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The 816 and Bella Martini ~ Mint/820 January 18, 2012

Happy Hour

Mint is a cozy bar located in North Portland that I’ve been to a handful of times.  I enjoy the drinks more than the food but I like the atmosphere and the friendly staff.  It’s a nice date spot too if you want to start an evening somewhere for a few cocktails.  They have a nice selection of martinis to choose from and a few of them are featured on the happy hour menu for $6.50 (regularly $8).

My go to martini is the 816 made with citrus vodka, harlequin, lemon lime juice and passion fruit puree.  The sugared rim glass will make it sweeter than it really is but it has a nice flavor profile to it without being too overpowering.  Another really nice martini is the Bella consisting of blackberry puree, vodka and lemon lime which is also served up in a sugared martini glass.  Wonderful drinks that are nicely crafted by the bar staff and worth the price they charge.  My only complaint is the happy hour food menu isn’t that extensive which is a bit of a disappointment.   They do have tasty sweet potato fries ($3.50) with a nice siracha mayo dipping sauce though.

It can get busy during happy hours so get there early for a table but if you do have to wait it out then be comforted by the fact that their happy hour runs late so you won’t be missing out on the cheaper prices. 

Happy hour

Mon and Tues 4pm-8pm

All day Wed!

Thurs-Sat 4pm-6:30pm

Sunday all night!

 

The 816 (left) and The Bella
 
Location: 816 North Russell Portland Or 97227
 
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