Tryst19 SW Second Ave Portland, OR 97204 Downtown Portland & near Northwest Portland
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f you've been wishing that someone would just open a good, old-fashioned, normal bar, you're in luck, as Portland has been granted Tryst!
A tender remodel of the former downtown landmark, Berbati's (note their iconic neon is now artfully displayed inside, opposite the backbar), made-over almost entirely, and literally, by the hands of its new owners (longtime Portland barkeep and bright light, AdaZoe, and portrait photographer, Eric).
You'd never know this dynamic DIY duo had little to no remodeling experience between them when they started - their finished work, all done on a tight budget, with mostly reclaimed and salvaged materials, is sure to impress all the makers out there. They even learned how to make their own candles, for chrissakes!
The bar itself is a thing of beauty - one of the longest rails in Portland (62'!), it was salvaged from a couple of gigantic old growth boards found in a barn in Damascus. The Art Deco-inspired backbar started as a $25 find at the ReBuilding Center. The sharp-eyed may recognize the brass paneled wainscoting as Berbati's former floor.
Comfortable seating throughout, with long leatherette banquettes, and a large horseshoe booth for big groups. Great old (vintage 1940s!) photobooth. Nary a TV in sight (so refreshing!).
Short, but thoughtful and creative, house cocktail menu. Eats are of the "Asian comfort" variety, and served til close.
Adjoining cafe space set to open, shortly. Outside table license in works. Live music planned in about six months.
Regular prices: $5 well, $5 pints, $5 wine, $2 select tallboys.
Fridays and Saturdays: Vinyl-only DJs spinning old soul/Stax/Motown.
Sundays: SIN (happy hour prices all hours, with OLCC, etc. card(s)).
Every Thursday: BarFly's "I LOVE CATS. AND DRINKING" all cat-talk, all the time, weekly happy hour party! Cat trivia, Meoweoke, Drunk Cat Story, and oh, so much more. Feline-themed drink specials. Let your fur flag fly! 5-8pm, free! See catsanddrinking.com for more infos.
First Thursdays: New artist opening/reception.
Tryst's Hours of Operation
|Wednesday||4:00pm to 2:00am|
|Thursday||4:00pm to 2:00am|
|Friday||4:00pm to 2:00am|
|Saturday||4:00pm to 2:00am|
|Sunday||4:00pm to 2:00am|
Tryst's Happy Hours
|Monday||No happy hour info available.|
|Tuesday||No happy hour info available.|
|Wednesday||4pm-7pm $3-5 menu, and $1 off all well, wine/glass, and beer (except tallboys)|
|Thursday||4pm-7pm $3-5 menu, and $1 off all well, wine/glass, and beer (except tallboys)|
|Friday||4pm-7pm $3-5 menu, and $1 off all well, wine/glass, and beer (except tallboys)|
|Saturday||4pm-7pm $3-5 menu, and $1 off all well, wine/glass, and beer (except tallboys)|
|Sunday||4pm-2am $3-5 menu, and $1 off all well, wine/glass, and beer (except tallboys) w OLCC/Food Handler card|
4pm-7pm $3-5 menu, and $1 off all well, wine/glass, and beer (except tallboys)
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