9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene The Ultimate Brewery Tour of Austin, Texas The Most Interesting Drinks From Around the World You Can Try Today Beer is king in Portland. With so many craft breweries and pubs, beer aficionados have a plethora of places at which to enjoy their beverage of choice. But if you’re a cocktail drinker, finding a favorite watering hole can be bit more challenging. Don’t worry. This is a drinking town and while most Portlanders prefer an IPA to a Tom Collins, area bartenders can still concoct a great cocktail. You just have to know where to go. Here are the top four cocktail bars in the Rose City, by neighborhood.North/NE Portland The Box Social 3971 North WilliamsOwners Eric and Shannon McQuilkin have created a drinking oasis that has a speakeasy vibe but without the pretension. You won’t find arrogant bartenders sporting handlebar mustaches and vests here. The vibe is cozy and welcoming, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto the street and a large mural of the Portland skyline adorning the back wall. Drinks are carefully crafted, using artisanal ingredients. The extensive menu includes classic cocktails such as Manhattans and Boulevardiers as well as proprietary drinks such as the hot pepper tequila- and sage-infused Dirty Little Thief and The Story Teller, a nuanced libation featuring spiced sangria, pomegranate and brandy.SE Portland Vintage Cocktail Lounge 7907 SE StarkAs the name suggests, Vintage Cocktail Lounge is just that. A dimly lit establishment that prides itself on creating old-school cocktails. Owner Justin Atkins takes traditional recipes and recreates them with a modern-day twist. Opt for the Sazerac or a Hemingway-inspired Death in the Afternoon (absinthe and brut) or any of the many bourbons on display. Many of the spirits lining the bar wall are rare or hard-to-find and Atkins and his staff happily inform patrons of the source and history of said liquors. The space is small, with an intimate bar in the back and wooden tables in front.Downtown/SW Portland Departure 525 SW MorrisonDowntown Portland has a wealth of drinking establishments, many of them offering pricey but watered down cocktails. Located at the top of The Nines hotel, Departure is a departure (pun intended) from that mold. Yes, the drinks are pricey here but they aren’t weak. The bartenders know their spirits and alter drinks to your taste. Popular libations include the biting Siracha-infused Three-headed Elephant and the Tuk-Tuk, a concoction of rum, ginger beer and basil. The nautical-themed lounge can get rowdy on weekend nights. Opt for a weekday when you can easily score a choice spot at one of the outdoor tables, overlooking downtown and Mt. Hood in the distance.NW Portland Teardrop Cocktail Lounge 1015 NW EverettAh, NW Portland. Where the frat boys go to play. Thankfully, not every bar along this stretch of town caters to a boisterous crowd. Teardrop Cocktail Lounge is one of the hottest bars to open in the Pearl district in recent years. Owner Daniel Shoemaker pays homage to classic cocktails, giving credit to the inventor, and puts his own stamp on cocktail history with deliciously inventive house drinks, using homemade tonic water and tinctures. Eighties rockers Katrina and the Waves would do well with the cacacha and St. Germain-infused Walking on Sunshine and political rabble rowsers would agree that there’s nothing more perfect than the fragrant Lillet-forward, A More Perfect Union. The atmosphere is a bit more chi chi with bartenders in vests and steel and metal framing the semi-circle bar but the vibe is still welcoming. Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scene Editors’ Recommendations
Scene: Aberdeen Road in Edmonton, north London, where a woman was stabbed just after 7pm on Saturday Credit:London News Pictures The north London stabbings, which police are linking, began on Saturday evening when a 45-year-old woman was approached by a man and knifed once in the back as she walked along residential Aberdeen Road in Edmonton.Locals who heard the woman’s screams ran to her aid and tended to her until the paramedics arrived. “We are working on the hypothesis that the single male suspect is acting alone and mental health issues may be a factor. All of the people he has targeted have been walking alone and he has approached from behind without warning.“Members of the public who have information about this suspect or have spotted someone acting suspiciously who matches his description are advised to call police on 999 and not to approach the man.” Scotland Yard officers were urgently hunting a crazed knife-man who stabbed four complete strangers in the space of a few hours after approaching them at random.A 45-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man remained in a critical condition in hospital and two others were seriously hurt following what detectives described as a series of “senseless and cowardly” attacks.Officers flooded the streets of Edmonton in north London and warned the public to be vigilant following the spate of linked knifings which occurred in the space of just over 12-hours.The attacker was described as a black man, approximately 6ft 3ins tall, of skinny build and wearing dark clothing, possibly a hooded top.The incidents followed another upsurge of bloody violence across the country with at least six fatal stabbings in recent days.On Monday Theresa May, the Prime Minister, will host a major knife crime summit at Downing Street as the police desperately try to get a grip on the rising tide of violence. There have been more than 20 fatal stabbings in London this yearCredit:London News Pictures The victim was taken to an east London hospital for treatment where his condition was described as not life threatening.A few hours later, just before 4am, police received reports that another person had been stabbed in the area.This time they found a 23-year-old man close to Seven Sisters Tube station suffering from knife injuries.Police said initial investigations indicated he had been stabbed in the Silver Street area around three miles away but made his way to Seven Sisters before collapsing.The last incident took place on Sunday at 9.43am when police received reports that a man had been stabbed in the back in Brettenham Road in Walthamstow.Police said while the victim’s injuries were not life threatening, they were potentially life- changing.Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Smillie from the Met Police said they were treating the incidents as a potential mental health issue and urged people to remain vigilant.He said: “Police are treating the four stabbing related incidents as potentially linked. The four victims are all from different backgrounds and appear to have been selected at random due to them being alone and vulnerable. There is nothing to suggest this incident is terror related. She was taken to an east London hospital where her condition was described as critical.Around four hours later the same attacker is believed to have approached a 52-year-old man on Park Avenue in Edmonton around three miles away stabbing him more than once. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.