By the late 1990s, this moldering century-old dive showed its age solely through broken toilets until McMenamins impresarios exposed original ceramic flooring and brought along era-appropriate furnishings to match the oaken bar—a comforting middlebrow blur of vintage fixtures and a franchised future. The White Eagle now primarily serves as a venue promoting the suede fringe of adult-contemporary roots pop, while the former brothel quarters upstairs have become legendarily haunted hotel rooms, the restless spirits mystified by what the place has become.

Happy hour: 3-6 pm daily and after live shows. Drink specials.

Entertainment: Live old-time fare, fairly often.

836 N Russell St., 503-282-6810, mcmenamins.com. 11 am-11 pm Monday, 11 am-1 am Tuesday-Thursday, 11 am-2 am Friday-Saturday, 4-11 pm Sunday.