23 Hoyt, 529 NW 23rd, 445-7400, Tues-Sat 5-7 pm, cocktail specials, $1-6 food menu

Great deals on upscale bar food including oysters, grilled goat cheese, and a $5 fancy burger.

Aalto Lounge, 3356 SE Belmont, 235-6041, daily 5-7 pm, $1-3 food menu

A panini, a salad, and some Finnish design elements make for an unbeatable post-work combo.

A&L Sports Pub, 5933 NE Glisan, 234-7607, Mon-Fri 11 am-6 pm, $3 micros, $2 domestics, $1.50 PBR

Pool, darts, TVs, and beer specials all day.

Alameda Brewhouse, 4765 NE Fremont, 460-9025, Mon-Fri 3-6 pm, $2.75 pints, half off appetizers with drink purchase

Decent beer and decent pub food on the cheap.

Alberta Street Oyster Bar, 2926 NE Alberta, 284-9600, daily 4:30-6 pm & 10-11 pm (plus all night Sun & Mon), $4 selected cocktails plus a fancy bar food menu

Drink outside your means.

Albina Green, 5128 N Albina, 546-3183, daily 3-6:30 pm, $5 small plates, $3 wells, $3 beer

This cheeky little restaurant flies under the radar most of the time, despite a reputation for fresh, well-prepared food.