Coopers Hall is about wine. Coopers Hall is about sustainability. Ergo, Coopers Hall is about the best ways to combine the two.
Like many hospitality spots that focus on sustainability, Coopers Hall has relationships with local farmers, bakers, and other sources. Beyond that, though, they focus on almost entirely on wine on tap. Kegs are more environmentally friendly than bottles, more easily reused, and the production cost of draft wine can be much lower than bottled wine, making wine more affordable for everyone. Coopers Hall also (usually) fills growlers from their taps, which means a single container can have many lifetimes.
This belief in allowing a bottle to be repeatedly refilled explains why the only bottles Coopers Hall uses are the Oregon BottleDrop Refillable bottles. This is a relatively recent addition to their winery, and they pay the $0.10 deposit on the bottle, not the purchaser (because wine is excluded from deposits). Customers who return the bottles get the deposit back, though. These choices are based in the idea that “recycle” is good but “reuse” is even better. These wine bottles are 500 mL and are sold in their online store and at a variety of shops around town.
Back Up. You Said Kegs?
Yes. Clearly, you’re thinking, “Never go in for a 500 mL bottle when KEGS are on the line!” Which, of course, is completely reasonable. And we can confirm that having wine on tap is fabulous. However, depending on the wine, it can require a bit more than just throwing a sixtel in your kegerator and hooking it up. What you need for draft wine depends on if you are looking to pour red, white, or rosè. Luckily, we have any supplies you might need and Coopers Hall is happy to give tips and advice for the particular wine(s) you want.
Coopers Hall During Covid-19
During the current weird times sitting down at Coopers Hall isn’t an option. So how to acquire their delicious food and beverage? Is food even an option?
Yes. Cooper’s Hall has maintained their aforementioned partnerships with local producers and is offering food. But with a twist. It’s butter or it’s produce or it’s a meal that’s yours to prepare. But not without guidance; they offer spices and recipes with their chef-curated CSA box. You’ll have to cook, but cooking with wine is a delight.
As for wine, you can buy a number of their wines in 500 mL bottle on their online site, and soon you’ll be able to order growler fills as well. They also offer a mystery wine box, called Joel Thinks You Should Drink This. An adaptation of one of the most interesting parts of their menu to the current times, this is three bottles of excellent wine from local producers without storefronts. For kegs email them (firstname.lastname@example.org) for pricing and availability.
For more on Coopers Hall and any updates, please visit their site.
Coopers Hall Taproom
404 SE 6th Ave, Portland Oregon 97214