Prospect, a recently-opened bottle shop/bar on NE Killingsworth, builds on the template that co-owner Adams Hobbs successfully established with his other premises, 1856. Here, there is more space for tables and outdoor seating (which has already proved popular during our recent ‘heat wave’), making for a relaxed neighborhood spot to watch the world go by or meet with friends, especially as there are good-sized cheese and charcuterie plates to linger over.

The best part, though, is the skillfully curated wine, beer and cider selections, which are wide ranging and adventurous. Sure, it’s a great place to pick up a decently-priced chardonnay or pinot (wines start around the $9-$10 mark), but there are also lesser-known and under-appreciated regions and grape varietals to explore (St Laurent and Rotgipfler, from Austria, were two I recently discovered). Likewise, the beer and cider: The draught selection (there will be ten taps up and running eventually) focuses on regional craft selections, and there is a broader range of bottles, hitting up brewery hotspots such as San Diego, as well as German, Czech and British beers and French ciders. Plus, there’s friendly advice to hand, polite dogs are welcome and there are no corkage fees on anything (other bottle shops take note!), giving it the makings of an excellent local watering hole. Prospect Bottle Shop & Bar, 1611 NE Killingsworth, 971-229 0422, daily 1-10 pm