Pope House has a generous happy hour—everyday from 4 to 7 pm, $6 gets you a well made brown derby or jackalope. And yet, when you post up on the front patio of this Victorian, spend the extra cash on the regular cocktails. The $10 house Old Fashioned is a marvel—Buffalo Trace, brown sugar and bitters in perfect proportion and with more than double the booze of the discount drinks. We like it with the pimento toast, and maybe a cheapie $4 bourbon pour from the happy-hour menu to chase it.
Happy hour: 4-7 pm daily. Food specials, cocktail specials, beer specials.
Entertainment: Watching neighborhood construction from the patio.
2075 NW Glisan St., 503-222-1056, popehouselounge.com. 4 pm-midnight Sunday-Thursday, 4 pm-1 am Friday-Saturday.