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January 24th, 2011 AARON MESH | Bar Guide
 

Drink 2011: Driftwood Room

     
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As befits the lobby bar for the classic Hollywood-themed Hotel deLuxe, the Driftwood Room offers magic in the dark. Barely illuminated by candles and soft lighting behind handsomely arranged bundles of (yes) driftwood, this windowless enclave specializes in Champagne cocktails and Manhattans with names like the Clint Eastwood and Good Night Gracie. Har de har, sure, but barkeep Mike Robinson mixes some of the most astonishing drinks in Portland. One of his most recent creations, the Burnt Orange, combines gin, chamomile liqueur, allspice dram, pureed blood orange and fresh lemon juice. It’s like a screwdriver for grownups. AARON MESH.
What to drink: Springtime in Paris, a blend of St. Germain, bitters and Champagne.
Happy hour: Half-priced Champagne cocktails and food specials 2 pm-close Monday, 3-6 pm and 9 pm-close Tuesday-Sunday.
Entertainment: Another cocktail.

 
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