Portland’s wine bar scene is reaching new heights, but the latest in the wave of wine bar openings is a blast from the past. Pour Wine Bar, which closed on Broadway and NE 28th, has reopened under new ownership, according to a post on Nextdoor. Owner Alan Stevens posted about the wine bar’s reopening, though none of the bar’s internet presence seems to reflect the change: The bar’s Facebook page hasn’t been updated since 2016, and the website says the restaurant intended to reopen in August 2017. According to the Nextdoor posting, the bar has a new menu and a new coat of paint, just in time for Portland’s Summer of Wine.
In case you have been living under a rock, a huge number of wine bars have opened in the last few months: Arden Wine Bar, which opened this spring in the Pearl; Enoteca Nostrana, which the Nostrana team opened in April; Canard, which James-Beard-winning chef Gabriel Rucker opened that same month; and OK Omens, the new bar from the Castagna team, which opened in June. Coming soon is Bar Norman, the wine bar from natural wine superstar Dana Frank. Pour certainly hasn’t been as anticipated or hyped; other than paper on its windows, no information about the bar’s reopening has been made public in any real way. Broadway locals will simply have to roll the dice and pop a few bottles at 2755 NE Broadway. We’ll update as soon as we learn... anything else.
• Pour Wine Bar [Official...?]
• Pour Wine Bar [Facebook]
• Review: Pour Wine Bar [Portland Food and Drink]
• Okay, This Wine Bar Thing Is Getting Kind of Ridiculous [EPDX]