7907 SE Stark St., 262-0696, vintagepdx.com. 5 pm-2 am nightly.
Many of us have entertained fantasies of opening a little bar in our basements and garages, a cozy place with stools and red walls and lots of wood where we might fill shelves with an expansive liquor collection and eat sandwiches with our friends. Jaeymee and Justin Akins did just that, albeit not in their garage. Their narrow, red-walled Montavilla neighborhood storefront feels awfully homey, but your home does not come equipped with 28 liqueurs and 25 whiskies. The classic cocktails are good, and so's the conversation—everyone here is just hip enough to be interesting, but I didn't see a single set of ironic knuckle tats. BEN WATERHOUSE.
What to drink: Old Screw (Scotch, St. Germain, allspice tincture).
Happy hour: $1.50 domestic tallboys, $2.50 well drinks, $4 wine 5-7 pm and 11 pm-2 am nightly. OLCC cardholders get 20 percent off most items daily and 50 percent off on Thursdays.
Entertainment: Montavillans.