Portland Whiskey Week (PWW) starts May 3rd and runs all the way through to the WhiskeyFest NorthWest festival. There will be whiskey tasting dinners each night of the week, plus a whiskey brunch at BRIX Tavern the morning after the Kentucky Derby.

100% of proceeds benefit Oregon Active (ORA)!

MAY 3RD – HALL STREET GRILL’S KENTUCKY DERBY BOURBON TASTING DINNER  – BUY TIX!

Put on your favorite Derby hat and attire and join us for a celebration of the senses in this delectable 5-course Kentucky Bourbon tasting dinner hosted by Chef Travis Dickinson. The bourbon, cocktails, beer and education will be overflowing this evening and 100% of the dinner’s proceeds will benefit Oregon Active Foundation’s Adventure Therapy Program here in the Northwest! Limited seating available for this intimate affair.

This night’s dinner to include:

46+75=MATH
Maker’s 46, grilled lemon juice, turbinado syrup, peach bitters, smith & forge hard cider
Citrus cured scallop, ham powder, spiced peach sphere, wakame
Devil’s Collins
Jim Beam “Devil’s Cut,” habanero elderflower liquor, basil, grapefruit sour, fever-tree tonic
Fried pig ear, shaved green papaya salad, Thai chili vinaigrette
Mint Julep
Baker’s, mint, sugar, crushed ice
Nettle and ricotta gnocchi, peas, mint, preserved Meyer lemon, piquillo, morel, almond and tarragon
Whiskey & Beer Pairing
Knob Creek Rye & Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout
Smoked duck confit, rye toast, Delice de Bourgogne, pomegranate molasses, hazelnut
Vanilla Brown Derby
Jim Beam Sherry Barrel, vanilla pink peppercorn syrup, lemon, agave, egg white, angostura swirl
Foie gras and Grand Marnier mousse, vanilla spiced pineapple, sesame cracker crumble
VT Sazerac
Knob Creek Smoked Maple, maple syrup, whiskey bitters, orange bitters, absinthe rinse, burnt orange
Sarsaparilla glazed pork belly, whiskey caramel, fennel ice cream, fennel and citrus
For the Love of Peat
Laphroig 17, coffee liquor, vanilla bean ice cream, milk, lavender scotch caramel, smoked chocolate salt
Kahlua pot du crème, lavender/bacon shortbread crumbs, scotch caramel, sea salt

 

Hall Street Grill – 3775 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

$125 PER PERSON

(Includes gratuity and ticket to WhiskeyFest Northwest)


MAY 5TH – CLYDE COMMON NIKKA JAPANESE WHISKY TASTING DINNER – BUY TIX!

Prepare yourself for an exquisite 4-course pairing of Nikka’s (hard to get your hands on) Japanese Whisky and the delectable European flare of Clyde Common’s Chef John Leach. Experience will include whiskey tastings, cocktails, craft beer education with expert, Stewart Ramsey, and even surprise musical entertainment. Limited seating is available for this memorable evening at The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel. 100% of proceeds benefit Oregon Active’s Adventure Therapy Program here in the Northwest.

The Cleaner’s at The Ace Hotel – 403 SW 10th, Portland, OR 97205

$125 PER PERSON

(Includes gratuity and ticket to WhiskeyFest Northwest)


MAY 6TH – SMALLWARES JAPANESE WHISKY TASTING DINNER – BUY TIX!

Don’t miss this unique tasting dinner at Smallware’s as Chef Johanna Ware prepares her signature, “inauthentic Asian cuisine” which will be perfectly paired with a select portfolio of Japanese Whisky (Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki), cocktails, and craft Beer. Spirits expert, Stewart Ramsey, will host this fine evening and 100% of proceeds benefit Oregon Active Foundation’s Adventure Therapy Program here in the Northwest. Seating is very limited for this unique dining experience.

Smallwares – 4605 NE Fremont Street, Portland, OR 97213

$125 PER PERSON

(Includes gratuity and ticket to WhiskeyFest Northwest)


MAY 7TH – MORTON’S STEAKHOUSE SCOTCH WHISKY TASTING DINNER – BUY TIX!

Join us for a memorable evening of exquisite single malt & blended scotch, craft beer and, of course, the finest steak! During this Morton’s fine dining experience, our scotch ambassador will take us on a fascinating journey from the barrel to the bottle and each course will be perfectly paired with the chef’s deliciously prepared provisions. This is a unique Morton’s dining experience that should not be missed. 100% of proceeds benefit Oregon Active Foundation’s Adventure Therapy Program in the Northwest.

This night’s dinner to include:

1st - Paired with Isle of Skye 8yr Single Malt, Sturgeon Gravlax, Osetra Caviar on Blini, Lemon Beurre Blanc
2nd – Pilsner Urquel & Kilchoman Islay Machir Bay Single Malt, Beer Cheese Soup, Crème Fraiche, Red and Green Jalapeno, Candied Bacon
3rd – Arran 14yr Single Malt, Dungeness Crab Cobb Stack
4th – Machrie Moore Single Malt, “Land & Sea”, Filet Mignon with a Black Truffle Béarnaise and
Whiskey Caramelized Onions & Fresh Alaskan Halibut Barded with Prosciutto, Asparagus Spears, Pesto Beurre Blanc, Sautéed Baby Heirloom Carrots
5th – Tamdhu 10yr Single Malt, House Made Cheesecake, Graham Cracker Crust, & Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Morton’s Steakhouse – 213 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201

$150 PER PERSON

(Includes gratuity and ticket to WhiskeyFest Northwest)


MAY 8TH – SIMPATICA’S SAZERAC WHISKEY TASTING DINNER – BUY TIX!

Laugh, learn and dine while celebrating with new friends and old in the charming and rustic ambiance of the Simpatica Dining Hall. Join us for a splendid, intimate evening as Chef Will Larin creates a fresh and seasonal 5-course pairing menu that is unique and perfectly balance with Sazerac whiskey, cocktails, beer, education and musical entertainment! 100% of event proceeds benefit Oregon Active Foundation’s Adventure Therapy Program in the Northwest. Seating is limited.

This night’s menu to include:

Amuse -Fried Green Tomatoes, Grilled Corn Hush Puppies, Sweet Pepper Piccalilli, & Cayenne Remoulade
1st – Gumbo of Peppers, Onions, Brown Roux, Okra and Prawns
2nd – Spicy Mustard Green and Sweet Lettuce Salad with a Creole Vinaigrette
3rd – Sweet Tea-brined Smoked Pork Loin with Southern Grits, Cotija Cheese, Slaw
4th – Porter Brownie, with Bourbon Caramel, & Vanilla Ice Cream

PLUS! Enjoy a ragtime serenade by Portland’s very own: Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners!!!

Simpatica – 828 SE Ash, Portland, OR 97214

$125 PER PERSON

(Includes gratuity and ticket to WhiskeyFest Northwest)

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSOR PACIFIC SEAFOOD!