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Beware Vicious Owner 7/14/2008

It was a wonderful summer evening in Portland. Me and 3 of my girlfriends were strolling the Waterfront and decided to stop for a cool glass of Sangria at ""Thirst"". It was, after all, listed as the drink special of the evening. I stuck my head into the bar to ask about outside seating. I was told it would be awhile, as they were quite busy. We told them we would wait and sat patiently on the bench outside. A few minutes later, one of the waitstaff told us it would only be about 5 minutes and we were soon seated.\r \r We requested 4 Sangria's and ordered the appetizer ""Trio"". We were told they were out of ""Sangria"", so we ordered wine all around. The wine came promptly, but about 15 minutes later, they served the guy at the table next to us a long cool glass of ""Sangria"". Curious, we thought, but we didn't say anything and let it go. It was about 7:30 when we were seated and by about 8:15, we had still not seen our appetizers and we were almost finished with our wines.\r \r Now this is where it gets REAL good. One of my friends asked one of the waitstaff to talk to the owner. The owner walks up to the table, totally indignant and starts off by YELLING at us. Telling us how rude we were?? In about 30 seconds, the conversation deteriorates to the owner ASKING US TO LEAVE AND NEVER COME BACK AGAIN!!! Just what had we done? Ask about where our appetizers were? Four girls, kicked out of a wine bar . . .I have NEVER!!! Everyone was watching and quite bewildered!\r \r Once the owner left, our waiter approached, looking at us about as confused as we were and asked us to give them ""ANOTHER TRY"". Only if there were NEW OWNERSHIP, would I give this place another try!!! And with the viciousness of the current owner, I'm sure that will be soon! Pros: Location, location, location (in the Summer) Cons: The Owner is rude and unprofessional more
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