mondays. I always get the Monday blues, so it's something to look forward to, an excuse to go out. [It has a] very chic environment, but their cocktails are only nine dollars during their happy hour.” — Giulia Fiaoni, audio producer

Best All-Around: Rum Club (Buckman)

“My gold standard cocktail bar is the Rum Club. [It has] a tiny little horseshoe-shaped bar, and you just feel like you're right there with the bartenders. They're really friendly, but also just really killer at the drinks that they make.” — John Notarianni, executive producer

If you’re looking for more picks for best cocktail bars, there are a lot of recommendations on a recent podcast.

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