1719 NE Alberta St., 503-206-6852, lescavespdx.com. Closed Tuesday.

Inspired by the underground wine bars they encountered during travels abroad, the owners of Les Caves found the perfect venue on Alberta—the boiler room of a former church—in which to start a chilled-out Dionysian spot of their own. Descending the stairs to Les Caves' snug, candlelit subterranean environment gives you the feeling you're in on a wonderfully wine-soaked secret.