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925 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3245
+1 503-546-2900
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 15:00 - 02:00
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were early at the Hairy Lobster and they told us to leave. We went across the street and met Sam, the owner. He was hospitable and made us feel at home. The Blood Orange was amazing. Saved a bad bad date with my Seeing hait

Thank Benita C
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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260 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been here a few times for drinks and munchies. The cocktails are good..specializing in Martinis, but the manhattan I had was good. The food is also really good. there are a couple of panini options, a flatbread with salad was huge and very good. The servers are a bit pushy with offering more drinks before you're done with... More 

Thank Stew M
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stopped by here on my visit to Portland. The cocktails were all great, and well made. This was a weeknight and did not have a hard time finding an area for a party of 4 to sit. We were well catered to, and while I can't speak on the food, I can recommend you stop by for some drinks. I... More 

Thank Bryanelgreat
Portland, Oregon, United States
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I enjoyed a wonderful cocktail here. The staff were excellent and very attentive. The owner was friendly and welcoming.

Thank Kr K
United States
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148 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I have only been here for cocktails and hats off to the bartender. The martinis rock, the manhattans roll, it's about as comfortable and relaxing as it gets.

Thank aaardvark
Portland, Oregon
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96 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Visited here with a date on a Thursday evening. Jazz music, cozy booths, and a quiet atmosphere ideal for conversation. I just had a glass of wine, as it was late, but I'd likely return for dinner another evening. It was a nice change of pace from the typically boisterous bar scene in Portland on summer nights.

Thank Amy K
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Try "The Peruvian"... A yummy mango drink with s nice kick!!!!! Great outdoor patio and nice quiet bar inside. Enjoy Portland's Pearl!

Thank Paula S
Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Cool vibe bar in the Pearl district. Just went for drinks before our dinner. The staff is friendly and attentive, and have good traditional, strong drinks. A little on the expensive side, but it is a nice environment in the walking neighborhoods.

Thank Steven M
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This is an amazing martini bar with great drinks and service. Sam, the owners, makes it his mission to get to know all of his guests. The bartenders are attentive and friendly. Definitely check this place out.

Thank Jake F
Bend, Oregon, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Nestled into a sweet corner of the Pearl in Portland, this is the quintessential bar. The atmosphere is comforting, thanks to the personal attention of Sam the owner, and the creativity and expertise of the bartender tastes like fine art everytime.

Thank 301Grace301

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 925 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3245
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-546-2900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?