1. PIx Pastry
2225 Burnside St E, 971-271-7166, pixpatisserie.com. From noon to 9 p.m. from Friday to Sunday.
After 21 years in the restaurant industry, Cheryl Wakerhauser, founder of Pix Pâtisserie, is retiring. That means you have just over a month to make one last visit to his dessert shop, which started as a farmer’s market stall in 2001. While stocking up on macaroons and cream puffs , be sure to take advantage of Pix’s patio and order a bottle from the extensive champagne and sparkling wine list, which has been repeatedly awarded the title of “best in the world”.
2. Von Ebert Cascade and Timberland Station
10111 NE Cascades Parkway, 503-206-5765; 11800 NW Cedar Falls Drive, #110, 503-716-8663; vonebertbrewing.com. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Cascade station is closed on Monday.
The two tap houses under the Von Ebert umbrella just launched a Power Hour, and no, it’s not the brewery’s version of the drinking game you might remember from your early 20s. Every Monday and Tuesday, from 7 to 8 p.m., draws are only $3, more than half that. Hell, with pints at this price, you might want to go ahead and revive the pre-game tradition.
3. Buoy Beer Pop-Up
1152 Marine Drive, Astoria, 503-298-6833, buoybeer.com. Noon-8 p.m. daily.
Show Buoy Beer some well-deserved love by heading to Astoria for pints at its new pop-up. Now you’ve seen the devastating footage of the main brewery location above the Columbia, partially crumpled up like a tin can. It’s unclear when the pub, which collapsed in mid-June, might reopen, but thankfully the brand has been welcomed by the new Astoria Food Hub, where you can now get Buoy on tap. with classic seafood once the food is ready.
4. Pretty Roger
1340 SE 12th Avenue, 503-232-8060, jollyrestaurants.com. Monday-Thursday noon-midnight, Friday-Saturday noon-1am, Sunday noon-11pm.
Along the way, from family-run seafood restaurant to neighborhood sports bar, the Jolly’s most salable feature (beyond that iconic signage) has been an easy adaptability to changing tastes and shifting demographics. over sixty years. The spot breeds goodwill among a dizzying cross-section of Portlanders for reasons that are hard to articulate. Pay this dive a visit (or more) before the last call. At some point in the next year, developers will demolish the building and replace it with a residential complex.
5. Papa Haydn
5829 SE Milwaukie Ave, 503-232-9440, papahaydn.com. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.
Papa Haydn is best known for its desserts — and its café on Northwest 23rd Avenue — but the original location across the river offers both a charming patio and a long list of cocktails for those days when you want to finish (or start) your meal with a liquid confectionery. Opened in 1978, the restaurant and its shaded terrace is a hidden gem in southeast Portland – the perfect place to sip the Secret Garden (lemon vodka, strawberry puree, muddled basil) while sitting in a veritable secret garden.