ISSUE 23  |  Cool Dads

Coopers Hall, an Urban Winery in Portland, Oregon

June 09, 2014 3:00 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

The developers who brought us Portland’s Ace Hotel are shaking things up again. Dave Schrott and Robert Sacks teamed up with Kurt Huffman and sommelier Joel Gunderson of ChefStable along with AlexEli Vineyards from the nearby Willamette Valley to open Coopers Hall, an urban winery and tap room in Portland’s happening industrial Southeast neighborhood. As Huffman and Gunderson tell us, “We wanted to create an experience where people could come and drink wine, and fill up bottles to go, sans stuffiness.” 

Above: Housed in a former auto body shop, Coopers Hall’s look is modern industrial with a dash of beer hall Bavarian. Photograph by Samantha Bakall for The Oregonian.

Above: A zinc counter with bentwood chairs and a tiled backsplash from Ann Sacks Tile & Stone. Coopers Hall currently serves 44 wines on tap from local, California, and international producers–or as they explain, “producers who have been forward-thinking enough to embrace wine on tap.” 

Above: The dining area with the barrel room behind. Roll-up garage doors provide plenty of daylight.

Above: Industrial string lighting is hung from the ceiling. To source similar string lights, see our post on Cafe Style Lighting.

Above: An upstairs level overlooks the barrel room and bar.

Above: Barrels store wine that is blended on site.

Above: A view into the bar area from the winery production side.

Above: Coopers Hall on a summer night. 

Have a look at our Portland, Oregon City Guide for more finds, including high-style sports bar Spirit of 77.  On Gardenista, read about Pistils Nursery in Portland, a gardener’s mecca with baby chicks.

Below: Location of Coopers Hall: