Despite the manifold comforts of my living room and new TV, in my opinion if you're in Oregon you gotta go out in public to truly enjoy the Civil War. The back-and-forth between Beavers and Ducks fans is great, as has been the look of crestfallen defeat on their faces the past two years. This must be seen firsthand if possible. I'm sure they've felt the same during OSU's wins.
I'm in Portland, and the problem with this is that all the popular places that are normally decent are packed like sardines with both fanbases for this game. Have tried Claudia's, Mission Theater, etc, lines out the door, nowhere to stand let alone sit, forget ordering a drink, etc. I'm just looking for somewhere a little off the beaten path but still with good TVs and atmosphere... where do you other PDX folks like to go?