Date:May 04, 2017

Saké Fest PDX returns to Portland on June 21, 2017

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PORTLAND, Ore. – May 4, 2017 –The Oregon Convention Center welcomes nearly 40 Portland chefs and International saké producers on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 for Saké Fest PDX. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from over 150 samples of US and Japanese-made saké, beer and spirits, paired with gourmet food from many top Portland chefs and eateries.

“There will be dozens of saké varieties, including Oregon’s own SakéOne based in Forest Grove, who’s brewer, Greg Lorenz was just nominated for a James Beard Award,” said Marcus V. Pakiser, Saké Fest PDX spokesperson and internationally renowned Saké Samurai. “Don’t miss the opportunity to taste many premium and rare saké, along with Burnside Brewing Co.’s new Sakura Gose beer, a partnership with Japan’s Takashi Tsutsui of Shonan beer,” continued Pakiser.

Discover the versatility of saké and learn to pair it with any food like a pro: Similar in profile to wine, saké is valued for its fragrance, impact, sweet or dry finish, acidity, presence and complexity.

When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 5:30 – 9 PM

Enjoy Early Admission at 5:30 PM (limited number of tickets for sale)

Where: 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: $75 per person in advance online only. Regular Admission: $55 per person in advance online and a limited number of tickets will be available for $65 at the door. Adults 21+ only with proper ID. No ticketing fees, ever.

Bulk Ticket Purchases: Regular Admission- Groups of 8 or more: $45 per person in advance online only.

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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.

Food provided by (list complete as of 5-3-17)

Ajinomoto Windsor

Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille

Bamboo Sushi

Batch PDX

Behind the Museum Café



JFC International


Parasol Bar


Sho Japanese Restaurant

Shurky Jurky

Uwajimaya – Beaverton

Whole Foods Market – Pearl District

Yakuza Lounge

Zilla Saké House

Saké and other beverages provided by (list complete as of 5-3-17)

Asahi Beer

Blue Current Brewery (Kittery, Maine)

Bull Run Distillery

Burnside Brewing Co.

Choya USA

Coedo Japanese Beer


The Floating World


Hakutsuru Saké

Japan Prestige International

JFC International

Joto Saké

Kuramoto US


Momokawa Saké

Niigata Saké Selections

Ozeki Saké USA

Pacific International Liquor


Saké Story

Sapporo Premium Beer


Takara Saké

Terlato Wines

Tokiwa Imports


Vine Connections

About Saké Fest PDX

Saké Fest PDX was created 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! Event Navigators, LLC is based in Gladwyne, PA – non-profit event planning specialists for 21 years – Saké – 610.649.6330

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