Beverage Director, Sommelier
About Austin Bridges
Austin has been in the industry for almost 30 years. He lived in Germany & Belgium for nearly 4 years where he explored the wines/beers/cuisine of Europe. He's worked at notable Portland restaurants such as Paley's Place (James Beard Winner) and Clarklewis (Portland restaurant of the year). He managed and ran the wine/sommelier program for DOC Restaurant for 9 years, where he became known for his ability to pair unique off the the beaten path wines with nouveaux Italian cuisine. He then took over the wine & beverage program for Nostrana restaurant with the anticipated opening of an Enoteca Nostrana, where we will broaden our wine focus beyond Italy.