1. Studio One Theaters

3945 SE Powell Blvd., 971-271-8142, studioonetheaters.com

The long-gestating passion project of Cinetopia founder Rudyard Coltman and his wife, Shelly, is a luxe cinema, bar and music venue, not necessarily in that order. Each screening room is a pretend penthouse themed around six of the planet's more enviable urban centers, and the restaurant space serves 50 wine varieties, local beers and bowls of sublime gourmet popcorn.

IMAGE: Andreia Claro Photography.
IMAGE: Andreia Claro Photography.

2. Bar Miranda

827 SW 2nd Ave., 971-319-1184, barmirandapdx.com.

Tucked away in the mezzanine of a staid downtown food court, you'd never know there was a tropical retreat amid downtown's World Trade Center office buildings unless you were looking for it. The cocktail list is what you'd expect at a South American resort. During happy hour, a mojito should be in your hand—it is one of the most refreshing in town.

Read the full review: Bar Miranda Is a South American Vacation Hidden in a Downtown Portland Food Court.

(Henry Cromett)
(Henry Cromett)

3. Pink Rabbit

232 NW 12th Ave., pinkrabbitpdx.com.

Portland's second bar named after a National song, Pink Rabbit has an appropriately crimson hue, with lush, velvety furniture, a glam-rock soundtrack and a drink called What Did Harvard Teach You, which evens out the smoky burn of scotch with honey, lemon, ginger and sparkling lambrusco. It also serves pork tonkatsu sliders (three for $10) with a sweet and spicy slaw perfect for soaking up the booze.

(Christine Dong)
(Christine Dong)

4. Jinx

3000 NE Killingsworth St., 503-288-8075, jinxpdx.com.

Though full of high-end culinary hot spots, Northeast Killingsworth and 30th Avenue offer little solace for housebound punk parents in need of escape. Enter Jinx. With a clutch of newish pinball machines and modestly priced kids' menu, there's plenty to keep the offspring occupied while unwinding with a $3 Miller High Life tallboy as the Buzzcocks and Suicide play on the stereo.

(Katana Triplett)
(Katana Triplett)

5. Wonderly

4727 NE Fremont St., 503-288-4520, wonderlypdx.com.

The market for upscale cocktail spots with a casual twist is oversaturated, but Wonderly manages to pull off something fairly special. The design has a mellow West Coast aesthetic, while the drink list flirts with the trend of "classic cocktails plus something extra." The Wonderly old-fashioned blends a trio of well-known whiskeys with rum bitters and orange oil for a smoky, citrusy concoction that's stiff enough to give your sinuses a real wake-up call.