About Us


Erin 2014Erin Palmer; Owner, instructor & Janitor. Erin grew up in a wine loving family in Eugene and moved to Portland in 1997. She has been working retail and hospitality for over 20 years and loves the wine business. With a specialty in food and wine pairing, and a wicked sense of humor, she’s Portland’s go-to-gal for wine events and education. Contact: Wine@PortlandWineCellar.com
Melissa 2014Dallas is our young intern and we are lucky to have him.
Laurie 2014Laurie Elkjer is our Executive Assistant & Media Relations Coordinator. The truth is that Laurie is not only an urban chicken farmer, but she also runs everything at the shop except the wine selections. Laurie manages the shop from the events & tasting schedule to the website, to the pub mix. If its important you might want to talk to Laurie, she’ll know what to do. Contact:events@portlandwinecellar.com
Rob 2014Rob Messick joined The Wine Cellar after ten years of wine experience at The Castron Village Wine Shop in San Francisco. Rob is the lead hospitality host at The Wine Cellar and has a passion for California wines. If you’re looking for a great lead host for your party or just some advice of the best hidden gems of Cali, ask Rob. Rob works Wednesday-Saturday evenings.
Belle 2014Ocean joined The Wine Cellar team in October of 2015 as a member of the hospitality staff.
Cameron Crook
Guest WinemakerTBA.