Happy hour at Portland City Grill is the best hands down. My hubby and I only do HR's for going out and we have frequented many, in fact we have a book. The food is the best, the prices are the best, the view is the best and the service is the best. Yes, definitely the best HR to take out of town guests. On top of all of that the service is good. We are veg ans and THIS IS SOME HEALTHY FOOD!
It's definitely a great place to take friends from out of town! I agree with one of the other reviews; it IS like Southwest Airlines. If you aren't on that elevator right when HH starts, you can't get good seats...or seats, for that matter. The live music is my favorite part of PCG! The view at night is gorgeous and the drink/food is pretty good and reasonable. Certainly not the most relaxing place for a HH but definitely enjoyable.
All I can say is that this place feels like Southwest airlines...compete for your seat. People get really agressive about securing a table, i've seen everything from punching to cash offers. Hmm, a classic place for a cheap burger.
The good: Great views and good service.
The bad: The egg rolls and the bruschetta were ultra greasy, the rice was old, the seared ahi tasted like bulls-eye BBQ sauce.
The Ugly: Inhabited mostly by Portland's vainest and subsequently lamest.
Excellent food and drinks, great service, live music (pianist), and a great view of the city! A great place to have a nice dinner without having to spend a lot. We always take our friends from out of town here :-)
This place has a great food happy hour and a great view of the city. Just get there early if you want a table.