Portland OR Bartending School

Discover How to Master A Bartending Job in a Two Week-Long Lesson

  • Local Bartending School inPortland, Oregon
  • Successfully operating since 2011
  • 512 certified master bartender instructors
  • 906 LBS students for the last 3 months

Portland Bartending School will Teach you:

  • Over 200 basic and fancy drink recipes
  • How to cut fruit and decorate tropical and specialty cocktails
  • How to increase sales and tips
  • How to set up a bar workstation
  • Prepare multiple drinks quickly and easily
  • The best ways to detect illegal drunkenness
  • How to use all of a bartender’s tools
  • How to understand wine service, and tasting

Learning options:

    • Most popular: in-person lessons (you chose the schedule and location)
    • Classes – check availability and schedule with the local representative
    • Online education
    • Staff training for Bar owners and managers
    • Flair bartending to become master bartender

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Local Bartending School of Portland, Oregon welcomes you!

Becoming a bartender in Portland, Oregon, offers a fantastic career path, whether you're just starting or looking for a change. With a thriving culinary and beverage scene, this city provides numerous opportunities.

The most popular areas for bars and restaurants include the Pearl District, Mississippi Avenue, and the Hawthorne District, each offering a unique mix of establishments to explore.

After completing hands-on private lessons and obtaining your certification, you'll not only be prepared for work in Portland but also equipped to bartend anywhere in the USA.

Portland's vibrant culture and focus on craft cocktails mean that bartenders can expect to earn excellent tips. Additionally, the city attracts a steady flow of tourists who are known to frequent local bars and clubs, providing even more income potential for skilled bartenders.

LBS has 906 of graduates working in the state of Oregon.

Number of LBS students working in OREGON Bars: 1208

Average Friday night tips for LBS alumnus in OREGON : $250

Starting is Easy:

    • Equipment: All equipment and learning materials will be provided. This includes a workbook, bartending tools, and drinks.
    • Location: We can come to your home or teach at one of our multiple locations in Portland. Customised courses for the residents of Downtown Portland, Pearl District, Northwest Portland (Nob Hill), Northeast Portland (Alberta Arts District), Southeast Portland (Hawthorne District), Southwest Portland (Multnomah Village), Inner Eastside Industrial District, North Portland (St. Johns), and Sellwood-Moreland.

Age Requirements:

    • Legal Learning Ages: 18 through 98 (Under 21 is permitted in Oregon)
    • Course Availability: Bartending 101, 201, and 301 Courses.


    • A step-by-step Mastering Bartending Program includes a comprehensive workbook (takes you from beginner to advanced concepts). You will learn the essential skills and techniques needed to craft a variety of cocktails, including Oregon's own signature drinks, such as the Marionberry Mule and the Pinot Gris Mojito. In addition to mastering mixology, you'll gain insights into Portland's vibrant craft beverage culture, characterized by its commitment to sustainability and locally sourced ingredients.


Best bars in Portland, Oregon

Rum Club
720 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, United States
Ratings : 4.6
Vintage Cocktail Lounge
7907 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215, United States
Ratings : 4.7
Bible Club PDX
6716 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202, United States
Ratings : 4.7
Teardrop Lounge
1015 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209, United States
Ratings : 4.6
2724 Northeast Pacific Street, Portland, OR 97232, United States
Ratings : 4.4

School Details :

Next bartending class in the center of Portland is starting Tuesday July 23
In-personal bartending lessons are available 7 days a week, LBS students can choose the schedule!

Local Bartending School of Portland helps people become a bartender and find a fulfilling job. LBS job placement officers helped hundreds of graduates to start working in Downtown Portland, Pearl District, Mississippi Avenue, Hawthorne District including the Iconic Bar - "Multnomah Whiskey Library" at 1124 SW Alder St. Our teachers are ready to teach 1-on-1 lessons to all ages(above 18 by Oregon state law) throughout OR. LBS can help you start being a bartender!

Portland, Oregon Bartending School


Mixing dreams into reality in the heart of Portland, OR 97218!
🍹 21-year-old Ashley Ames set her sights on becoming a bartender and found her perfect match with the best-value "Gold Mixology/Certification Course" from LBS. Opting for hands-on private lessons, Ashley was expertly guided by Pro Instructor Jalene W. from Fairview, OR. Together, they crafted a personalized journey through the world of mixology, blending the unique flavors of the Pacific Northwest into every lesson.
Here's to Ashley, shaking up the scene with a touch of Oregonian flair!
Jacques discovered the perfect recipe for bartending success with Local Bartending School's personalized lessons! Choosing between online, group classes, or personal courses, he found unmatched value in hands-on private sessions.
With flexible scheduling and undivided attention from a Pro Bartender, Jacques gained confidence in his mixology skills. Cheers to a highly recommended experience and a bright bartending future!

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Be taught bartending from the comfort of your own home
LBS also offers Personalized bartending services for private parties, corporate events and weddings.

80+ local venues that we serve, including:

  • Castaway Portland (1900 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209) - a converted warehouse in the Pearl District with industrial-chic aesthetics and an expansive rooftop terrace, perfect for urban weddings and corporate gatherings.
  • The Aerie at Eagle Landing (10220 SE Causey Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086) - nestled atop a golf course, this venue offers stunning views of Mount Hood and the surrounding countryside, making it an ideal location for picturesque weddings and elegant events.
  • Coopers Hall (404 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214) - a sustainable winery and taproom located in a historic industrial building, offering a modern, eco-friendly space for private parties and corporate functions.
  • The Sentinel Hotel (614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205) - a historic hotel with ornate architecture and luxurious ballrooms, providing a classic and sophisticated backdrop for weddings and upscale events in downtown Portland.

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