This comfy, wood-built pub is an ideal place to sip a beer on a sunny day — or a rainy one. Overlooking one of the most serene stretches of the Willamette River, the North Bank’s tiered inside seating and outside deck provide a beautiful, panoramic view, pairing perfectly with a cool pint. Originally built as the North Bank Restaurant in 1979, this point in the Willamette River was chosen 150 years ago for a crossing known as Skinner’s Ferry. Their location provides a great spot to watch televised games — or turn your head away from the tube and watch the leaves falling on the river as boaters and bikers pass by.