ABOUT THE SHOP
The Portland Bottle Shop is a retail merchant of fine wines and specialty beers, located on southeast 13thAvenue in the heart of Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood. The Bottle Shop’s extensive and diverse selection changes often to reflect growing trends, the best values and the finest quality products available to our customers. We have something for everyone and every occasion with wines and beers from around the world.
The Bottle Shop’s welcoming atmosphere is perfect to enjoy a glass of wine or beer while you shop. We also have a selection of cheeses, meats, olives and seasonal small plates, and lots of comfortable seating, including an outdoor patio. Our staff offers valuable product knowledge in a friendly, approachable style. Whether you are a wine or beer expert looking for a bottle to add to your collection or new to the world of wine and beer, we look forward to helping you find the perfect bottle.
TRAVIS MOTTER, OWNER
CERTIFIED SPECIALIST OF WINE & SOMMELIER
Travis began his career in Maryland over 15 years ago after discovering his love for wine on a trip to California’s Napa Valley. After several years working in various Baltimore restaurants, he worked for The Wine Merchant in Lutherville, Maryland, one of Baltimore’s most successful wine shops. While working at the shop he studied to become a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators.
In 2003 Travis decided to move closer to the mountains, vineyards and amazing food and headed to Portland. He managed Woodstock Wine and Deli in SE Portland for several years before accepting a position as the sommelier for one of Portland’s premier restaurants, Simpatica Dining Hall and Catering. In 2009, Travis established the wine program for Simpatica owners’ nationally recognized restaurant, Laurelhurst Market.
Today you can find Travis and his wife Emily at their shop in Sellwood searching out the best wines and beers available in the Portland market. To learn more about Travis’ extensive experience in wine and beer industry, and his knowledge of food and beverage pairing stop by the shop!