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Saké Fest PDX Returns to Portland on June 22, 2016


The 6th Annual Saké Fest PDX highlights food made by local chefs paired with international and local saké.

PORTLAND, Ore. – May 18, 2016 –The downtown Hilton Portland & Executive Tower welcomes nearly 40 Portland chefs and International saké producers on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Saké Fest PDX attendees will have the opportunity to pair gourmet food with saké, a drink as versatile as wine or beer.

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Five-time attendee Jill Oppenheim said, “Saké Fest PDX is the best beverage tasting event in town! Fantastic saké of all descriptions for the expert, and an amazing opportunity to learn for the novice. With really great food from some of Portland’s best places, Saké Fest PDX just gets better every year.”

“There will be dozens of saké varieties, including Oregon’s own SakéOne based in Forest Grove, with many premium and several rare saké as well, ” said Marcus V. Pakiser, Saké Fest PDX spokesperson and internationally renowned Saké Samurai.

  • Discover the versatility of Saké
  • Learn how to pair Saké with any food
  • Experience over 130 samples of Saké, plum wine and beer varieties 
  • Taste the finest Japanese & US brands

When: Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 5:30 – 9 PM

Enjoy Early Admission at 5:30 PM, only 60 tickets remaining 

Where: Pavilion Ballroom, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Tickets: Early Admission: $75 per person in advance online only – SakeFestPDX.com; Regular Admission: $55 per person in advance online or $65 at the door. All attendees receive a free souvenir glass.

Bulk Ticket Purchases: Regular Admission- Groups of 10 or more: $45 per person in advance online only.

Adults 21+ only. All attendees receive a free SakéOne souvenir tasting glass. No ticketing fees, ever.

More about Saké Fest PDX on Wednesday, June 22

Visit the website: www.SakeFestPDX.com

Like Saké Fest PDX on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SakeFestPDX

Follow Saké Fest PDX on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sakefestpdx @sakefestpdx

Learn to pair any food with saké like a pro: Similar in profile to wine, saké is valued for its fragrance, impact, sweet or dry finish, acidity, presence and complexity. Guests will enjoy pairings including paleo snacks from Shurky Jurky; savory bites from MIHO Izakaya; sweets from Sticky Island Treats and a variety of foods from many other top Portland chefs and eateries. (List below)

Kigami Biraki: The evening will kick off with this traditional barrel breaking ceremony meaning “welcome and good luck.”

Networking opportunities: Meet a friend or business contact– this is the perfect event to enjoy a casual social experience or build a business partnership.

Food provided by (list complete as of 5-17-16)

  • Ajinomoto Windsor
  • The American Local
  • Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille
  • Bamboo Sushi
  • Batch PDX
  • Behind the Museum Café
  • Biwa
  • JFC International
  • The Meadow
  • MIHO Izakaya
  • Noraneko
  • Saucebox
  • Shurky Jurky
  • SmallWares
  • Sticky Island Treats
  • Uwajimaya – Beaverton
  • Whole Foods Market – Pearl District
  • Xocolatl de David
  • Yakuza Lounge
  • Yama Sushi & Izakaya
  • Zilla Saké House

Saké and other beverages provided by

  • Asahi Beer
  • Bull Run Distillery
  • Choya USA
  • Dreyfus, Ashby & Co.
  • The Floating World
  • Hakushika
  • Hakutsuru Saké
  • Ichishima
  • Japan Prestige
  • JFC International
  • Joto Saké
  • Kuramoto USA
  • Moonstone
  • Momokawa Saké
  • Niigata Sake Selections
  • Ozeki Sake USA
  • SakéMoto
  • SakéOne
  • Saké Story
  • Sapporo Premium Beer
  • Shimizu-No-Mai
  • Takara Saké
  • Terlato Wines
  • TY KU
  • Vine Connections

About Japanese Alcoholic Beverages

Saké is a drink made from rice that originated in China approximately 5,000 years ago. It came to Japan around the 3rd century AD where it has been constantly enhanced and refined. Saké, as it is known today, originated at the beginning of the 20th century with the advent of modern brewing and bottling techniques.

About Saké Fest

Saké Fest was created in Philadelphia by Ed Markus & David Wagner, owners of Event Navigators, a national event production company specializing in fundraising events for non-profit organizations. Saké Fest PDX’s mission is to educate all consumers about the versatility of pairing saké with virtually any style cuisine – from cheeses to chocolates and everything in between – even pizza and pulled pork! Portlanders have embraced this team as one of their own.

Event Navigators, LLC is based in Gladwyne, PA – non-profit event planning specialists for 20 years – Saké[email protected] – 610.649.6330

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