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“Thirst won't leave you thirst...or hungry for that matter!”
Review of Thirst Wine Bar & Bistro - CLOSED

Thirst Wine Bar & Bistro
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: SW River Dr.
Transit: Street Car: will bring right down to the waterfront, get off at "RiverPlace". Bus: The 35 will take you from down town to the SW waterfront. Get off at River Pkwy & River Dr (Stop ID: 13180)
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Thirst won't leave you thirst...or hungry for that matter!”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

We wrapped up our meetings and decided to stop in Thirst to see what all the excitement on Yelp! Was all about and we weren't disappointed! It was still early...around 5pm on a Thursday evening, so we were able to catch Happy Hour in the bar area. We chose to sit at the bar instead of one of the cafe tables and the bartender was tremendously helpful and well versed on the menu.

Since we had a client dinner later that evening we decided to split a few appetizers and partake in some adult beverages. The Happy Hour specials were interesting and added some zip to the experience. There was a local beer...a hybrid of a porter and an amber. Not too hoppy, but with a bit of character. The bartender recommended an excellent local Pinot Noir and provided an ample pour, but the stars of the evening were the fantastic dishes we shared!

Again, we were heading to dinner later so we settled on only two dishes...the crab dip and an Indian lentil soup (of which I only had a taste unfortunately). The crab dip was warm and served in a golden cream sauce that was sinful. It was served with fresh sliced French baguette that was perfect for piling on the crab! The lentil soup was so tasty I almost ordered my own bowl...but alas we had plans to go to Pok Pok for Vietnamese (see my review on that restaurant) so I had to conserve space. There was an interesting malt scotch whiskey flight I would have liked to try...another time perhaps.

Overall we were very impressed with Thirst and I will make a point of getting a meal there next time I am in Portland. It is in the industrial area by the waterfront, but there is ample, safe, covered parking in the area.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Wolverine325
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63 reviews from our community

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English first
Eagle, Idaho
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Delicious food, good atmosphere”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We discovered this bistro while staying at The Residence Inn, a short walk from the waterfront. There were 6 people in our party and the bistro provided a nice, quiet place to have dinner and conversation with friends. Staff was friendly and efficient. Food was delicious with lots of options. We will return.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank sandgravity
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had a BBQ roll with sauerkraut. I had never had that combination and it was really good. I was able to sit in the porch rocking chair under a blanket (provided by the hotel) and watch the rain and river traffic while the BBQ was prepared.

Visited September 2013
Thank Shirley B
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Hoschton, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Worth a Stop If you are in the Area”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Great bartender, great little spot, great wine selection by the glass.. The happy hour wine was not good. If you can get past that, the menu wines were wonderful..

Visited October 2013
Thank Paula35805
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Poulsbo, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful Spot with Great Service”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stopped here for drinks to people watch and enjoy the river activity. Devin made us feel very welcome, and we enjoyed every minute of our time there. It is a special spot!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank McSix
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