Step back in time as you enter Vie de Bohème, on Distillery Row (7th Ave.) in the hip Southeast Portland warehouse district, bringing an Old World bohemian spirit to life in a chic and spacious European-styled venue with outstanding live music, wine tastings, full bar, and well-stocked wine shop/library, along with great food, plenty of dancing room, wine classes, dance lessons, and private event space.
Originally a wine bar when we opened in 2010, we now have a full bar, with all kinds of food, from starters to desserts. We invite you to stop in and see how we’ve grown! Relax, unwind, dance or just listen to an ever-changing musical lineup (see our weekly newsletter, under ‘upcoming events’), while sampling fine wines from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, or one of our fine whiskies or cocktails.
What’s with the name? Vie de Bohème means ‘the bohemian life’ – we take our name from the Parisian social movement of the late 19th century, which extolled a bohemian approach to life ― unconventional, creative, and anti-materialistic. The movement was embraced by such well-known artists of the 19th and 20th century as Gauguin, Matisse, and Toulouse-Lautrec.
We invite you to join us for an Old World experience — gather around our curving bar for some cultured conversation and enjoy some of the best live music in town, or cozy up in our warm and intimate wine library for a more private tête-a-tête.
We believe sharing a bottle of wine is much more than an act of consumption — it turns a meal into an occasion, and a gathering, large or small, into a celebration of friendship, shared experience, and the spirit of conviviality — sustaining those social connections is part of the grand tradition of wine bars, pubs, and cafés throughout history, the humanistic and gently subversive project of gathering places such as ours. This humanistic ‘bent’ explains why we’re a TV-free-zone, committed to those social interactions, and to live music performance, with all its attendant surprise and delights.