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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Where to Drink Now: A Sneak Peek at Woodsman Tavern

Portland’s bar scene is about to get even better with the upcoming opening of Woodsman Tavern. The bar is the brainchild of Stumptown founder Duane Sorenson, and he’s bringing loads of talent to the table. Evan Zimmerman (formerly of Laurelhurst Market) will be helming the bar, Carly Laws (formerly of Olympic Provisions) will be overseeing the wine list and Jason Barwikowski (also formerly of Olympic Provisions) will be the chef. Alongside the more than two-dozen craft beers and well-curated wine list, Zimmerman will be mixing up 10 or so classically driven cocktails, each with a unique spin, like the Hunting Vest with rye whiskey, fino sherry and charred, cedar-infused Campari. The tavern is scheduled to open early next month (and there will even be a companion specialty market next door), so it won’t be long before Portlanders have yet another amazing drinking destination to call home.
4537 SE Division St., Portland, Oregon; woodsmantavern.com