Food Truck & Wine Pairings

1872. If you love food trucks, that’s a year you want to remember. A Providence vendor parked a covered wagon with pre-cut windows in front of a newspaper office and sold coffee, cold sandwiches, and pies to the press. Today, lines stretch as far as the eye can see for mouth-watering delights, from traditional fare to Korean BBQ, fish tacos, and tandoori chicken. There is something for everyone. The question is: what wine pairs with food trucks?

Rainstorm Wines lists the best food truck and wine pairings.

Pour a glass of your favorite Pinot Noir and start salivating over unique food truck offerings. Today’s trucks offer a global culinary menu, and complex, elegant Noir pairs perfectly with dishes ranging from eggplant and lamb and vegan enchiladas to green curries and gourmet pizzas with toppings such as arugula and mushroom. If your dish contains duck, goose, or chicken, Pinot Noir is a nice accompaniment as well.

If Pinot Gris is your go-to pour, the world is your oyster. And, yes, even oysters pair well with versatile. Find a food truck that serves BBQ, pork, chicken, hot and sour soup, fried and broiled seafood, veggie burgers, chili lime chicken kabobs… In other words, if you’re in doubt when it comes to pairing your food truck score with wine, go with bone-dry, fresh Rainstorm Pinot Gris. It will work for you. It’ll elevate even that hot pretzel with mustard into a culinary masterpiece!

Bright, refreshing, and light Pinot Rose has notes of strawberry, pomegranate, and rose petals. Its refreshing acidity makes it a great complement to a variety of food truck offerings. Try it with your hot sausage grinder, turkey sandwich, fried fish and chips, and pizza. Rose can be as versatile as Pinot Gris. If your local food truck drives up Greek, Mexican, Thai, or Indian, this Pinot Rose should definitely be in your wine rack.

Food trucks and wine: it is a perfect pairing in itself! Choose your favorite dish and pour a glass of refreshing Rainstorm wine to make it complete.

Best Wine Bars in Portland, Oregon

Willamette Valley wines are among the finest in the country; the Northwestern region is home to more than 500 wineries and is renowned for its elegant, complex, and subtle Pinot Noir. As a review in Wine Enthusiast emphasized, the Valley’s “soil and climate give the wines muscle, depth and – at times – super powers.” And, when you know where all of Portland’s best wine bars are, you, too, have superpowers that will amaze – and delight – your friends.

Rainstorm Wines lists the best wine bars in Portland, Oregon.

Our top picks:

Pour Wine Bar and Bistro

If you’re thinking wine bar = pretentious and pricey, Pour is a refreshing answer. Incredibly reasonable (and we mean incredibly, especially during “Poor Hour”), this establishment features an array of gorgeous regional wines paired with simply, and simply delicious, local food. They’re committed to small vineyards, growers, and producers. Wonderful experiences will be had at Pour.

ENSO Urban Winery

With open, lounge-style seating, ENSO is a perfect place to bring friends. It features a wide range of price points, meaning everyone can indulge. If you are a member, you can bring up to four people for a complimentary tasting with each visit. You can also enjoy a free glass of wine on your birthday and $5 dollar delivery in the Portland area. Not a member? It’s still a great wine bar with an urban warehouse industrial yet comfortable vibe going on. Hip and trendy without trying: perfect.

Southeast Wine Collective

This is a bit  more conventional than ENSO or Pour, and that can be exactly what your palate is craving. SE Wine features a cozy atmosphere, select Willamette Valley wines, a barrel room, and production floor. This is the place to go if you want to nibble from “small plates” – or if you want to make a night of it with a multi-course menu expertly paired with local wines.

Portland, Oregon is a wine-lover’s dream. It has a mix of trendy, affordable, high-end, conventional, contemporary, and off-beat wine bars. As wonderful,, spend a night in at your own wine bar. With complex, aromatic, flavorful Rainstorm wines and a great meal, you can transform any evening into a cozy, inviting event.