3rd Annual Toast event, the largest International Craft Spirits Revival in North America, is an opportunity to taste from a wide variety of over 150 spirits from across the Northwest, the Country and the Globe. Whether your spirit preference is Whiskey, Rum, Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Brandy, Liqueurs – or even unique spirits like Absinthe and Aquavit – the estimated 50 distillers and producers at TOAST will have it covered. TOAST allows small distillers and producers to showcase their handcrafted spirits, while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the diversity and quality of craft spirits from Oregon and beyond. As outgoing ODG Executive Director and TOAST creator, Ryan Csanky, points out, “Toast was designed to introduce spirits fans and would-be spirits fans to some of the best craft spirits in the world — all in a relaxed, fun, educational setting. Based on attendee feedback from the first two years — and witnessing firsthand the level of engagement and smiles on attendees faces — the event has been a huge success.”
A big edition to this years event will be the Food Cart Court, where several of Portland’s favorite food carts will be cooking up their respective specialties for purchase. Rain or shine, covered seating will make this a convenient and enjoyable post-work destination on Friday evening, or for lunch and dinner on Saturday.
Sponsored by The Oregon Distillers Guild, TOAST takes place this year on Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd on the sky bridge level of the World Trade Center in Portland. Hours are: March 22nd, 5pm to 10pm and Saturday, March 23, 1pm to 10pm. Admission at the door is $25 each day, and $20 tickets can be pre-purchased online at www.showclix.com/event/TOAST.
The location of the event is Two World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon Street, in downtown Portland. Tickets include single day admission, interaction with approximately 50 spirit producers, taste spirits from around the world, and a tasting glass, while they last. Bottles will be available for purchase to take home, and parking is $4/day at the convenient underground parking lot at the World Trade Center.
About the Oregon Distillers Guild
Oregon is at the forefront of the nation’s craft spirit movement, boasting a membership of over 20 spirits producers. Founded in 2007, the Oregon Distillers Guild (ODG) is the nation’s first distillers guild. The ODG is a non-profit organization with the purpose of promoting Oregon spirits industry locally and nationally. Proceeds from TOAST support the Oregon Distillers Guild. Please follow the ODG online at www.oregondistillersguild.org.
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