Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30 am-10 pm, Fri-Sat 11:30 am-1 am
Where Old Town goes to get classy. Outside Davis Street's enormous old windows, MAX trains rumble and assorted muttering neighborhood denizens shuffle by, but inside it's classic Portland upscale—bring your wallet and be prepared to use it. The bartender calls Davis Street "a destination spot," and it's true the place can get packed out on weekends. Your best bet is to find a slow night early in the week, when your party can get the spacious bar top largely to itself, sample some of the excellent house cocktails (the "Natural Progression" is great, if you like Fernet Branca) and enjoy the dim quietude. Careful, though: If it's too quiet Davis Street won't hesitate to close up shop early. DIRK VANDERHART
Located in the space formerly occupied by the Three Lions Bakery. The Davis Street, seeks to redefine the meaning of the "classic" American tavern. With a locally sourced and seasonally changing menu which focuses on simple rustic recipes. The bare bones of the space are exposed an elegant yet rustic ambiance. A loungey, full bar sits in the front with a spacious dining room to the rear.
Happy Hour Info: Mon-Fri 4-6 pm, Sat 3-5 pm ($5 plates & wine, Fish Tale Golden Ale $3, Session Lager $2).