Life of Riley

Bar and Pub$$$$
Pearl, Portland
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  • Luke K.
    "Go downstairs for shuffleboard!"(2 Tips)
    Sienna M.
    "Great sandwich to share) Also the staff is awesome."(4 Tips)
    James K.
    "The steak sandwich rivals Philly!!!! Get involved!"(3 Tips)
    Megan M.
    "Great BBQ, say hi to Dave! He's a nice guy and poors a great IPA!"(3 Tips)
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  • Whit B.
    Surprised to see such a low rating here. Take it from me, one of the best tap lists in the pearl.
  • Jeff T.
    Jeff TandyMarch 27
    Upstairs staff are slow and never seem enthused to serve you, if you ever get served.... The red head is the WORST! Keep coming back hoping it will get better but it never does!
  • Jared
    JaredSeptember 15, 2015
    One of my favorite Portland bars. Stuff drinks. Great prices. And some really delicious food. Get the fries.
  • Abner A.
    Abner AcevesJune 11, 2015
    One of my favorite bars of all time. Mainly because it's open late, and not many places in PDX are open late.
  • Skyler L.
    Skyler LothAugust 31, 2014
    FYI the well drinks are $5 here, wasn't listed on the menu.
  • Sharon P.
    Sharon Perloff-ShamowAugust 23, 2014
    Huckleberry lemonade is super refreshing. Fries are great too.
  • Sienna M.
    Sienna MorrisJune 22, 2014
    The 19th Hole Clubhouse is one of my favorites in Portland (it's huge. Great sandwich to share) Also the staff is awesome.
  • Rob C.
    Rob CleatonMay 17, 2014
    Won't except uk driving license as ID
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MadiganMarch 21, 2014
    Terrible service
  • Jerry
    JerryFebruary 27, 2014
    Get the buffalo burger
  • Peter R.
    Peter RiboproteinSeptember 23, 2013
    There's meat. It's really good. Our pescetarian friend saw the barbecue and decided to eat meat for a day.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GriffinSeptember 21, 2013
    "Never come here if you need a poo" (Thom Lovegrove)
  • Megan M.
    Megan McCannSeptember 15, 2013
    Go Bears! Thanks for putting my game on!
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MorenoSeptember 7, 2013
    Sara is the best. No really. The best.
  • Hannah K.
    Hannah KirchnerAugust 14, 2013
    The Mayor of LOR needs to stop drinking so much.
  • Megan M.
    Megan McCannAugust 13, 2013
    Great BBQ, say hi to Dave! He's a nice guy and poors a great IPA!
  • Barb S.
    Barb StarkJuly 21, 2013
    Outside tables are great if you bring your dog, they'll even serve ice water for the pooch.
  • Karen M.
    Karen MarshallJune 17, 2013
    Downstairs smells like urine. Bleh
  • Al B.
    Al BJune 14, 2013
    Best gazpacho soup around.
  • Ceylan E.
    Ceylan ErgünMay 20, 2013
    Ok for minors
  • Dylan L.
    Dylan LaceyApril 27, 2013
    They don't accept Aussie drivers licenses, so bring your passport.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BoughtonApril 7, 2013
    Great service, the bar did not have a long wait
  • Mitch E.
    Mitch ErbNovember 9, 2012
    They frost the glasses, if that isn't your thing you'll need to say something when you order.
  • Charlotte K.
    Charlotte KatzNovember 4, 2012
    Big TVs! Good for games & big-ish groups!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MillsSeptember 9, 2012
    I love the bar downstairs... Too bad the service is terrible (and I've worked in the industry for over 10 years)
  • Diana L.
    Diana LienJuly 13, 2012
    Try the Philly Cheese Steak
  • Du M.
    Du MaApril 1, 2012
    Smells like urinal cakes downstairs!
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan ColemanMarch 29, 2012
    Food and drink are decent but the staff never seem happy to see or serve you.
  • Varun T.
    Varun ThotaNovember 16, 2011
    Get the fries with their special Life Of Riley ketchup...its amazing!
  • Mackenzie M.
    Mackenzie MorrisOctober 28, 2011
    Garlic fries = nom noms!!
  • Patrick T.
    Patrick TheissOctober 1, 2011
    Dude bra central, complete with fist bumps and large (male) chests
  • Dr. Kenneth N.
    Dr. Kenneth NoisewaterSeptember 24, 2011
    They have Big Buck Hunter Pro! KAK
  • Luke K.
    Luke KaniesSeptember 6, 2011
    A great location for a large after-work drink-up. Read more
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GoforthSeptember 2, 2011
    Great full bar and the pulled pork is no too bad.
  • James K.
    James KiernanJune 8, 2011
    The steak sandwich rivals Philly!!!! Get involved!
  • Jim P.
    Jim PApril 20, 2011
    The steak sandwich is pretty damn good. o_,0
  • Luke K.
    Luke KintighMarch 25, 2011
    Go downstairs for shuffleboard! Good times!
  • april b.
    april barrettMarch 15, 2011
    Tofu Tacos are tasty.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BuchalterJanuary 30, 2011
    Order the Nasty shot from upstairs. You will thank me later. We created it!
  • Will J.
    Will JathoJanuary 7, 2011
    Fri and Sat night go and see Meghan and Dave downstairs. Quite possibly the two best bartenders in PDX.
  • Creedence G.
    Creedence GerlachDecember 11, 2010
    Recommend: mussels, polite conference with servers cuz this place kicks ass :)
  • Britney R.
    Britney RennerAugust 19, 2010
    Best Burgers in Town!
  • Woody W.
    Woody WommackJune 16, 2010
    The bar downstairs has shuffleboard, pool and real dart boards (not plastic).
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NhemApril 8, 2010
    Beat people at pool and meet crazy drunk-ass Asian ladies.
  • Don T.
    Don ThorntonMarch 17, 2010
    Great local Bar run by avid Boston Red Sox fan. Great food for reasonable price
  • Scott D.
    Scott DuncombeJanuary 16, 2010
    Agreed, pigs in a blanket ftw
  • Devin A.
    Devin ArthursSeptember 9, 2009
    piglets in a blanket are yum
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