About Us

How Did We Get Started?

Emad Hashad, a global citizen with a deep passion for the art of wine, is the proprietor behind Salut, Cherie. Born in Egypt and nurtured by wanderlust, Emad set off on a life-changing journey at the age of 18, leaving his homeland to chase his dreams in the heart of France. For nine enriching years, he honed his craft within French vineyards and cellars, immersing himself in the traditions and techniques that give birth to the finest wines.

Following his time in France, he moved to Spain, where he continued to refine his expertise amidst the Old World charm of Spanish viticulture. He's been a proud Portland resident since 2014, and it was amidst the lush forests and towering mountains of the Pacific Northwest that Emad's vision came to life.

In 2023, the culmination of Emad's experiences and aspirations manifested in the form of Salut, Cherie, a haven for wine aficionados. This carefully-curated wine bar reflects his diverse journey with an exquisite selection of wines that bridge continents and cultures.

Join Emad and his team in raising a glass to shared stories, cherished moments, and the endless possibilities that a bottle of wine can unlock.

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