Appropriately for a bar decorated with Egyptian artifacts, Mummy's (622 SW Columbia St., 503-224-7465) is an Old Portland relic that's managed to remain untouched since opening in 1980.

Walking down its steps feels like entering an ancient crypt. Hieroglyphics line the walls, with various replica sarcophagi given pride of place—the clear crowning jewel being the 4-foot replica of a funerary figure identified on a placard as "IY," who owner Gabriel Mounir, a former scientist, says was the world's first accountant. He carved and painted this marvel out of clay himself and placed it in the very center of the bar as an homage to his hometown of Alexandria, Egypt. CHRISTINE HEELEY.

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