8303 N Denver Ave., 503-286-9242, kentonstationportland.com.

If you're somewhere between an early bird and a night owl, this place is probably for you. Located in the 110-year-old Historic Kenton Hotel (which itself has ties to Portland's seedier history), Kenton Station is clean, sunlit and family-owned. It boasts 21 taps and a simple, affordable bar menu that includes a deceptively good brunch plate.