Austin Bridges

Beverage Director, Sommelier
Austin Bridges

Portland

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.

My Venues


At My Venues

Grancio pizza
Grancio pizza
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Italian, Southeast Portland
"This seasonal, wood-fired beauty is not a traditional pie in the sense of red sauce, cheese, etc. Instead, it's got fresh Dungeness crab and crème fraîche with fines herbs and paprika butter. We like to add an egg to it and eat it alongside chef Cathy's radicchio salad for the perfect lunch. Editor's note: This dish is only available during Dungeness crab season."