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#1 John DePaula

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:59 AM

Sidecar 11 (web) (facebook)
3955 N. Mississippi Ave. (map)
Portland, OR 97227
Ph: 503.208.3798

Happy Hour: 4-7pm & 9pm - Close (~1am) Tuesday - Sunday (closed Monday)
Nice long happy hours!

I've been a few times to this little shotgun bar on N. Mississippi and I like it. Food is pretty good and cocktails done well. Last night, the special cocktail was Rum, Lime, Falernum & Chocolate Bitters, pretty tasty.

We also tried the charcuterie plate, stuffed anaheim pepper, and a few other things. Marinated Chicken and/or Beef skewers seem like a good choice for the next visit; and, of course, another pepper! I believe I had the Cheese plate on my first visit and it was excellent, too.

Staff very friendly and personable.

Highly Recommended.
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#2 tsw51

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for the write-up John! I've been curious about this place for awhile but for whatever reason haven't made it in there.

One question - what is the atmosphere like?
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#3 Quo Vadis

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:07 AM

I stopped by there for a couple drinks a few weeks back. Nice place friendly people.
Drinks were nice- a little on the sweeter side than I usually go for but you can tell they're made with care.
As far as atmosphere- very casual, light when the sun is up and then quite dark later.
In a place as small as this though the atmosphere really does change with the clientelle so I wouldn't try to pin it down as loud/quiet...
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