Bluehour’s happy hour menu has depth. If you want a cheese board with housemade granola, just order one. Same with the cheeseburger, Caesar salad or handcut fries. The menu even has the so-called a pizzetta (a margherita pie brushed with a fresh, tangy sauce that’s actually closer in size to a real pizza than its diminutive title suggests). In other words, it’s got something for everyone. But, it’s the other items that round out the menu that truly showcase the kitchen’s personality. Not may joints serve a fish slider, but fewer top theirs, as Bluehour does, with a pineapple slaw. Then there are the pork cigars—four stubby, flash-fried phyllo dough rolls stuffed with pork, onion and figs and served with a Meyer lemon aioli. There’s even a dessert: a pair of soft, dense coconut whoopie pies drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauces. But, most addicting of all just might be the fried olives—a half-dozen olives that have been stuffed with blue cheese before they’re lightly breaded and fried.[Alone, that would be fine and good, but Bluehour ups the ante by serving them with an intuitively made gin aioli. It’s like eating a martini. Which reminds us: Pair yours with a martini. But if you’re looking for other quaffs, Bluehour discounts tap drafts, wines by the glass, and select cocktails like a Moscow Mule, a margarita and a tart, dry New York Sour (whiskey, lemon and red wine). Happy hour runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Sunday through Friday, and from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

Bluehour, 250 NW 13th Ave., 503.226.3394

 

The New York Sour: A tart, dry whiskey, lemon and red wine mixer
The New York Sour: A tart, dry whiskey, lemon and red wine mixer

The cheeseboard with housemade granola
The cheeseboard with housemade granola

The pizzetta: A Margherita pie, brushed with a fresh, tangy sauce that’s closer in size to a real pizza than its diminutive title suggests
The pizzetta: A Margherita pie, brushed with a fresh, tangy sauce that’s closer in size to a real pizza than its diminutive title suggests

With its intuitively made gin aioli, the blue cheese-stuffed fried olives are just like a Martini in solid form
With its intuitively made gin aioli, the blue cheese-stuffed fried olives are just like a Martini in solid form

The fish slider with pineapple slaw
The fish slider with pineapple slaw

A pair of soft, dense coconut whoopie pies drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauces
A pair of soft, dense coconut whoopie pies drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauces

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