Lotsa Luck2136 SE Powell Blvd Portland, OR 97202 Southeast Portland
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BarFly's Review of Lotsa LuckWhat was the 2X6 was recently redone by the new owners. Odd but comfortable decorating, including a bar lined with tall leather captain's chairs (that adjust like office chairs). An extremely comprehensive menu of drinks and snacks offers tasty sandwiches (all named after card games) and interesting drinks like the Electric Long Island. From the outside this seems like a total hole, but on the inside it's just perfect for hanging with friends, watching the game, or safely avoiding everyone you know.
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Great bar food and lots of choices. Cozy chairs, TVs to watch the game and an awesome pool table.
Lotsa Luck - w4m - 29 (Powell Blvd)
Date: 2012-07-14, 9:44AM PDT Reply to: email@example.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I realize I may get some gnarly stalker types, but lets be honest, most of the real creeps won't leave their computer. So if you aren't doing anything this afternoon, come in have a drink, grab some food and entertain me... I'll be BEHIND the bar at Lotsa Luck...lol
Wow....really, the business is soo bad they are using a pretense of a female companionship as the bait to lure more patrons.........sad, very sad..
C W, quit downplaying what you did.You attacked someone on Lotsa Luck property. The appropriate thing to do was inform the bar staff what this guy was doing and have them take it from there. Instead you had to be the badass and your actions could have gotten the bar in trouble with the OLCC. You attacked him, that's why you had to leave and he got to stay. You need to stop fretting about your bruised ego and be grateful you didn't get arrested for assault. If you have any brains at all you wouldn't go back there because this man has witnesses that work there and can still press charges. I'm reasonably sure that place has cameras too. Saying you won't go back unless they fire the bartender is laughable because you are a straight up liability to that bar. Hope you end up in Busted and the bar frames your mugshot.
The first time I patronize this bar everything is fun and dandy. Second time, everything is fine, until some crazy older man starts reaching for my wife's breasts casually within conversation (yeah, you heard right). I am not bending the truth, embellishing, telling tall tales or twisting reality. I am giving an honest account. Considering this person's mental condition, I denied my primordial instinct to hurt him at this time and opted to tell the man to watch his hands instead. He booted up on me. I was left only with one recourse… throw this guy out. So I did. By his shirt I ejected him.
The bartender started screaming at me like I was some belligerent jackhole. I tried to explain to her what had just happened to no avail of understanding. She kept telling me how awful I was that I just manhandled a "70 year old man." (This guy was mid-fifties at best.) She just wanted me to feel like crap for defending my wife. The bartender sided with the underdog unapologetically and demanded that I leave. After I walked out (and my wife and friends began leaving) she began insulting my people, accusing them of being lushes, telling them all to shut up and implying that no one was going to tip her. THIS is her concern at this point: not being tipped by a crowd of very nice, socially justified patrons, half of them very much regulars, who'd just been intensely berated by an employee who sides with a public boobie toucher.
At any point that one finds oneself being ejected from a bar, one must reflect of events leading up to this point and ask, "Did I deserve this. Of course I analyzed this situation with vigor to make sure that I wasn't the one being out of line. NO. Crackhead touches wife. Husband tries to prevent a repeat. Crackhead gets stupid with husband. Husband ejects crackhead. Bartender ejects husband for defending wife. Bartender berates everyone except crackhead. Husband and wife never return.
Any bar that sides with intrusive people is no friend of mine. I wouldn't give this bar a nickel if said nickel would keep this bar afloat. I don't care how old someone is. You don't defend violators in a bar. You don't kick out civil patrons for defending themselves.
I do understand that these were the actions of a bartender and that the bar is not to blame. But this lady is working there often and said employee is a representative of this company.
To Owner: Get rid of this ill sympathizer or you shan't see me ever again.
To Bartender: I could have stiffed you (by all right), but I didn't because I was trying to make this situation right even though me and mine were the ones violated. How do you feel now?
This bar deserves negative infinity stars for people who act like decent people and five stars for people who don't plan to stick up for their family should the situation present itself. Also, it's a real safe haven for mammary grappling mess-starters.
I've been hanging out at LoL some more lately, and I have decided I must retract my statement about the grumpy bartender. She is grumpy, but she is OK, too, once she gets to know you a bit. She's just one of those people whose default menu is "short and not too friendly sounding."
But once you hear her interact with the regulars (of whom there are legion it seems), you see that she is indeed a decent and worthy human, and I must admit that she is good at her job- changes ashtrays regularly, wipes down tables and counter, gets to people quickly and efficiently.
She said she had decades of experience, and it does show in her professionalism, which oh so many of her younger breth & sistren are lacking. So, I now give her a gold star of approval and I honor her bitchiness, her crispy crust over her chewy nougat, or whatever.
I am starting to really appreciate bitchy older ladies, anyway, in preparation for being one, I guess.
Also I saw her deal with a guy who was drunk or on drugs the other night. She was firm and refused immediately to serve him, but she was kind as well, and showed concern of a sort, and told him why she would not serve him.
So, yeah, Lotsa Luck - comfy chairs, cool layout, good vid pokey games, and a crusty, super-efficient, bartender from the generation when bartending meant more than leaning on the counter and talking to your friends.
We tried to like this place because the chairs for the vid poker machines are so dang comfy! The bartender, however, was grumpy and deflected all attempts at friendliness, despite our hefty tips every time we cashed out our tickets.
I must admit, though, that she gave us free soda pop, which was most welcome since we were plowing so much money into the machines.
After she brought over our food, we gave her a 50 to pay the tab, and she only brought back one 20 and a few ones for a tab of 8 bucks. We told her that she had shorted us but she assured us she had not, and that she has been bartending for long enough to know better, and besides we were playing the poker machines, so we didn't notice.
We knew, however, that we were right, and stayed polite and apologetic, but left our phone number, asking her to let us know if her drawer was over by the amount we were missing. She never called.
Chuck and Lynn out did their selves on this remodel. The ambiance is relaxing, seems more like a downtown happy hour bar now. Outside does not reflect the inside at all. Everyone should stop by and take a look and tell them Goodness sent ya.
Have to admit - I wasn't going to give this place another look.
The place is pretty decent inside. Drinks were OK
I think some chick redid the place
Friendly staff. Decent Drinks. Found this place late last night, and was pleasantly surprised. I will go back just for the comfy black leather excutive chairs, these thing are awesome, height control and you can lean back. would never make this my destination, but will definatley stop in next time i'm in the area!
WOW!! What a surprise. We dropped in Saturday morning while our car was serviced next door. What we thought would be a dive really turned out to be one of the best bar & grills in SE Portland. It was very clean, real comfortable seating and the food (omelets & chicken fried steak) was fast and tastey! Drinks were top-notch (Bloody Mary, Coffee, Tea) and staff was very friendly. This place is going to be famous as Waffle House some day! Stop in!
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