3443 NE 57th Ave., 894-8973, portlandwings.com. 11 am-11 pm daily.

Of course Portland has a Grateful Dead-themed sports bar and brewery. Where else would that work? Oh, right, Denver—which is where Fire on the Mountain opened an outpost a few years back. With always-packed bars frying up Portland's best-loved wings as fast as they can pluck 'em, the company set out to chase the dream of total vertical integration at its large space on Fremont Street. Fire on the Mountain's brewers do their own classics well: X-Tinguisher is a great wing beer while the Electric Mud chocolate oatmeal stout is a mild and sessionable pint that recalls a souped-up Guinness. My luck was not so good with the experimental beers, which on my most recent visit included an overly charry coffee stout and a too-sweet Baltic porter.

Amaren Colosi
Amaren Colosi

Drink This: X-Tinguisher Wheat and the Shocks of Sheba IPA are always reliable and pair well with wings and pizza, respectively.