Bye and Bye

Portland, Oregon

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I had high hopes for this place, walking through the smokers row to get into the place was a huge turnoff... the staff was too cool to be bothered with questions and more concerned with claiming the place to be an anomaly. The Meatball sandwich was fair. Service was poor,atmosphere pleasant. I doubt I will eat here again.

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I had high hopes for the famous vegan bar of Portland (it used to be the only one in the US, but Seattle has got one now too). Ultimately, it's a cool joint, but not quite the paradise I imagined it to be.

To start, the vibe here is cool. It's casual, the clientele and staff are cool, there's lots of space to move around, and it's not grungy or grimy at all.

The beer selection is good. The food was what I was most interested in, though. I had their "meatball marinara sub" which was french bread stuffed with homemade vegan sausage and a herb-filled tomato sauce.

It was tasty. But not the best I've ever had (Pizza Luce in the Twin Cities makes a better vegan meatball sub).

The menu didn't have much else that stood out to me. The options were pretty limited, actually. Given that this is a bar that serves food, as opposed to a restaurant that serves alcohol, I guess it's to be expected.

Bye and Bye is a decent, solid spot. Now I just need to try the vegan bar in Seattle.


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this place was really really good and everything's vegan. we enjoy good bar food, so this was right up our alley. i had the frito bowl which was chili with fritos, daiya cheese and vegan sour cream. my drink (the bye and bye) was humongous and was served in a mason jar! it was quite strong but if you enjoy bourbon in your fruity drink, you might like it! my boyfriend had the meatball sub which was very tasty as well. he had 'the stockholm' as a drink and it was also very tasty, but quite strong. i'd come back here!


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Best. Place. In. Portland.
Really; The Bartender Was Lovely and Helpful Always Had A Smile. Also, As Well As The Cook, What Cook Comes Out To Talk To Customers, Very Cool Guy. Even Called His Mom To Tell Her She Met Us (As We Live Close To Here Area).
So Stoked On This Place, The People, And Grub.
We Kind Of Want To Live In Portland Just For This.
Go There.


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One of my favorite bars in town. It's the only veg place my not even close to veg boyfriend asks to go. Friendly staff and probably the best tofu I've ever had.


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I'm still in love with the Bye & Bye, well over a year after first visiting. My experience with the food is narrowly focused (given that I don't do spicy all that well), but I adore the meatball sub, and lately I've been hooked on the grilled cheeze as well. When the brussels sprouts are done well, they are out of this world.

There's a new high roof over the patio out back (I am deeply fond of the patio, although I do miss the sky a little), and heaters have come along with it. Even in the winter, now, except on truly cold nights, it can be a wonderful place to go and have a conversation while you eat and/or drink, without getting overwhelmed by loud music and the indoor crowds.

Bartenders here are, nearly without exception, proactively awesome (if I'm being entirely frank, there is one who I rarely see, but pointedly avoid). They know their stuff, they are stars of service, and I have had several inventive (non-Floor Punch) non-alcoholic drinks that blew me away (along with all the alcohol I've consumed here). Some of the gimlets I've had here have been practically magical experiences.

Note also that their 4-7 happy hour can be a fascinating shift in demographics, along with the normal happy hour fare.


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Love it. Even my non-vegetarian friends love it. The ones who are scared of vegan food, you know the ones......we ordered them the spaghetti, and they were convinced. Great variety of atmospheres too - bar scene or quieter restaurant area or outdoor patio. They could do with heaters on the patio, though, for the colder weather, since it gets crowded enough that we've had to sit out on the patio even when it's way too cold for it.


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As a vegan from the south, this is the only place in Portland, beside my house, where I can get a bottle of Purple Haze and a mess of greens and protein at the same time.
Bravo on the selection, the space, and the kind staff.


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Food is good, southern cuisine, but if you can't handle spice be warned, everything on the menu is very spicy, even the "meatball" sub. The drinks are good, but a little high. The place is beautiful inside, art, decor and employees are friendly.


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super food, perfect drink options, a patio, non-smoking, and sweet staff. it's just the perfect place to spend your free time.


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Great place, nice atmosphere. The staff is very friendly. This is a bar and they focus primarily on drinks, but they do have a food menu with eight entrees and a few sides. The meatball sub and eastern bowl were very good.

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