Portland Skyline (image courtesy Travel Portland)
Portland, Oregon has earned quite a reputation as a top-notch culinary destination. From farm-to-table restaurants to gourmet food trucks, I've heard that Portland folks are beyond passionate about their eats. If your travels take you to Portland, here are three tasty events to add to your itinerary.
Spain's Great Match: Wine & Tapas
Monday, October 29. 6-9PM, Leftbank Annex
$40 for early-bird tickets purchased by Oct. 5, $50 after.
Enjoy a festive evening of Spanish wine, food, and music at this cool walk-around tasting. Discover the most important Spanish grapes and regions while tasting over 150 wines and noshing on signature tapas from eight acclaimed Spanish restaurants in Portland.
(There will also be a Great Match event in NYC on Wednesday, October 24th)
Great American Distillers Festival
Friday, October 19th & Saturday, October 20th. Tiffany Center
$15 for a one-day pass, $25 for a two-day pass
If you love spirits, don't miss this gathering of small distillers from across the country who come to Portland to share their products, passion and expertise in handcrafting spirits.There will be tastings, seminars, a mixology contest for bartenders and more - sounds delicious!
Izakaya Japanese Pub Fest at the Jupiter Hotel
Friday, November 16. 5:30PM - 9PM.
$40 early-bird ticket available until November 2, prices will then go to $45.
For overnight stays, the Jupiter Hotel is offering a package with rooms starting at $76.
For more information about what to see, do, eat, and sip in Portland, visit the Travel Portland website.