But for pre-dinner bubbles, the Red Slate Wine Co. — a "wine salon" and event space (owned by sommelier and former OCI wine professor David Speer) — will pour some serious champagnes, with a menu featuring 10 two-ounce tastes ranging in price form $4-22 (the latter for the spendy Tete du Cuvee's Salon 1997). The bubbly New Year's "pre-party" runs from 6pm to 10pm in the Red Slate space (it's flying under the radar across the way from Olympic Provisions in the Central Eastside). More information at the official site.
· Red Slate Wine Co. [Official site]
· All Previous New Year's Eve Coverage [Eater PDX]
Image of Red Slate courtesy Facebook