America's Best Wine Bars

Toast your next vacation at one of the country’s top-flight wine bars.

Kir, Portland, OR

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Great things do come in small packages, as confirmed by this low-key hole-in-the-wall bar. A chalkboard displays a wine selection that changes daily, though the gregarious owner, Amalie Roberts, professes a passion for rosés—10 are regularly available by the glass. While Paris was one source of inspiration, Kir also tips a hat to nearby Willamette Valley, stocking local crowd-pleasers like the crisp and citrusy Love and Squalor Riesling. Take your pick among seasonal plates and miniature offerings such as paprika-dusted pistachios and olives with pepper and anchovies.

Great Match: Red wine–braised pork shoulder and a glass of 2008 Bodegas Monje Tradicional (Canary Islands), $22 total.

kirwinebar.com

Aarti Virani

America's Best Wine Bars

Kir, Portland, OR

Great things do come in small packages, as confirmed by this low-key hole-in-the-wall bar. A chalkboard displays a wine selection that changes daily, though the gregarious owner, Amalie Roberts, professes a passion for rosés—10 are regularly available by the glass. While Paris was one source of inspiration, Kir also tips a hat to nearby Willamette Valley, stocking local crowd-pleasers like the crisp and citrusy Love and Squalor Riesling. Take your pick among seasonal plates and miniature offerings such as paprika-dusted pistachios and olives with pepper and anchovies.

Great Match: Red wine–braised pork shoulder and a glass of 2008 Bodegas Monje Tradicional (Canary Islands), $22 total.

kirwinebar.com

Aarti Virani

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