Dockside, 2047 NW Front, 241-6433, Mon-Fri 4:30-7:30 pm, $2 wells, $1.50 domestics, $2.50 micros, plus cheap food

A throwbacky bar/restaurant/dive with cheap food and stiff drinks.

Dots Café, 2521 SE Clinton, 235-0203, Mon-Fri 5-6:30 pm, beer specials

Odds are Dots has been here—and hip—longer than you have. Give the ol' girl some respect.

Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside, 231-9663, daily 3-6 pm, $2.50 food menu (with $2 drink purchase)

The Doug Fir's happy hour is one of the best around: cheeseburger, chicken fingers, cheese fries, all for a mere $2.50.

Dragonfish, 909 SW Park, 243-5991, daily 4-6 pm, 10-close, $1.95 sushi plates w/drink purchase

Super-cheap sushi and froofy cocktails.