Those towering gray leather booths, the sunny, sleek patio, the sweeping art-nouveau mural and tiny, gritty oil paintings of PDX streets—it only took a two-month remodel for Alan Davis to turn this venerable Southeast industrial pub from crusty beer geek to suds chic. Don’t freak, regulars: For three decades-plus, ProRow has been a chill spot to sip a pint of Hales Cream Ale on nitro with a friend—now it feels like a chill spot to sip a pint (24 drafts and 20 bottles to choose from) and then have a shot at making out with that friend. This infusion of sex appeal is a great thing. Old soul songs now soundtrack drinkers downing the spot’s new namesake brew (a light ale created in collaboration by three Oregon brewers), exploring fun whiskey-beer pairings and gobbling pulled-pork sliders. Fabulous. KELLY CLARKE.
What to drink: One of the six beer and whiskey pairs. We like the Copper Quill, which offers Anderson Valley’s Boont Amber Ale with Eagle Rare Single Barrel.
Happy hour: $1 off draft beer, well and call drinks, $4-$5 food 4-7 pm daily.
Entertainment: Live music, DJs, movies on the patio in summer.