Jake's Famous Crawfish

Words by Simon Difford on 28-Oct-2014

Address: 401 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97205, United States
Tel: +1 503 226 1419
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm,Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sat 11:30am-11pm, Sun 3pm-10pm
Door: Make reservation
Style: Restaurant bar
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
Established: 1892


Named after Jacob (Jake) Lewis and established in 1892, Jake's has become justly famous for its Irish Coffee. The other cocktails on the menu probably won't excite Difford's Guide readers but there're eight tasty beers on draught.

Jake's is a regarded seafood restaurant that has hosted Hollywood stars, politicians and athletes from Humphrey Bogart to Madonna. Whether they were attracted by the excellent seafood or just popped in for an Irish coffee is not recorded.

The décor delightfully hasn't changed in decades with the dark oak counter and fabulous vintage back bar with a six foot high oak clad refrigerator.