What can we say but the facts. This is a great downtown spot on SW Broadway that always has delicious food and a terrific cocktail menu. Being one of chef Vitaly Paley’s restaurants, it’s arguably one of the top places to eat in Portland. With cocktails created by former barman and local mixology hero, Brandon Wise, it’s hard to go wrong at Imperial. Come for happy hour and sit at the bar where you might stare right past (or through) gigantic blocks of crystal clear ice. Imperial does craft cocktails properly, serving unusual combinations and house mixers (radish gastrique is amazing!). They even have a couple of cocktails on tap along with wine, beer, cider and even some carefully constructed non-alcoholic selections.