Wine Bars

Are Wine Bars the New Dive Bars? 

Nil and Company celebrate natural wine, without taking themselves too seriously. They’re both all about the wine, and not about it at all.

01/20/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Restaurant Review

Heavenly Creatures Marks a Shift in What We Want from ‘Restaurant Food’

Come to Heavenly Creatures for the wine and warm-lit vibes, stay for the quietly game-changing food menu.

12/22/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Photography by Thomas Teal

Holidays

Supplement the Holiday Table with Locally Made Delights

One recent article suggested bringing your own Tupperware to Thanksgiving. Blasphemy! Take these local wines, cheeses, ice creams, and olive oil instead.

11/22/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Pizza Pop-Up No Saint Will Open a Restaurant on NE Killingsworth, and a Separate Wine Shop

Veterans of Sweedeedee, Tastebud, and Ava Gene’s are opening a natural wine bottle shop and and a New York-style pizza restaurant.

11/15/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Portland Bar Guide

9 Wine Bars Where We Love to Raise a Glass

Noble Rot, Bar Diane, Flor, and Stem are among our favorite wine bars in Portland.

09/01/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, Julia Silverman, and Matt Trueherz

Portland Bar Guide

Portland’s Top 50 Bars

From happening new hot spots to longtime favorites, these are the best bars in Portland, OR.

08/23/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Ramona DeNies, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, Andrew Jankowski, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Matthew Trueherz

Food News

We’ve Got Deets on Street Disco’s Upcoming Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant and Wine Bar

Grilled octopus, lamb necks, chicken hearts, and natural wine from Dame alums are coming to Foster-Powell.

07/01/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best Restaurants 2021

In the Portland Dining Scene, These Little Lights Really Shine

Thơm, Coquine Market, Meals 4 Heels, and Le Clos are some of our new favorites.

11/30/2021 By Karen Brooks

Shopping

3 Tempting and Brand-New Storefronts in NW Portland

Eco-conscious clothing from Reformation, zippy leather totes from Portland Leather, and unexpected bottles at Flor Wines.

11/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Food Events

Chef Carlo Lamagna Comes to República for a One-Day Collab

Plus, our picks for Halloween food and drink events

10/25/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Review

Thick Pies Rule at No Saint, a Pizza and Natural Wine Pop-Up

Grandma-style thick-yet-airy pizza crust is the canvas for toppings like peach and sausage or ricotta and hot honey.

09/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

In Vino Veritas

20 Best Wines to Buy in Portland

We've got the best bottles under $25 and the top splurges, as recommended by our favorite local wine bars and bottle shops.

08/31/2021 By Fiona McCann

Breaking News

Say Hello to NE Alberta's Brand New Wine Patio, Le Clos

Underground wine bar Les Caves reopens Thursday, with a brand new sister patio bar in tow.

08/10/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Bars & Nightlife

These Portland Rooftop Bars Offer Excellent Drinks & Views

A summer cocktail, beer, or glass of wine tastes even better with a spectacular view of the city.

07/30/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Gabriel Granillo, Monica Salazar, and Riley Bass

Wine

Meet Bar Norman’s Hollywood Expansion, Petit Norman

Bar Norman and Vivienne team up to create a new $21-and-under natural wine bottle shop.

10/23/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Local Libations

Here Are the Wines and Wine Shops Keeping Us Saturated in These Trying Times

Raise a glass to the bottle shops, tasting rooms, and corner stores, with everything from hot new discoveries to “easy drinkers that can ease our reality.”

10/03/2020 By Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Conner Reed

Wine Shrine

Transforming a Dour Portland Basement Into a Luxe Personal Wine Cellar

From beige carpets to baller status, this wine cellar upgrade is the perfect place for pandemic pinot noirs.

09/23/2020 By Marty Patail

Television

How to Get Ready for Game of Thrones the Portland Way

From wine pairings to a pug crawl, here are 5 local events to get you in the mood for the final season of ice and fire beginning April 14.

03/29/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Breaking News

Dame Shifts to a Pop-Up-in-Residence Model

The first tenants at Dame Collective? Perlot’s Patrick McKee and Farm Spirit alums Kei Ohdera and John Schaible.

02/26/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Restaurants 2018: Family-Style Maximalist

Portland's Best New Restaurants 2018: At Oui! Wine Bar, More Is More

Southeast Wine Collective builds a better wine bar, from bold, roller-coaster dishes to clever pours.

10/10/2018 By Kelly Clarke