Open less than a year, Doug Fir Lounge is already the talk of Portland’s Lower Burnside neighborhood. Log-crazy decor comes courtesy of Jeff Kovel and Skylab Design Group, who converted this former 1960s motel diner and Chinese restaurant into a modernist Naugahyde combination of Daniel Boone and chrome/steel retro-chic. A 300-person-capacity underground ballroom features top Northwest music acts, and an eclectic bar/restaurant serves until four a.m. seven days a week. The attached Jupiter Hotel offers free wireless and 85 guest rooms from $99. 830 E. Burnside St., Portland, Oregon, (503) 231-9663, www.dougfirlounge.com