MJ's. [Photo: Facebook]
MJ's, The Bar at One City Wines is set to open this evening. It's the brainchild of Mark Ohlson, a veteran of the local restaurant scene. Here's what Ohlson posted to the bar's Facebook page this morning:
Today, After 17 years of running around inside of the mind of Mark Ohlson, I become a real, operating, open to the public, 1450 square foot, wine serving, laughter filled, beer pouring, food service establishment. Today, at 6pm, I am born. Today, I am a BAR.
On the MJ's website, Ohlson writes a "love letter" to the city of Portland: "While I have lived in the beautiful wine regions of France, Spain, New Zealand and California this is still my home. I have worked for you on the floors of Perfetto's, Bull Feeney's, Walters, Hugo's, Uffa! Restaurant, The Frog and Turtle and The Little Tap House."
There are thirty wines by the glass and half glass available, along with local draft beer, bottled beer and snacks like cheese, olives, nuts and chocolate.