The city of Portland boasts beautiful views, even when it’s raining. But what really can’t be missed is all the great food and drink, wine included.
There are a few we wouldn’t want you to miss the next time you’re in town. So check out this list to find the best places to grab a glass or two.
The Best Wine Bars in Portland
This bar won’t just cure your need to try new and exciting wines. They also offer a curated list of beer, cider, sake, and even vermouth.
The menu is designed to be unpretentious and approachable. Descriptors include recognizable flavors like “custardy” or “peachy.”
They don’t serve food but encourage you to bring in your own. Bring some friends and a bite to eat.
If you don’t finish the bottle on the patio, there’s no corkage fee to take it home with you.
- Location: 1465 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97211
With talented sommelier Andy Fortgang on staff, the wine list is sure to be immaculate.
By-the-glass options are limited but not in flavor and complexity, and the bottle list makes up the difference. Offering both domestic and European wines, French selections are highlighted.
That inspiration is continued into the food menu. But no need to fret, domestic wine options include multiple local Oregon pinots for a true taste of Portland.
- Location: 734 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
If your main goal is to find a wine bar you can bring your furry friend to, look no further. This industrial space has indoor or outdoor options catered to dogs and dog lovers.
While the wine list may be smaller than some others in this article, it covers the most classic styles.
The highlight is each sale gives back to various charities and organizations, from LGBTQ and women’s rights to bee conservation.
- Location: 1620 SE Claybourne St, 106-A, Portland, OR 97202
The focus of this wine bar is all-natural wines. They have a philosophy that the grapes should tell a story of where they’re from.
To add chemicals or mess with the natural fermentation is to take away from that story.
Here you’ll find rotating pop-up restaurants with light Italian fare from Thursday-Sunday and delectable pizzas on Monday and Tuesday.
You’ll find selections highlighting the natural terroir of Italy, France, and even local Oregon varieties. It’s a must-stop location.
- Location: 2930 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211
With seating split between sidewalk tables and a cozy dining room indoors, this is the perfect place to start or end your night.
What could truly be described as a bottle shop, they continue to serve an impressive list of wines. Options are by the glass, bottle, or try a flight.
Friendly staff is available to guide you or provide suggestions.
They even offer pairings such as traditional charcuterie and local fresh bread to go along with the reasonably priced European wine selections.
- Location: 3564 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Les Caves/Les Clos
Giving off what can only be described as speakeasy vibes, you’ll also find rare and obscure wines.
Even the most expert wine drinker is sure to find something new here, like an orange wine from Georgia, the country, not the state.
The owner doesn’t approve of flights, and instead, they offer half glasses to give something new a try.
If you need a bite to eat, you’ll find eccentric grilled cheese options that are as unique as the wine they pair with.
- Location: 1719 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
Head to the rooftop balcony of Noble Rot for one of the best views of the skyline while you sip on a glass of wine.
This is the perfect spot for a date night, especially in warmer months. As a full restaurant, they let the wine drive the food menu, and while simple, everything is crafted to pair with the beverage.
While sipping wine on the balcony, you’ll find gardens full of produce that’s used in the kitchen. This is one place you can’t miss.
- Location: 1111 E Burnside St, Fourth Floor, Portland, OR 97214
You’ll find a witty wine list offering both by-the-glass and bottle options placed into categories like “wines on the wild side” and “Good Lord, I think we need some help drinking all this riesling.”
They strive to offer delicious wine at a reasonable price. The food menu is curated to be straightforward yet complement the drink selections.
There is something for everyone. So grab some friends and head over to dine under their string light and tent-covered patio.
- Location: 1758 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Pairings – Portland Wine Shop + Bar
If you’re a foodie, a wine lover, and a bit eccentric, this is the wine bar for you. Designed entirely around themed pairings, you’ll find a feature on natural wines.
They fully embrace being known as ‘Portland’s Weirdest Wine Shop.’ They create flights and pairings around movies, tv characters, and even dog breeds.
Striving to make wine fun and approachable, they take their wine knowledge seriously. And the staff is always available to answer questions and offer recommendations.
- Location: 455 NE 2th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
Stem Wine Bar PDX
If you’re looking for something a little more upscale and elevated, check out Stem Wine Bar.
They boast one of the largest selections in the city of pre-crafted flights.
Wines by the glass and bottle are hand selected by the owner, who grew up frequently visiting her family’s vineyard.
They offer same-day delivery and often have tastings or other fun events going on inside the bar. This may become your new go-to for a night out.
- Location: 3920 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
No matter why you’re in Portland, the places on this list will fill your glass and keep you coming back for more.
Grab a date or plan a night out with friends and have a taste of what the Portland wine scene has to offer.