Tag Archive: portland cocktail week

PDXCW: Ain’t No Party Like a Bartender’s Party- USBG Party at Portland Cocktail Week

For the closing party at Portland Cocktail Week, almost every chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild was represented. The party was held at the Jupiter Hotel. A tent was built in the… Continue reading

PDXCW: Bacardi Bar Challenge

As part of this year’s Portland Cocktail Week, Bacardi sponsored a bar challenge. There were four teams, “Where’s the Orgy At,” “Bar Belle,” “Passenger” and “Ramble House” and they had to build a… Continue reading

PDX: Lunch at Urban Farmer

On my last trip to Portland, I stayed at the Nines Hotel. The restaurant Urban Farmer is just off their lobby on the 8th floor. After a week of great meals at food… Continue reading

PDX: Best Onion Rings at Lincoln Restaurant

Unlike most trips where I research the hell out of the city for the best eats, I played it by ear with Portland. I was in town for Portland Cocktail Week and went… Continue reading

PDX: Going Far East with Expatriate

Expatriate is quite the sexy restaurant. The newish Expatriate serves what I’m calling neo-Asian fusion. The cocktails however aren’t terribly themed out.   I picked out something with happy ingredients and then made quick… Continue reading

PDX: Doing the Brunch Thing at Tasty N Sons

“Why is brunch so popular in Portland? Why isn’t happy hour popular?” I hazarded a guess it had to do with the implication happy hour is for the hapless cube monkeys who need… Continue reading

PDX: Those Wings at Pok Pok

I’ve been to Portland a handful of times and each time I return home, someone will ask, “did you go to Pok Pok?” And I’ll mumble something usually along the lines of “no,… Continue reading

PDX: Checking Out The Multnomah Whiskey Library

When I heard Multnomah Whiskey Library had 1500 bottles of spirits, I knew that was the must-see bar I had to squeeze in during my busy Portland Cocktail Week schedule. We arrived at… Continue reading

PDX: Bar Crawl Around Portland Including Raven and Rose, Moloko, Teardrop Lounge and Rum Club

Calculating if we had time to check out the Rookery at Raven and Rose after drinks at Multnomah Whiskey Library was a no brainer. It was a quick 10 minute walk and we… Continue reading

PDX: Eating on the Go Go Go!

Portland is the land of good fast casual spots and it seems getting Voodoo Doughnuts a couple of different times in a week isn’t that unusual. They make a good breakfast, dessert and… Continue reading