Ambonnay

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MONDAY: 5 P.M. - 9 P.M. | TUESDAY - THURSDAY 5 P.M. - 10 P.M. | FRIDAY - SATURDAY 5 P.M. - 11 P.M. | SUNDAY: 1 P.M. - 7 P.M.
503.575.4861 | WEBSITE

Unlikely as it might sound, Portland happens to be one of the greatest cities in America in which to drink champagne. Not only will you find all of the most beloved growers and big houses represented on a number of restaurant wine lists, but you’ll be hard pressed to find them at better prices anywhere else in the country. Amidst this citywide fire sale, Ambonnay—a tiny sliver of a wine bar located within an industrial complex on Portland’s east side—is about as cheap as it gets. The handiwork of longtime sommelier David Speer, this is where you go if you like $13 glasses of Lahaye (you do).

Known For
  • champagne
  • low wine markups
  • bar menu
What to drink
All of the most beloved (and coveted) growers (Prévost, Bérèche, Bouchard, Vouette & Sorbee, et al.) as many are priced at nearly half of what you'd find them for in New York.
Neighborhood
Southeast
ProTip
Olympic Provisions is located in the same building, so if you're heading there for dinner Ambonnay is the perfect spot for a pre- or post-meal glass (or bottle).