Despite the burgeoning neighborhoods surrounding downtown, there are still a few strips that are less than stellar. Take NE Second Avenue. There’s endless potential and some good stuff popping up, but there’s still a long road to hoe to make the hood habitable.
Enter Time for Wine, a sweet little freestanding vino-and-tapas shop that just opened down the way from the restaurant City Hall at 2200 NE 2nd Ave. Owned by an eager-to-please couple, it stocks inexpensive wine, an assortment of tapas, and best of all, it’s own free parking lot.