Billy Ray’s Dive
Billy Ray’s Dive is a garden variety, pleasant enough neighborhood dive bar. I wouldn’t drive across town for it again, but would probably hang out there once in a while if I lived nearby.
It has a calm vibe and the regulars seemed happy enough. The copper topped bar is neat. The upstairs level has bar games and such. The patio out back is solid, but not very well protected from the elements. Probably lovely in the warmer months.
4 taps, full bar, cash only. You can get pizza delivered to Billy Ray’s Dive from the food cart/bus next door, but we found that endeavor to be a little bit sketchy.
Address: 2216 NE M L King Blvd, Portland – [Google Maps]
Happy Hours: 4-7pm daily
Full kitchen: No
Jalapeno Poppers: No
Outdoor Seating: yes
Distinguishing features: Hungry Man Dinners available to nuke on premises!
Co-Conspirator’s Note (Arthur): Billy Ray’s Dive has 277 Google reviews as of July 2023, but don’t be fooled by the link to their Instagram account — it hasn’t been added to in more than two years and all of their posts are from a three-month period in 2021. I’m guessing the tavern briefly had an enthusiastic employee with some Instagram chops, but that they moved on to a more-lucrative social media career.
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