• Various dishes on the table
  • A bottle of Gentennial Gin on the table. Plant decoration
  • A bottle of Northwesty vodka on the table. Rocks and wood decoration
  • Interior, bar and tables
  • A slice of chocolate cake. Closeup view
  • Steak Frites
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About

Shine Distillery & Grill is located in the heart of the historic Williams district in Portland, Oregon. We offer Pacific Northwest cuisine inspired by the hand crafted spirits we produce in-house. Our signature cocktails and seasonal restaurant menu embrace a distinctly support local philosophy. In addition to our own small batch offerings, you'll find a carefully curated selection of the regions best craft spirits, Northwest grown wines and a rotating tap selection of local brews.                                          

 Shine Spirits LLC is our in-house distillery producing a portfolio of small batch spirits you can purchase by the bottle at the Distillery. We fired up our still and opened our doors the summer of 2019. 

Shine Distillery & Grill started out as the dream of Jon Poteet some seventeen years ago, and may or may not have involved a few bottles of vodka and whiskey illicitly batched in a still created from a retired beer keg. This was the beginning of a massive undertaking to create the first-of-its-kind working distillery and full-service restaurant in the state of Oregon. It took Jon over a decade to rally the funding, source the right contractor, architect, and management team. With an overwhelming amount of support from Jon’s family, friends, and the community, the perfect location for Shine Distillery & Grill was found and construction began in November 2018.

Our Team

Shannon Mosley DISTILLER

Shannon Mosley

DISTILLER

Jon Poteet OWNER

Jon Poteet

OWNER

Ryan Ruelos GENERAL MANAGER

Ryan Ruelos

GENERAL MANAGER

AJ Searock BAR MANAGER

AJ Searock

BAR MANAGER

Distillery

Shine Spirits LLC is our in-house distillery, producing a portfolio of small batch spirits you can purchase by the bottle at our restaurant. The eye-catching 130-gallon still located inside the restaurant was custom-designed locally by Bridgetown Brew Systems, Shine Distillery, and EMA Architecture, and assembled by our contracting team from O’Brien Construction. We fired up our still and opened our doors the summer of 2019 hoping to share something unique and truly homegrown.

The custom micro-still reaches a height of 20 feet has the capacity to produce 60 gallons of ethanol a day. Our steel and copper marvel was intentionally encased in glass, allowing patrons and passers-by to see the ins and outs of our distilling process.