Date:June 14, 2016

Don’t miss Saké Fest PDX on June 22, 2016 in downtown Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – June 14, 2016 – Nearly 30 Portland chefs and International saké producers will gather and share – including Oregon’s own SakéOne based in Forest Grove. More than a drink served with Japanese food or quaffed in a cocktail, Saké is an unexpected gourmet addition to the table – as versatile as wine or beer.

“Participants attending Saké Fest PDX can choose from over 140 micro-brewed, premium and rare saké and learn how to pair it with any type of food from some of our best local chefs,” said Marcus V. Pakiser, internationally renowned Saké Samurai and Saké Fest PDX spokesperson.

Pakiser added, “Talented, local chefs from area restaurants and shops will prepare and serve a selection of appetizers, entrée samples, artisan chocolates, cheeses and foods that complement different types of saké.”

Learn how to pair Saké with any food — from cheese and chocolate to pizza and everything in between!

Experience over 140 samples of Saké, plum wine and beer varieties

Taste the finest Japanese & US brands

Discover the versatility of Saké

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

Enjoy Early Admission at 5:30 PM, only 25 tickets available

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

Tickets: Early Admission: $75 per person in advance online only –; 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 “Awa Yuki” souvenir tasting glass courtesy of SakéOne. No ticketing fees, ever.

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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 Whole Foods Market/Pearl District’s international cheese sampler and appetizing eats from The American Local alongside more traditional saké pairings offered by MIHO Izakaya, Zilla Saké House and Noraneko. There will be a wide variety of other foods from many other Portland’s top chefs and finest eateries. (List below)

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

Food provided by (list complete as of 6-14-16)

Ajinomoto Windsor

The American Local

Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille

Bamboo Sushi

Batch PDX

Behind the Museum Café


JFC International Inc.

MIHO Izakaya



Shurky Jurky


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

Blue Current Brewery

Bull Run Distillery

Choya USA

Dreyfus Ashby & Co. / Ichishima Shuzo

Enter Saké

The Floating World


Hakutsuru Saké

Japan Prestige Sake International

JFC International

Joto Saké

Kuramoto USA


Momokawa Saké

Niigata Saké Selections

Ozeki Saké USA



Saké Story

Sapporo Premium Beer

Takara Saké USA

Terlato Wines/ Shimizu-No-Mai

TY KU / Davos Brands

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 – 610.649.6330

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