Bar Type(s)
Happy Hour, Late Night, Specialty Cocktails

Portland has long considered this candlelit cube a quintessential date spot. Unsurprisingly, it comes courtesy of Shannon McQuilkin, co-owner of the one of the city’s other quintessential date spots, the Sapphire Hotel. An extensive menu of original, classic, and bubbly cocktails holds some deliciously potent creations—along with plenty of drinking vinegars, beer, and wine—while well-priced nibbles range from parmesan popcorn to decadent fig compote panini. If this place doesn’t set the mood, we don’t know what will.