1200 SW Morrison St., 503-922-3933, shiftdrinkspdx.com.

There may be times when a rooftop view is worth an overpriced cocktail. Shift Drinks is just the opposite. Come here if you need a quality drink and a simple space that leans more toward the contemplative than the rowdy. The music is good, the menu caters to modest budgeted connoisseurs and rookies looking for "something sparkly" alike, and the snack menu easily makes a satisfying dinner.