WHERE: Neat, 2637 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
Sometimes, you just want a good whiskey. Not complicated cocktails, not pastel drinks, not funny or cute names.
You just want a place to be quiet, to relax, and to enjoy a goddamned whiskey. Walking down Hawthorne Boulevard in just such a mood, I was on my way to another bar that had an interesting name. I’d passed by it before, and thought it looked fascinating.
Neat is not that bar. It’s the bar that kept me from going there just after sticking my head in- everything I needed, and a shorter walk to boot.