Jessica Hereth

Sommelier
Jessica Hereth

Portland

About Jessica Hereth

Jess' first high school job was in the dish pit of an Ashland Panini Cafe where she worked to save money for her first trip to Europe. Since then - between university studies and bouts of travel - Jess has worked in restaurants in a variety of capacities from prep cook to busser, server, bartender, sommelier, and general manager. After almost 8 years with Olympia Provisions, Jess not only oversee's the daily operations of the OP restaurants, but with the help of the fabulous staff, she curates the OP wine programs as well. She has studied wine formally and is a certified sommelier, receiving the top grade in her class. She has a solid foundation of global wine regions, styles, and wine making practices, and is an adamant supporter of small production, minimal intervention wines. When not at OP, you'll likely find her gardening with her two dogs, making yard wine, or learning to weave.

My Venues


Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Rotisserie chicken
Pub, Modern European, Richmond
"Chicken churning on a rotisserie—it’s totally worth the anticipation when you’re rewarded with it carved on your plate. We have a rotisserie at our restaurant, but when I need a meal elsewhere but close, I head down to our neighbors at Olympic Provisions. This yard bird is juicy, moist, and crispy. When you leave, take home some of their housemade foot-long hot dogs."