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Aug 8, 2006 05:56 PM

Thirst Wine Bar PDX

I just ran across a reference to Thirst Wine Bar in PDX; sounds interesting but it has never been mentioned in posts regarding good wine bars, happy hours, appetizers, etc.

Any knowledge/experiences?

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  1. I went about a week ago, sat outside, had a glass of wine and shared a bit of food with the husband and kid. The panini my daughter got was really good, the osso buco we had was good, but underseasoned. The wine list is fine if you're new to wine, I thought it was a little boring. Too heavy on the everyday blend type stuff. Nothing unusual for the oenofile. Great view of the water though.

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    1. re: nagrom

      Is this the "newish" place at PiverPlace? If so, I've walked by and will probably continue walking by.

      1. re: taco_belle

        That's the one. The decor inside is nice, and some friends whose palate I completely trust really like it, but I wasn't crazy about it. Not when there's, like, 5 other wine bars in town that have better lists.

    2. Thirst is a very cute place and has delicious food. If you are looking for a full "McCormick & Schmick's" meal - then that's not this place. Try their antipasto platter and the cheeses that they have. My husband and I go here frequently as we live nearby and it never has disappointed us. They had a good salmon a few weeks ago. It's pacific NW wines - so if you're not into domestic wines - then probably not for you.

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      1. re: tracyharb

        Good food in small quantities with NW wines - our kind of place.

        They have a lobster feast of some sort coming up, which caused them to pop up in an email service I get. Thanks for the info.

      2. I'm rethinking my remark of about August 9. I'll be in Portland in a few weeks getting in on a week night somewhat on the late side and staying in the neighborhood. I see they have a website and will be open. So, I'll give it a try.

        What kind of crowd is it drawing?

        1. Thirst seems to draw a good mix of business people, Portland residents (high end condos above and around) and out of town visitors since it's right near 3 or 4 major hotels. Classy crowd, not rowdy.