PORTLAND MONTHLY - July 31, 2013 - Portland's Best Bar-Only Bites
"Chicken wings confit is the way to be at Metrovino. Perfectly crispy and crunchy topped with rosemary salt."
EATER - July 17, 2013 - PDX Wine Pros Name Their Greasy Spoon Dish Pairings
"A great pairing for meatloaf and a silky brown gravy is the 2009 Château Bellevue Côtes de Castillon..."
THE OREGONIAN - June 14, 2013 - Diner 2013 Review
"To go with the extensive and imaginative wine service, and the absorbing perspective on the Pearl, executive chef Dustin See has been displaying impressive chops and creativity..."
TALES OF THE COCKTAIL 2013 - May 21, 2013 - Jacob Grier from Metrovino in Portland, Oregon Takes Home First Place
"Grier is the lead bartender at Portland, Oregon’s acclaimed restaurant Metrovino and a co-founder of the beer cocktail event group Brewing Up Cocktails..."
THE OREGONIAN - January 11, 2013 - Restaurant Review: Metrovino
"...Metrovino remains a gem in the Pearl under chef Dustin See."
EATER - November 30, 2012 -
A Guide to Portland's Best Non-Bloody Brunch Cocktails
"Metrovino's unorthodox brunch elixir, the Sherry Cobbler, fits the Pearl District restaurant's refined rubric to a tee."
WILLAMETTE WEEK - October 24, 2012 -
Restaurant Guide 2012
"a top stop for serious diners with an oenophilic bent and vice versa"
BREAKFAST IN BRIDGETOWN - July 17, 2012 -
Brunch at Metrovino in the Pearl
"That’s the best thing I’ve eaten at brunch in a long time."
WINE ENTHUSIAST - May 17, 2012 -
"Jacob Grier, lead bartender at Metrovino in Portland, Oregon, is credited with creating the unique trend."
PORTLAND MONTHLY - May 2012 - Best of the City
"In recent months, a new hedonistic practice called “bone luge” leapt from insidery blogs to evening-news novelty stories."
MIX MAGAZINE - April 2012 -
The New Executives
"As Portland's ever-evolving restaurant scene continues to expand, we've spotted a handful of freshly promoted chefs to watch."
MIX MAGAZINE - April 2012 -
Bartenders Get in the Spring Spirit with Floral Cocktails
"Metrovino, bar manager Jacob Grier spirits guests into the season with drinks including the hibiscus-accented Tiberius Fizz,"
SIP NORTHWEST - Spring 2012 -
Beer Cocktails with a Northwest Story…
"Jacob Grier is the lead bartender at Portland’s Metrovino, where he regularly shows love for beer cocktails."
THRILLIST - April 2012 -
Metrovino's New Sunday Brunch
"Metrovino's new chef just unveiled a Sunday brunch menu"
KPTV FOX 12 - April 17, 2012 -
Celebrate Tax Day with a Tax Day Cocktail
"Metrovino specializes in classy cuisine and tasty cocktails."
EATER - November 14, 2011 -
Announcing the 2011 Eater Award Winners for PDX
"Chef of the Year, Portland. Winner: Greg Denton, Metrovino"
THE OREGONIAN - October 18, 2011 -
Metrovino named one of country's top 50 wine lists by OpenTable
"Metrovino was the only Oregon restaurant to make the top 50."
THE OREGONIAN - October 14, 2011 -
Local bartenders share a thirst for cocktail knowledge
"Jacob Grier: My go-to cocktail is a rye Boulevardier, a mix of rye whiskey, Campari and sweet vermouth."
MIX MAGAZINE - September 2011 - Restaurant Review: METROVINO
"As the Pearl District’s resident wine bar and restaurant, Metrovino charts a powerful culinary path, placing it among Portland’s top dining stops."
PORTLAND MONTHLY - September 2011- Oregon's 50 Best Wines
"Five of the city's top wine connoisseurs sampled more than 400 Oregon wines to select the best the state has to offer."
THE OREGONIAN - August 23, 2011 -
Wine Notes: Lighter wines enjoying their time
"Metrovino, right here in Portland, has been printing the alcohol-by-volume numbers on its wine list since last October..."
THE OREGONIAN - June 19, 2011 - DINER 2011 Review
"Metrovino's vast vinicultural array is set against a menu of rampaging flavors..."
WINE ENTHUSIAST - April 20, 2011 -
"Crystal Caipirinha Courtesy of Metrovino, Portland, Oregon"
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - January 27, 2011 -
Bartenders tap new inspiration: beer cocktails
"Something new is on tap on the bar scene as adventurous mixologists brew up beer cocktails."
PORTLAND MONTHLY - November 2010 - 2010 Best Restaurants
"Finally, a Portland restaurant has cast wine in its proper role—as essential to the dining experience as chewing and swallowing."
WILLAMETTE WEEK - October 20, 2010 - Restaurant Guide 2010
"The food is taken just as seriously as the wine, and it shows."
WILLAMETTE WEEK - July 14, 2010 - Burger Quest
"Aside from the size, it seems like a typical burger. That’s what makes this No. 1. For such a straightforward approach, the results are spectacular..."
THE OREGONIAN - June 24, 2010 - DINER 2010
"Oregonian's 2010 Comeback of the Year -- the Pearl District's Metrovino restaurant and its abundantly talented chef, Gregory Denton..."
MIX MAGAZINE - June 2010 - Our Survey: Five New Burgers
"When Todd Steele opened Metrovino...he hedged his bets with a muscular bar burger..."
ATLANTIC MONTHLY - May 17, 2010 -
Portland, From Artisan Meats to Pinot Noir
"This year's [IACP] conference was in Portland, Oregon, a city I love..."
THE WASHINGTON POST - May 2010 - Going Our Way
"Portland, Ore. A town where you can eat and drink...and walk it all off"
PORTLAND MONTHLY - March 2010 - Introducing Metrovino
"True to the spirit of localism, Denton’s food celebrates Northwest ingredients, but his flair for the unexpected sets Metrovino apart from many of its peers in the Portland culinary scene..."
THE OREGONIAN - February 14, 2010 - Taste: Metrovino Chefs Gregory Denton and Gabrielle Quinonez Reveal a Secret Ingredient
"Orange-Sweet Cream Panna Cotta with Hibiscus Jus and Pistachio Florentine"
PORTLAND FOOD AND DRINK.COM - February 2010 - Best of Portland 2010!
"The Three best new restaurants of 2009 are..."
PORTLAND MONTHLY - February 2010 - A Feast of Goat at Metrovino
"...local chefs Gabe Rucker of Le Pigeon and Greg Denton of Metrovino announced a six-course family style dinner that would employ the services of a whole-roasted goat."
FLAVOR & THE MENU - Winter 2010 - Big Dish Redux (pdf)
"'I like to put a few upper-scale touches on classic, comfort-food items,' says Gregory Denton, executive chef of the hot, new 'refined yet rustic' contemporary American restaurant Metrovino, in Portland, Ore. He’s putting it mildly..."
NORTHWEST PALATE - Jan/Feb, 2010 - Metrovino (jpg)
"Despite the implication of its name, Metrovino is much more than a well- heeled wine bar for the urabn set..."
THE OREGONIAN - December 24, 2009 - 2009 Restaurant Rants + Raves
"Chef to watch: Gregory Denton at Metrovino"
THE OREGONIAN - October 22, 2009 - Hog Wild: Portland's Top Pork Dishes
"Pork Shoulder at Metrovino...Denton is especially adept at the hearty dishes of the gray season, and this pork preparation has him at the top of his game."
THE OREGONIAN - September 30, 2009 - Restaurant Review: Metrovino
"...one of the best restaurants to open in this city in a long while."
"Metrovino's kitchen is profoundly serious and absolutely wonderful, turning out dish after dish of imagination, aesthetic appeal and surprising combinations of flavors. After eight dinners, I am convinced that the restaurant could not disappoint..."
MIX MAGAZINE - September 2009 - Explore: North of Northwest Lovejoy
"Serious wine fans, you have a new can't-miss destination..."
WILLAMETTE WEEK - July 22, 2009 - There Will Be Wine
"Although Metrovino’s wine service is fantastic, it doesn’t eclipse the food..."
PORTLAND TRIBUNE - July 16, 2009 - Metrovino: The Pearl Needs More Wine
"Metrovino gives every appearance of being in the right place at the right time..."
PORTLAND MONTHLY - July 9, 2009 - Happy Hour: Metrovino
"Right off the bat, I discovered a food-cocktail pairing that is destined for happy-hour immortality..."
THE OREGONIAN - June 19, 2009 - Hot seats for summer: Five new Portland restaurants to check out
"...The remodeled room is warm, the lighting subdued and the menu choices varied and reasonably priced..."
NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES - June 3, 2009 - Pour it on at Metrovino
"The special Enomatic wine system, on display from the main bar, means that Metrovino staff can pour an astonishing number of unusual wines by the glass at any given time..."
PORTLANDFOOD.ORG - May 15, 2009 - ExtraMSG review
"...I suspect that alone will make this a draw for oenophiles. But based on what we ate, foodies don't have to worry, because the meal was damn good..."
OREGON WINE PRESS - April 2009 - Get a Taste of This Place (pdf)
"Perhaps most attractive, especially amid the gloom of the current economic climate, is the ability to sample of a bottle you could never afford otherwise. Depending on what makes it to print on the final wine list, that 1978 Chateau Latour you’ve been scheming over at $500 a bottle could be available by the glass..."