Northeast bars

Thatch2733 N.E Broadway St.503-281-8454Quirky Tiki décor, including blowfish lampshades and velvet paintings, and smells like fried coconut. Drinks are slightly expensive, but worth it-one drink is the equivalent to two or three at another bar. Small, but adequate seating. Bar stools, booths, and a private elevated area.

Beulahland118 N.E. 28th Ave.503-235-2794Kind of stinky and smokey, but drinks and food are good. Service is hit-or-miss, but a fun, eclectic atmosphere. Sunday nights is music video request night: request one and they’ll they’ll play it on a projector.

Nest1801 N.E. Alberta St.503-282-0230A wide-variety of patrons call this bar home. Fairly priced drinks. Good food that has a mix of Mexican and Indian, with Vegan options. Pool, pinball and a jukebox. The Florida Room435 N Killingsworth St503-287-5658A NoPo dive that turns into “The Church of the Bloody Mary” on Sundays, featuring numerous mixes of the classic drink.

George’s Corner Sports Bar5501 N Interstate Ave503-289-0307A local sports bar with a plethora of TV’s and just as many video poker machines.

Little Red Bike Cafe4823 N Lombard St.503-289-0120Portland may be witnessing a revolution in dessert fusion. With martinis you dream about and sweet dessert platess that will melt your face off like a Sabbath guitar solo, you would be crazy not to go here.