Whether you subscribe to the theory that winter has some more tricks up his sleeve, or you believe that spring is truly here to stay — all will agree that it feels like 2015 is beginning to bloom and take shape in Portland.
With spring as our theme, we’re seeing many of the seeds that have been planted at Pastaworks beginning to sprout, including the arrival of Jessica Padnick, our new Wine Director.
For many months now we’ve been searching for someone special to run our wine program, and along came Jessica. For the last two years she’s been at Little Bird Bistro, and previous to that she was a fixture in San Francisco wine retail at Arlequin Wine Merchant (one of the Bay Area’s best shops for boutique and natural wines from California and Europe) and Whole Foods.
In the coming months, Jessica will be building a robust wine curriculum at both Pastaworks and City Market (with the assistance of the fantastic Gabe Quitslund) including tasting events, wine classes and dinners, and the introduction of a monthly wine club.
As a lover of European wines, good food, and cooking — Jessica will be the perfect person to confab with in our newly redesigned wine section at the Hawthorne location, and she’ll be happy to help you find a wine that suits your needs. Jessica will also be buying wines — along with co-owner Kevin de Garmo — so if there’s something that you’ve been looking for, feel free to let Jessica know.
If you’d like to learn more about upcoming wine events, have a wine you’re searching for or would like ordered in, or you just want to introduce yourself as an existing or future Pastaworks’ wine customer — feel free to send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Hawthorne location during the afternoon hours to say hi.
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TASTINGS WITH ANCIENT HERITAGE DAIRY + LOS ROAST CHILE TOMORROW Saturday March 6th 2015
Come join us at either of our two locations tomorrow, Pastaworks or City Market, to sample
Ancient Heritage Dairy’s locally-made cheese and Los Roast’s New Mexican Green Chiles.
CITY MARKET Noon to 2p
PASTAWORKS 3 to 5p
Hawthorne 3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214 ph. 503. 232. 1010
City Market 735 NW 21st Ave. Portland, OR 97210 ph. 503. 221. 3002