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The sawdust is still settling at this long-delayed behemoth on NE Sandy Boulevard, but we’re calling it now: Century will be the sports bar to end all sports bars. During a Blazers game, you’ll be able to strut through a tunnel into a miniature freaking basketball arena—three tiers of mahogany stadium seating surrounding a cluster of massive retractable screens serve as the complex’s main boozing area. Century is actually four bars, sprinkled liberally with screens: a rooftop hang, a casual indoor-outdoor front bar, that crazy arena, and a private, rentable VIP lounge upstairs outfitted with the biggest LED screen this side of the Singularity. With so many spaces to sit and imbibe (and nary a glaring neon sign in sight) the owners—the team behind Bye & Bye and Victoria—are prepping for more than just sportsball events. They hope to host cocktail dates, dance parties, and even weddings. Century will boast a tequila- and mescal-heavy cocktail menu zinging with fresh-pressed juices and syrups, leading off with a summery pink mix of bourbon, marionberry purée, and ginger ale dubbed “The Neighborhood Kid.” “We want to make it easy for people to sit for a long time and not have to get up and go to the bar every 15 minutes,” says GM Nate VanDeventer. “So it’s in a 24-ounce mason jar.” Score! Opens June, centurybarpdx.com

Rising in place of the former Hawthorne Strip courtesy of one Londoner and two Liverpudlians, this traditional English pub will pair early-morning soccer games with fry-ups, sticky sponge cakes, and lager—not to mention the requisite bags of “crisps.” JUST OPENED, toffeeclubpdx.com

Besaw’s teeny sister bar is a bakery by day, sexy amaro- and bitters-heavy cocktail-and-dessert haunt by night—all inspired by the funky flavors and spices of Southeast Asia. Owner Cana Flug says a “bangin’” happy hour will kick off at 3 p.m. daily, with Bull in China’s unconventional cocktails on the sprawling shared patio. Opens May, thesoloclub.com

A glut-child of Double Mountain’s Charlie Devereux, Sizzle Pie’s Matthew Jacobsen, and Podnah’s Pit’s Rodney Muirhead, this 110-seat Eastside Industrial District taproom will specialize in brewing traditional lagers, poured alongside house-smoked American beer hall food. Opens spring 2016, wayfinder.beer

The Seattle craft beverage upstart plants a fizzy flag in the heart of Hawthorne with a bar touting tortas, ginger beer–fueled cocktails, and boozy floats topped with soft serve from Salt & Straw. Opens September, rachelsgingerbeer.com

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