Clinton Corner Café, 2633 SE 21st, 230-8035, daily 4-7 pm, $3 pints, $3 wells, $1 off wine, $2-5 food
Welcoming neighborhood spot has a great beer selection and food specials including house-made chips and a pulled pork BBQ sandwich.
Pilsner Room, 0309 SW Montgomery, 220-1865, Mon-Sat 3-6 pm & 9 pm-close, all day Sun, $1.95-3.95 bar menu
McCormick & Schmick's RiverPlace outpost has a terrific river view, a Full Sail satellite brewery, and an excellent selection of eats for less than the cost of a tram ticket.
Hawthorne Hideaway, 2221 SE Hawthorne, 445-4600, daily 3-7 pm, $1.25 Pabst, $2 wells, $3 micros
Enjoy super-cheap drinks, free pool, and hard-to-find bathrooms at this casual neighborhood hangout.
Heathman Restaurant & Bar, 1001 SW Broadway, 790-7752, daily 4-6 pm & 9 pm-close, Thurs 4 pm-close, $1.50-4.75 small plates
Live the high life and pack away pork pâté, octopus salad, and Oregon Dungeness deviled eggs, among other items from the French-influenced menu at this ritzy hotel restaurant and bar.