It is a long weekend, but also a busy weekend. Looking to just chill and hang out for a bit at a neighborhood joint. JOQs just might be the place.
A long time fixture in Irvington, JOQs is the neighborhood queer bar you’ve always wished you had. If you are a long-time Portlander who hasn’t been to JOQs in awhile, it is no longer down near 15th and Broadway….now up by 25th.
Nothing fancy, but lots of friendly down-to-earth neighbors and visitors hanging out, enjoying the evening. They have a great happy hour and pretty decent food and good prices. JOQs is known for having a great pool table scene and can be a great spot for queer sports fans to watch the game. However, the bar’s name JOQ’s is not a reference to being a sports bar. Nope….rumor has it JOQ are the initials of the original owner.