I recently had the incredible pleasure of visiting Portland over a beautiful, crisp fall weekend. Secretly, sort of, I planned the trip to visit the venerable Clear Creek distillery but quickly realized this might be the best per capita cocktail city in North America. I met up with Ryan Magarian, co-founder of Aviation Gin, at the Oven & Shaker after an amazing pizza and a Nux Alpina-laced Snickering Chipmunk and he more or less set my itinerary for the city: Pepe Le Moko, Multinomah Whiskey Library, The Driftwood Room, Teardrop Lounge, Clyde Common, Rum Club, Kask, Hale Pele and the Bit House Tavern. There are many more bars but I only had two days. I’m not sure why all Americans don’t live in Portland.