Cerulean Wine, based in Hood River, opened this wine bar in Portland’s Pearl District in 2013. Featuring award-winning wines from their organic estate vineyards, Cerulean serves cheeses, charcuterie, and other snacks with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients.
Cerulean offers a relaxed ambiance, with subdued lighting, original exposed brick walls, wood beams, and art studio and display spaces. Located at 1439 NW Marshall Street, Cerulean Wine has created a unique urban space in the Pearl, where guests can enjoy local, world-class wines and contemporary art in a fully restored 100-year old building.
Cerulean’s new space was inspired by a trip to a wine tasting room, or enoteca, in Montalcino, Italy, where you can sip great wine inside an ancient walled city while sampling outstanding, simple local foods. Feeling that a similar, locally inspired but cosmopolitan space was missing from the Pearl, the owners set about creating the same feeling in Cerulean.
Cerulean Wine offers a complete wine list from the family-owned winery, based in Hood River, OR. Cerulean is focused on making wine the way it was meant to be – pure, natural, and authentic. The wines are handcrafted to reflect the land and climate in which the grapes are grown and to pair well with food, making them perfect for sharing with friends and family. The owners personally hand trim and pick the grapes on their estate vineyard, Acadia Vineyards, which grows 23 acres of organic grapes on Underwood Mountain nestled alongside the Columbia River in the Columbia Gorge AVA. The Portland location features multiple seating areas with couches perfect for meeting friends, intimate tables for sampling wine, and 12 seats at the 30-foot long, beautiful bamboo and steel tasting bar, as well as outdoor seating during warmer months.