“I walked in and fell in love immediately and thought this is what Portland could support.”
Bar manager Alexa Doyer of hours-old Opium tosses mysterious potions (from earl grey tea to hemp oil) into shakers. She pours spiced bitters and aged spirits into a glass hookah, with a handheld flame the mixologist torches spices into smoky tendrils.
Cranberry gin, apple brandy, blueberry bitters … it’s getting hard out here for a teetotaler. Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery in Union are the latest alcohol alchemists to set up shop in Portland. Known for fruit wines and spirits, owners Constance and Keith Bodine unveil a gin tasting room at 324 Fore Street next week. Their […]