Sushi Hour is their version of happy hour (4 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close daily), and itâ€™s a terrific way to sample the restaurantâ€™s upscale fare without breaking your budget. Located in the lobby of the Paramount Hotel, the restaurant on one side and the lounge, where Sushi Hour is offered, on the other.
The first time I visited Tiger Bar also happened to be theÂ night of SantaCon, so I wonâ€™t mention all the debauchery that I saw go down there that night. Letâ€™s just say the patrons got to see a lot more drunken Santa skin than they probably wanted toâ€¦.
That aside, I decided to try the place againâ€”this time for happy hour with friendsâ€”and my opinion about the place changed completely. We wandered in and took a seat in one of the large, cozy booths near the back of the bar. Due to my first impression, I was expecting typical greasy bar grub.
But one look at their mouth-watering happy hour menu, and I knew the place was doing something right. During happy hour (4 to 8 p.m. daily), Tiger Bar offers absolutely delicious food at nicely reduced pricesâ€”the best deal is the burger/Gardenburger or teriyaki chicken sandwich for only $5 (add $1 for cheese) and they come with my beloved sweet potato fries or a salad! Continue reading HH Review: Tiger Bar
Henry’s 12th Street Tavern
10 NW 12th Street
* Happy hour runs daily from 3 to 6 pm Map It!
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OK, Henry’s has a great happy hour menu, but it’s almost too much trouble finding a seat to even bother going! I can understand the mad rush at Portland City Grill (which is also owned by Pacific Coast Restaurants), but I get so sick and tired of walking that endless circle around the bar at Henry’s looking for a free table or an even less comfortable place at the bar.
Honestly, my friends and I have left without waiting numerous times, because, like PCG, they don’t have any organized way of getting paying customers a table as people leave. Yes, I understand first come, first serve, but this is just chaos without the great view or the ambiance of PCG. Continue reading HH Review: Henry’s 12 Street Tavern
5008 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
**Opens at 4 p.m. Map It!
Dark, candlelit and romantic, Sapphire Hotel is both a terrific place for a date or gathering with friends for happy hour. Itâ€™s an especially nice place to duck into on one of those long, rainy Stumptown winter afternoons, when you have some free time and youâ€™re looking for a hearty snack and a good drink.
Tucked away on the east end of SE Hawthorne, Sapphire isnâ€™t open for lunch (they SO should be!), but the happy hour is worth taking a late lunch and calling it an early workday. Happy hour runs everyday of the week from 4 to 6 p.m., and then picks up again from 10 p.m. to midnight (Sunday thru Thursday). Continue reading HH Review: The Sapphire Hotel