Olive or Twist

925 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 546.2900

Located in: Pearl District
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BarFly's Review of Olive or Twist

At first you would think that Portland is swimming with so much good natured irony that a fancy-schmancy martini bar in the Pearl can get away with naming itself after a novel about a malnourished orphan toiling in a sweatshop that manufactures botox....but a second glance and a quick google query prove two things:

  1.  Irony is indeed dead and
  2. there is a surplus of like-minded establishments congratulating themselves on their clever play of words.

Carry on with the reviews, dear readers!

Reader Reviews of Olive or Twist
Olive or Twist has 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings and 4 user reviews.
great 'tini joint

Whenever I venture south to PDX I stop in at O or T. Fabulous martinis! Rather than choosing from the Menu, talk with the bartender about what you like and you will get the perfect drink. The owner, Sam, is a delight.

Reviewed Anonymously by 60 d'gree N on December 16, 2010, 8:28 pm
nice place

It's definately a cocktail place as there's not much of a wine selection and pretty slim picken's for beer but they've got the best bartenders in town and the food is pretty good. If you're after a cheap whiskey coke, this ain't the place - go to the end of Hawthorne - but if you're after the best cocktail in Portland with a mellow ambiance, you've found it.

Reviewed Anonymously by barflyfan on August 30, 2009, 9:37 pm
Let the bartender choose your drink

Great bartenders. Mellow, with an outside patio. Fantastic martinis. Let the bartender choose your drink, and you won't go wrong.

Reviewed Anonymously by lala on May 23, 2009, 11:42 am
orange blossom special

expensive martini bar. Nice staff. Yummy orange blossom martini. Expensive yet yummy snackies. Location, location, location! Take someone you are hoping to fal in love with here and then walk them over to Jamison Square and smooch under a full moon! Tres romantique!

Reviewed Anonymously by Lilith on May 1, 2007, 1:35 pm
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Overall Rating of Olive or Twist

Absolute boozer heaven
Pretty freakin' nice
Could be worse
Exemplifies mediocrity
Ugh, shoot me.

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