I don’t get the chance too often to enjoy a drink after work but one place I enjoy paying a visit to is Carmella’s Wines. Conveniently enough, Carmella’s happens to be located just a few blocks from my parking lot on SE Water Avenue.
Located in the ever so up and coming inner southeast industrial area of Portland, Carmella’s been around for a little over a year. It’s owned and run by a woman named Maggie and her canine companion, Bedford. Carmella’s has three large rooms including fireplaces, tasting room and outdoor alcove area.
There’s a modest menu of food to accompany your wine selection as well as many special events. They’ve had Oscar parties, BBQs, Oyster Socials and much more. Check the website for upcoming events.
The last time I was there, I enjoyed a nice Spanish red, watched I-5 traffic whiz by and enjoyed a wonderful sunset. If you’re looking for a great space to host a group or a quiet spot to enjoy a glass of wine with a friend, you owe it to yourself to check out this spot.