Grapes, much like water, naturally exist in three forms: solid, liquid, and raisin. Imbibe the fruit’s most drinkable state with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get a wine flight for two, Tuesday–Friday or Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., or Saturday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Vie de Bohème (a $36 total value). The flight for two includes:
- A pair of wine flights with five pours each (a $15 value each).
- An appetizer platter of nuts, olives, and crackers (a $6 value).
The collaboration of oenophile Didier Sudre, a Columbia Valley winemaker, and a pair of restaurateurs, Vie de Bohème revives the Bohemian spirit with spirited vintages and a convivial atmosphere.
Sudre uncorks a new selection of Vie de Bohème vintages during daily wine flights at happy hour, chatting with tipplers and revealing knowledge accrued from nearly two decades in the industry and six months as a grape. Palates swoon as the smooth pinot gris collides with a briny olive and the robust cabernet franc laps against the rich crunch of almonds. Wander into the wine library to compare the terroir of France, Italy, and the United States, or discover unincorporated towns of reclusive grapes tucked away in Oregon and California.
Wooden tables and chairs arrayed throughout the expansive tasting room flank a curvaceous bar and a performance space. There, a baby grand piano, drum kit, and the residue of monster-mashed grapes hint at the dancing and moon-soaked revelry that begins at 8 p.m. (cover charge may apply; not included in this Groupon).
Vie de Bohème
A curving wooden bar and Victorian chairs give Vie de Bohème the ambiance of a 19th-century Parisian bar, one where artists such as Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec might have passed the time. Visitors lounge in the inviting space as they sip on beer, cocktails, or a selection of wines from around the world or accompany their bartender into the wine library to select bottles to take home or store in a secret wine cellar beneath the Olympic-size whiskey pool. Traditional snacks such as cheese and charcuterie complement drinks, and small plates, like their salmon cakes or pate plate, give way to more substantial dishes such as cassoulet to make sumptuous dinners. Local bands and pianists who play the in-house grand piano often inspire dancing.
Hosford - Abernethy
1530 SE 7th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97214