This place got a complete remodel (read “hosing down”) a few years ago when the state’s no smoking law passed. By the time they got they nicotine off the walls, an entire other room was discovered…But no matter the sharp power tools used, they couldn’t dislodge the drunks.
This is the place to go if you don’t care who sees you fall off your barstool or vomit on yourself and the person next to you. The place to go if you are eager for a DUI. Charles Bukowski wouldn’t last 5 minutes here…In other words, the drinks are strong, and the tacit acceptance of alcoholism is evident.
The bartenders are friendly, though, particularly for Portland. Just be prepared to have someone fall on you. People fall a lot in this place…
217 NW 2nd Avenue