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).
- low wine markups
- bar menu