Red Star Tavern: downtown Portland restaurant bar
503 S.W. Alder Street
Portland OR 97205
The Best Bar in Downtown Portland
To really get a sense of how good the barkeeps are at Red Star Tavern, order one of the creative cocktails — perhaps the Rose City Sour, with rose petal–infused bourbon, lemon, and egg white, or the Bitter-Sweet Symphony, sporting ingredients like hopped grapefruit bitters, aperol, and prosecco. If you just want one of those beers Portland is so famous for or a nice glass of wine (may we suggest something from nearby Willamette Valley?), you’re in luck. As if all that weren’t enough, this gem among bars in downtown Portland also boasts one of the biggest whiskey collections in the city, for all your bourbon, rye, and Canadian whiskey cravings (plus much more).