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Liner & Elsen
Wine Merchants
2222 NW Quimby St.
Portland, OR

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Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm

STORE HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm

Early closures: 5pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Closed: Thurs., Dec 25

Closed: Jan. 1-4
Re-open: Monday, Jan. 5


KATU-TV interview:

Find out what we think of The Wine Spectator's "Best of Oregon Wines" roundup. (Jan. 2013)

"Sipping in the Rain: A Portland Wine Tour" by Lettie Teague
"One of the best wine shops I've visited in a while. I wish Liner & Elsen were my neighborhood wine shop." - Wall St. Journal (April 2013)

Wine Press NW:
"Wine Lover's Guide to Portland"

"The shop's staff, owner Bob Scherb and three others with years of experience, are "food-type" wine people. They enjoy answering questions and making recommendations about which wines to serve with a particular meal, picking out key ingredients."

PDX Magazine:
"Where to Find Some of the Best Vintages in Town"
"It’s all about quality at Liner & Elsen Wine Merchants, where no bottle hits the shelves without being tasted and approved by the erudite staff."

The Oregonian:
"Drink It Now? On Cellaring Wine"

Oregon Wine Press:
"Retail Tales: Liner & Elsen

Northwest Palate Magazine:
"Rare Wines at L&E"

We're a wine store located in Portland, Oregon, that features an expert selection of fine wines, friendly and knowledgeable customer service, and exclusive offerings such as in-store tastings, wine dinners and classes, wine futures, and our widely-read monthly newsletter.

Liner & Elsen has been serving both local and visiting wine lovers since 1990. We've also been nationally recognized for our expert selection, friendly customer service, and extensive inventory of the best wines of the Pacific Northwest and the world.

  WALL ST JOURNAL, Lettie Teague - "One of the best wine shops I've visited in a while. I wish Liner & Elsen were my neighborhood wine shop."

  BON APPETIT - "Liner & Elsen is considered the city's most comprehensive wine shop by hard-core oenophiles."

  MIX - "One of Portland's -- and the country's -- best wine shops, Liner & Elsen prides itself on staggering diversity and generous bulk pricing. Regular in-store events feature high-profile producers eager to pour both current and library releases, and their monthly newsletters offer fantastic deals on wines both familiar and esoteric."

  NORTHWEST PALATE - Readers' Choice Award "Oregon's Best Wine Shop"

  GOURMET - "Portland's premier wine shop"

  WINE PRESS NORTHWEST - "The Northwest's classiest, most comprehensive wine retailer."

  OREGON WINE PRESS - "Deep and focused selections from all over the world… This is a serious wine shop."

  PDX MAGAZINE - "No bottle hits the shelves without being tasted and approved by the erudite staff."

  WILLAMETTE WEEK - "The enormous, wide-ranging stock includes just as many amazing deals as it does luxury bottles.

  GAYOT GUIDE - Rated one of the best wine shops in Portland: “You can purchase wine without worries.”


Kevin brings high energy to the store, and his passion is contagious. His knack for pairing wines to cuisine - and to special occasions - will guarantee that you'll leave with a superb selection that may very well become your new favorite.

For Bob, finding a true expression of terroir in the bottle makes selling wine a labor of love. At a time when selection, experience, and connoisseurship are more important than ever, he’s made L&E the best thing he can imagine: the kind of wine shop he would like to visit.

When it comes to getting a wine recommendation, Neil's more likely to inquire, "What's for dinner?" before asking, "How much do you want to spend?" Ask him for your favorites and he'll likely find them for you, or maybe he'll turn you on to a new find.

Sam says he works in a wine shop because it’s the best way he knows to share the wines he loves. Whether you’re looking to try something new or for an old standby, every sale is a conversation -- and a chance to find a wine you’ll love too.