[BEER] This dimly lit North Mississippi 'hood beer shop's business cards proudly read: "The second best beer shop in Portland." Who wouldn't want to buy Belgian and German suds, sixers of PBR and beloved micros from owner Mike Waite, with a sense of humor like that? Waite, who worked as a kitchen manager for McMenamins for years before opening Bridgetown on President Obama's inauguration day, is pretty much at the shop 24/7, so take advantage of his gregarious nature and knowledgeable palate to figure out which of his 500 high- and lowbrow beers is right for you. Don't see what you want? He digs special orders.
Grocery list: Captured by Porches Invasive Species IPA ($4).