1. Les Caves

1719 NE Alberta St., 503-206-6852, lescavespdx.com.

(Thomas Teal)
(Thomas Teal)

Hidden in a subterranean lair, Les Caves is is a punk alternative to Portland's sommelier-driven wine scene, serving diverse and rare wines at prices that defy convention.

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. No Vacancy Lounge

235 SW 1st Ave., novacancylounge.com.

(Sam Gehrke)
(Sam Gehrke)

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.

4. The Lot @ Scout

5029 SE Division St., scoutpdx.com.

(Walker Stockly)
(Walker Stockly)

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. Up North Surf Club

1229 N Killingsworth St., 503-806-8940, upnorthsurfclub.com.

(CJ Montserrat)
(CJ Montserrat)

While Up North is technically a surf shop, it's also a neighborhood beer bar—and a great one at that. The vibe is undeniably chill, with a tap list balancing IPAs from Pfriem and Breakside alongside local, German-influenced brewers like Rosenstadt and Occidental.