On a modest corner of Northeast Portland property, sits a shop dedicated to a whole new approach to the world of wines. Pairings Portland is not only a wine shop, but it is also a classroom committed to spreading the wisdom of wine, as well as a bar that serves wine. The shop’s unique perspective on this ancient beverage changes the way their customers view it by making wine approachable and fun, while pairing it to everything from different foods to their varying moods. People who live in Portland now have a place to go to find the perfect wine that will go with just about anything, whether it’s a specific movie or even a particular person.
Pairings offers many ways for the community to get involved with their wine pairing obsession. They have classes that are designed to show students how wine is actually an ingredient that is another part of a dish or meal, and there are even Seasonal Pairings Potlucks where wines are paired with the various dishes that people bring from all over the area. After learning all that Pairings offers their customers, it’s no surprise that they keep coming back for more. The owner, Jeff Weissler, has moved from his native New York to live in Portland, and with him he has brought over 30 years of experience loving and selling wine. At Pairings he brings the most beautiful, unique wines he has found over the years and makes them available to the community. His shop opens at noon from Tuesday through Saturday, and closes at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. To learn more about this charming Portland shop, visit Pairings Portland Wine Shop online, or call 541-531-7653.