Donating 100% of Profits to Wildfire Relief and Offers 50% Off Rotating Flights
PORTLAND, Ore. (September 17, 2020) – Stem Wine Bar (formerly 45 North) is launching its new name by donating 100% of profits from Stem Wine Bar and Stem online bottle shop during opening week September 24-30 to the American Red Cross’ Oregon Wildfire Relief Efforts. Guests will also be able to enjoy 50% off a rotating featured flight of wine each day of opening week at the Wine Bar.
Stem Wine Bar photos by Christine Armbruster
Inspired both by the elegance of a wine glass stem and the lush botanical interior design by Amber Schiffer, a graduate of the neighborhood’s Heritage School of Design, the new name Stem reflects what the wine bar naturally radiates. Stem Wine Bar opened in February 2020 as 45 North, originally named in honor of the 45th parallel that crosses through some of the most iconic winegrowing regions of the world, including the Willamette Valley and Bordeaux. The wine bar brought together exquisite and infinitely interesting wines from around the world with an emphasis on France and Oregon.
As Stem Wine Bar, they offer the widest selection of wines in Oregon, with 150 wines by the glass or bottle, 18 curated flights and custom private tastings with a wine expert. Stem Wine Bar private tastings can be customized or select a tasting of 8 natural, Oregon or orange wines. Private tastings are by appointment and can be booked on the Stem website, offered from 2pm onwards on Wednesdays-Sundays. The wine list is sourced from across the globe, including Oregon, California, France, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Australia, Austria, Georgia and Portugal, and includes orange, bubbles and natural wines available in the wine bar and from the online bottle shop for same day delivery and pick up.
Five weeks after opening, 45 North had to close due to the pandemic. During the shut-down, they began their online bottle shop featuring curated bottle flights, with free same-day delivery for customers within 30 miles. In June, they reopened with an outdoor patio where customers can enjoy their curated flights ranging from natural orange wines, flights exploring regions both locally and around the world, as well as their best-selling sparkling flights. They continue to take online bottle orders, including their now signature curated bottle flights, with same day delivery and pick up. Same day delivery available Tuesday through Saturday, order by 2.30pm for delivery between 3pm – 6.30pm. Sign up for the Stem newsletter for the latest specials and curated flights from the online bottle shop.
Stem Wine Bar is the passion project of owner Wei-En Tan, whose love of wine began during her frequent visits to her uncle’s vineyard in Bordeaux immersing herself in viticulture from harvest to production and bottling in her family’s vineyard, her love of wine grew when she lived in Bordeaux and went to school in France. Born in Singapore, Wei-En Tan has PhDs and Masters in Math, Economics and French Literature from Stanford, Cornell and Harvard. She is a commercial plane and helicopter pilot, and loves riding horses. In addition to Stem Wine Bar, she has also started a medical imaging AI company and a non-profit focused on telling the stories of immigrant rideshare drivers called Riding Up Front. Tan fell in love with Oregon wine and moved to Portland in 2016.
Monday–Friday: 5pm – 10pm
OPENING WEEK FLIGHT SPECIALS
Four wines per flight
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