Where Global Meets Local
Whether it's a hoppy IPA from Ninkasi in Eugene or a table wine from Newberg, our selection showcases the best of the Northwest and beyond. Our friendly and knowledgeable beer and wine stewards are here to help you. Tell us what you're planning and we can suggest the perfect pairing to any meal. You can even sample and compare. There's nothing we enjoy more.
Check out our weekly beer and wine tastings at all our stores.
Recycle your corks here
Bring us your used corks and we'll recycle them courtesy of Cork ReHarvest. Simply drop them in the Cork Recycling Bag in the Beer & Wine Department.
Steward's Pick 6
A great wine’s flavors are often complex—but putting together a crowd-pleasing wine list should be simple. That’s why the wine steward at each of our stores has drawn on years of experience to create a unique six-pack of special finds and everyday favorites. And with each store’s six-pack clocking in at under $60 (after your 10% half-case discount), you can save a little money while you’re saving time.
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
Like many great food-and-drink stories, Reverend Nat’s started with a great harvest. Founder Nat West’s friend in Northeast Portland had the enviable problem of a backyard tree with too many apples. The two churned out a houseful of pies, but with still more fruit on the tree, Nat went about constructing his very first cider press. It was love at first quaff, and within a few years Nat’s hobby had become an obsession. “It’s the perfect way to preserve the fruit,” Nat tells us. “The apple wants to become cider.” Today, his bustling cidery—just a couple blocks away from our own company offices—is among the region’s finest, offering everything from serious English styles to inspired larks such as the best-selling “Hopricot.” Crafted with only fresh, local apples—and naturally gluten-free, Nat’s ciders are a taste of our Pacific Northwest harvest you can enjoy throughout the year.
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Calapooia Brewing Co.
Six years ago, when husband-and-wife team Mark Martin and Laura Bryngelson decided to take over a craft brewery in Albany, Oregon, their mantra was a hearty, “Go big or go home.” Their Chili Beer garnered a huge following at the Oregon Brewers Festival for its crisp profile balanced with fresh Anaheim, serrano and jalapeño peppers. Martin named his brewery after the local Calapooia River, which joins the Willamette River near the brewery and brewpub in downtown Albany. The brewery has come a long way from its early days, when the beers were brewed in tanks designed for the dairy industry. The makeshift containers have since been replaced by top-of-the-line brewing equipment and grain storage silos. From carefully selecting hop varieties to crafting beer flavors ideally suited to pairing with food, brewmaster Mark Martin considers the craftsmanship of every step.
A small-batch artisan winery out of Portland’s Eastside, Enso is something special. Not only do they create a range of wines — from savory reds to dry roses and whites — but they also produce our latest wine love, Portland Sangria. Two bottles in a handy bag for $20 make it the perfect go-to wine for your picnic.
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Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.
From their award-winning Hefeweizen to their ever-changing and innovative seasonal ales, Widmer Brothers Brewing Company is a mainstay of the Pacfic Northwest. Recognized nationally for high-quality beers, Widmer began humbly as a homebrew project of Bob and Kurt Widmer back in 1979. Decades later, Widmer is at the forefront of Northwest brewing.
Brewing industry veterans Jason McAdam and Jay Gilbert share their passion for pairing beer and food at Burnside Brewing Company, a vibrant local brewery. Jason was the wunderkind behind Roots Brewing, while Jay worked the sales and business side for Full Sail and Rogue before the two collaborated on their own brewery. Burnside Brewing Company uses the best malts on the market and local hops in its 15-barrel system to create drinkable, balanced beers. His goal is to create beers that complement food — not compete with it — like their creamy Oatmeal Pale Ale, which is pitched with 75 pounds of Bob’s Red Mill oats per batch. Local and sustainable are also philosophies at the brewery — their gleaming state-of-the-art system is coveted by a number of Portland brewers. Check it out in person at their pub, located at 701 E. Burnside St. in Portland. You can also listen to a short podcast featuring our very own Beer & Wine Buyer, Toni Ketrenos, talking with Jay Gilbert.
Upright Brewing Co.
Upright Brewing Co. is crafting a whole new generation of Portland beers. A small, commercial brewery founded by young upstart Alex Gamun, Upright revels in experimenting with unusual ingredients in their seasonal beers, from Oregon cherries to oysters. It's also one of the only local breweries to use open-top fermenters and saison yeasts, which require higher temperatures. We love them for their fun and innovative small batches and seasonal beers.
Forest Grove, OR
The good life is expressed in every bottle of Apolloni Pinot Noir. Apolloni Vineyards is a reflection of Alfredo Apolloni’s Italian heritage and a love for the growing of grapes. After studying viticulture at University of California – Davis, he purchased a pear and hazelnut orchard with a few acres of Pinot Noir grapes. Nestled in the rain shadow of the Oregon Coastal Range, it reminded him of Italy. Over the years, he traded old pear and hazelnut trees for more vines. Today, the small Italianesque vineyard produces a Pinot Noir that is pure Oregon. Bellisimo!
Pacific Rim Winemakers
The folks at Pacific Rim love Riesling, and we do too! With their passion for Rieslings, Pacific Rim Wines continues to shine as the Northwest producer of the variety. Using sustainable practices like Pygmy sheep to trim their grass as an “herbicide,” Pacific Rim takes great care when producing all of their wines, nearly 90% of which is Riesling wine. The result is locally crafted wines that deserve your attention.
The friendliest Pinot Noir in town
We’ve partnered with J. Christopher to offer an exceptional Pinot for everyday drinking.
We’ve always had a lot of respect for local vintner Jay Christopher Somers, whose passion is crafting Oregon Pinots in an Old World Burgundian style. “Don’t force the vineyard,” Jay says with his customary emphasis. “Don’t irrigate the heck out of it, don’t spray a bunch of chemicals on it, and do all the hand labor right.” So when we decided to offer a house Pinot Noir, bringing this high-end varietal into the reach of the casual drinker, Jay was our first choice for a partner. To create the cuvée, Jay chose grapes from Eola-Amity, providing juicy raspberry fuits, and from the Dundee Hills, lending firm tannins and notes of earth and black tea. Please join us in raising a toast to this wonderfully fruitful friendship.