5919 SE 82nd Ave., 503-774-1468, facebook.com/lionseyetavern. Noon-2:15 am daily. Happy hour 3-7 pm daily: $3.50 drafts, $1 off local liquor, food specials.
Established: April 2009
Past Southeast Foster Road on a sleepy stretch of 82nd sits the Lion's Eye Tavern, a dark but friendly watering hole that clearly belongs to its neighborhood. The vibe feels like a house party with high school friends who grew up, slowed down and now appreciate craft beer, which runs $4.50 for a pint or $15 for a pitcher. The taps rotate regularly and offer a greatest-hits lineup of Oregon breweries, with handles of blood orange sour from Wild Ride Brewing and Occidental hefeweizen available on a recent visit. Lion's Eye's Facebook page regularly posts tap list updates as well as clues to Monday-night trivia themes. The Sunday pool tournaments are legendary, and with spring fast approaching, the patio is bound to be everyone's backyard away from home. And in case you missed the sign on the door, remember that Lion's Eye does not have video lottery, and it's damn proud of it.