626 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Park Avenue Fine Wines opened in August 2016. After decades of hosting the classic Portland restaurant Brasserie Montmartre, this grand space is now a new destination for wine lovers. The beautiful wine shop and wine bar is an ideal venue for small, wine-focused events. The formal downstairs dining room is called the Brass Room in homage to Brasserie Montmarte, which occupied this space for almost 40 years.
Chef Joey Gibson of Parallel Food & Drink
Joey grew up northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Searching for something creative and active, he enrolled in culinary school directly after graduating high school. After working for a couple years in Georgia and South Carolina, he jumped at an opportunity to move to New York City. He used the opportunity to learn as much as possible, cooking under noted chefs such as Brad McDonald & Peter Hoffman. After eight years of the grinding big city cook-life, he moved to Portland, Oregon to be in a thriving food city that was also conducive to family life. Joey was a sous chef at Roman Candle Baking Co. and Olympia Provisions before committing full time to raising his daughter. He also took this time to launch his dream of starting his own project, Parallel Food & Drink. His southern roots, New York training, and mentorship by farm-driven chefs have given him a cooking style that is a seasonally-driven combination of comfort and fine dining.
Brick House wines are estate grown in the vineyards surrounding the old brick house on Ribbon Ridge. The first vineyard block was certified organic in 1990. Today, the entire farm lives up to the Demeter Biodynamic® standards and all the wines carry both certifications on their labels.