Where to Watch the 2016 Election Results in Portland

by Alexander Frane on Nov 7, 2016 in Roundups

It seems unbelievable, but this election is finally wrapping up. No matter what your politics are, it’s hard to deny that this has been an ugly, divisive election that we’re all looking forward to seeing end, and we could all probably use a drink, especially when we’re watching pundits report the results as they come in. Here are the best spots in Portland to make America drink again the night of November 8, 2016. Let us know where you’ll be stress drinking at our Facebook or Twitter, and please remember to be responsible.

The staff at The Old Gold, one of Portland’s best whiskey bars, is not vague with their political allegiances: the bar will be throwing a party for election night with a complimentary champagne toast if Clinton wins the election. If it goes the other way, the bar promises it has “...whiskey. Lots and lots of whiskey.” There’s no declared start time, so get there before the East Coast reports in. (2105 N Killingsworth St.; 503-894-8937; Additional details)
 
St. Jack, the French inspired restaurant from Chef Stable, is finishing up this election on a classy note with a $30 party that includes your choice of Ruinart Champagne or a Hennessy-inspired cocktail. Bring proof that you voted and receive a “sparkling” surprise gift. (1610 NW 23rd Ave.; 503-360-1281)
 
La Moule doesn’t normally have a TV, but the bar will be setting up a screen to project election news. And, though it’s a Belgian themed restaurant, La Moule will be offering some special Canadian treats (think poutine and maple cocktails and punch) that night, “just in case.” (2500 SE Clinton St.; 503-339-2822; Additional details)
Want to make election night more bearable? Throw in a DJ! Aalto Lounge will be setting up a screen to show the polls starting when it opens at 5 PM, but will also be featuring a DJ at 6pm to provide a fun party environment… as fun as it can get, at least. (3356 SE Belmont St.; 503-235-6041; Additional Details)
 
The Doug Fir is teaming up with local publication The Portland Mercury this year with a massive party on election night. Games like “Grab the Pussy (Cat)” and “Smash the Trump Piñata” leave no confusion as to whose side The Mercury and Doug Fir are on. After games, the night begins in earnest, with DJ Gregarious leading a dance party downstairs. The event starts at 6 PM and is free, but get there early, as it’s liable to fill up. (830 E Burnside St.; 503-231-9663; Additional details)
 
“Grab Them by the Porrons” is the name of the party happening at Chese on November 8th, from 5 - 10 PM. Bar manager Dani Frosh has collected a supply of miniature porrons (special wine carafes with long spouts) for customers and is whipping up some election themed cocktails to ease the pain. Results will be displayed above the bar. (2218 NE Broadway; 503-477-9521; Additional details)
 
The Back Stage Bar, tucked behind the Bagdad Theater, has a lot of pool tables, so you can play a few games and distract yourself from the results being displayed on the massive screens mounted on the far wall. There’s no cover, and live coverage begins at 6 PM. Beverages will be available for purchase because “you might need a shot or two as the evening progresses…” (3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; 503-249-7474; Additional details)
 
It’s no surprise that a Mexican restaurant would have strong feelings about the election. The Division location of Mi Mero Mole is giving away two Trump piñatas to winners of an unannounced game of skill. At the Chinatown location, they’ll simply be hanging a Trump piñata and giving a swing to anyone who places an order (so get there early if you want a chance to bust it open). Both locations are having happy hour last all day, with an amazing deal: $2.50 draft beers, $4.00 margaritas, and all you can eat tacos! Be sure to ask for the “election special.” The events start at 5 PM at both locations. (5026 SE Division St.; 503-232-8226 & 32 NW 5th Ave.; 971-266-8575; Additional Details)
 
Photo via Flickr Darron Birgenheier
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