The Matador

Bar, Mexican
$ $
1967 W Burnside St (btwn NW 20th Ave & NW Trinity Pl)
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 222-5822

The Matador, a true dive bar, attracts an eclectic group of people, from college students, to long-time regulars, to blue-collar workers on their way home from work. 





  • Classiest dive bar in Portland, if you haven't been stop by.... Also the strongest drinks in NW. Truth.
  • One of Portland's best dive bars, easy. Dark, red, and cheap, The Matador also has great food, fun dance parties and a photo booth. What's not to love?
  • $6 pitcher of pabst!
  • Totchos...enough said
  • Sunday on a Monday $8 endless mimosas and $1 pancakes.
  • These may just be the best tots in town.
  • We busted the bartender trying to over charge us... Watch yourself, I won't be back anytime soon
  • Mimosa Mondays! 9 bucks for unlimited mimosas on Mondays. Goes perfectly with their TACHOS...which are fantastic.
  • Strong cheap drinks and good happy hour food.
  • Has more of a time warp vibe than a divey vibe: Think 1966 - 1970. The bathrooms are definitely dive material, though. Fun place. The original business sign is preserved inside above the DJ booth.
  • Elizabeth the blonde bartender is the worst! She walked away from us twice... It wasn't busy. Completely awful bartender.
  • Tater tots covered in cheese and baked are generally a good idea if you like dieting
  • What David said! Best deal around for a cheap pitcher and the vibe is dark, red and ROCK. My favorite bar in downtown PDX without a doubt.
  • Try the whiskey dick. $4 gets you a double shot of bourbon and a breakfast weiner. UGH...
  • Drink: shot of Old Crow and a Rainier // Do: Pop a Shot, Pool, World's Tiniest Photo Booth
  • Fifty-cent pool, free backs of PBR, and a delicious taco salad for six bucks that feeds two. I like this place.
  • Best juke box!
  • Great dive bar. Good prices and friendly service. Watch your step when going to the bathroom.
  • 5 delightful margaritas and two delicious shots here will make you so happy drunk :)
  • Play basketball, and get some photo booth pictures... It only takes 3 minutes!

Nearby places

1844 SW Morrison St (btwn SW 18th & SW 20th Ave)
1735 W Burnside St (at NW 18th Ave)
1981 W Burnside St (at NW 20th Ave)