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Trésors de Champagne, La Boutique (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

A recent addition to downtown Reims, Trésors de Champagne is a must-visit destination for grower Champagne enthusiasts. Opened by the 28 grower-producers that comprise the Special Club, an association founded in 1971, the sleek space is dominated by a chandelier made of several hundred Champagne bottles. Beneath your...Read Full Story

Valley Wine Merchants (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

At Andrew Turner’s Valley Wine Merchants in historic downtown Newberg, you’ll find more than 200 Oregon pinot noirs—the largest selection in the Willamette Valley—in addition to wines from Champagne, Burgundy, Napa and Sonoma. For the last decade, Turner managed the Ponzi Wine Bar in Dundee; before...Read Full Story

Kachka (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

In the industrial southeast district of the city, fringed by tattoo parlors and taverns, you’ll find Kachka, Portland’s latest destination restaurant. The décor is simple: Soviet propaganda posters and ornate window frames evoking traditional Russian architecture. The heart of the menu is an ode...Read Full Story

Coopers Hall (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Two Shinola bicycles bask near stainless steel fermentation tanks and a canary yellow forklift at Coopers Hall, a tap room and urban winery in industrial southeast Portland. Sunlight streams through the 8,000-square-foot space; the room hums with hipsters in skinny jeans perched at either the long bar or the...Read Full Story

Multnomah Whiskey Library (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

At Portland’s Multnomah Whiskey Library, a wall of quietly lit bottles covers the lion’s share of whiskeys of the world. Bartenders in skinny denim scale 12-foot sliding brass ladders to access the spirits, 1,500 in all. Owner Alan Davis structured the library with intimacy in mind;...Read Full Story

Pairings Portland (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Jeff Weissler left a wine career in New York to move to Oregon and launch consciouswines.com, a website dedicated to sustainable wines. Now he's opened Pairings Portland Wine Shop, the city's only shop devoted to natural wines. In a corner...Read Full Story

Ava Gene's (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Ava Gene’s, the second restaurant from Duane Sorenson of Stumptown Coffee Roasters, anchors upper SE Division Street as the most dynamic restaurant row in Portland. The menu is an ode to classic Italian fare, but the space evokes Portland(ia) with warm wood, eclectic art, tattooed...Read Full Story

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