Shhh. Let me fill you in on a little secret: Tiga is the best place in Portland to enjoy a drink—including a wide range of excellent microbrews and some of the best house red wine in the city—next to the member of your favorite band. Tiga seems to be the hangout for PDX’s rock elite, partly because of the fantastic DJ lineup, which includes singers and record-label owners who spin rare vinyl 7-inches and lots of Motown. It’s almost classy compared to the deluge of dive bars, and the perfect stop for a weeknight drink, $2 plate of excellent white-bean dip with toasted bread, and quick catch-up with an old friend.
What to drink: House red wine, Ninkasi Total Domination IPA.
Happy hour: $3 well drinks and $1 off draft pints 5-7 pm Monday-Saturday.
Entertainment: The best DJ sets in Portland, Wi-Fi.