4306 N Williams Ave., 288-1085, myspace.com/vendettapdx. 3 pm-2 am daily.
What exactly makes a good neighborhood bar? How about a friendly, attentive bartender who asks if you want whiskey or brandy in your hot toddy? Or a place with a spacious patio for breezy summer nights and a shuffleboard table inside for escaping the rain? Vendetta is the perfect joint for anyone within stumbling distance of Fifth Quadrant, especially on Tuesday nights for trivia and $1.50 Olympia tallboys. I only have one piece of advice for Vendetta: It’s never OK to play an album twice in a row, even if it’s Kanye West. MICHAEL MANNHEIMER.
What to drink: A delicious hot toddy so hot that it might burn your fingers if you hold it too long.
Happy hour: $3 well drinks, $3.50 microbrews, $1.50 tallboys on Tuesday nights.
Entertainment: Shuffleboard, jukebox, free comics by the front door.