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Vintner's Cellar of Oregon

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1111 NW 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-2444
+1 503-972-0475
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vintner's is a regular stop for our weekly "Wine Wednesdays". Norm's customer service is amazing and he always has great wine recommendations. Happy hour is a great deal and they even offer vegan options. Vegan cheesecake is amazing!

Thank Stacey J
Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 929 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This restaurant is slighty off the beaten path, but very worth finding. They make their own wine (lots of varietals), and prepare tasty innovative food. Prices are reasonable. If your a wine snob, the wine won't blow you a way, but it's all decent. I'd recommend following the recommended choices.

Thank Dave's_reviews
Beaverton, Oregon
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a great wine bar with really nice appetizer menu. Normm, the owner was a wonderful host. Very fun and cozy for small or large parties.

Thank Tawnie B
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Friday night, husband out of town, so I took our adult children out for Happy Hour/Dinner and wanted to try Vintners Cellar. We were a bit surprised that on a Friday night at 5:30PM it was not crowded. The Bartender was awesome and we started with a flight of wine tasting. We just mentioned what type of wine we liked... More 

Thank 127JoannS
Portland, Oregon
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

We eat out a lot & this is our go to place with visitors & friends who all love it. Excellent food & wine at reasonable prices. Try the wine tasting special - 5 different wines of your choice for $7. There are also many vegan options which are delicious.

Thank Mel P
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Vintner's Cellar and it was perfect in every way. Norm, owner, was a superb host and provided every last detail. The food and wine service was fantastic and everyone felt welcome. We highly recommend Vintner's Cellar for a fun, cozy and memorable event. Thank you!

Thank salt89
Management response:

It's been quite a while, but I can't tell you how much this means to me! Thanks for celebrating such a big milestone here -- hope to see you around very soon! Cheers, Norman J., Owner More 

Wiesbaden, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

All the previous reviewers of Vintner's Cellar gave it an "excellent" rating. Sounds fishy to me. OK, the service was friendly and the wine was good. But, the food was far great and even with the happy hour menu we easily spent over $60 for two, including wine. The pizzas were delivered cold and had to be returned; even then... More 

1 Thank Thunderbird12
Management response:

I know it's been quite sometime since you were in, and I'm so sorry that you weren't blown away. My team and I are always looking on improving, and I hope we get the chance to show you what we're really made of sometime soon. Best, Norman J., Owner More 

Ventura, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

For me, walking into a wine bar can be a little bit intimidating, Even after spending the last 15 years touring the wineries and tasting rooms of Paso Robles and Santa Ynez it still gives me a bit of anxiety. I know my wine and the proper protocol, that's not the issue. It just that you never know what sort... More 

Thank bslatimer
Management response:

Thank you! Reviews like this are always great to see, and I'm sorry it's taken me quite a while to get back to you here. I hope you'll come see us again soon -- we'll have more of those pizzas ready for your dining partners! Cheers, Norman J., Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

The cranberry/vinaigrette dressing is superb -- all food on the menu is well prepared and of great taste. Norn,the owner and his crew are fabulous hosts.

1 Thank John D
Management response:

That means a lot to us, John -- thank you! It's been quite a while, but I hope you make it back in and see us again sometime soon! Best, Norman J., Owner More 

poh phi phi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

This little cafe is perfect for a happy hour or casual dinner spot. The gluten free pizza is amazing and covered in veggies(if that's what you like). Their salads are very generous and fresh and their Paninis are great too. Really you can't go wrong here! Their wines are very drinkable and the owner (Norm) is very knowledgable and fun.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 NW 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-2444
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-972-0475
A favorite neighborhood spot, Vintner's Cellar of Oregon is the best wine bar and small winemaker in Portland. Stop by for a small plate, a pizza, and, of course, some wine! Open for lunch and dinner daily, our menu ranges from fresh salads to sandwiches and our popular bagel crust pizzas. All of our food is made from scratch and we make it a point to support local growers and producers. Our menu features monthly and seasonal specials so ask what's new when you stop by! We offer happy hour Monday through Sunday from 3-6:30pm featuring red, white, and rose by the glass at a steep discount as well as plates from $3-$5. Gluten free or vegan? We have special items for you too! Our friendly service is here to recommend great wines. We offer sample sizes so that you can discover new tastes or fall back to old classics. An urban winery, we offer winemaking sessions where you can create your own blend and customize a label. Ask us for more details when you're here! We look forward to welcoming you!

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