14 NE 28th Ave., 503-239-3804, angelfaceportland.com. 5 pm-midnight Sunday-Thursday, 5 pm-1 am Friday-Saturday.
Established: March 2014
Bar story: Easily the most notable feature of an understated decor so painstakingly appointed, ownership hand-painted what appears to be vintage wallpaper. The wooden veranda hovering 3-ish feet above the U-shaped marble bartop neatly weds function (it allows tenders to maintain eye contact while grabbing their glass-bottled tools of the trade) and form (it suggests, like most weekend patrons, both baseball cap brim and expectant tongue). Like most Angel Face innovations, the guiding notion was borrowed from a classic of cocktail culture: Parisian bistro Le Petit Fer à Cheval or "The Little Horseshoe."