1325 NE Fremont St., 946-8161, freehousepdx.com. 4 pm-midnight daily.
A comfy-chic boîte of blond wood, agreeably burly bartenders and an equally strapping-though-playful cocktail list—say, the Southpaw's (bourbon, lemon, aperol, falernum, egg white) reinvention of lemon meringue pie as perhaps-flammable syrup—Free House boasts a similarly sized, half-sheltered, largely unadorned patio offering the same fare but different feel. Outside, cigarettes are lit and beers drained to the pealing laughter of girls-night-out, decorous interiors encourage voices to match as couples trade bites from humbly exquisite small plates (Olympia Provisions shares a co-owner) below framed metalwork and a giant, glowering portrait of Abraham Lincoln. With apologies, a Free House divided stands just fine.
Happy hour: 4-5:30 pm daily, $1 off everything.