Oregon beer is nationally recognized and world famous–but what you may not realize is that distilling in Oregon has been going on since Hood River Distilling’s inception in 1934 making delicious apple and pear brandies (they were in the Fruit Loop, after-all). Since that time, Oregon has become home to more than 50 licensed distilleries–and of those, 40+ will be participating in this year’s 5th Annual TOAST Event on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4pm at LeftBank Annex in Portland.
Time for Another TOAST
The lineup of distilleries this year includes: Big Bottom Distilling, Aria Gin, Bull Run Distilling, Hood River Distilling, House Spirits Distilling, New Deal Distilling, McMenamins Distilling, and Wild Roots Vodka. See all participating distilleries here.
Participating chefs include: Elias Cairo of the recently renamed Olympia Provisions (formerly Olympic Provisions–read more about that interesting development here), Johanna Ware of Smallwares, Scott Dolich of The Bent Brick, Matthew Fields of Stella Taco PDX, and Kevin Schantz of (soon-to-open) RingSide Grill. The video below is an artful rendering of the Oregon distilling scene.
You can purchase tickets online now! There are 3 different tickets available:
General Admission – $45
VIP tickets – $60
Designated Driver – $15
Your GA TOAST ticket would include:
- Unlimited spirit samples from over 40 distillers from Oregon and beyond
- Unlimited bites from top local chefs
- A commemorative TOAST 2015 tasting glass
- The Oregon Distillery Trail Scout bookVIP Guests also receive:
VIP Guests also receive:
- 2 cocktails from the Bar
- Access to the VIP area
- Access to the after party with the distillers
Designated Driver Tickets include:
- Entry to the event
- Free non-alcoholic drinks
- Bites of food from local chefs
And now on to the good stuff!!
Would you like to join in the celebration for FREE!? Now’s your chance! I am giving away an entry to TOAST Portland, and you could be the lucky winner! All you have to do is enter below–it’s as easy as clicking your awesome point 🙂
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To increase your chances of winning, hop on over to other Portland Bloggers’ blogs including: Urban Bliss Life | Salt. Water. Coffee. | The Good Hearted Woman | Pechluck’s Food Adventures | those lovely ladies are giving a ticket away also!
Thanks for entering! Good luck!!