Can the NYC Steakhouse Survive?
The Driftwood room has been serving swanky sippers of Portland since the 1950s -- and it certainly looks like it. The cocktail bar in the Hotel deLuxe is everything your Old Hollywood fantasy could have conjured, with mid-century wall art, low lighting, smoky mirrors and plush, curvy banquettes. Champagne happy hours are not to be missed, with boozy bubble takes like French 75s or the more local Portland 85 (bubbly, Clear Creek pear brandy, pear liqueur) poured on the cheap. While photos of glamour-loving celebs like Elizabeth Taylor are hung in the space, it's hard to imagine them tucking into the menu of big burgers and milky mac & cheese.