Portland’s Willamette Valley is well-known for providing the grapes in its vineyards that eventually become distilled and fermented into locally handcrafted wines. Whether you’re hankering after the deep taste of red wine, the lighter taste of white wine or the fruity essence of rose, there is plenty to choose from in the city. From stylish urban wineries to rustic style caves, here are some of the best wine bars in Portland, Oregon…
1. Portland Wine Bar and Winery Tasting Room – a first-class shop that offers delicious Oregon and Hawaiian tropical-fruit wines
Portland Wine Bar is as unfussy as its name suggests. Instead of focusing on twee décor, the place is dedicated to the best of small-batch wines and only serves the finest from Washington and Oregon state. Portland Wine Bar prioritizes small producers due to their quality and the care that they put into every bottle.
If wine is not your thing, the bar also serves craft beers and ciders. No matter the type of alcohol that is on tap, quality is the number one priority. If you don’t feel like sitting down, buy a bottle from the store and take it home.
- 526 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204
2. Erath Winery Tasting Room – a brand-new urban tasting room, located in the Pearl District
Erath Winery Tasting Room out of its Pearl District establishment. They sell their signature wines such as the 2017 Estate Selection Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, and the 2017 Carabella Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains. You will love the notes of fig, black cherry, and currant featured in the Estate Selection Pinot Noir and the chai tea, blackberry, plum, and violet in the Carabella Pinot Noir.
Their Oregon wines are the taste of the local area including the 2019 Oregon Pinot Noir, 2019 Oregon Pinot Gris, and the 2018 Oregon Pinot Blanc.
- Address: 1439 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209
3. Enoteca Nostrana – a new wine bar with a dynamic wine selection and bar
This wine bar was founded in 2018. However, its services and wine quality have proliferated, making it one of the best wine bars in Portland. Nostrana simply means ours, which invokes local.
This wine bar focuses on local, pure, and regional wine. It provides a range of small plates menu designed by Chef Devon Chase. These plates reflect the wide range of wine selections you’ll find upon visiting this wine bar.
- 1401 SE Morrison St Ste 105, Portland, OR 97214
4. Muse Winebar – a stylish but relaxed bar serving wine, craft beer and charcuterie
Muse Winebar gives you a relaxed and intimate environment for enjoying wine, bottled beer, fine meats and cheeses, and other delicious small plates at its Northwest District location.
The small plates are served charcuterie style reminiscent of fancy and stylish bar snacks alongside your desired alcoholic beverage of choice.
No menu is present online, so you would have to visit the Muse Wine Bar in person to find what they are serving currently. If you are interested in allowing their wines in your retail store, reach out to them via email.
- Address: 2264 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR 97210
5. Stem Wine Bar – an exquisite wine bar serving Oregon and French wines which also offer same-day delivery
The Stem Wine Bar in the Boise District offers a Wine Club where you have 3 choices of wine shipments every 3 months including The Explorer, which is a 4-pack, The Wine God/Goddess, which is a 12-pack, and The Insider, which is a 6-pack.
Take Flight is their Signature Bottle Flight of 4 Oregonian wines. Get a small taste of Stem Wine Bar with their 4 mini bottles in the At-Home Tasting Flight.
Enjoy private and event tastings at Stem Wine Bar. What sets apart Stem Wine Bar from others in Portland is how you can receive a tarot reading while also enjoying your glass of wine.
- Address: 3920 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
6. Les Caves & Le Clos – a subterranean wine bar serving rare and natural wines in a rustic cave setting
Les Caves & Le Clos is a winery bar located in the Vernon District of Portland. Besides their bubbly drinks, white wine, orange wine, and red wine, they have a food staple with 5 different types of grilled cheeses to choose from all with their unique names.
There is the Original (havarti), Georgian (mozzarella), Alsatian (muenster), Bolognian (provolone), and Oregoninan (tillamook white cheddar).
Some wines come from nearby such as Oregon and the Willamette Valley as others come from faraway countries including Croatia.
- Address: 1719 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
7. M Bar – a hip but relaxed bar serving champagne and beer with candlelit outdoor seating
M Bar identifies its brand with the slogan, “Portland’s smallest Bar with the biggest heart.” This slogan simply means that you get quality over quantity wine. M Bar features a list of carefully curated ancient fine wines. Although it’s not a multinational wine bar, M Bar’s wine taste buds go beyond Portland and even the U.S.
M Bar boasts a wide range of quality wines thanks to its regularly updated wine menu. So, if you didn’t find the desired wine, you can check their menu regularly. Your preferred wine will be available soon. Whether you’re looking for white wine, red wine, orange wine, or bubbles in Portland, M Bar can quench your thirst.
- 417 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209
8. Bar Rione – a neighborhood cocktail and wine bar located in the Pearl District
Need a wine bar that offers small plates in Portland? If yes, why not visit Bar Rione. This wine bar features multiple menus featuring food, drinks, retail wine, spirits, and wine. You’ve heard it right – you can get retail wine if you operate a wines shop.
At Bar Rione, you’ll find a wide range of wines cutting across various categories, including red, rose, white, natural, and bubbles wines. Therefore, there’s something special for everyone at Bar Rione.
- 804 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
9. Franks Wine Bar – an upscale shop which offers wines by the glass or bottles to go
Franks is a wine retail shop and bar located in South Waterfront, Portland. This wine bar offers a constantly changing, comprehensive wine selection and a tasty food menu. Franks wine bar is passionate about delivering new-thrill and undisputed classic wines in a warm environment.
The wine bar’s outdoor patio is fully open, welcoming guests every day. So, if you’re looking for some tasty wine served in a warm setup, look no further. Visit Franks wine bar today!
- 3712 S Bond Ave, Portland, OR 97239
10. Bar Norman – a trendy bar with high ceilings and large windows perfect for wine connoisseurs
Bar Norman is a prominent, super-contemporary, seafoam-tinged natural wine hotspot. This wine bar features an all-new elegant outdoor seating area. It brings back what most wine lovers do – chat about the supercool natural wines they are drinking.
Also, you can find a range of snacks, including Fulamingo and Olympia Provisions. At Bar Norman, you enjoy a candle-lit, cozy bar or bike-filled, shady Clinton Street corner while sipping your tasty, fine wine.
- 2615 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202
11. Corkscrew Wine Bar – a relaxed, rustic wine bar with tastings & food pairings
If you’re in Portland and looking for tasty and rare wines in the market, join the Corkscrew wine club. The corkscrew wine bar offers a monthly wine allocation through its wine club. This club introduces you to all-time favorite wines: new discoveries, hard-to-find gems, obscure yet extraordinary varietals only available in restricted quantities.
You don’t pay anything to join the Corkscrew wine club. However, you have to commit to buying 3 to 6 wine bottles every month. You can cancel this commitment anytime by writing a notice 48 hours before billing. Want to try a variety of rare and limited-quantity wines in Portland? If yes, the Corkscrew wine bar is your go-to option.
- 1665 SE Bybee Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
12. Fullerton Wines – produces and serves distinctive and age-worthy wine
Fullerton Wines is a wine bar that operates out of their Northwest District location and sources all of the grapes from all AVA vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley to make wines representative to each grape found in every vineyard.
The Apolloni Vineyard is responsible for making the Five FACES Pinot Noir and the Five FACES Chardonnay. The Ivy State Vineyard’s grapes have created Lux Chardonnay and a part in creating the Five FACES Chardonnay as well. The ArborBook Vineyard is where ArborBrook Pinot Noir was born.
Bella Vida Vineyard gave birth to the Bella Vida Vineyard Pinot Noir. The Bennett Vineyard birthed the Bennett Vineyard Pinot Noir and the Three Otters Pinot Noir (the first vintage type of wine in 2015).
- Address: 1966 NW Pettygrove St, Portland, OR 97209
13. Helioterra Winery, Tasting Room, and Wine Bar – a small, artisan producer of Northwest wines made from exceptional regional vineyards
Helioterra is a trifecta operating as a winery, tasting room, and wine bar. They distill and ferment their wine out of their Hosford-Abernethy District location of Southeast Portland, sell their creations at their wine bar, and even have a tasting room for locals and tourists to sample their wine creations.
You can sample their wine by the glass, a flight, or a bottle. 2020 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Blanc, 2020 Willamette Valley Melon de Bourgogne, and 2017 Starthistle Cuvee are a few of the wine bottles that they have in stock.
- Address: 2025 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
14. ENSO Winery – an urban winery in SE Portland that handcrafts old-world style wines
ENSO Winery is located in the Buckman District of Southeast Portland. This winery has been crafting locally-made wine since 2008. Before you visit in person, you can go to their website to take a virtual tour of the winery via Google Maps.
Choose from a wide variety of white, pink, and red wines during your visit or event experience at ENSO Winery. Alsatian Sylvaner and French Chardonnay are a couple of the white wines that you can try. Provence Rose and Antech Sparkling Rose are a couple of the pink wines that you can sample. Bordeaux Merlot and ENSO Cabernet Sauvignon are some of the red wines available to enjoy.
- Address: 1416 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
15. Clay Pigeon Winery – a food-friendly, traditionalist urban winery in Southeast Portland
Clay Pigeon Winery serves a variety of wines out of their Brooklyn Action Corps District establishment. While the owners believe in what they call “lazy winemaking” that does not utilize chemicals, fining, yeast, filtering, or any other additions, you are still tasting a high-quality wine.
Syrah Sampler (3 pack that includes 2013 Syrah, 2014 Syrah, and 2017 “Croze” Syrah) and the 2016 “Jura” Chardonnay are amongst the featured wines sold at Clay Pigeon Winery.
Address: 4855 SE 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
16. Domaine Serene Wine Lounge – an immersive wine and food experience in stylish surroundings
The Domaine Serene Wine Lounge serves sparkling, rose, chardonnay, and pinot noir in their Downtown Portland location inside of the Sentinel. Light bites such as raw oysters, Castelvetrano olives, artisan cheeses, bread, and cured meats are great food pairings to the wines featured on the menu.
Enjoy live music events depending on the day that you visit Domaine Serene Wine Lounge. If you have a special event such as a formal business gathering, wedding, or funeral, you can rent a room as a venue for your event.
- Address: 1038 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
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