Goose Hollow Inn
1927 SW Jefferson St., 228-7010, goosehollowinn.com. 11 am-midnight Saturday-Thursday, 11 am-1 am Friday.
The Goose Hollow is a place of private mythologies and private histories. There’s even a book preserving the restroom graffiti. Portland’s favorite former mayor, Bud Clark, still owns and runs this little labyrinthine, patio-fronted beer hall and home of the “best Reuben on the planet,” if the neon sign is to be believed. Clark’s mayoral deeds are all over the walls, alongside his “Expose Yourself to Art” poster, as are oddly somber black-and-white pictures of patrons posing alone with drinks. They might as well have modeled for Edward Hopper. “This John’s for you,” reads a large-format photo of John, a friend of the bar drinking a Miller Lite. And as befitting a mayor whose popularity long outlasted his terms in office, all pints are Imperial. MATTHEW KORFHAGE.
Happy hour: 9 pm-midnight daily. Wine, beer, cocktail specials.