Portland is starting to see its fair share of breweries and wine bars that blow some restaurants out of the water. Heavenly Creatures is no exception. We had an incredible experience at this wine bar and bottle shop.
Opened by two of the masterminds behind St. Jack, a fine dining staple in Portland, we knew going in that this was going to be a fun and unique meal. Sommelier Joel Gunderson has a huge selection of wines by the bottle and for glass pours. If you have a favorite style of wine, they will have one here that you will love. Also, rumor has it, a collection of wonderful wine bottle is called ‘heavenly creatures’. This wine bar is living up to its name.
Chef Aaron Barnett is not one to be outdone. He updates the menu with seasonal ingredients to ensure there are numerous options to pair perfectly with any wine that you choose. We tried almost everything on the menu and while it was all delicious, there were some plates that stood above the rest. The albacore cru, which is a menu mainstay, was one of the best bites of food we have had all year. It is a must try for anyone visiting. Topped with a porcini crisp and lobster oil, it will blow you away. We also tried the white asparagus which was incredibly fresh and crisp, the chicken sandwich which is topped with a heap of salmon roe, and potato chips with camembert.
We absolutely cannot wait to go back and try everything new on this menu. It’s quickly become our favorite place to grab a glass and a bite any day of the week. You can find them at 2218 NE Broadway st. Open Monday-Saturday from 5-10pm. We hope to see you there! Want to check out their current menu? Head to their website.
Photos courtesy of Heavenly Creatures Instagram.