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grumpitybug Jun 8, 2008 06:57 PM

Just moved to town, located in the NE near Alberta Street -- the liquor stores I've visited tend to stock only the large brands.

Where can I find a good selection of specialty alcohol, particularly some of the fantastic stuff created by Oregon distillers?

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    Elsinore Brewers Jun 12, 2008 08:12 AM

    I realize you are asking about the hard stuff, but if you like beer, I highly recommend:
    John's Market Place
    www.johnsmarketplace.com
    3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
    Portland, OR 97219
    (503) 244-2617

    This place has one of the best selections of beer around.

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      AndyP Jun 11, 2008 09:32 PM

      Hey grumpitybug,

      Along with all of the other fine suggestions, don't overlook 10th Street Liquor, (SW 10th, between Taylor and Salmon). Huge shop, and the place where I went to find Peycahaud

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        grumpitybug Jun 9, 2008 06:36 PM

        Thanks, all! I shall go forth and fortify.

        Guess I'll try the Hawthorne or Fremont joints first, and then work my way around ...

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          duckduck Jun 9, 2008 01:26 PM

          Try the Rose City Liquor store at 7333 NE Fremont. They have a great selection and lots of local stuff.

          1. JillO Jun 9, 2008 08:42 AM

            Closest to you, I think the best one is at the corner of SE Hawthorne and 11th.

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              AlbertaHound Jun 8, 2008 10:46 PM

              The best one I've been to is in Beaverton, near the Fred Meyer. Not sure about the local selection, but the tequila choice might be the best in town.

              1. SauceSupreme Jun 8, 2008 08:29 PM

                There's a handful that the local "cocktailians" like to inhabit because of all the cool stuff they stock, but my nearby one is Pearl Specialty on the corner of NW 10th and Johnson.

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