Oregon WineA-List Awards

Paley’s Place

1204 N.W. 21st Avenue        
Portland, OR 97209  

A Q&A with Chef Vitaly Paley (as appeared in the December 2014 edition of OWP)

OWP: Why is it important to support Oregon wineries?

VP: Close to home, amazing, respected, they are delicious, define sense of place, part of our identity.

OWP: Name the last bottle of wine (local or otherwise) that rocked your palate?

VP: 2011 Ponzi Abetina 2 Vineyard Pinot Noir.

OWP: What has owning a restaurant taught you about wine?

VP: It is as necessary as food.

OWP: Name a couple wine pairings that have been truly memorable.

VP: Brickhouse Pinot with braised elk. Penner-Ash Viognier with spit-roasted rabbit salad. Tyrus Evan Claret (Ken Wright) with grilled dry-aged rib eye. Adelsheim Deglace with Beecher’s Flagship Reserve and River’s Edge Sunset Bay.

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