Start at Rontoms, working your way down East Burnside in Portland, ending your night with some karaoke at Chopsticks Express. It's time to redefine day drinking.
Chopsticks Express, inner East Burnside's unparalleled dive bar, is notorious for its karaoke nights and rowdy atmosphere. Grab a seat, order a whiskey drink and enjoy the show.
While most folks who frequent Pix fill up on sweet tortes and macarons, I suggest sipping on a pour of (my favorite) Caol Ila 12-year. The smokey, peppery whisky in and of itself is a meal, with the taste staying with you long after.
Lounge with Portland's most stylish elite in one of the Doug Fir's half moon booths. Chat about the act you're about to watch in the downstairs retro venue over an Aviation Collins.
When wandering around inner NE and needing to satisfy some low brow urges, hit up the cheap swill at the B-Side. Smoke on the newly expanded patio.
While getting drunk in Rontoms' 1970s-inspired den is the closest you'll ever get to the room in which you were conceived, I urge you to take your drinks out to the architecturally-impressive back patio. There, continue to sip your drink until you're filled with enough liquid courage to talk to one of the beautiful people. Bottoms up.
More of a hole-in-the-fence than hole-in-the-wall, the Standard seems to be making the transition from Keno to hipster. Hold on tight.
Thursdays at East Burn is folk night, so head to the downstairs game room bar where you can enjoy the same menu fare and draft selection as above, with the added bonus of free skee ball below.