5 Places To Be Single and Mingle in Portland

Valentine’s Day is a holiday you either love or despise. After all, not everyone has a special someone and for those of us who prefer the single life, the day can be a bummer. We have the remedy for those looking for things to do while single in Portland. Here are five Portland bars that are great alternatives to staying home and eating ice cream out of the carton on the couch.


Dive Bar: Momo’s
Address: 725 SW 10th Ave.
Phone: 503.478.9600

With daily happy hour from 3-8pm, Momo’s is a great Portland bar to meet friends or mingle with strangers in this self-proclaimed Portland dive bar. It even features an outdoor patio with a section that’s covered (this is Portland, after all). The crowd is a mix of young professionals and college students alike.


Upscale: Barlow
Address: 737 SW Salmon St.
Phone: 503.227.0705

Barlow’s is a must-visit bar in Portland with a cocktail menu as inspiring as the environment. The menu commemorates classic Hollywood appeal with an emphasis on modern craft cocktail methods, including liquid nitrogen-chilled glassware, clarified syrups and juices, and hand-engraved ice cubes. 


Tavern: Church
Address: 2600 NE Sandy Blvd
Phone: 503.206.8962

Church is a unique community-oriented experience. Featuring signature cocktails and a great selection of beer, you’re sure to have some great conversations. This tavern aims to create an interactive experience born of communion, making Church much more than your average Portland bar.


Brewery: 10 Barrel
Address: 1411 NW Flanders St.
Phone: 503.224.1700

What’s trendier than an outdoor patio? A rooftop patio – and 10 Barrel’s is one of the best rooftop patios in Portland. Located in The Pearl District, 10 Barrel offers a 20-tap selection of brews paired with a delicious menu.


Club: Barrell Room
Address: 105 NW Third Ave
Phone: 503.242.0700

Looking for a party? Barrell Room is Portland’s longest running Dueling Piano Bar and the city’s largest outdoor nightclub. The crowd is eclectic and so is the music, so there’s something for everyone here.