LAST WEEK was the first half of our two-week guide on oysters and rosé: a pairing that will change your goddamn life. Seriously, how has this not become a freaking thing?

It's everything you need for a balls-to-the-wall, yet refined, moustache-twirling blast of an evening—nature's perfect bite of seafood, paired with rosé, which long ago left its '80s roots as white zinfandel in the dust. Time your trip for happy hour, and this mission becomes an in-town indulgence that's cheaper than a night of fancy cocktails. Last week, we crawled the Eastside ["Oyster and Rosé Crawl: We Are Making It a Thing," Last Supper, Sept 23].



Dan and Louis Oyster Bar
208 SW Ankeny
Dan and Louis is the grain of sand that helped form Portland's present-day pearl. Homage must be paid, even if the Old Town stalwart is showing its age. The presentation of the oysters on an old plate with some ice, cocktail sauce, horseradish, and a few lemon slices isn't worth $18 for six, considering that's almost as much or more than some of the fancier places in town. Also, they were out of rosé. But $17.50 for a dozen at happy hour is pretty good, and the shellfish is fresh and briny. (Happy Hour: weekdays 4-6 pm)

Jake's Famous Crawfish
401 SW 12th
Good old Jake's has been around since 1892, and it's got a lot of old-fashioned dining flair, particularly the bar waitresses who wear black miniskirts and black tights (and the presence of liver and onions on the menu). Jake's oyster list is long, offering a chance to try bivalves from far-flung locations. We went with three Alaskan Golds and three Quilcenes from Washington ($17.50). They were incredibly small, but the waitress brought us two plump Netarts to make up for it. Classy. (No half-shell oyster special at happy hour)

The Parish
231 NW 11th
In comparison to the other crawl stops, the Parish is the new kid on the block, but they make this crawl because they respect tradition. The Parish and its sister bar, Eat, on N Williams, are Louisiana-influenced, but keep the oysters local. At happy hour, that means $8 for a half dozen, or $16 for a full dozen well-shucked Shigokus with a standard mignonette. Pair it with a Domaine Montrose 2014 ($9), or cheat on the rosé because happy hour craft beers are just $2. (Happy Hour: Wed-Sun 3-5 pm)


St. Jack
1610 NW 23rd
St. Jack is outside the cozy shell of the other spots on our downtown crawl, but these oysters are fresh as hell, and the intimate bar just the right spot to dig in. Oysters are six for $15, or a full dozen for $29. The classic French mignonette gets an inventive twist with pickled shallots. I suggest starting your crawl here. (No half-shell oyster special at happy hour)

Urban Farmer
525 SW Morrison
Happy hour is the perfect time to hit some of the fancier hotel spots around town, and none more so than Urban Farmer, the decent steakhouse on the eighth floor of the Nines hotel, overshadowed by the celebuchef at Departure upstairs. Along with $10 cheese plates and $8 lobster rolls, a delightful daily selection of three raw oysters (ours were Shigokus from Washington) with a champagne mignonette runs just $6. The Charles & Charles rosé ($9) works just fine. Sip it while you watch khakied men eat steak and drink martinis on the company's dime. (Happy Hour: daily 3-6 pm, 10 pm-close)

Little Bird
215 SW 6th
On a Tuesday around 7 pm, we lucked into great bar seats at Little Bird, where founding chef Gabe Rucker has recently resumed control of the kitchen. The Touraine Noble Joué rosé from Rousseau Frères ($12) was the best of any I tried with oysters, a mellow, grassy vintage with little fruit to get in the way. A half dozen ($18) oysters arrived on a silver platter filled with ice and two blended garnishes—a white horseradish cocktail sauce and an orange and fig mignonette. It was all so terribly romantic and dim that we stayed for a whole meal. (Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3-6 pm in the bar, daily 10 pm-midnight, $1.50 oysters)