Owner Darryl Joannides refuses to sell anything he hasn't tasted personally. His shop features selections from small-producing wineries and lesser-known regions of Spain and Italy.
At this cozy bottle shop and wine bar—owned by Beth Boston—any of the 400 selections are available by the glass. Patrons can bring their own food, and dogs are welcome.
Features 12 wines each month for less than $10, with free tastings Friday nights and Saturday afternoons. The owner is a young bicycle enthusiast, so it's no surprise the place draws a youthful crowd.
Dining and drinking at Navarre is a little like attending a birthday party in chef John Taboada's pantry. Order rounds of tiny edibles from the sushi-style menus—mark a big X next to the always-good "pork," "bird," and seasonal salads. Plus tons of eclectic wine choices.
You might have to wait for a table, but it's worth it if just for a taste of the stellar mac and cheese. Or one of this vine-obsessed haven's nicely priced wine flights from around the world. BYRON BECK.
Bawdy yet knowledgeable bar maids make this one of the best place to sample fine Oregon wines by the glass.
Bruce Bauer's shop is Sellwood's best, with loads of deals from Spain, France and Italy. Vino holds drop-in tastings for 10 bucks on Friday nights and all day Saturday.
This woman-owned (how could you tell?) shop champions a sassy, down-to-earth take on the blood of the grape.