Press & Reviews

We love our bar, but you don’t have to take our word for it.

Playboy, August 2011

“Enjoy the dog days of the major league baseball season at Spirit of 77, where sports fanatics gather to watch their favorite teams and the electronic basketball is free.”

Esquire’s Best Bars in America 2011

“Portland’s Spirit of 77 is both an ode to that era and an inspired reimagining of the American sports bar. Rather than the typical style-less family-room aesthetic, the place feels more like a rowdy high school gym: The rafters are high, the wood is worn, the room is loud.”

Bon App├ętit, April 2011

“There are plenty of flat screen TV’s at Spirit of 77, a newish sports bar adjacent to Portland’s Rose Garden Arena, but it’s the menu that sets it apart.”

Portland Monthly, “Best Bars to Score a Deal”

“The place fuses full-blooded jockdom with that inimitable Portland sensibility: only here would a bar replete with hi-def TVs also feature indoor bike rack…”

The Oregonian, October 2010

“A screaming orange sign inside won’t let anyone forget the name of this place or its roots. And the theme continues outside with an outsized 36-foot sign that reads THIS IS RIP CITY, invoking the catch-phrase coined by the Blazers’ beloved former play-by-play announcer, Bill Schonely.”

Bill Simmons, – April 2010

“Some of them headed over to celebrate at Spirit of 77, a perfectly named sports bar because Walton’s 1977 team legitimized Portland as a sports city…”