With its booming craft beer scene and craft spirits following closely behind, Portland is a great place to get a drink these days. Some Forest City bars specialize in having a deep draft list, while others court the Insta set with specialty cocktail lists. Most Portland imbibers have a favorite spot to tip back a pint, be in the neighborhood spot that rarely sees tourists or a hoppin' Old Port bar that regularly draws a crowd.
This guide to Portland's essential watering holes encompasses bars of all stripes, representing Portland's working class roots and its more recent nationally-acclaimed food scene. With these 13 essential bars, from longtime favorites to relative newcomers, drinkers are sure to find a cold beverage that suits all tastes.Read More