To give the trend a try while also enjoying Portland nightlife (or at least happy hour life), head to Enso Winery. Located in up-and-coming Southeast Portland, itís one of several urban wineries bringing wine minus the snobbery to the City of Roses. Founder Ryan Sharp started out as a musician but fell in love with wineand with the idea of bringing it to Portland instead of southern California. At Enso, you can try a glass or a tasting flight (just get the tasting flight, honestly, itís worth it) of their brand of wines, which constantly change. And because this is Portland DIY at its finest, there are also locally-made noshes to go with them.
Once Enso has you thirsty for more Portland reds and whites, pick up a copy of the PDX Urban Winery Passport. For just twenty bucks, this Ďpassportí gives you coupons and discounts for urban wineries throughout the city, profiles and tasting notes for every wine you try, and even additional info and interactive content that goes straight to your iPhone. Just make sure you order it a couple of weeks before your trip so it arrives in time.
If you want to bring home a bottle and brag to everyone about how cool your trip was, might we recommend the Portland Sangria?