Going out in Haunted Porltand: where to drink, eat, sleep, and visit
The small American city is known for a hip and in ascension on a cultural level. Find out how to enjoy your visit.
Portland is a city in the state of Oregon located in the northwest of the United States, practically in the extreme west of the country between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountain Range. The city enjoys a mild winter and long, hot summers, but the recommended time to visit is between April and October.
Its gastronomic, cocktail, beer and cultural scene are not left behind in such a big country making it a must-visit city for your bucketlist, so here are some facts to visit the city and enjoy it from different angles.
Where to stay?
We recommend three hotels to stay in, with different styles for every budget. All three have a very good reputation and are suitable for every type of traveler.
For adventurous travelers who plan to spend the day out and are looking for inexpensive services, but can also enjoy a moment of relaxation in comfortable rooms or at the spa. The hotel offers the possibility to taste a coffee, cocktails, wine or beer in the hotel lobby in the lounge, café and bar.
Where? Located downtown. 203 NW 3rd Ave. Portland, OR
Ace Hotel Portland – $$ – Our choice
A very pleasant hotel with a contemporary design supported by sustainable materials and equipped with light and fresh rooms of all kinds, from rooms with bunk beds to 45 m2 suites. At the Ace Hotel Portland you can also enjoy a very good food and drink experience. In the lobby we find the Stumptown Café, -very well known in the city-, the Clyde Common restaurant next to the hotel offers excellent food, and handcrafted cocktails directed by renowned bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler as well as a whiskey list.
Where? SW Start St (at SW 10th Ave), Portland OR 92705
For travelers who are looking for a luxurious space and a hotel with a lot to offer in a good location. The hotel offers a business center, bar, gym, and a cozy library with pool tables, comfortable leather sofas…It has one of the best rooftops in town.
Where? 525 SW Morrison St (on SW 5th Ave), Portland, OR
Where to drink and eat?
Pepe Le Moko. We were talking about the Society Hotel and the Clyde Common restaurant. The Pepe Le Moko bar is the bar of the restaurant, by Jeffrey Mortgenhaler. Upon entering a narrow staircase you will be guided to the intimate, subway speakeasy. Drinks include classic cocktails and handcrafted versions of cocktails. The Amaretto Sour is said to be the bar’s star cocktail, recommended by Jeffrey Mortgenhaler himself.
Where? 407 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Multnomah Whiskey Library. A place where every whiskey and reading lover will find his place. The atmosphere is decorated like a library: dim lights, armchairs, long tables… and a bar with a wall of whiskeys from rare to curious and more classic. You can taste pure whiskey or whiskey-based cocktails without whiskey.
Where? 1124 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
Angel Face. Angel Face offers both a spectacular bar and incredible cuisine. Here you can come and delight the palate either by eating or tasting cocktails. The particularity of this place: there is no menu! The bartenders offer guests a menu of basic liquors and ask them about their taste preferences. You can however choose a classic cocktail and ask for a change in this according to your tastes. A unique place to meet.
Where? 14 ne 28th ave. Open Sunday to Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 12:00 am, and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am.
Discover more Portland bars in our article “The Best Bars In Portland To Enjoy Good Cocktails“.
Activities – distillery and brewery visits
Portland despite being a small city has a lot to offer in terms of distillery and brewery tours.
House Spirits Ditillery. The distillery built in a 1300 sq. mt. facility stands out for its tasting room and, obviously, its distilling area. You can taste vodka, whiskey, aquavit and homemade rum. On your walk through the distillery, you will admire the 3,000 gallon copper and stainless steel stills. To finish off, enjoy cocktails at the bar and browse through the selection of books, bar tools and accessories, flasks and reused alcohol bottle candles.
Von Ebert Brewing Pearl. Without making any mention, we chose Von Ebert Brewing Pearl, since, besides being one of the best in town, it is located downtown, making it easier to organize your visit. Led by head brewer Sam Pecoraro, Pearl offers a fixed selection of IPA beers and full hops ales, but also wild farm beers and spontaneously fermented sour beers brewed at Glendoveer by former Commons brewer Sean Burke. It is possible to acquire the beers to take away and to taste food, which has a strong character to smoked wood and whose meats are smoked at home.
And the haunted and scary side of Portland!
With the arrival of Halloween -or for any other occasion- we wanted to show you a variety of spooky attractions that make up the Haunted Portland where you can also drink and eat! (Via travelportland.com).
White Eagle Saloon. It is said that the old bar is haunted by the ghosts of residents kidnapped in the infamous tunnels of the 1800 Shanghai Tunnels, but also by the most famous spirit: that of THE bartender and cook of the pre-prohibition Saloon named Sam Warrick. It should be noted that the White Eagle Saloon is also a hotel.
Haunted Pub Crawl. BeerQuest organizes a haunted pub crawl in the old city of Portland. The streets of the old city preserve their cobblestone look and their buildings of the 19th century. It is a district full of history and the home of a great amount of ghosts👻. On the tour you will be able to taste up to seven types of drinks including award-winning Old Town Brewing beers while listening to guides tell the scariest stories.
For more information and to arrange your visit to Portland, Oregon visit the following links:
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.
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