Wine crafted onsite is commonplace at Portland's urban tasting rooms, as are lengthy lists featuring Oregon's many makers. But it's an anomaly to score both in one place like at Thomas and Kate Monroe's pocket-sized wine collective tucked just off Southeast Division Street. After imbibing a year of French winemaking expertise, the couple established SEWC in 2012 as a shared production space, and its roster has grown from four to 10 labels since. It's best to take advantage of the anomaly with a heterogeneous flight at the bar, which is made from repurposed barrels, decorated with succulents and furnished with IKEA-style metal stools. A deviled-egg flight ($7) and Moroccan lamb meatballs ($11) from local chef-lebrity Althea Grey Potter in the window bench give a more comfortable experience, but better yet: Get some elbow room sitting among next season's barrels in the attached production space, so urban it shares a restroom with the neighboring Townshend's Teahouse. Tight quarters can't besmirch the merits of having many winemakers on one city corner.
Happy hour: 2-4 pm daily. $2 off drinks, $1 off food.