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The Twilight Room AKA The T Room

The Twilight Room, AKA The T Room A close associate and U.P. grad highly recommended this stop and we were not disappointed.  HUGE place, looks like it has been expanded multiple times over the years to accommodate its loyal clientele … Continue reading

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Mad Hanna

Mad Hanna From the outside it is a non-descript and a touch scary building in a random neighborhood, but behind the door lies an oasis! I never thought a dive bar could be pretty, but this one kinda is, oddly. … Continue reading

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The Lay Low Tavern

The Lay Low It was a balmy summer night when we first wandered into the Lay Low. And so glad we did! This place has it all – dark, right size, great music playing, friendly and efficient bartender with a … Continue reading

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Railside Pub

Railside Pub Is it open? Hard to tell since the only vehicle parked in the lot was a hearse, but we ventured in anyway. What a hidden gem! Perfect size, cozy but not claustrophobic.Clean without the acrid smell of industrial … Continue reading

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The Spare Room

The Spare Room We almost drove right past it, not because it is tiny, but more because it is a weirdly nondescript monstrosity. But inside, it hits all of the right notes! Dark and dingy with the lingering aroma of … Continue reading

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What Is A Dive Bar

What is a Dive Bar? A dive bar has character. Usually on the seedy side. It’s gotta be dark, somewhat sticky, smelly and has at least one vinyl seat repaired with duct tape. You will not want to drink from … Continue reading

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Inspired By Her

  Inspired By Her Steven Shomler and kcisme AKA Diana Prince had their first ever date at a dive bar… She loved dive bars and so did Steven. The idea of this project began rattling around in Steven’s head and … Continue reading

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About Portland Dive Bars

About  Portland Dive Bars is a passion project that celebrates and highlights the great dive bars we have here in Portland, Oregon. The contributors are local writer “kcisme” AKA Diana Prince, and Portland Author Steven Shomler. Eventually this project will be … Continue reading

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Follow Portland Dive Bars

Follow Portland Dive Bars You can follow Portland Dive Bars here – Facebook  — www.facebook.com/Portland-Dive-Bars Instagram account — www.instagram.com/portlanddivebars kcisme You can follow Portland Dive Bars Contributor kcisme here – Facebook  — www.facebook.com/KC-is-me Instagram account — www.instagram.com/kc.is.me Steven Shomler  You can follow Portland Dive Bars … Continue reading

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What is a Dive Bar?

What is a Dive Bar?   Coming Soon                  

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