A shining star in the bright constellation of shops and restaurants on the east end of the Morrison Bridge, Oso Market & Bar delivers—literally. During Snowpocalypse 2014, the good folks at this picture-perfect bottleshop/eatery braved the icy roads to ferry wine, beer, and snacks to aid in the battle against citywide cabin fever.
While door-to-door weather emergency delivery isn't part of the regular lineup of services offered by the multi-purpose market and restaurant, the one-off show of heart and heartiness shows what owners Colin and Holly Howard's sweet spot is all about: a soulful menu of internationally-inspired small plates from chef Jason Buss, shelves stocked with a staggering selection of sustainable and biodynamic wines, craft beer and cider, and local artisan products from honey to cheese to fresh-baked baguettes—and pairing suggestions at the ready.
We tapped beverage pro Colin (former head distiller at House Spirits and longtime Oregon wine guru) for his suggestions of sure-bet pairings to match the recently expanded menu of brunch, lunch, and dinner fare. Click through to the slide show above to get his insider tips—and a closer look at the restaurant's chic design.
Oso Market & Bar
726 SE Grand Ave
Tue-Thu: 11 am-10 pm
Fri-Sat: 11 am-11 pm
Sun: 11 am-7 pm