The Five Places We’re Most Excited to Drink This Week


1. Teote Mezcaleria

2700 NE Alberta St., 971-288-5688.

Whether you're looking for an education in rare imported booze or just a very good patio party, the team behind Teote have you covered at their massive new massive new indoor-outdoor space, which offers perhaps the largest selection of Mezcal on the West Coast.

2. The Lot @ Scout

5029 SE Division St., 503-548-7383,

Looking for a breezy place to enjoy the weather with a beer and paper bowl of heinously addictive Truffle Treasure Tots ($7) from Dog House PDX? There may not be any better Southeast Portland hangout.
3. Grains of Wrath

230 NE 5th Ave., Camas, Wash., 360-210-5717,

Ex-Fat Head's brewer Mike Hunsaker's new brewpub finally gives you a reason to visit Camas. Start your drinking with the Mötörhead-themed Overkill IPA, a passionfruit masterpiece in which every IBU is utilized for maximum effect.

4. Keys Lounge

533 NE Killingsworth St., 503-719-7409,

The owners of Radio Room have converted a former King neighborhood key shop into a midcentury rumpus room that tastefully toes the line between swank and kitsch.

5. The Cavern

4601 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

This dimly lit whiskey joint is the injection of fresh blood the Barmuda Triangle has needed for years—an old rocker bar that's dignified, cozy and a just a wee bit punk.