Spirit of 77 // (c) 2010 Travel Portland
A new watering hole called Spirit of 77 pays tribute to the Portland Trail Blazers' championship season in 1977, but it's not just attracting buzz from basketball diehards. Non-sports fans are equally enamored of the lively gathering place, designed by the creative minds behind Portland's Ace Hotel.
Spirit of 77 features a recycled basketball court wall, custom four-lane basketball arcade, foosball and darts. Clients can watch the 16-by-9-foot HD screen or turn their attention to numerous flat-screen TVs positioned for clear sightlines from every seat in the house.
Putting a gourmet twist on typical bar food, Spirit of 77's menu was designed by successful local restaurateur Nate Tilden.
And, in a city known for its bikeability, Spirit of 77 offers indoor parking for up to 15 bikes.
Look for Spirit of 77 across from the Oregon Convention Center at 500 N.E. MLK Jr. Blvd.