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Cooper's Hall: A Trifecta in SE Portland

The Space at Cooper's Hall
The Space at Cooper's Hall
Erin Butler

In a former auto body shop, Cooper's Hall opened up as a trifecta in Portland's SE neighborhood in late April 2014. The space is not just a winery and tap room, but it also offers "rotisserie cooked meats and savory sides from Roscoe Roberson, former sous chef at Racion." Most people don't think of a tap room offering wine, but that's just what one would get at Cooper's Hall. In addition to eight beers on tap, patrons can choose between 19 different kegged red wines and 13 whites and three rosés. For now.

The list will be constantly changing, but wines are from local producers sourcing their grapes from Oregon, Washington and California. Cooper's Hall is another great addition to Portland's urban wineries. Fans of Willamette Valley wineries will not be disappointed. From pioneering wineries such as Eyrie Vineyards and Anne Amie to young upstarts such as Division Wine Making Company and Love and Squalor Wine. To be tapped soon: Omero Cellars Pinot gris from the Ribbon Ridge in the Willamette Valley.

Not to worry if you want some bubbles. Cooper's Hall hasn't relinquished ties to all bottles. There is a selection of three bottles of bubbly including a Cava, Prosecco and Champagne.

The space itself is inviting, light and airy. The long bar has comfortable seating and standing room. Tables line a low wall separating the drinking and dining area from the winery and "cellar." A wine cellar has never seen so much natural light! While there are plenty of barrels of various cooperage, this hall is very much for the makers and drinkers of wine. SE Portland has gained another wonderful wine addition.