The Knock Back is your friendly neighborhood cocktail bar in NE Portland’s popular Alberta Arts District, celebrated for its approachable drinks and atmosphere since 2013. After a two-year pandemic closure, The Knock Back reopened in summer 2022 under new ownership – the beloved bar team of another Alberta Street favorite hangout, Donnie Vegas. The Knock Back is back to life with fun cocktails on tap, frozen drinks, a rotating craft beer list, zero-proof drinks, and champagne for when you’re feeling fancy, plus a great dog-friendly, covered patio with heaters and a year-round firepit.
In the kitchen, The Knock Back team has resurrected another Portland classic previously lost to the pandemic, The Grilled Cheese Grill. The food menu includes The Grilled Cheese Grill’s classic inventive grilled cheese sandwiches, patty melts, and soups (with vegan and gluten-free options), plus an ‘anti-brunch’ menu of breakfast sandwiches, and rotating flavors of housemade ice cream and fresh baked cookies for dessert.
Both the bar and kitchen staff is made up of long-time Portland restaurant industry folks with impressive resumes spanning Radar, Tulip Shop, Normandie, Cruz Room, Gumba, Bantam, Backyard Social, Ned Ludd, Le Pigeon and more. Their unique culinary backgrounds and creativity can be seen throughout the playful menu and in rotating specials.
The beautifully updated interior features new banquette seating and communal tables, a new window into the kitchen for customers to pick up their food orders, ‘living wall’-inspired art by Castine Dow (wife of Bar Manager/Co-Owner Ted Mertens), an interior mural by Eatcho, and an exterior mural by Mike Bennett.
With a commitment to community, high quality and fair prices, The Knock Back team looks forward to returning to its role as both a comfortable welcoming hangout and a leader in the revitalization of this historic NE Portland neighborhood.
The Knock Back, a 21+ space, is located at 2315 NE Alberta St, Portland, Oregon. It’s open 7 days a week: Opening at 4PM on Monday – Friday, noon on Saturday and Sunday; Closing at midnight on Sunday – Thursday, and 2AM on Friday and Saturday.
GRAND OPENING DETAILS:
Come celebrate the return of two beloved Alberta Street favorites – The Knock Back and The Grilled Cheese Grill!
WHAT: Grand Re-Opening of The Knock Back, now featuring The Grilled Cheese Grill in the kitchen! 21+
WHERE: 2315 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
WHEN: Tuesday, July 26th, 4PM – Midnight