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Aalto Lounge

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3356 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214-4245
+1 503-235-6041
4:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

our hands down favorite spot to go for happy hour enjoyments. doesn't open till 5pm but then the place fills up with all sort of folks in the two room and outdoor area. $2 drinks. $10 wine bottles (yes, bottles). $2 grilled cheese and soup. great music. Hard working staff gets good tips from us to make up for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Friendly, crowded, very popular with the locals. Small space which gets a bit smaller at happy hour. Drinks were very reasonably priced and ample. Wait staff really hustles, but can get overwhelmed by quantity at happy hour, so relax and enjoy while waiting for your next round to arrive, or double your order up front. We went with two friends... More 

Thank SarahCalifornia
Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

We love the Aalto Lounge on SE Belmont. It is our go to place to take friends and visitiors for the best tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich. The lounge gets its name from the Finnish architect and desginer, Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto. They offer up the best cocktails at the greatest prices for their happy hour. Our favorites are... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

We visited for happy hour after reading some good reviews online. The drinks ($2) were premixed but had a lot of flavor! We also ordered the grilled cheese & tomato soup ($2) and the pretzel ($2). We would go back in a heartbeat for the grilled cheese and cheap drinks, they were good. The service wasn't very friendly but we... More 

Thank Jenna C
Portland, Oregon, United States
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281 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I've been to this lounge a few times. It's located on Belmont, on the same strip as its' more notable neighbors, Sweet Hereafter and Circa 33. My friends and I had planned to go to Sweet Hereafter; however, the bar was packed and a little smelly, so we opted for Aalto. This is a chill lounge. If you go all... More 

Thank SassyGirlJenna729
Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2010

I live around the corner from this place and visit the attached Stumptown coffee place nearly every day. Unfortunately, after attempting to have a drink in here at minimum 5 times, I have yet to served. I once sat at the bar for 45 minutes, and nothing...so I left and continue to warn people in going there. I would now... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2008

this place is too cool for me, but I keep trying anyway

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2007

Good place for quirky off the wall conversation and drinks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2007

cool little place with a great happy hour.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:30 am
4:00 pm - 2:30 am
4:00 pm - 2:30 am
4:00 pm - 2:30 am
4:00 pm - 2:30 am
4:00 pm - 2:30 am
4:00 pm - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3356 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214-4245
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-235-6041

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?