The "enopub" — described as a "winery-cum-restaurant" — is a thing, and one will soon debut in the Central Eastside. The Oregonian reports that Sauvage, a project by winemaker and chef Jesse Skiles, will debut later this summer inside SE Ash's Fausse Piste Winery, offering upscale gastropub-style small plates and up to 50 wines by the glass. According to the O, the 27-year-old Skiles, an alum of NW's Meriwether's Restuarant and St. Paul's Owen Roe Winery, will pull double-duty as both winemaker and restaurant chef: "Skiles will make his Fausse Piste wines in a 1,600-square-foot cellar, devoting the remaining 800 square feet to an enopub that seats 33 for dinner four nights a week (Wednesday through Saturday)."
Per the article, the new restaurant is part of an emerging urban winery scene in SE Portland. On SE Division, the Southeast Wine Collective — which will also house a wine and beer bar — will open in September in the same building that will house Marco Frattaroli's upcoming spot Cibo. More information about Sauvage as it becomes available.
· Wine Notes: Southeast Portland is Home to Innovative Hybrids [OregonLive]
· Sauvage [Official site]
Image of Sauvage courtesy Facebook