The growth of local distilleries in the state has skyrocketed in the last few years. With a food-centric focus on locally made, artisanal products, this rapid progression in the world of spirits is no surprise. Fortunately the Oregon Distillers Guild coordinates an annual TOAST event for all the spirit aficionados in the Portland area.
With over 30 producers pouring handcrafted whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, tequila, brandy and liqueurs, everyone will have their sip of choice. Craft spirits from Oregon and beyond will be available to try and purchase at the TOAST event. Make an evening of it by hitting the Food Cart Court with several different options to suit all palates.
Ted Pappas, President of the Oregon Distillers Guild, says “This year we will have multiple events throughout the greater Portland area highlighting local distillers along with some of our outstanding restaurants leading up to the event. It’s the first step to transforming our event from a few days to a week of activities."
So whether you like it in a cocktail or drinking it straight, distillers from across the state and beyond will be sharing their handcrafted wares. Celebrate the start of Spring with some food cart fare and a sampling of locally made spirits at TOAST 2014 on Friday and Saturday nights.
What: TOAST 2014
Where: Two World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR
When: Friday, April 11th from 5-10pm & Saturday, April 12 from 4-8pm
How: Pre-purchased tickets are $20 for either day and can be bought at the door for $25. Get your tickets today at www.oregondistillerytrail.com/TOAST2014. Tickets include single day admission, interaction with over 30 spirit producers, taste spirits from around the world, and a tasting glass, while they last.
Parking: $5/day at the World Trade Center underground parking