Multnomah Village may be home to Portlanders who look like Peter Yarrow’s aging groupies, and a recent visitor to Renner’s said the storied watering hole felt something akin to the 1959 setting of the Kevin Bacon movie Diner. And who really cares if the place feels like a throwback? Where else in Southwest Portland would an unemployed twentysomething aesthetician confess to having doubts about her profession? “If someone asked me to pay $75 for them to wash my face,” she said, “I’d tell them to fuck off, too.” BETH SLOVIC.
What to drink: Don’t get all fancy at Renner’s, where wine options are barely more descriptive than “red” and “white.” Save your money for the chili burger. The chili is homemade, somewhere.
Happy hour: Every hour if you like Jell-O shots, always $1. Well drinks $2.50 and beers $1.50-$3.50 11 am-7 pm weekdays, 3 -7 pm weekends. “Buck Night Tuesdays” 9 pm-midnight with $1 well drinks.
Entertainment: Renner’s has been known to bust out the bingo.