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Natural Wine Hotshot Dana Frank Will Open Her SE Clinton Bar Next Week

Bar Norman has announced an opening date on social media

Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

Highly anticipated wine emporium Bar Norman will open July 17, according to its Instagram page. Natural wine darling Dana Frank announced plans to open her own natural wine bar earlier this year, serving natural wine glass pours exclusively — no bottle list, no huge-production, highly processed wines, just 20-25 funky pours. Although several restaurants have opened wine bars with edgy and inventive menus this year, Bar Norman will focus on the wine; food will be limited to tinned fish, high quality charcuterie, and small, briny, wine-friendly bites.

Frank turned heads for her hip hop pop-up Natty by Nature and her somm work for Ava Gene’s and Holdfast Dining; she also helped open Dame, a NE Killingsworth wine bar she’s since left. She says Bar Norman will be her “most personal project yet,” named for her grandfather and centered around her career as a sommelier. The spot will be small and only open from 4 p.m. to midnight Tuesdays through Saturdays, so grab a spot while you can.

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Bar Norman

2615 Southeast Clinton Street, , OR 97202 (971) 229-0290 Visit Website