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Saké Fest PDX Is the Largest Event of Its Kind in the Northwest


Nowhere else can saké lovers try so many different bottles and unique food pairings in one evening

PORTLAND, Ore. – June 11, 2019 – Portland is rumored to have the highest saké consumption of any city outside Japan so it makes sense that Saké Fest PDX returns each summer. This year’s event, taking place in the Portland Ballroom at the Oregon Convention Center on Wednesday, June 26 will showcase over 180 different bottles of saké, paired with unique foods provided by 15 local chefs and food purveyors.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase SakePedia: A NonTraditional Guide to Japan’s Traditional Beverage. “SakePedia is really about demystifying an already unnecessarily mysterious beverage. I try to convey how approachable sake is for drinkers of all kinds of alcohol beverages, in as unpretentious a way as possible,” explains author Jeff Cioletti.

He continues, “When I include my own personal tasting notes, I try not to use ridiculously esoteric flavor comparisons— as is too often the case in the wine world. I don’t want saké drinking to be an exclusive club— I want everyone to join! And I think Saké Fest PDX is the perfect venue at which to present my book because I feel like we have a very similar mission in that regard!”

Davvy Lee with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits adds, “Saké Fest PDX is one of the best food and beverage festivals in town, some say the nation! People should come to discover how amazing saké is– it’s all about learning and having fun.”

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 5:30 – 9 PM

Where: The Portland Ballroom at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232

Tickets: All attendees receive a free souvenir tasting glass courtesy of SakéOne. Early Admission: $79 per person in advance online only (fewer than 32 early admission tickets are still available). Regular Admission: $59 per person in advance online and a limited number of tickets will be available for $70 at the door. Adults 21+ only with proper ID. No ticketing fees, ever.

Bulk Ticket Purchases: Groups of 8 or more receive an instant $14 discount on each ticket when purchased at the same time.

Visit the website to purchase tickets and learn more: www.SakeFestPDX.com

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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 PDX

Saké Fest PDX was created by David Wagner & Ed Markus, 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! Event Navigators, LLC is based in Drexel Hill, PA – non-profit event planning specialists for nearly 25 years – Saké[email protected] – 610-649-6330.