1. Tilikum Station

401 SE Caruthers St., mthoodbrewing.com

Mt. Hood Brewing has set up inside two converted train cars just steps away from Tilikum Crossing's eastside MAX stop. The eight housemade beers are a time warp to the bygone cascade hop and crystal malt era. As a 50-pace excuse to grab a beer after a long day, there are few better spots in town.

(courtesy of Christine Heeley)
(courtesy of Christine Heeley)

2. DIY Bar

3522 N Vancouver Ave., 503-477-6090, diybar.co.

Housed inside a large, well-lit space with tables covered in butcher paper, this place looks like a college art classroom, with one important difference—it's got a bar. For $29 to $39 you can choose from an extensive menu of craft projects, while a craft tender hangs out nearby to serve you beer, cider or wine. It's pricey, but now that it's fall, what better is there to do than craft and drink?

(Thomas Teal)
(Thomas Teal)

3. Deadshot

2133 SE 11th Ave., 503-504-9448, deadshotpdx.com

Have you ever wanted to cleanse your palate with rum and bitter melon after demolishing a platter of pig's ear nachos? Such dazzling offerings at Deadshot run deep. The Crystal Daiquiri ($12) is shocking: It arrives crystal-clear, the result of clarifying lime juice with a centrifuge.

(Henry Cromett)
(Henry Cromett)

4. West Coast Grocery Company

1403 SE Stark St., westcoastgrocerycompany.com

Despite the name, this sleek new corner brewpub sells no produce, but it's got one hell of a beer selection. The Wedding Season cream ale, a straw-colored beer with subtle Crunch Berry overtones, was so quaffable and inviting it might as well have come from the breakfast aisle.

(CJ Monserrat)
(CJ Monserrat)

5. Blackheart

2411 SE Belmont St., 503-954-1541, blackheartpdx.com

For aging punks who loathe bougie New Portland brunch spots, Blackheart is big news. With an all-hours menu of booze-infused brunch staples and drinks like the Minor Threat bloody mary, you've got all the hangover cures covered regardless of what time you decide to stumble in.