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Please Join us for a TOAST!

The Oregon Artisan Spirit Tasting, that is … Friday, April 8, 2011 from 4pm – 9pm at the Tiffany Center in the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.

The Oregon Distillers Guild (ODG) will be holding a public spirits tasting showcasing local and national craft spirits on Friday, April 8th, 2011 at the Tiffany Center in SW Portland. This will be an opportunity to taste the incredible variety of craft spirits being produced not just in Distillery Row, but in all of Oregon and around the country, all in one location.

Distillers and Owners of many Distillery Row companies will be on hand to pour samples and answer questions. There will be an estimated 40–60 distilleries pouring. The event’s proceeds support the Oregon Distillers Guild.

The Oregon Bartenders Guild will also be there, mixing and pouring samples of cocktails featuring local spirits. This will allow show attendees to experience how some of the spirits being tasted at T.O.A.S.T. can be used in actual cocktails. As the bartenders mix their drinks, they will also be discussing the hows and whys of the techniques they are using, making this an opportunity for the public to learn about the art and skills involved in mixing cocktails.

Mayor Sam Adams will be the guest of honor and will be speaking at 5.30.

2011 is the first year that the American Distilling Institute (ADI) will hold their annual conference outside of Louisville or San Francisco—and they chose Portland. We thought it only fitting, then, that the first ODG spirit tasting coincide with ADI’s conference. Learn more at the Oregon Distillers Guild website.


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Join Us Under the Bigtop at Albertina Kerr Benefit

February 17th at PureSpace – enter an old-fashioned big top with Albertina Kerr as they revisit a bygone era! You’ll play vintage games, delight in decadent dishes and sweet confections while marveling at festive entertainment and amazing live auction on this magical night.

Spotlight on Kerr is an annual benefit that supports our programs that help children, adults and families with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities, empowering them to lead fuller, self-determined lives. Headquartered in Portland since 1907, Albertina Kerr spends more than 91 cents of every dollar on vital programs and services. Thanks to your kindness and generosity, the evening will be exceptional and your support will have a long-lasting impact on our work in the community.

For this event, Portland’s Distillery Row bar will be featuring spirits & cocktails from Deco Distilling, House Spirits Distillery, New Deal Distillery and Stone Barn Brandyworks.

For ticket information and more event details please visit the Albertina Kerr website.

North Meets South Food & Drink Jubilee

Distillery Row will be a featured participant at the annual food and drink festival, known locally as “NORTH meets SOUTH.”

The producer of the “Best of Oregon” Food & Wine Festival, brings together top wineries, breweries, distilleries (that’s us!), and restaurants, for an elegant and exclusive event taking place at The Benson Hotel Friday March 25th and Saturday March 26th, 2011.

“NORTH meets SOUTH” Food & Drink Jubilee offers a weekend of tastings and fun activities. In addition to a full list of top-notch producers from Canada to Mexico, the weekend’s festivities also include exclusive wine tasting sessions, a silent auction, live music from local R&B artist Patrick Lamb, culinary and spirits competitions, and a private trade-only event, with a percentage of ticket sales, and 100% of silent auction proceeds benefiting ¡Salud! Wine Auction.

For this event, Portland’s Distillery Row bar will be featuring spirits & taster cocktails from Deco Distilling, Highball Distillery, House Spirits Distillery, New Deal Distillery and Stone Barn Brandyworks.

Tickets are limited, so get yours early! You can purchase tickets online at Tickets Oregon.

Distillery Row on the Local Dish

The Local Dish, a social website where “everyone who loves food can make their voice heard on the first website that gives food lovers their own online food community,” recently featured Distillery Row and New Deal Distillery in particular on the site. The article written by Julie Blakley has some nice stuff to say about the Row, and even a video interview with New Deal partners, Tom Burkleaux and Matt VanWinkle. Read it here, and watch the video now:

Welcome to Distillery Row!

Something truly unique is occurring in Portland—a craft distillation revolution. A handful of innovative small distilleries are making handcrafted, locally distilled spirits available for the first time since prohibition. The heart of this movement lies in an inconspicuous neighborhood of small warehouses and light industrial buildings in Southeast Portland, known as the lower east-side industrial district where independent distilleries have begun producing over twenty unique liquors. They make everything from vodkas and gins, rums and whiskeys, to more specialized spirits such as absinthe, aquavit, and flavored liqueurs. Learn more….