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Open for just over a year, Chef Scott Snyder’s mashup of French and Middle Eastern flavors by way of the Pacific Northwest has quickly earned a spot amongst the city’s most beloved restaurants. The wine list, the handiwork of wine director Brent Braun, is eclectic, finding its way through the Mediterranean, up into the Alps and back down to Oregon’s backyard, but not without pit stops along the fringe. Almost all of the more than 150 selections fall under the $60 mark, with a grip of excellent options in the $30 range (a rarity in most cities), and a seasonal list of cocktails (with the option of ordering each as a two-ounce “mini cocktail”) that call on everything from raki to Becherovka.

Known For
  • low wine markups
  • full menu
  • craft cocktails
What to drink
While you can't go wrong here, the list of Oregon wines focuses on great, small producers whose wines are hard to find outside the state.
Be sure to check out Braun's other wine lists at Castagna and the newly revamped Castagna Café.