5 Urban Wineries & Tasting Rooms in Portland to Visit this Fall

In the big city and can’t make it out to wine country? No worries you can still get your wine on in Portland this fall. Try one, or all five, of these  tasting rooms and sip away while the last leaves fall and the rain soaks the street.

Portland Pairings

Pairings PortlandNot sure what to have with dinner? Then head to Pairings Portland to grab a bottle and some inspiration! This fun and funky wine shop organizes its wine by pairings – from food to movies, music, and more. Stop by for one of its weekly tasting flights, to buy a bottle, or for a glass with live music throughout the month. If you don’t want to cook dinner, grab a bit to eat across the street from Pairings and bring it in to enjoy with a custom paired bottle of wine.

SE Wine Collective

Division WineFeaturing 10 small, urban wineries under one roof, this southeast Division tasting room is a delectable and diverse evening spot for a flight of wine. Sample a rousing round of Pinot Noir by four different producers, a mixed flight, or the tap flight, which includes wines that are all available in kegs. Sit around with a glass of wine from its long list paired with a small tray of tasty bits.

Taste on 23rd

Taste on 23rd via FlickrHead down Northwest 23rd avenue for an afternoon of window shopping, an artisan lunch and then a flight of wines at this corner spot. With only a handful of seats, it’s a great location for an intimate tasting for two. Instead of sorting their wine list by region, this tasting bar organizes the wine by texture. Find just the right feel for each day.

ENSO

ENSO bottling via FlickrDark and moody, this tasting room feels more like a Portland bar then winery – but that’s its appeal! Get a group of friends together for a night out on the town and start with a flight of this urban winery’s old-world style wines. Sourcing grapes from three different states (Washington, Oregon, and California) and crafting the small-lot batches in their Buckman neighborhood garage wine lounge, ENSO focuses on making wines that are expressive of their site, the winery’s style, and its trendy customers.

Noble Rot Wine Bar

Noble Rot Wine Bar by Chris via FlickrAt this unique wine bar, come for their amazing wine list and stay for dinner. Showcasing delicious seasonal cuisine (they even have a roof top garden to grow their own veggies!),  Noble Rot knows how to prepare a full meal for the senses. From perfectly paired wines with each course, to simple wine flights that change with the weather, you can’t go wrong on a date night at this location. Reservation highly recommended.

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