1. The Lighthouse

10808 NW St. Helens Road., 503-240-8827, lighthousepdx.com.

(Aubrey Gigandet)
(Aubrey Gigandet)

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.

2. Xport

1355 SW 2nd Ave., 503-306-4800.

(Christine Dong)
(Christine Dong)

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

4380 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 971-255-0157, chapelhillpdx.com.

(CJ Monserrat)
(CJ Monserrat)

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

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

(Christine Dong)
(Christine Dong)

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

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

(Kenya Feldes)
(Kenya Feldes)

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.