I would have never thought to check out this bar, if I had been walking around Portland. But a friend and his band was invited to play for a birthday party at this great little bar. It is most definatly a hole. You enter and go downstairs for the bar. It's dark, smokey, and can get loud. But overall it was a fun place to party. Drinks were good, not watered down and reasonably priced. And the appetizers were awesome. I had the meatballs and the garlic green beans. Yum!