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Thirst Wine Bar and Shop

Closed Now: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Good Setting for a Wine Tasting

We went there for an afternoon wine tasting. The setting is quite nice with the restaurant situated... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2012
Vancouver, Canada
I expected more from this establishment.

Went on a Tuesday and it was really slow. I had a high expectation based on the area it was... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2013
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Sep 18, 2013
“I expected more from this establishment.”
Aug 4, 2013
“Fantastic experience”
Delicious locally inspired food, Pacific NW wine, creative cocktails and a friendly atmosphere. Located at The RiverPlace Esplanade on the Willamette River in downtown Portland with floor to ceiling windows to soak in the gorgeous views and patio...more
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0315 SW Montgomery St, RiverPlace Esplanade, Portland, OR 97201-5184
+1 503-295-2747
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Went on a Tuesday and it was really slow. I had a high expectation based on the area it was located. My friend and I ordered off the happy hour menu. Flat iron steak and potatos. I also ordered the salad.The food was presented nicely...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Went to Thirst on very short notice (10 minutes heads up) as a group of 12 on a busy night which should have been taxing on their staff and quaint location, but not only did they handle the challenge, they exceeded our expectations for quality...More

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Josh E
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Gourmet appetizers. Many reasonably priced Happy Hour items. I had the Seafood Bisque and the Baked Brie in pastry with french bread. slices. Perfect companions to their delicious local wines. Very romantic window seat for two along the Williamette with views of the marina and...More

Date of experience: February 2013
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

As a visitor to the Portland area you may not be lucky enough to stumble upon Thirst. In fact, you may not even stumble upon Thirst as a resident of Portland. Short and simple, you need to make time to visit Thirst if you are...More

Date of experience: November 2012
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We went there for an afternoon wine tasting. The setting is quite nice with the restaurant situated right next to the Willamette River. Our server was knowledgeable about wines and helped us pick them out for the tasting. The tasting wasn't too expensive and if...More

Date of experience: October 2012
1  Thank RobertK638
Reviewed April 13, 2011

Unlike most, I went there for dessert. Which was really good, but expensive. $7 for a slice of chocolate cake. Great atmosphere though, right on the Willammatte.

Date of experience: March 2011
Thank mariatebeck
Reviewed September 4, 2010

Thirst has a great location so it's not unusual to find less than fantastic food at high prices and sub par service but this place really lowers the bar. Totally average food at premium prices but service so bad it almost didn't seem real. Two...More

Thank 2NittanyLions
Reviewed July 27, 2010

Horrible....worst experience we have ever had at a restaurant. We love food. We eat at about 50 restaurants a month. My husband is a classically trained chef at the Culinary Institute of America. Did I mention we LOVE food? The waiter at this restaurant was...More

Thank Lena H
Lesliewine, Owner at Thirst Wine Bar and Shop, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2010

We apologize. There is certainly no excuse for poor and rude service. Thirst strives for excellent service and this situation has been taken care of. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. It is especially great if you can write the owner of an...More

Reviewed June 18, 2010

We went with a local to Thirst, as he has been there before and enjoys it. Thursday nights they have free wine tastings of three Northwest wines. They were focusing on one winery in Washington. All the wines were very good. We shared the crab...More

Thank ArloBeagleMom
Reviewed June 14, 2007

Wow - a wine bar without attitude and that has a beautiful view, good food and a great selection of wines. Albeit they focus on Pacific Northwest wines, not something I usually gravitate toward - but their selection is delicious and the staff knows how...More

3  Thank WineBabe
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