Spoon Drinks

Portland Penny Diner infuses cocktails with diverse flavors

Brandon Wise makes innovative cocktails by putting a fresh spin on old favorites.

The bar repertoire of the Portland Penny Diner ranges from spiked soda fountain classics to novel Spoon Drinks, customizable Old Fashioneds, and traditional cocktails tweaked with novel touches like sage-peppercorn syrup and hickory-smoked vermouth.

Diverse flavors “give us more colors to paint with,” said Brandon Wise, bar manager of the re-imagined diner in the Hotel Lucia in Portland, Ore. It is the newest venture of chef-owner

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