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Updating the Eater PDX Booze Map: Where to Drink Now

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Eater's handy HeatMap usually highlights the hottest new spots to grab a bite to eat — but because Portland is famously alcohol-inclined (and because no night out is complete with a pairing or two), we'd like to offer the accompanying, periodically updated Eater Booze Map, which shines the spotlight on the bars where dedicated tipplers are killing their livers right now.

Since the last update — a shocking six months ago — it seems like every Portland neighborhood has welcomed at least one new watering hole. Here now, an update featuring a whopping 10 newish spots generating the most buzz (in more ways than one).

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Old Salt Marketplace

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Like its sister spot Grain & Gristle, Old Salt's supperhouse and bar welcomes drinkers into a warm, wood-glowing room that's instantly comfortable and unpretentious. The beer and wine list is carefully curated by Upright Brewing's Alex Ganum, and an eight-item cocktail menu offers slight twists on the classics (a "nutty" pisco sour with hazelnut pisco, a Brown Derby with grapefruit bitters instead of juice).

The Lost & Found

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Overlook's new neighborhood bar the Lost & Found, which took over the former Palace of Industry space, has a tendency to not take itself too seriously: the food menu is limited to various iterations of the quesadilla; cocktails are named after the likes of the Golden Girls, Ron Burgundy, and It's Always Sunny's Sweet Dee. Combine that light-heartedness with a large sun-dappled patio, and L&F may be NoPo's go-to summer spot. [Photo]

The Oregon Public House

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After a lengthy build-out, Oregon's first non-profit bar finally made its debut in Woodlawn last month. And if its gimmick wasn't enough of a draw — $1 from each pint goes to a charity selected by the drinker — the Pub House's rotating, 12-option tap list should draw out neighborhood drinkers. [Photo]

Drinkers in the Kerns neighborhood welcome a new house of worship in the form of the cheekily named Church, which lives up to its moniker in terms of open-armed friendliness.

Double Dragon

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The casual banh mi joint Double Dragon recently expanded its menu beyond sandwiches, but much of the buzz is accumulating around its brand-new bar program, featuring playful but even-handed cocktails by Yakuza alum Nick Ramsdell. Asian flavors come out to play in some (like the "Burnt Reynolds," with bourbon and lapsang souchong honey), others look to other cultures for inspiration (like the "Border Patrol," with smoky mezcal and Fernet Vallet). [Photo]

Belmont Station

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The storied Belmont Station, one of Portland's best beer bars/bottleshops, obviously isn't new. But its long-awaited outdoor covered patio is, and it provides much-needed breathing room for hopheads looking to drink their way through Belmont's always-rotating tap list. Bonus points for the heated seating areas and food cart parking outside. [Photo]

The Fireside

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NW 23rd Avenue gets a much-needed new watering hole in the form of the Fireside, a beautiful room that's made itself home in the former Music Millennium space. Its theme makes more sense during Portland's gloomier winter days, but during the summer, embrace the campfire theme with drinks like the "Backyard Grillin," with tequila, rhubarb, and mezcal.

Relish Gastropub

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Its ambiance leans more toward "restaurant" than "bar," but Sellwood's Relish Gastropub flaunts an accessibly ambitious bar program, with nearly 20 beers on tap, even more wines by the glass, and a solid cocktail menu. (Order the "Rye Sense of Humor," featuring whiskey, yellow chartreuse, and applejack.) And in true pub style, the burger — particularly its addictive onion jam — provides the perfect accompaniment to all that booze. [Photo]

Ración

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At the cerebral-minded Racion, bartender Chauncey Roach's cocktail menu infuses a sense of fun into the drinks' "molecular" touches: a gin and tonic is punctuated with strawberry "pearls" akin to a boba tea; a chorizo-infused tequila arrives topped in a salt foam in lieu of a salt rim.

As the naturally named accompaniment to his beloved sandwich shop Meat Cheese Bread, John Stewart's unassuming Beer is part casual beer bar, part bottleshop, part spillover room where folks can comfortably dig into a green-bean sandwiches. No matter which way you mix-and-match the three, it's a perfect pairing. [Photo]

Raven & Rose

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Bartender-about-town Dave Shenaut curates the classics-minded bar program at Raven & Rose, where ingredients are inspired by the Ladd Carriage House's 1883 build date. Bonus points for two separate scenes: upstairs, the more casual Rookery Bar evokes a ski chalet that serves cocktails like the "Saratoga," with Clear Creek apple brandy, rye, and Cocchi Vermouth de Torino.

Ava Gene's

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Celebrated bartender Evan Zimmerman (the Woodsman Tavern, Laurelhurst Market) is behind the menu at Duane Sorenson's Ava Gene's. The eight-item cocktail list features unexpected flavors like pecan and maple syrup (in the "Toronto"), as well as what's emerging as the spot's signature drink, "Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall."

The Tannery

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What was once Skin & Bones Bistro has been transformed into a cozy cocktail bar featuring inventive drinks and decidedly upscale bar "snacks." Order up the "Daddy's Rootbeer," which combines rum, Root liqueur, absinthe, and egg white in a surprisingly light drink; the same deft hand applies to food items like a tart with yam, polenta, and arugula.

Old Salt Marketplace

Like its sister spot Grain & Gristle, Old Salt's supperhouse and bar welcomes drinkers into a warm, wood-glowing room that's instantly comfortable and unpretentious. The beer and wine list is carefully curated by Upright Brewing's Alex Ganum, and an eight-item cocktail menu offers slight twists on the classics (a "nutty" pisco sour with hazelnut pisco, a Brown Derby with grapefruit bitters instead of juice).

The Lost & Found

Overlook's new neighborhood bar the Lost & Found, which took over the former Palace of Industry space, has a tendency to not take itself too seriously: the food menu is limited to various iterations of the quesadilla; cocktails are named after the likes of the Golden Girls, Ron Burgundy, and It's Always Sunny's Sweet Dee. Combine that light-heartedness with a large sun-dappled patio, and L&F may be NoPo's go-to summer spot. [Photo]

The Oregon Public House

After a lengthy build-out, Oregon's first non-profit bar finally made its debut in Woodlawn last month. And if its gimmick wasn't enough of a draw — $1 from each pint goes to a charity selected by the drinker — the Pub House's rotating, 12-option tap list should draw out neighborhood drinkers. [Photo]

Church

Drinkers in the Kerns neighborhood welcome a new house of worship in the form of the cheekily named Church, which lives up to its moniker in terms of open-armed friendliness.

Double Dragon

The casual banh mi joint Double Dragon recently expanded its menu beyond sandwiches, but much of the buzz is accumulating around its brand-new bar program, featuring playful but even-handed cocktails by Yakuza alum Nick Ramsdell. Asian flavors come out to play in some (like the "Burnt Reynolds," with bourbon and lapsang souchong honey), others look to other cultures for inspiration (like the "Border Patrol," with smoky mezcal and Fernet Vallet). [Photo]

Belmont Station

The storied Belmont Station, one of Portland's best beer bars/bottleshops, obviously isn't new. But its long-awaited outdoor covered patio is, and it provides much-needed breathing room for hopheads looking to drink their way through Belmont's always-rotating tap list. Bonus points for the heated seating areas and food cart parking outside. [Photo]

The Fireside

NW 23rd Avenue gets a much-needed new watering hole in the form of the Fireside, a beautiful room that's made itself home in the former Music Millennium space. Its theme makes more sense during Portland's gloomier winter days, but during the summer, embrace the campfire theme with drinks like the "Backyard Grillin," with tequila, rhubarb, and mezcal.

Relish Gastropub

Its ambiance leans more toward "restaurant" than "bar," but Sellwood's Relish Gastropub flaunts an accessibly ambitious bar program, with nearly 20 beers on tap, even more wines by the glass, and a solid cocktail menu. (Order the "Rye Sense of Humor," featuring whiskey, yellow chartreuse, and applejack.) And in true pub style, the burger — particularly its addictive onion jam — provides the perfect accompaniment to all that booze. [Photo]

Ración

At the cerebral-minded Racion, bartender Chauncey Roach's cocktail menu infuses a sense of fun into the drinks' "molecular" touches: a gin and tonic is punctuated with strawberry "pearls" akin to a boba tea; a chorizo-infused tequila arrives topped in a salt foam in lieu of a salt rim.

Beer

As the naturally named accompaniment to his beloved sandwich shop Meat Cheese Bread, John Stewart's unassuming Beer is part casual beer bar, part bottleshop, part spillover room where folks can comfortably dig into a green-bean sandwiches. No matter which way you mix-and-match the three, it's a perfect pairing. [Photo]

Raven & Rose

Bartender-about-town Dave Shenaut curates the classics-minded bar program at Raven & Rose, where ingredients are inspired by the Ladd Carriage House's 1883 build date. Bonus points for two separate scenes: upstairs, the more casual Rookery Bar evokes a ski chalet that serves cocktails like the "Saratoga," with Clear Creek apple brandy, rye, and Cocchi Vermouth de Torino.

Ava Gene's

Celebrated bartender Evan Zimmerman (the Woodsman Tavern, Laurelhurst Market) is behind the menu at Duane Sorenson's Ava Gene's. The eight-item cocktail list features unexpected flavors like pecan and maple syrup (in the "Toronto"), as well as what's emerging as the spot's signature drink, "Love Makes You Feel Ten Feet Tall."

The Tannery

What was once Skin & Bones Bistro has been transformed into a cozy cocktail bar featuring inventive drinks and decidedly upscale bar "snacks." Order up the "Daddy's Rootbeer," which combines rum, Root liqueur, absinthe, and egg white in a surprisingly light drink; the same deft hand applies to food items like a tart with yam, polenta, and arugula.

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