Featured in Food Republic! Wine bars/shops are awesome!

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Oso Market + Bar, Portland, Oregon
Set in the Southeast Industrial District, the shop features Old World and local wines with a focus on organic and biodynamic producers. It also stocks an array of Portland-made gourmet treats, like Pinkleton’s Curious Caramel Corn and Alma Chocolates. In the bar area, gleaming white tiles line the back bar and a big, Broadway-style “Oso” sign hangs above it. Customized flights of wine, sherry or vermouth are a great deal at $14 to $15. Pair them with small bites, like montaditos (Spanish mini sandwiches), or dishes from the new chef, Steve Lohse. 726 S.E. Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97214; 503-232-6400; osomarket.com

There are so many great places to eat in this town!

Eater did a dining confidential featuring yours trul(ies)! It was real tough to decide - 

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Oregon is home to a lot of restaurants, bars, wineries, and breweries, but there are tons of hidden gems that the majority of Portlanders aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food players to share their recommendations for a recurring feature we call Dining Confidential.

When we asked Oso Market + Bar's Colin and Holly Howard where they like to eat, they were hard pressed to pick just one place.

Holly loves Biwa's pork stew, Firehouse's margherita pies, and Smokehouse Tavern's deviled eggs, while Colin says he's always trying to figure out a way to squeeze in a pho-and-cocktail happy hour at Fish Sauce.

But there is one restaurant that holds a special place in this couple's collective heart, and for sentimental reasons, too. The good kind.

That place is Mirakutei, the ramen, sushi, and Japanese tapas spot located at 536 E Burnside. The Howards specifically love the kitchen's black cod.

"We ate here the night we got engaged," Colin and Holly explain, "and practically teared up over the black cod. The glaze is darkly flavored with a light smokiness to it. The meat of the cod is so light and buttery. The relationship between the two is seamless and makes you want to pound your fist on the table after each bite. The simplicity of the space and the professionalism of the kitchen staff let you know how important the quality of the menu is here."


536 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214503-467-7501

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we have a new chef and he's a celebrity?

We are extremely excited to welcome Steve Lohse as our new head chef. He has overhauled the dinner menu - come in and check it out!

Eater PDX picked up the news here:


Chef Steve Lohse has new ideas for the restaurant's Northern Spanish and Southern French-inspired dishes

Over the weekend, SE Grand's Oso Market + Bar, a hybrid marketplace, bottleshop, and sit-down bar, welcomed a new celebrity chef from Brooklyn and unrolled a revamped menu. Chef Steve Lohse spent the previous three years overseeing the kitchen at Brooklyn's Lavender Lake, an awarded bar with a menu of small plates and sandwiches for pairing with wines or cocktails. He's also a former contestant on the Food Network's Chopped.

Owners of Oso, Colin Howard and wife Holly Johnson were already known for serving 20+ wines by the glass and cocktails with pickle-back pairings as well as for selling all of the ingredients for a picnic—from wines to cheeses and olives. Reaching out to Eater by email, Howard says, Lohse "has redesigned the menu to highlight the joy and excitement found in classic Northern Spanish and Southern French cuisine when executed with local ingredients of the Northwest."

To the lunch menu's sardines, salads, and open-face sandwiches, or montaditos, Oso Market + Bar adds the Calamari Salad with fennel, corn, garbanzo, and romesco aioli. New to the dinner menu are the Braised Pork Belly with yellow watermelon, heirloom beans, and sorrel; Roasted Heirloom Carrots with butter glaze, herbs, and dill yogurt; anthe House-Smoked Trout over roe and creme fraiche montadito with house-made potato chips.

Negroni Week is coming June 1st through 7th

Come into Oso for Negroni week and help raise money for local charity Bradley Angle. All negroni profits for the week will go directly to help domestic violence survivors. Drinking and helping people, that's what I call a good week. 

About Bradley Angle: 

Who We Are
Bradley Angle’s mission is to serve all people affected by domestic violence. We place any person experiencing or at risk for domestic violence at the center of our services and provide support for safety, education, empowerment, healing, and hope.

What we do
In 1975, Bradley Angle became the first domestic violence shelter on the West Coast (and only the fourth in the United States). Over the years, our services have expanded to include a 24- hour crisis line, transitional housing, support groups, community-based advocacy, culturally specific programming for African and African-American survivors, an economic empowerment program called Making Cent$, and support for LGBTQ survivors.

Bradley Angle has a long history of providing local leadership to address unmet community needs and services for domestic violence survivors and their families. 

November Newsletter - a little late, but lots of good stuff...

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We are thankful for you! Let's eat all the good things
Oso Market + Bar  news, events & exclusives

late november newsletter
 thanksgiving wines! 10% off 11/25 & 11/26, see list below

november 27th
, closed for thanksgiving

november 28th, opening at 4pm for ultimate drinking

december 6th & 7th, 11am - 3pm adventure brunch to Canada

december 9th, Tarot night is back! full moon reading 6pm - 8pm

december 20th, put together your oso holiday pack - details coming soon

thank you Thrillst for the Brunch mention!

oso market "holiday packs" available now!

give the gift that keeps on giving!
Sign your loved one up for our Wine or Beer Club



RED! Crowley Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, OR '12 ($23)
Made in true Burgundian tradition by Cameron-alum, Tyson Crowley, this Pinot Noir is as joyful, complex and friendly as folks who produce it.  From Pommard clones farmed organically using no irrigation, Crowley wines are a pure reflection of their Oregon environment.

ROSÉ! Montrose Cotes de Thongue-Languedoc, FR '13 ($14)
15km from the Medditeranean coast, Montrose derives its name from its geographic location on a volcano (Mont) and from the pink (Rose) - flowered almond trees surrounding the vineyard.  The wine is crisp, peach-y and effortlessly lulls one into a summer state of mind, even if its pouring down rain.

WHITE! Tintero Arneis, IT '11 ($14)
From the storied Tintero estate in N. Italy, this Arneis is a perfect Thanksgiving white, blending expressive floral and citrus notes over a richer backdrop of melon and spice flavors.  

SPARKLING! German Gilabert Brut Nature Reserva NV, ESP ($17)
The German Gilabert Cava stands out from the pack because of the finer techniques used in the growing and production of the wine.  While all cavas use the método Tradicional, Gilabert grows organically and  incorporates the brut nature method which relies soley on natural sugars from the base wine to induce seconday fermentation. 

SHERRY! Bodegas Grant Amontillado 'La Garrocha' Sherry, ESP ($15)
The Amonitillado La Garrocha has spent nine years aging through the Solera system. The microclimate of the bodega produces a distinct flor that gives this sherry its warming floral, sweet nut and caramel flavors.
Wines are 10% off November 25th & 26th
additional discounts for 6 or more bottles


BEER!  Alameda Black Bear XX Stout, OR 6.8% ($4.50)

Smooth, rich and creamy. Rye malt blends with roast and chocolate malts to create a new and delicious stout profile, balanced with soft and velvety hops.

CIDER! Tieton Apricot Cider, WA 6.9% ($8)
Out of Tieton, WA, this cider seamlessly blends crisp, sweet apple flavors against the more savory and dark apricot infusion.  A fantastic pairing for every course of your classic, Thanksgiving meal!

Monthly personalized delivery for your specific tastes or regions you want to explore.
$45 gets you started

Check out our SHOP page for more details.

Follow us on Instagram @osomarket
 & Twitter @osomarketbar
for updates, new menu items and tastings.


Book your Holiday Party at Oso Market! Still have primo dates available, but they're
going quickly


Adventure Brunch to Canada
Dec 6 & 7 11am - 3pm
Check the website for menu updates

Full Moon Tarot night
12/9  6pm - 8pm 
$15 gets a reading and glass of something delicious!

Our semi-private large dining table is perfect for group meetings and hosted business lunches!  Email us at info@osomarket.com for a reservation, drop-off information or a delivery schedule and check out the lunch menu here!

Tues - Thurs: 11am - 10pm  Fri & Sat: 11am - 11pm
Sun: 11am - 9pm
Serving Lunch & Dinner daily  Weekend brunch 11am - 3pm
Happy hours: Tues - Sat 4 - 6pm

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Brunch Spot via Thrillist!

"The 5 best new brunch spots in Portland"


Oso Market + Bar

Industrial District
Brunch is Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm, with rustic options like chorizo-stuffed dates, kabocha squash pancakes, and Bloody Marys. But on the first weekend of every month expect something a little different: an "Adventure Brunch" with a themed menu that could focus on foods from places like Japan, Peru, or Spain.


Northeast Portland
This Southern breakfast and lunch spot offers New Orleans-style beignets, biscuits & gravy, and fried chicken. Also, thanks to a nice array of morning cocktails, you can start your day off like they apparently do in Louisiana. Then immediately move to Louisiana

Cafe Castagna

Southeast Portland
Last month, Chef Wesley Johnson launched his new Eastern Mediterranean, Sunday-only brunch menu for. The eggs Benedict has lamb ham, there are cardamom donuts, and you can add bacon to the grilled halloumi cheese and bread.


Northeast Portland
Brunch is the newest addition to this Asian-fusion spot. For starters there’s a kimchi Bloody Mary, the bao is made with breakfast sausage, and they do an unusual take on congee, with Chinese sausage, savory granola, and egg.

Saint Honore Bakery

Southeast Portland
This boulangerie recently started serving brunch on weekends from 9am to 2pm, and possibly not coincidentally we recently started eating a ton of savory quiche and brioche Croque sandwiches while swilling mimosas and cider-based cocktails.

thanks willamette week! we are in good company

Willamette Week

Wine, Dine: Restaurant Guide 2014

Old grapes go well with everything.

Oso Market and Bar

726 SE Grand Ave., 232-6400, osomarket.com.

Former House Spirits distiller Colin Howard takes his bottle bar on a discriminating tour of the unfamiliar: wine regions often unexplored, obscure marks from known labels, and deals on wine undervalued in obscurity. Pull a flight for $15, choose from more than 25 wines by the glass, or get a sherry cocktail.

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October *Birthday month* Newsletter

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Let's party

Oso Market + Bar

news, events & exclusives



october newsletter
October 4th, Wine & Tango class @ Viscount Studio
3:30pm - 6:30pm  You do the Tango, we teach you about Wine

October 4th & 5th, adventure brunch to Hawaii
11am - 3pm Saturday & Sunday

October 8th, Tarot night is back! full moon reading 5pm - 7pm

October 23rd, Its our Birthday! Lets party

October 30th, Blind tasting fund raiser...more to come

THANK YOU OREGONIAN!  Oso Market + Bar placed in Portland's TOP 10 Wine Bar's in the City.  Check out our new wine menu here!

$15 gets you a reading and a glass of something delicious!


Ransom Grenache 2011, Rogue Valley, OR

Ransom, started by Tad Seestedt in 1997 on modest funds and truckloads of will, is a winery (and distillery) with character, vision and guts.  Grapes and vineyard sites for each wine are chosen with a surgical approach to detail to ensure a finished product that clearly mirrors classic varietal character and expresses the terroir of the Oregon landscape.  Great wines are always made in the vineyard, and Seestedt's commitment to quality and sustainability from his growers is abundantly evident here in his 2011 Grenache.  Lean and pepper-y with restrained, crisp fruit, this wine is perfect match for the Fall season.


Monthly personalized delivery for your specific tastes or regions you want to explore.
$45 gets you started

Check out our SHOP page for more details.

Follow us on Instagram @osomarket &
Twitter @osomarketbar
for updates, new menu items and tastings.


MOA Breakfast Beer (Pilsner) 5.5% - NZ $6

Unique and refreshing European-style beer brewed with a blend of premium wheat malt and a variety of floral hops out of New Zealand.  Rich texture up front with a citrus-y spark in the finish.  By far, the best first-sip-eyebrow-raiser in the group here!



Our list of business lunch clients, for either delivery or large-table reservation, is growing!  Email us at info@osomarket.com for drop-off information or a delivery schedule and check out the lunch menu here!

Tues - Thurs: 11am - 10pm  Fri & Sat: 11am - 11pm
Sun: 11am - 9pm
Serving Lunch & Dinner daily  Weekend brunch 11am - 3pm
Happy hours: Tues - Sat 4 - 6pm


Its Party time.
birthdays rule.
10/23 its on.



Adventure Brunching to
October 4th & 5th only
11am - 3pm

Check our website for menu updates


Join us for a night of TANGO & WINE at Viscount Studio in SE Portland Oct 4th 3:30-6:30pm!  Learn the alluring steps of this Argentine classic and taste some of the regions best wines.  $55/ person

New wine list!

We've added an extensive wine by the bottle and 1/2 bottle list to enhance your dining experience. And because wine is great and you should drink more