Metrovino to close

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Metrovino R.I.P? According to a reader, Metrovino will be closing. According to the tip, Saturday was their last weekend service. Attempts to make a reservation for this week on OpenTable results in a "restaurant offline" message. When Metrovino opened on the North end of the Pearl District, it was replacing another … [Read more...]

Reader Survey 2012: Best Wine List

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Portland restaurant patrons don't seem to pay a lot of attention to who has the best wine list. This category always gets a low number of votes - 372 this year, and will probably be dropped for 2013. One thing has changed since our 2011 roundup: Nostrana is nowhere to be found. Instead, Kir Wine Bar takes its place, … [Read more...]

More March News for Portland Restaurants


I forgot this news - Trent Pierce of Fin fame has announced that he will be doing "sneak peek dinners" which will feature dishes from his "new seafood concept" which will open later this year. Trent Pierce and partner Benjamin Blank are looking for a space in the Pearl for the new place. I posted the press release a … [Read more...]

Another Chef Change for Metrovino

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Todd Steele, owner of Metrovino, has announced that he has decided against having sous Victor Daras take over the position. Instead he will move recently promoted Dustin See to chef. According to Steele, "I had never had him cook for me on the side, now I feel a little silly for not doing so, but not as silly as if I … [Read more...]

More on Upcoming Changes at Metrovino

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I've had an email conversation with Todd Steele, owner of Metrovino in the Pearl District. I thought some of you might find it interesting. I am excited, change is always scary when you have something established. On the flip side it also enables us to make changes that maybe should have been made but for one reason … [Read more...]

News From Around the Web For January 28th

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The owner of Metrovino in the Pearl District has announced sous chef Victor Deras will be replacing departing chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñonez. According to Oregon Live, Deras has worked around Portland, but "really grew with us," Steele says. The sous has experience running the show when Denton and Quiñonez … [Read more...]

Survey 2011: Best Wine List

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This question was suggested by a reader, and added to the poll at the last-minute. I think it was a good idea, and was interested to see which restaurants placed on top of the pack. Here are the results. Out of 490 votes cast: Metrovino -20% of the vote.  1139 Northwest 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 (503) … [Read more...]