Join us Saturday, December 14th, from noon-6pm, for our 4th Annual Season’s Eatings, a holiday bazaar that brings together local food and drink artisans to showcase the area’s finest chocolates, cheeses, spirits and foodstuffs. Proceeds will benefit the Oregon Food Bank and admission to the event is one non-perishable food item per guest. With the support and cooperation of the food community, this event raises hundreds of pounds of food in a single day.
The Oregon Food Bank (OFB) is the hub of a network of 947 hunger-relief agencies throughout Oregon and Clark County Washington. OFB distributes food to agencies and works to address the root causes of hunger through public policy advocacy and education programs. The mission of the OFB is to eliminate hunger and its root causes, because no one should be hungry.
Owner & Distiller, Tom Burkleaux, shares his enthusiasm for our annual holiday event:
We love hosting Season’s Eatings because we get to invite Portland businesses who are committed to the craft of gourmet food and drink to share their goodies with the public, while also helping to feed the hungry with our food + fund drive for the Oregon Food Bank. It’s a win-win, and probably the most fun holiday shopping in town. Craft cocktails and gourmet eats? You friends and family will thank you for doing your holiday shopping here, and you’ll come away with a smile.
While you peruse offerings from our local food and drink vendors, our Tasting Room will be open, offering tasting flights, specialty cocktails, bottle sales and holiday gifts. Bring your holiday shopping list and your appetite and enjoy holiday gift packages and samples from our artisan food and drink vendors.
Pok Pok has been serving drinking vinegars since 2005, which make delicious and refreshing drinks with a nice tartness coming from the vinegar and concentrated flavors of fruit, vegetable and aromatics. Som is handcrafted in Portland using natural flavoring, organic cane sugar and quality natural vinegars.
Inspired by the regional cured hams of Europe, Tails & Trotters is the Pacific Northwest’s first signature pork producer to develop a distinctive variety of Pacific Northwest prosciutto made from pork finished on local hazelnuts. Their flagship store, located in Northeast Portland, provides customers with everything from holiday hams to sweet Italian sausage and even ground pork for the home cook.
Rising on the banks of the mighty Willamette River during the mild winter of 2009, Water Avenue Coffee creates handcrafted coffees in Portland’s Southeast Industrial district. Water Avenue Coffee is dedicated to bravely pioneering the unseen frontier of micro-roasting craft coffees from countries around the world.
Random Order is a vibrant neighborhood cafe specializing in extraordinary handmade sweet & savory pies. They pay particular attention the freshness of our ingredients and the craft of transforming them. Random Order also serves warm out of the oven homemade pastries, rich espresso drinks, egg sandwiches and cocktails.
Located in in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country, Briar Rose is a small, artisan cheese producer known for handcrafted fresh and aged goat cheeses, aged cow milk cheeses and award winning chocolate goat cheese truffles. They nurture each small batch to achieve the best flavor and texture, highlighting the seasonal qualities of their cheeses.
Portland Juice Press starts with quality fruits and veggies, using local and organic sources whenever possible, and transforms them into great tasting, 100% natural fresh-pressed juices. Their juices are a delicious, convenient way to help you stay healthy, and they make a fresh addition to any juice-based cocktail.
Kelly’s Jelly is a family-owned business in Lake Oswego, OR. With a coveted 2012 Scovie award under their belt, their line of jellies are sure to tickle your tastebuds. They are featured every Thursday at Portland’s famous VooDoo Doughnut (Habanero Pepper Jelly Doughnut, anyone?)
Unbound Pickling only uses all-natural, locally sourced ingredients and high quality, seasonal vegetables and herbs to create artisan small-batch pickled products. Their pickles are differentiated by their extraordinary quality, attractive packaging, and unconventional assortment of varieties and flavors.
Masala Pop is a tasty, Indian-spiced popcorn snack mix handcrafted in Portland, Oregon. They start with air-popped, organic, non-GMO popcorn and add a special blend of Indian spices and tasty tidbits like crunchy papadum (Indian lentil chips). The result is an all-natural, gluten-free, fiber-rich, scrumptious snack that is highly addictive–in a good way!
River Wave Foods offers multicultural, gourmet cooking sauces and tapenade that reflect the migration of global flavors. Their cooking sauces were created in the belief that great food is as simple as bringing together the right balance of flavors using quality, fresh ingredients.
Alma Chocolate uses real vanilla, fresh herbs, and organic butter and cream to make their hand-crafted confections, without preservatives or artificial flavors. No two batches of their exquisite chocolates are exactly alike–they are as individual and unique as the people who enjoy them.
This year we’re very excited to partner with the Yelp Portland crew to bring some fun surprises to the event. Stay tuned for all the details coming soon!