Like other denizens of the east side, I'd go past the space at 1000 SE 12th, just up the block from the Basement pub, and wonder, WTF? Is it a cult headquarters? Gastronaut told me it was a tavern, but I was still sure that it was like a Chunk666 World Headquarters with some cash.
It was clearly open for business so we went in.
The patio is nice and funky. They had tons of umbrellas and other shady things out so no one was broiling in the sun unless they wanted to be. There were beautiful plantings next to beautiful junk, and a bike rack. We had just spent way too much time outdoors, so we went inside. That was also comfy and funky.
They appear to just have a tavern license -- wines by the glass, and a couple beers on tap. The taps rotate, but when we were there, they had PBR, Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Mt. Hood's Ice Axe IPA, and Lompoc's LSD. We helped ourselves to icy cold water, and each had a beer. The food menu appears to be mostly grilled meats and veg on a stick.
Our beers were $3.50 each, and the food menu appeared pretty reasonable: you could spend $10 on something but you'd have to work at it.