If you’re tired of people always calling you cheesy, well, it’s probably your fault for knowing all the words to Celine Dion’s greatest hits, using really bad pick-up lines, and/or being David Hasselhoff. But don’t worry, cheesy is a good thing at these fine purveyors of wedge and wheel.
Worth the trip just for the out-of-Portland experience alone, this exquisite little European deli has an amazing array of sausages and specialty meats, and everything you need for a drippy, stinky, delicious raclette cheese feast. Don't leave without a marzipan pig and a bag of Pfeffernüsse, just because.
This big, laid-back Woodstock wine bar/market will meet your basic wine and cheese needs--the cheese case is small but covers the bases and the wine selection is thoughtfully curated, plus you can't help but love all the champagne magnums scattered about. They've got a daily happy hour (5-7pm), and you can order a cheese sampler plate for $3.95.
At first glance, this longtime downtown deli’s hodgepodge of foodstuffs can seem overwhelming, but there’s a certain comfort to be found in the cozy (and very well-curated) clutter.
Find no-fuss weeknight home picnic necessities at this picture-perfect neighborhood market—fresh oysters, a killer cheese and charcuterie case, baguettes, olives, ripe organic fruit, imported chocolate bars, Two Tarts' cookies, and plenty of great Italian wine.
An edible oasis in the midst of Hawthorne’s funky retail chaos, this well-stocked neighborhood specialty market has a tip-top cheese counter, and you won’t want for wine and beer pairings either. If you don't feel like making your own meal, mosey into adjoining Evoe for some of the best small plates in Portland.
Sublime sandwiches and a beautiful cheese case make this lovely Irvington specialty shop a must-stop for everyday luxuries AND ideal for sourcing unique gifts for the (lovably) fussy foodie in your life. They often host interesting wine tastings—sign up for the newsletter to get info.
If you’re stranded in Beaumont without so much as a morsel of Manchego, pop into this comfortable little wine shop and head for the “Atomic” cheese counter. Don’t hesitate to ask owner Andy Diaz for pairing advice, he’s an expert wine-'n-cheese matchmaker.
Cheese whisperer Steve Jones presides over one of the finest cheese counters around, but don’t buy your Roquefort and run, stay awhile and enjoy a Stinky Board, Cubano, or the decadent mac ‘n cheese with a bottle of something merry.
This sleek Mississippi Avenue specialty shop greets you with a full cheese case, succinct wine and fresh produce selection, and fresh pasta to go—everything you need to formulate an easy + exceptional dinner at home.