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the portland margarita round up

Are traditional methods for beating the heat just not cutting it? Solution: drink a margarita. But not just any margarita. Yes, we’ve done the hard work for you (as always) and behold: it’s the Portland margarita round up. So sit back, relax, and get your slurp on with these favorite margaritas. And then go drink them!

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Sonny’s: Spicy Strawberry Margarita

What makes this margarita stand out from the crowd? At Sonny’s, cocktails are a must, and this spicy margarita hits all the right notes. Spicy margaritas can be tricky territory, but with a smooth strawberry flavor, this margarita goes down far too easily. Pro tip: this margarita is even more enjoyable when you order it during Sonny’s happy hour, Monday-Friday 4-6 pm for only $6. Not into spice? The traditional margarita is a clean, crisp version that also goes down smooth, minus the heat.

Taco Escobarr: Blood Orange Margarita

If you’re looking for a less traditional take on the Portland margarita, the blended margaritas at Taco Escobarr fit the bill, and then some. We love the blood orange margarita, which includes Silver tequila, triple sec, blood orange puree, fresh lime juice, and agave. This translates to a sippable margarita that’s not too sweet or cloying, but instead focuses on a tart start, and a citrus finish. If you’re not a blood orange fan, the prickly pear cactus margarita should definitely do the trick. Pineapple poblano infused silver tequila cuts through the prickly pear puree for just a touch of sweet heat.


Bayside Bowl: Classic Blended Margarita

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At Bayside Bowl’s new rooftop bar, you get exquisite cocktails, and a great view at the same time. If you’re lucky, they’ll have their classic blended margarita on the menu as their featured cocktail of the day. Bonus points if it’s a warm summer day with a slight breeze, because this is the perfect moment to sip on a chill margarita. This Portland margarita is the personification of less is more, with a fresh flavor that makes the rooftop bar an even better experience.

Local 188: Spicy Margarita

Okay, back to the spicy margarita for this next one. At Local 188, the spicy margarita’s fierceness definitely sneaks up on you but is a lovely pairing with any meal you may be enjoying. Strawberry jalapeno tequila is no joke, but the lime juice, oj, and simple syrup help to cool you down. Yes, strawberry is the best margarita flavor, no contest.

Margaritas: Strawberry Margarita

Last but not least, the classic strawberry margarita at Margaritas had to make the list. Yes, this is a chain, but when your name is Margaritas your margaritas better be amazing, and this is no exception. And if strawberry isn’t your thing, Margaritas has just about every kind of margarita you could ever think of like Naked Coconut, Heavens to Margatroid (filled with seven different kinds of liquor!), Russelrita, Whiskeyrita, Proseccorita, and way more. We can confidently say that Margaritas probably has a margarita for everyone.

With these five Portland margarita spots, you’ll have an arsenal for celebrating National Tequila Day (which is July 24th by the way) or just a list the next time a margarita craving hits. Did we miss your favorite Portland margarita? Let us know in the comments, because we are always game for taste testing margaritas.