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Housed in the historic Campbell Building, the Rams Head was once the Campbell’s dining room – and one of Portland’s biggest speakeasies. During Prohibition, the dining room served gallons of “coffee” (read: booze), as cocktails were served discreetly in coffee cups – it was an upscale joint, after all. Liquor shipments were disguised as vegetable deliveries, and the popular 1920s spot was lively with jazz, swing and the occasional Hawaiian music night. For a dollar, you could order the Dixie Dinner featuring appetizers, fried chicken, country gravy, corn, red peppers, sweet potatoes, “Dixie salad,” biscuits and a mint julep dessert.
Stop in to check out the “best designed and most handsomely detailed” pub, according to the National Register of Historic Places, complete with original coffered ceilings, stamped-tin wainscoting and elaborate woodwork. Take a spin through this cozy lair to feel the speakeasy vibe and note the beautiful details before taking a seat inside or out – we’ve got sidewalk seating, pub seating, and a favorite escape: the back lounge with its cozy-dungeon-meets-social-club sensibility.
Have your next gathering in our Rams Head Lounge!
The Rams Head allows pets at our sidewalk seating only.