WHY HERE: One can't miss the intricate wine list at this Portland joint, nor should you. Pair a glass with one of the well-curated bites such as a three-cheese panini or side of roasted potatoes with romesco. Cocktails lean toward the lighter, more flowery side of life, which you can taste in the Ada to Irene (gin, cold-brew coffee, lavender milk, maraschino, honey and orange oil).
WHY NOW: There's a whole list of gluten-free tipples, and each menu item that's vegan or gluten-free is noted, which makes going to dinner here easy if you have allergies. As a bonus for guests, Shift Drinks also sells wine to go, in case you aren't ready for the party to be over.