My friend and I have a weakness for espresso martinis and I had Pépé's picked out well before I arrived in Portland. Owner Jeffrey Morgenthaler has quite the reputation as a mixologist magician and Pépé is consistently listed among the top cocktail spots in town. This little basement bar was like going down the rabbit hole; time seemed endless and everything fair shouted 'eat me! drink me!' Our espresso martinis were made with Stumptown, vodka and - unusually - a drop of lemon essence; so good it would have been rude to stop at just one. We gorged ourselves on the best bocadillos on the menu, including a Nutella and Jacobson's sea salt, can't wait to make that back home!