710 SE 6th Ave., 503-235-8272, loyallegionpdx.com.

This sprawling beer hall boasts almost 100 Oregon beers and ciders on tap daily, with draft lines and kegs meticulously cared for and maintained, but whiskey fans won't be disappointed either. Neither will cocktail drinkers or more economical patrons, with some of the best  boilermaker pairings in town. With big group seating on the patio and adorable tall-backed booths built for two, you'd be hard-pressed to bring someone in here that doesn't become a fan.