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The Cheerful Tortoise

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1939 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-5205
+1 503-224-3377
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
Jan 8, 2018
“I strolled in just because I liked the name”
Jun 2, 2017
“Dollar beer nights!”
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Bar, Pub, American
1939 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-5205
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

I had just left Hot Lips Pizza and saw this place down the block and just loved the name. Saw the Oregon lottery sign and thought "Why Not?" so I strolled in and ordered a pint and sat down at one of the video poker...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Went here for a birthday party. The three dollar cover was worth the one dollar beers I had all night. Their wings were also good. Has a laid back college atmosphere. Didn't have to wait long for a beer or for a table! The bouncer...More

Thank Ellenna K
Reviewed January 20, 2017

I've been here a few times and this time tried another burger. It was outstanding. I've not been there when it was terribly crowded, but it seems as popular with non-students as it is with the PSU students. I'll be back.

Thank Eugene F
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Sat for 20 minutes before going to the bar and ordering a beer. The whole time 2 waitresses made eye contact with us countless times. The bartender finally told one of them to go get a credit card from us for our tab. The waitress...More

Thank Dave O
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this place while in Portland. Great service from Sabrina. Love that girl. Good selection of beers. The food was great. Stop in if you are in the psu area, you won't be sorry

Thank Lori D
Reviewed March 29, 2016

In my experience, cocktails are nowhere near strong enough so stick with house wines. But the atmosphere and staff are super friendly and welcoming. A great neighborhood bar or place you would want to be a regular at. I have heard great things about their...More

1  Thank Hella B
Reviewed February 3, 2016

The atmosphere is what stands out in this college/sports bar. There are three fireplaces and comfortable chairs to sit in while sharing time with friends or studying for that Physics exam. The wait staff is very friendly and the food prices are appropriate. It is,...More

1  Thank Eugene F
Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Although its a dark place, the waiter was very attentive with nice sugestions and the beer menu is good. The food is OK and its stay open until late night. I recomend

1  Thank Alexandre G
Reviewed December 19, 2015

We escaped the downpour and cozied up next to a roaring fire in one of the fireplaces for a working lunch. We felt quite welcome and stayed long after our meals were done to work and wait out the rain. Food was average pub food,...More

1  Thank Kim M
Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The Cheerful Tortoise is one of those Portland institutions that just keeps getting better. Convivial atmosphere of mostly young people, enjoying some good beer and down-home pub food. Great for watching your favorite sports event on the several TV screens.

1  Thank Thunderbird12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:30 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 AM
7:00 AM - 2:30 AM
9:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1939 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-5205
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-224-3377
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