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!

There will also be several popular bars and restaurants all around Portland participating by offering their own specialty whiskey cocktail creations for a limited time during PWW.



DoubleDragon

LOCATION:

Double Dragon // 1235 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

COCKTAIL:

Burnt Reynolds Bourbon, Lemon, Lapsang Souchong Honey, Regany #6



Driftwood Room

LOCATION:

Driftwood Room // 729 SW 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

COCKTAIL:

The Civil War Burnside Bourbon, Cynar, Cocchi Torino Sweet Vermouth, and Fee Bros. Old Fashion Bitters



Sidecar 11

LOCATION:

Sidecar 11 // 3955 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

COCKTAIL:

Birthday ManhattanOld Forrester Birthday Bourbon, 1920 Blandys Bual Madeira, Jerry Thomas Bitters, and an Amarena Cherry.



Tannerybar

LOCATION:

Tannery Bar // 5425 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97215

COCKTAIL:

Reverse CowgirlTannery Selected Four Roses Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon, Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth, Haus Grenadine, Lemon Juice, Cava, Bitters.



Kells

LOCATION:

KELLS // 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

COCKTAIL:

James Joyce2oz Red Breast 15yr, 1/2 oz Campari, 3/4 oz, sweet vermouth, Orange rind, express oils in glass. Stir and strain into coupe.



The Old Gold

LOCATION:

The Old Gold // 2105 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

COCKTAIL:

Cinnamon City1.5oz Bulleit Bourbon, .25oz Fresh Lemon Juice, .25oz Fresh Orange Juice, .5oz House Made Honey Syrup, Dash Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters. Dash Nutmeg. Served on a Cinnamon-Infused Big Cube.


LOCATION:

Vintage Cocktail Lounge // 7907 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

COCKTAIL:

Enzo2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon, 1 oz, Averna “Amaro Siciliano”, 3 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters. Shake and double strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a burnt orange cap.



The Richmond Bar

LOCATION:

The Richmond Bar // 3203 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202

COCKTAIL:

Mo’ Betta1 oz Rye, 1 oz Applejack, 1/2 oz Punt e Mes, 1/4 oz Maraschino, 2 dash Absinthe, Garnish with an Amareno Cherry.

CHECK OUT:

Justin Siemer representing The Richmond Bar at 3:30PM on May 10th at WFNW during the Cocktail Competition!



Higgins Restaurant

LOCATION:

Higgins Restaurant // 1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

COCKTAIL:

Neapolitan1 ½ oz Bulleit Bourbon, 1 tsp Sweet Woodruff Syrup, Muddled cherries, lemon, orange and chocolate bitters. Shaken and served in an old fashioned glass.



Interurban

LOCATION:

Interurban // 4057 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

COCKTAIL:

Pendennis Old FashionedBourbon, Bitters, Sugar, and Water.



Nostrana

LOCATION:

Nostrana // 1401 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

COCKTAIL:

Old Fashioned Paradise2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon, .25 oz coconut water syrup, 1 long dash of bokers bitters



Imperial

LOCATION:

Imperial // 410 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

COCKTAIL:

New Money2 oz Four Roses ‘Imperial’ Single Barrel bourbon, .75 oz Nardini amaro, .75 oz smoked Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, 2 dashes, angostura bitters, 2 dashes peychaud’s bitters. Stir, serve in bucket glass over large ice cube.



HopandVine

LOCATION:

Hop & Vine // 1914 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

COCKTAIL:

Buena Bouquet2 oz James Oliver Rye, .75oz lemon, .3oz Farigoule liqueur, .25oz currant and rosemary syrup.



SecretSociety

LOCATION:

Secret Society // 116 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212

COCKTAIL:

The Starving Artist1.5 oz Temperance Trader Bourbon, .5 oz Aviation Gin, .25 oz SAF cranberry for concoctions, .25 oz Benedictine, 2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters.



ThePopeHouse

LOCATION:

The Pope House Bourbon Lounge // 2075 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

COCKTAIL:

Jack Knife - 1.5 oz Pope House Private Selection Single Barrel Buffalo Trace, .25 oz Clement Creole Shrub, .5 oz Averna Amaro, Old fashion bitters, Orange twist.

CHECK OUT:

Sierra Kirk representing Pope House at 1:30PM on May 10th at WFNW during the Cocktail Competition!



Circa33

LOCATION:

Circa 33 // 3348 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

COCKTAIL:

La Louisiane2 ½ oz Jim Beam Rye, .75 oz Benedictine Liquor, .75 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth, 4 dashes Peychaud’s bitter. Stirred, served in a sundae martini glass rinsed with Absinthe, 8 sprays or .25 oz, and an Orange twist



North45

LOCATION:

North 45 // 517 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

COCKTAIL:

The Carlton Field Manhattan2 oz Wild Turkey Rye, 1 oz Canas Feast Chinato d’Erbetti Aperitif, 1 drop Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s Aphrodite Bitters. Stir over ice, strain, and garnish with orange peal.



Paddys

LOCATION:

Paddy’s // 65 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204

COCKTAIL:

The Perfect Old Fashioned2 oz Weller 107 Antique, 0.5 house made organic rich simple, Several generous dashes Orange and Angostura bitters, Mix directly into old fashioned glass. Stir with block ice and serve.



FreeHouse

LOCATION:

Free House // 1325 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212

COCKTAIL:

Maine CoonJim Beam Rye, Carpano Antica Vermouth, Lime, Maple Syrup, and Salt.


LOCATION:

Gold Dust Meridian // 3267 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

COCKTAIL:

The Root Beer Cowboy1oz W.L Weller Special Reserve, 1oz Lairds Applejack, A Few Dashes Fee’s Brothers Old Fashion Bitters, Float Of Art In The Ages ROOT, On The Rocks with a Lemon Twist.



Brix

LOCATION:

BRIX Tavern // 1338 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97209

COCKTAIL:

New York Sour1.5oz James Oliver Rye, House sour, Float Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Garnish: Orange/cherry. Build in glass, stir, float pinot noir.



Bartini

LOCATION:

Bartini // 2108 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97210

COCKTAIL:

Ginger was a Bimbo1oz buffalo trace, .5oz St Elizabeth’s All Spice dram, .5oz domain de canton ginger liquor, 1oz Lemon juice, 1Tbs ginger purée, Mint, 3 drops orange bitters. Garnish: orange twist. In a mixing glass, combine all ingridents, shake and strain into a martini glass(no muddling)



LOCATION:

Raven & Rose // 1331 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

COCKTAIL:

Souracher – .75oz Campari, .75oz fresh lime juice, .75oz rye whiskey (100 proof), .75oz Carpano Antica, .5 tsp rich Demerara sugar syrup, spicy ginger beer, ice cubes. Garnish: long lime peel. Shake and strain into Collins glass.

CHECK OUT:

David Shenaut representing R&R at 3:30PM on May 10th at WFNW during the Cocktail Competition!



LOCATION:

Racion // 1205 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97205

COCKTAIL:

Mutually Assured Destruction - 1776 rye, ginger habanero shrub, egg whites, pepper ice. 

CHECK OUT:

Chancey Roach representing representing Racion at 3:30PM on May 10th at WFNW during the Cocktail Competition!

 



LOCATION:

Branch // 2926 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

COCKTAIL:

Rittenhouse Boulevardier – 1.5oz Rittenhouse, 1oz Carpano Antica, 1.5oz Campari. Garnish: Maraschino cherry. Shake and strain into martini glass.

David Shenaut representing R&R at 3:30PM on May 10th at WFNW during the Cocktail Competition![/zilla_one_half]



LOCATION:

Hall Street Grill // 3775 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005

COCKTAIL:

Vanilla Brown Derby - Jim Beam Sherry Barrel, Vanilla Pink Peppercorn Syrup, Agave, Egg White, and Angostura bitters shaken and strained into a martini glass. 



LOCATION:

Tilt //3449 N. Anchor St., Portland, OR 97217

COCKTAIL:

Vanilla Brown Derby - Four Roses Bourbon, Hammer & Tongs L’Afrique Vermouth, Cardamom, Bitters. 

 



LOCATION:

Whey Bar // 2225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.//Portland, OR 97212

COCKTAIL:

Ox Blood - Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Housemade Beet Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, Muddled Tarragon. 

 



LOCATION:

Cruzroom // 2338 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

COCKTAIL:

The Barenstein - 2oz Stein Rye, .5oz Barenjager, muddled lemon slice, stirred and served in a rocks glass with a cherry garnish. 

 



LOCATION:

The Fireside // 801 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, OR 97210

COCKTAIL:

The Oregon Trail -  1oz Jim Beam Rye, 1 oz. Ransom Whippersnapper Whiskey, .75oz fresh lemon juice, .5oz Fernet Branca, .5oz Local Smoked Honey Syrup. 

 


LOCATION:

Rum Club // 720 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

COCKTAIL:

Hi-Lo Split #2 - 1 oz Bonded Bourbon, 1 oz Cynar, 1 oz Blanc Vermouth, ½ oz Passion Fruit Syrup, ¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice, 2 Dashes Scrappy’s Grapefruit Bitters, 2 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters.