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May 23rd, 2007 Mike Thelin | Food Reviews & Stories
 

Round Up: Wine Sans Gas

     
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Cork


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. 2901 NE Alberta St., 281-2675.

Every Day Wine


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. 1520 NE Alberta St., 331-7119.

Great Wine Buys


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. 1515 NE Broadway St., 287-2897.

Navarre


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. BEN WATERHOUSE. 10 NE 28th Ave., 232?3555. Breakfast, lunch Tuesday-Sunday, dinner nightly.

Noble Rot


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. 2724 SE Ankeny St., 233?1999. Dinner and late-night Monday-Saturday.

Oregon Wines on Broadway


Bawdy yet knowledgeable bar maids make this one of the best place to sample fine Oregon wines by the glass. 515 SW Broadway, 228-4655.

Vino


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. 1226 SE Lexington St., 235-8545.

Vino Vixens


This woman-owned (how could you tell?) shop champions a sassy, down-to-earth take on the blood of the grape. 2929 SE Powell Blvd., 231-8466.
 
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