While many of us love brunch, late night drinks and romantic dinners, there’s perhaps no better time to visit a restaurant than happy hour. Featuring discounted plates and drinks, happy hour makes dining out a bit more feasible — especially if you’re hoping to save a few bucks. Not to mention, you usually avoid peak time at restaurants, which means less waiting — and more snacking and drinking.
We did some digging and uncovered some of the best happy hours in Lake Oswego, featuring daily options perfect for Friday after work or throughout the weekend. Plus, we found some late night options so you can grab a discounted drink after dinner or an event!
COVID NOTE: A face mask is required when not seated at your table at each of these restaurants. Remember to practice social distancing and do not enter any establishment if you have been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who contracted the virus. Check the website for each restaurant or call ahead to be aware of their latest policies and procedures.
Monday–Saturday 3–5:30 p.m.
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You’re treated like family at Baird’s on B, a neighborhood restaurant serving New American dishes with a focus on seafood. The upstairs space at Baird’s has been beautifully remodeled with modern fixtures and brightly colored Pacific Northwest decor. The massive bar top and communal table, made with reclaimed Douglas Fir wood, provide wonderful places to gather with family and friends — or make a few new friends! Happy hour at Baird’s includes a wide range of food options, including crab cakes, fish and chips, mac and cheese, chicken wings, sugar snap peas, Brussels sprouts, and more. Happy hour drinks include well drinks, house wine and beer, plus cocktails for $7.50.
Daily 4–6 p.m.
In 2008, Bamboo Sushi emerged as the world’s first certified sustainable sushi restaurant. At each of the restaurant’s locations in the region, they promise to deliver sustainably caught, humanely raised, and naturally grown seafood — with absolutely no compromises. Sample some of the best of Bamboo Sushi’s offerings during their happy hour, including rolls from the sushi bar, small bites from the kitchen, and plenty of drinks, including wine, beer, cocktails and saké.
COVID NOTE: Bamboo Sushi is now open for limited dine-in and contactless ordering. You must make a reservation before you go! They also remain open for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery at their three Portland-area locations.
Daily 3–5 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Five Spice
Retreat to the comfortable yet refined interior of Five Spice Seafood + Wine Bar, a seafood eatery situated along the lake. The Northwest-inspired design perfectly sets the scene for enjoying locally sourced seafood and meat dishes. Opt for outdoor seating on the open-air deck during the warmer months, which offers scenic views of the lake and surrounding scenery. During happy hour, Five Spice offers reduced prices on special menu items, including crispy spring rolls and crunchy coconut shrimp, plus craft cocktails and wines from an extensive wine list.
Tuesday–Friday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. + Saturday 4–9 p.m.
The Harvest Wine Bar is an intimate cafe and bistro in the heart of the Westlake community serving an extensive selection of wines from around the world. Cozy up inside to enjoy their wide variety of regional and global wines in addition to food from their full lunch and dinner menus. And their happy hour menu offers discounts on small bites and wines. Extending from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 4–9 p.m., The Harvest Wine Bar has one of the most extensive happy hour time frames on this list.
COVID NOTE: Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 503-747-7263.
Daily 2–6 p.m. + 8 p.m.–Close
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Tucked away in Lake Oswego’s Lake View Village is this Mexican food gem. Holy Taco serves an array of authentic Mexican dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, accompanied by an exceptional drink menu. Their happy hour (or holy happy hour!) menu is served from 2–6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to close, which includes drinks for just $8 — whether you’re craving the Holy Margarita or a classic sangria. And don’t miss their Happy Tacos (a set of two) for just $7! The happy hour menu is available for dine-in only and no substitutions are allowed.
COVID NOTE: The staff at Holy Taco has undergone enhanced sanitation training and participates in daily health screenings. Guests are asked to wear a face mask, limit dining parties to 10 or less, and keep a 6-foot distance from others. See their full health and safety promise here.
Daily 2–6 p.m. + 8:30 p.m.–Close
Jefe is a lively Mexican restaurant in Lake Oswego’s Lake Grove community. The menu is packed with traditional yet modern Mexican fare, including everything from tacos to nachos and enchiladas to tamales. The chef at Jefe strives to dish a distinct flare on traditional recipes, blending indigenous and Spanish influences. Plus, Jefe offers an extensive wine, beer, liquor and cocktail selection, including a crowd favorite — their Casa Margarita. During happy hour, enjoy a variety of tacos and other snacks ranging from $5.50 to $8.50 and wine, sangria, beer, cider and plenty of cocktails, including the Casa Margarita!
COVID NOTE: The staff at Jefe has undergone enhanced sanitation training and participates in daily health screenings. Guests are asked to wear a face mask, limit dining parties to 10 or less, and keep a 6-foot distance from others. See their full health and safety promise here.
Daily 3–6 p.m.
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Manzana, which means “apple” in Spanish, is a contemporary and cozy Northwestern eatery with Southwestern influences. Their fire-roasted rotisserie grill prepares fresh salmon, burgers, steaks and grilled vegetables to perfection. At the core of Manzana’s menu is their fire-roasted rotisserie Oregon-raised chicken, which is seasoned with a special blend of 30 spices. During their daily happy hour (available at the bar and lounge area only), order street tacos, Santa Fe cornbread, housemade guacamole, fried calamari, and many more small bites, and take advantage of drink specials on margaritas, wine and beer.
Daily 3–6 p.m. + 9 p.m.–Close
Since opening in 2009, Oswego Grill has been a neighborhood favorite in Lake Oswego. The restaurant is designed to offer “Upscale Elegance at a Casual Price!” The menu features a wide range of options, including steaks cooked on their custom-built hardwood grill, and burgers and fresh seafood prepared over mesquite and apple wood. During their daily happy hour, snack on scratch-made plates like sautéed Brussels sprouts, fish tacos, smoked gouda and bacon mac, steak bites, tempura prawns, artichoke, spinach and cheese dip, and much more. Plus, take $1 off draft pints and enjoy discounted drinks, including well drinks and their featured wine.
Daily 3–5:45 p.m.
Photo Courtesy of Tavern on Kruse
This chic upscale eatery is a must when dining in Lake Oswego. Chef Nate is described as a “culinary wizard” who constantly pushes the boundaries with his creative concoctions. In the spirit of gratitude for the farm which existed where the restaurant now stands, Tavern on Kruse sources only the freshest and most seasonal ingredients available from local farmers and artisans. Reservations fill up quickly during happy hour, so be sure to show up early (or closer to 3!) to ensure a spot. You won’t want to miss out on their wide variety of bites divided into $4, $6 and $8 price points. Split garlic rosemary fries and a hummus duo with sliced veggies, dig into butternut squash ravioli and grilled broccolini flatbread, and sip on a glass of wine — all without spending a ton!
Daily 4–6 p.m.
Tucci is where Italian heritage and Pacific Northwest ingredients come together. Opened in 2002, Tucci was named in honor of the owners’ great-grandmother, Mary Matteucci, who was always known as “Grandma Tucci.” Today, the restaurant exhibits the traditions handed down by Grandma Tucci, offering Italian-inspired fare in a relaxed and stylish atmosphere. Their happy hour menu is plain and simple, featuring eats ranging from $6 to $13, like avocado toast, meatballs, risotto fritters, artisanal cheese, and more. Drinks include wine by the glass or carafe, draft beer, and $8 cocktails.
COVID NOTE: Tucci is now open for dining in with social distancing in place and a limited seating capacity. They are taking reservations by phone at 503-697-3383 and online.
Happy Happy Hour!
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