1. No Vacancy Lounge
235 SW 1st Ave., novacancylounge.com.
Our 2018 Bar of the Year is the most ambitious club experience the Rose City has seen in years, one that scales easily from a rowdy Friday with a touring DJ from Norway to a mellow weeknight happy hour.
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. Teote Mezcaleria
Whether you're looking for an education in rare imported booze or just a very good patio party, the team behind Teote has you covered at this massive new indoor-outdoor space, which offers perhaps the largest selection of mezcal on the West Coast.
4. The Lot @ Scout
5029 SE Division St., scoutpdx.com.
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.
5. 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.