on a recent trip to Portland we went to Thirst - a wine bar on the Riverside Esplanade at Montgomery Street (0315 SW Montgomery) - I was very pleased to be able to sample a number of local wines (in addition to offering a big list of wines by the glass they offer "flights", small glasses of a range of wines within various categories.) We were a party of four, so ended up being able to taste a substantial number of wines. I don't know a whole lot about wine, but the waitperson was very informative, and not at all snobby about my prediliction for chardonnay (ask for Dan) -
IAs a result of our visit to Thirst I felt I brought some greater sophistication and information to the wine touring we did the next day. The view of the river was entertaining, the decor quite modern, but done in welcoming colors. Food selection were smaller type things, like tapas, - try the roasted olives. I think they also sold bottles of Pacific northwest wines.
Since our daughter has moved to Portland we will be going there more frequently - we'll definatly go back to this wine bar.
We also went to Higgins for dinner - that was terrific, and for an easterner the prices seemed pretty reasonable
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