1. The Lighthouse
Our runner-up for 2018 Bar of the Year is the closest thing to a rural Oregon bar that's still within city limits, where everything, from the nautical theme to the stiff cocktails, is delivered without artifice. And under its new ownership, it's now got a menu of killer pub food.
1355 SW 2nd Ave., 503-306-4800.
Located on the 16th floor of the Porter Hotel, Xport offers Portlanders elevated cocktail consumption, both figurative and literal. Sure, the drinks are spendy, but the wrap-around patio is well worth the inflated price tag.
3. Chapel Hill
The new bar from the owner of Church has a similar, ironic religious theme, with a neon depiction of the Last Supper and photo-booth confessional. And if your idea of heaven is something close to a piña colada, grab the Divine Ascent ($10), which lives up to its name.
4. Teote Mezcaleria
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 this massive new indoor-outdoor space, which offers perhaps the largest selection of mezcal on the West Coast.
5. The Lot @ Scout
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.