Source: Purple Mountain Coffee
Get the: Spicy sipping chocolate
Rico's features a rotating selection of 20 wines by the glass. Look for an assortment of varietals including organic, vegan and sustainably harvested wines.
Rico's serves Purple Mountain Coffee products brewed in fancy Chemex carafes. You can also order sipping chocolates, alcohol and eats from Poor Richard's next door.
A downtown dynasty and perennial Best Of winner, with attached toy and book stores, this is the spot for everything from kick-ass pizzas (even spelt options) and salads to fine wine, cocktails, local spirits, coffee drinks, tea, sipping chocolate and live music on the weekends.
Best Of 2010: Wine Bar (tie with Swirl Wine Bar)
Decisions, decisions. Picking a favorite wine bar just got harder. Both Rico's and Swirl are cozy places, welcoming in patrons to chill out with a world-class wine in their hands. For those who prefer to sip among shelves of books, interesting cards and chocolate, and enjoy comfort wines plus a few oddities, Rico's is the obvious choice. For those who prefer a more trendy, mismatched place, with unique and hard-to-find selections, Swirl is the go-to.Best wine country in 20 or 30 years: "There's so much good wine out there now," says Swirl owner Sharon Erale-Palmer, "but maybe Oregon will surprise us." —Sarah White