Rontoms, once prized for its retro stylings, now looks oddly dated, the vintage record player housing the water a relic of another time. The huge bar space is now sort of a front for the back deck, where the real action is. Walk in on a happy hour between May and October, and pretty much every social demographic under age 40 is gathered on the back patio. Traveling oceanographers? Check. Wieden +Kennedy account managers? Check. Two bros monopolizing the pingpong table? Double check. Your ex-girlfriend/-husband/-third wheel in a failed triad? Check, check and check. This is where Portland summers. And whatever the booking controversies, those free Sunday Sessions concerts continue unabated and busy as hell.

Happy hour: 3-6:30 pm daily. $1 off wells and drafts. Cheap foodstuffs.

Entertainment: Live music Sunday, pingpong on the patio.

600 E Burnside St., 503-236-4536, rontoms.net. 3 pm-2:30 am daily.