Monday, July 20, 2009

Portland Happy Hour: Bay 13

Posted by Kelly

My friend Mary and I have been training for the Portland marathon as American Cancer Society charity runners and after a long, sweaty, hard afternoon run we decided what would make us feel a lot better was happy hour! We had noticed Bay 13 in the Pearl (corner of NW 13th and Irving) a few weeks ago when we were walking out of the 24 Hour Fitness across the street and we decided last Tuesday to go try it out.

We were seated on the deck and brought a bottle of "Bay 13 bottled water" to sip while we pondered the menu.
Bay 13 happy hour includes a $5 drink special, which on this particular Tuesday was a delicious Pomegranite Ginger Maritni. Mary and I gladly ordered three each!

We finally decided on food and ordered the flat bread ($8), sweet potato fries ($5), and the calamari ($6). Not especially great food prices for happy hour but the presentation was nice. The sweet potato fries have nothing on Mint's and I don't think we would order these again. Bay 13 took a sweeter (rather than salty) spin on these fries and dusted them with cinnamon and four other spices.
The flat bread was great with asparagus and goat cheese, but at $8 not a great happy hour find.

Though the food was good it was also a little pricey so Mary and I agreed we'd stick to three martini's each and maybe order the calamari again....or a fourth martini!