Spirit(s) of the holiday season

It’s 5 Cafe and Artisanal Distillery has opened in the Outlet Mall. An official grand opening will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 21.

The espresso bar will be open mall hours to serve those seeking a caffeinated buzz.

The tasting room features a rotating array of seasonal, artisan alcohols — including fruit brandies, gin, moonshine, ouzo, aqua vitae and a couple of whiskey varieties — each handmade using locally grown fruit and grain; 1111 N. Roosevelt Dr., 503-739-7606.