BEAST

Portland, OR

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Cuisine Description

The food menu completely changes every week, and the wines are matched to that menu. Highlighting the regional uniqueness of the Old World landscape, Beast’s wine list focuses on organic, sustainable and biodynamic producers.

Check out BEAST's modern update on classic French Onion Soup >>>

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Wine List Description
Wine selections skew French, Austrian and German, with many biodynamic offerings. “We have a natural wine focus at the restaurant,” says Pomeroy.
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Riot-Worthy Dish
Wine Enthusiast editors asked America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2013 "which dish would start a riot if it was taken off the menu?" Their riot-worthy dish is…
"The only menu item that never changes at Beast is the foie gras bon-bon dish, served on peanut shortbread with Sauternes gelée."

Perfect Pairing
“The salad Lyonnaise with 2010 Foillard Morgon “Cuvée Corcelette” is a classic match,” says Pomeroy. “The bright acidity and the smoky red fruit sing with this rich dish.”

Wine Events
Special vegetarian and pescatarian dinners are presented several times a year, along with special menus for Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve.

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Wine Enthusiast Magazine announced the third annual issue of America's best wine-centric establishments, and to commemorate the list, WE hosted a rooftop party where we honored this year's recipients and toasted the exploding culture of wine and food.


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2013 Restaurant Features

Game On

Move over pork: Duck is the new darling of America’s hottest restaurants, and it scores big with playful wine pairings from Rioja to the Rhône.

Pizza Party

Wine-friendly pizzas offer diners a slice of heaven.

New York's Sommeliers Pour Local

Many of Manhattan’s best restaurants aren’t just about eating local, but drinking local wines, too.

Element of Surprise

Whether menus change daily, weekly or monthly—or cease to be presented to diners at all—eating at these restaurants is nothing less than a thrill.