Part of an impressive group of restaurants with lively bar scenes run by gay restaurateur Bruce Carey
, hip Saucebox (214 S.W. Broadway, 503-241-3393) is noted for its popular happy hours, delicious Pan-Asian cooking (hamachi and avocado with ponzu, tapioca dumplings with chicken, braised pork cheeks with fried yucca root), and ornately colorful cocktails - the Patron gimlet, SBX Volcano (with 151 rum and other rums, orgeat, citrus, hibiscus, and several other fruits as well as spices). The slick, contemporary space pulls in a young, see-and-be-seen crowd. Of Carey's other restaurants, Bluehour
is another big favorite with gay A-listers.