Have an upcoming event? An office party, a
wedding, a special birthday celebration or
anniversary? We'll make sure the wines
for your occasion are appropriate to the
festivities, delicious & within budget.
Contact Portalis Wines owner
Jens Strecker, for a consultation>
Tuesday - Thursday: 3pm to bar close
Friday - Sunday: 11am to bar close
Tuesday-Thursday: 4pm to 11pm
Friday: 4pm - midnight
Saturday: noon - midnight
Sunday: noon - 10pm
• BAR SPECIALS •
5205 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle WA 98107
HAPPY HOUR $5 Wine by the Glass featuring our J. Strecker imports (weekdays 4-6pm) & Chef Tracey's Small Plates Bar Menu now joins Happy Hour
TUESDAYS $5 Wine by the Glass ...all night
WEDNESDAYS No Corkage Fee ($15). Drink a bottle in the bar for the shop price
THURSDAYS Small Plates Menu ...all night (in addition to regular bar menu)
SATURDAYS 3-Course Prix Fixe Dinner Menu ($25-$45)
SUNDAYS $5 Wine by the Glass featuring our J. Strecker imports ...6-8pm
New Game: Summer Wine Trivia!
Every Tuesday this summer, we'll post questions in 3 categories. Correct answers will win you a $5 Happy Hour glass of wine (even if it's not Happy Hour!) & enter you to win an end of summer drawing for a $50 Portalis gift certificate for the wine bar! This week's questions:
Category 1 (Old World): This white grape comes from a little region in northwest Spain that sits right above Portugal on the Atlantic Ocean. It's one of the world's great fish wines. What is the grape?
Category 2 (New World): How many recognized AVA's are in WA State?
Category 3 (Portalis): What is the name of the co-owner of Portalis? (Hint: Jens' wife)
Please send answers to firstname.lastname@example.org or better yet, stop in for a glass of wine and submit your answers in person! Deadline for this week's questions is Monday. Cheers!
New Tasting Series: Name That Grape!
Our summer wine game is back! We'll have a different single varietal (in a bag to hide its identity) every Wednesday & Thursday through August. Stop by, take a taste, make a guess! If you're correct, you get one glass of wine at the Happy Hour price ($5), your pick! Game runs June thru end of August. Cheers!
Wednesday, Aug 20
Choose from any of our 450+ bottles in the shop & enjoy in the bar at the retail price. Got something to celebrate? Enjoy a bottle of Joel Falmet Champagne for approx. $10 a glass with no corkage. Crazy, we know. Cheers!
Saturday, Aug 23
Spain: Rueda & Ribera del Duero
Continuing wth our Spanish Wine Pilgrimage, enjoy a stop in northcentral Spain for a white from DO Rueda (Bodegas Casto Pequeno 2010 Chamelin Verdejo) & a red from DO Ribera del Duero (Bodegas Rauda 2008 Tinta Roa Crianza). Both are excellent examples of wines from this part of Spain! Tasting runs from 2-6pm.
Saturday, Aug 23
Dinner at Portalis
Join us for our 3-course dinner menu every Saturday from 5-9pm. The menu changes weekly & runs $25-$45. Regular bar menu available in addition. This week::
--1-- WATERMELON FRUIT SALAD with spicy coppa, cotija cheese, pistachio, white balsamic & lime whip | suggested pairing: Philippe Deval Crémant Rosé $12
--2-- HOMEMADE LINGUINI with manila clams, white wine, garlic, butter herb sauce & shaved grana | suggested pairing: Chateau de La Bigotière 2009 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine $8 --3-- SORBET chef's choice & wine pairing tba! Cheers!
Sunday Tasting, Aug 24
Sunday's tasting will feature 4 wines from France's legendary Bordeau region. We'll start in Entre-Deux-Mers with a Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend (Chateau Martinot), then head to the Right Bank for 3 reds: La Fleur Chazal 2010 Bordeaux Rouge, Belle Eleonore 2010 Lussac St. Emillion Rouge & (tah-dah) Château Franc Grâce-Dieu 2010 Saint Emilion Grand Cru. Tasting runs from 11am to 4pm during the Ballard Farmers Market.