Food & Drink

Where to Watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Portland

Nico's Cantina, Toffee Club, and More
November 16, 2022
Away Days Brewing's Golden Boot Pilsner has 32 different label designs to commemorate the countries participating in this year's World Cup. (Away Days Brewing)
Soccer (or, if you prefer, football) fanatics all over the world are gearing up for this year's FIFA World Cup, which will be hosted in Qatar and will run from November 20-December 18. If you're eager to get out and go scream at a TV screen with strangers in public, we've got a list of places around town showing matches, from the newly opened bar Lustre Pearl to the British soccer destination Toffee Club.

Away Days Brewing Add to a List
The local European-inspired brewery is gearing up for the competition with the release of its "extremely crushable" Golden Boot Pilsner, which was brewed especially for the 2022 World Cup and features 32 different label designs to represent the 32 countries taking part in the tournament. Collect all 32 designs for a chance to win tickets to the WC final at the Toffee Club Add to a List , in addition to limited edition Away Days World Cup merch.

Birdie Time Pub Add to a List
Rise and shine! The dog- and kid-friendly mini golf bar will show all 7 am, 8 am, and 11 am World Cup matches. Call or message the pub to make a reservation for a table or entire section(!)

Cascadia Heights Add to a List
The Cascadia Taphouse sibling will host watch parties for all three USA Group B matches: USA vs. Wales (November 21), USA vs. England (November 25), and USA vs. Iran (November 29). Seating opens at 10 am on match days, so get there early to secure a prime seat. Each match will also feature a half-time raffle for special merch, and you can get additional raffle tickets for every pint you purchase and for sporting your team's colors.

Cheerful Tortoise Add to a List
This longtime sports bar and PSU student hangout will open at 8 am for all World Cup matches.

Fressen Artisan Bakery Add to a List
The German bakery is showing select World Cup games on their patio: Belgium vs. Canada (November 23), USA vs. England (November 25), Mexico vs. Argentina (November 26), Spain vs. Germany (November 27), Saudi Arabia vs Mexico (November 30), and Costa Rica vs. Germany (December 1). Fuel up to cheer your team on with a pretzel breakfast sandwich and "The Penalty," Fressen's take on an Irish coffee. 

GOL Soccer Bar Add to a List
What better place than a dedicated soccer bar to cheer on your favorites? This watering hole catering to "fútbol enthusiasts" will have seating available for World Cup matches on a first-come, first-served basis, so you may want to stake out your seat in advance. Seat reservations are also available for $50 for the 2 am and 5 am group stage games, and two VIP reservation packages (which include unlimited chips and salsa, merch and swag, a prime view, bottomless non-alcoholic drinks, and happy hour pricing on well cocktails, draft beer, and cider) are available per match.

The Independent Sports Bar Add to a List
This sports bar standby has 34 screens so you won't miss a bit of the World Cup action. A $10 reservation will score you a seat at any of the three USA matches—USA vs. Wales (November 21), USA vs. England (November 25), and USA vs. Iran (November 29)—while you enjoy a cocktail like The Kickoff (Effen blood orange vodka, red bull orange, orange juice) or The Hot Shot (coffee liqueur, brandy, triple sec, coffee, whipped cream).

Lustre Pearl Add to a List
The famed Austin bar Lustre Pearl's new Portland location, which will host its grand opening Add to a List this Saturday, has a mezzanine bar with a big screen TV and will be showing the World Cup. Gulp down ranch water (a popular Texas drink with seltzer, citrus, and tequila) and enjoy wood-fired pizza as you watch.

Mad Greek Deli Add to a List
The Greek spot will open early for World Cup matches and will feature breakfast, cocktails, coffee, and new specials.

McMenamins Kennedy School Add to a List
The Northwest chain's Kennedy School location will be showing games in its cozy Cypress Room. Select games will also be shown in the location's theater.

Nico's Cantina Add to a List and Nico's Coffee Add to a List
Nico's Ice Cream owner Nico Vergara will be hosting World Cup viewings at both his recently opened cafe and cantina, with plenty of festivities at both locations: The cafe will have themed drink specials and hot chocolate bombs inspired by different participating countries' flags, while the cantina will feature six indoor TVs, a large outdoor TV with a tent and heater, and a new breakfast and brunch menu.

North 45 Pub Add to a List
This quaint travel-themed pub will be showing all three USA group B matches and is selling reservations for $10 each.
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O'Dear Bar Add to a List
Catch a World Cup match at this new-ish Parkrose bar.

Portland Mercado Add to a List
The Portland Mercado's Mercado Hall will screen games on its 65-inch HD monitor and will host a kit exchange on November 26. There will also be raffle prizes, with proceeds going towards "culturally specific youth programming" in the metropolitan area.
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The German pub will open a half hour before kickoff for all USA and German games.

The Toffee Club Add to a List
Head to this British soccer club for the full lineup of World Cup games and a selection of hearty pub fare, cask ales, and fish and chips to make you feel like you're tuning in across the pond.

Vino Veritas Add to a List
This winery will show all the USA games and will offer a special brunch menu as well as mimosas, radlers, coffee, and tea.

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