If there’s one thing Portland has, it’s style. If there’s another, it’s bars. Many Portland barbershops now offer both. Take a look at the handy-dandy guide we’ve compiled to find the perfect boozy barbershop for your new ‘do!
(Note: prices listed are for standard cuts—many shops also offer buzz cuts and trims for less than the standard cut.)
This two-chair setup is tucked into the back of Este’s Men’s Clothing store. Between the clothing racks and the barbershop is Este’s Club Room bar, where you can relax in a massage chair while you sip a complimentary coffee, cocktail, or glass of wine, taking in the scenes on their large screen TV. If none of that suits you, there are also darts. Cuts start at $30.
1633 NW Glisan St
Everybody knows this place. There’s one in every neighborhood, and they all feature loud music, loud hair, and the Champagne of beers—Miller Life. Bishop’s barbershops offer a multitude of cutters willing to go any mile to give you the look you want. Cuts start at $26. Several Locations
This Buckman beauty features clean new school looks in a bright open space. The walls are tiled in reflective white, the floors aren’t checkerboard, and the antique barber chairs come in mint green, white, and lavender. Complimentary beverages include beer and whiskey. Their basic cut starts at $27.
1429 SE Hawthorne Blvd
This trendy Chinatown men’s boutique looks like a spacious and modern hunter’s cabin, complete with animal skin rugs and wall-mounted antlers (no kale here, folks). Cuts include a complimentary shampooing, and there’s beer and cider on draft, along with the requisite whiskey. Their Simple Haircut starts at $35.
26 NW 5th Ave
This place is a nice mix of old and new school, brightly lit with a sort of industrial gothic design. There’s a coffee table that’s made out of a small piano thing, a full-sized pool table to keep you busy, and a flat screen TV. Wet your whistle with a cup of coffee, a craft brew, or any one of a selection of whiskeys. Cuts start at $29.
3608 N Williams Ave
This barbershop’s two locations are modern looking and bright, with stained wood and black accents. They serve coffee, whiskey, and an assortment of Widmer beers. Besides the usual age-related discounts, employees of Nike, Intel, and Adidas can look forward to 10% off. Military and law enforcement personal get 20% off. Cuts start at $30. Two locations:
4538 SE Hawthorne Blvd,
5018 NE 22nd Ave
These guys are living in the past—in a good way. This shop features cool matching antique barber chairs, old photos on the walls, and barbers dressed to the nines. They offer beer, a variety of shots, and a flat screen TV to watch while you wait. Cuts start at $26.
2517 NE Alberta St
An eclectic mix of old and less old, this place looks a little like Santa’s Workshop (but maybe that’s because the pictures on Yelp are from Christmas). Every cut comes with a hot towel neck shave and a complimentary beer, soda, water, and/or popcorn—plus, there’s a flat screen TV. Cuts start at $19.
2411 NE Broadway
9. HairM Salon
This is where you go when you want to get pampered. Each cutting station in this fully-featured men’s spa sports its own sleek television, so you won’t have to miss Maury Povich for the sake of hygiene. HairM offers Widmer on tap, and wine by the glass. Cuts include shampooing, conditioning, and styling. Their membership system allows you to pay for a year’s worth of cuts in one afternoon. Cuts start at $28 for members, $35 for the rest of us. Two Portland locations:
101 SW Main St,
1015 NW Lovejoy
An old school shop, Heritage features big windows, a bright interior, and a big friendly bench. They offer both 12 oz and 16 oz cans of Old German (Player’s tip: go for the big one!), as well as Coke in glass bottles, and shots of bourbon. Every cut comes with a complimentary hot towel neck shave. Cuts start at $25.
2137-B E Burnside St
These guys are old school all the way, and this place is more stripped down pro-shop than Enchanted Forest (some of these guys came over from Modern Man, and that was kind of the opposite). They serve bourbon and beers, and every cut ends with a straight razor neck shave. Basic cut starts at $27 (Pro tip: Their website currently shows prices for the LA location—P-Town’s prices are better).
4224 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
With its graffiti and faux brick painted wall art, this place looks like the skate shop of barbershops. All cuts include a hot towel neck shave, and they serve an assortment of Ninkasis and New York Sodas, as well as whiskey and locally roasted Water Avenue coffee. Their basic cut starts at $25.
1418 E Burnside St
This place features mint green walls and vintage barber’s chairs to go with your beer, soda, or juice box. All cuts include a straight razor neck shave, shampoo, and beverage—but you have to say the magic word for those last two; they’re by request only. Cuts start at $25.
3543 NE Broadway St
Who hasn’t seen that “Walkens Welcome” sign on East Broadway, featuring Christopher Walken stabbing your face with his skeleton stare? Rooks has three locations, and all have that old school look and feel, with checkered floors and big chrome and black vinyl chairs. Cuts come with a hot towel neck shave and an ear and eyebrow trim. Libations include Widmer microbrews, Mexican Cokes, and juice. Cuts start at $27. Three locations:
1109 SW Taylor St,
3580 SE Division St,
2935 NE Broadway
15. Throne Barbershop
Another old school barbershop, Throne features exposed brick walls, dark wood bar (yes, they have a real bar) and workstations, and custom brown leather chairs. Their barbtenders (new word!) pour several kinds of booze, as well as beers, sodas, and coffee. Cuts start at $28.
917 NW 13th Ave
16. Union Barber Co
This little shop is brightly lit, with big street-facing windows, polished wooden floors, and a livingroomy decor. It’s kind of the coffee shop of modern Portland barbershops. Grab a beer, a whiskey, or a steaming cup of joe, and take a seat by the windows to relax a minute before your big moment. Cuts start at $35.
205 SW 9th Ave
This place looks like a mix of old school and new—it has the classic checkerboard floor and exposed brick walls, but patrons are tucked into a cluster of cubbies in the middle so there’s no peaking at what the other guy’s getting. They offer pool and darts upstairs while you wait, and Widmer beer to drink. Cuts start at $28, or $24 with membership.
609 SW Washington St
Of course, there are other options outside of Portland proper, but if you’re looking for something in the heart of P-Town, these options should serve to tame your mane and wet your whistle. Cheers!