When I was younger, I used to enjoy a good dive bar - interesting ambience, cheap drinks, etc., but over the years the smoke got to me, so I stopped going.
But now with the new non-smoking laws, I'd love to hear your recommendations. The first place I visited was the Horse Brass and it was such a pleasure drinking beer without cigarette smoke on either side of me. Then it was Renner's in Multnomah. Different vibe, but still better off without the smoke.
Any recs of cool places - i.e. dive bars - that used to be smokey, but now are not?