We all know that downtown Portland is loaded with swanky wine bars but what about the suburbs? If you’re looking to expand your wine horizons or meet up with friends for an earthy glass of Oregon Pinot without making the trek downtown, here are a few places to try. Some have outside tasting, others just bottle pickup. Be sure to call ahead.
Corkscrew Wine Bar
Searching for a quiet, intimate spot to sip a glass of wine? Corkscrew is just the place. Situated off 17th and Bybee in the Sellwood neighborhood, Corkscrew is a cool blend of past and present: reclaimed wood planks from an old barn off the Columbia River, antique sewing machine tables, iron work from a local artisan, and a selection of wines (and a few beers) from all over the world. Owner Lauren Smith says, “We rotate the wine list all the time! We hope to introduce you to new regions, fun varietals, and hard to find or limited run gems.”
Currently offering patio seating only, or shop online to order wine and pick up in-store. Live music outside in the summer. Open daily.
Get there: 1665 SE Bybee Blvd., Portland (Sellwood neighborhood)
Located in the bustling community of Multnomah Village, Sip D’Vine features wines exclusively from the Pacific Northwest, and a few beers “chosen by beer snobs”. Open since 2002, owner Jill Crecraft will custom pick wines for customers based on individual budget and taste. Check out the ever-popular $15 and Under display for a great selection of taste-tested, budget-friendly wines. 15% case discount (mixed cases encouraged). While in store, take a moment to enjoy the artwork on display from local artists.
Open Tuesday-Sunday for grab & go bottles or try one of several wines by the glass; call ahead for curbside pickup.
Get there: 7829 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland (Multnomah Village)
In the heart of quaint Old Town Sherwood is 503 Uncorked, located on the bottom floor of an historic bank building. Warm woods, brick accents, an original bank vault (now a wine vault), and comfy club chairs make this wine bar a relaxing gathering spot. Owners Deb Yannariello and Eryn Ross center their list of beverage offerings around Northwest wines, and a few local beers, ciders, and distilled spirits. Try a homemade flatbread pizza or a lemony Caesar Salad if you’re feeling peckish. Or pick up and fill a 503 wine or beer growler for home. Regular events include live music, Wine-O Bingo (every other Tuesday), daily Happy Hour from 3-5pm.
Open Tuesday-Saturday with limited seating indoors or outdoors in a heated tent (dress warmly). Reservations strongly encouraged. Call ahead for takeout or curbside pickup.
Get there: 22578 SW Washington Street, Sherwood
Harvest Wine Bar
Nestled off the beaten path in the quiet Westlake neighborhood of Lake Oswego is Harvest Wine Bar, a cozy spot opened in 2014. Featuring a global and local wine selection from lesser-known, low production boutique wineries, owner Stephanie Reece draws on her background as a sales rep in the California wine industry. A recent popular item is the Apocalypto-Pack, a selection of six high quality, affordable wines for $50. A small plates menu and a few rotating entrees are also available. Weekly wine tastings on the patio when the weather is nice and the quarterly Harvest Wine Club round out the offerings. Open Tuesday-Saturday for dine-in or patio seating (when it’s not raining), takeout, grab & go bottles, and front door pickup.
Get there: 14559 Westlake Drive, Lake Oswego