Aura, 1022 W Burnside, 597-2872, Tues-Sat 4:30-6:30 pm daily, 10-close Tues-Thurs

I never find myself rolling into Aura on the weekends, but I love their happy hour. Skewers, chicken burgers, and shoestring fries are just a part of their exciting menu, and everything costs $3.

Crush, 1412 SE Morrison, 235-8150, $3 martinis, $2 beer, $4 wine, and cheap food, 4:30-6 pm daily

Crush will be expanding to twice the size within the next few months, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't stop by in the meantime for their cheap martinis, beer, and delicious snacks including an olive tapenade, hummus plate, and a daily homemade soup.

Also, be sure to stop by on Thurs, Dec. 16 for Crush's Flesh Playhouse complete with a spanking booth, Kendall Jackson wines, and prizes, with part of the proceeds going to the Oregon Food Bank.

Delta Café, 4607 SE Woodstock, 771-3101, $3 well drinks, $1 off specialty cocktails 10 pm-12 am daily

The best way to avoid the Delta's oppressive crowds is to show up late night and enjoy cheap drinks with your tasty Southern delights.

Slow Bar, 533 SE Grand, 230-7767, 3-6 pm daily, $2.50 well drinks and $1 off beers

Slug some cheap drinks with Slow Bar's cheese plate or Guinness fondueÉ or just slug cheap drinks.

Voleur, 111 SW Ash, 227-3764, $3 food Mon-Sat 3-6 pm, Sunday all day

The new downtown spot Voleur offers tons of cheap food options including whiskey chicken satay, Korean-style BBQ short ribs, mac & cheese, a half pound buffalo burger, fries, hummus, and more. Check 'em out.