Date:March 02, 2015

Thirst Fest is on March 13 & 14 at the Melody Ballroom


THIRST Fest ~ March 13th and 14th 2015 at Portland’s THE Melody Ballroom

Portland’s second annual LGBTQ Wine, Beer, Spirits Event

A ‘spirited’ event in Support of Cascade AIDS Project

Tastings. DJ. Cocktail Contests and more!

PORTLAND, OREGON –  THIRST Fest 2015, a wine, beer and spirits festival supporting the LGBTQ community through a partnership with the Cascade AIDS Project, offers members of the LGBTQ community, their allies and others the opportunity to taste and compare a wide variety of unique beverages while supporting a good cause. THIRST Fest opens Friday, March 13th and runs through Saturday, March 14th at THE Melody Ballroom in Portland at 615 S.E. Alder Street, Portland, Oregon.

For tickets, go to:

Attendees at THIRST Fest 2015, now in its second year, will be greeted by some of Portland’s most glamorous and gregarious hosts, and will introduce members of the LGBTQ community to some of the newest alcoholic beverages hitting the glass. The two-day event at Portland’s THE Melody Ballroom will feature beverage and cocktail sampling, cocktail competitions, and a chance for members of the LGBTQ community to influence its own latest trends in mixology.   More than 40 craft distilleries, craft breweries and select wineries will be participating.

In addition to sample tastings, attendees can chat with local and national winemakers, craft distillers and brewers, and watch Portland’s top bartender’s battle for the 2nd Annual THIRST Fest Battle of the Bartenders Cup.  Local celebrity judges will decide which bartender will reign supreme, and attendees will be able to taste each competitor’s unique creations after they have left the stage. Bring it Home! A full service, OLCC licenses liquor outlet will be available to sell distilled spirits at the show, and wine and beer vendors will be able to sell their wares direct to attendees at the event.

Ticket Cost per person:

1 Day Ticket $ 20.00 on-line

2 Day Ticket + Collectible Event Shirt $50 online

Advance sales*

OR $ 25.00 at the door*


Friday, March 13,   5pm – 10pm
Saturday, March 14,   4pm – 10pm

* Admission PLUS!
With paid admission, 1 day attendees receive 7 tasting tokens. 2 day attendees receive 15 tasting tokens. (Additional tokens will be available for purchase at the event.)

For more information go to:
Find us on Facebook: THIRST Fest


Cascade AIDS Project/CAP is the largest and oldest AIDS Service Organization serving Oregon and Washington.  With a $5.1 million budget, we strive to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people infected and affected by HIV/AID, all while eliminating HIV/AIDS-related stigma.  In the past year, CAP served over 1,800 HIV-positive clients and provided HIV counseling and testing to more than 3,000 Washington and Oregon residents as well sent children to Camp KC, a week-long camp for kids impacted by the disease. Our housing program provided stable housing for more than 600 individuals in the last year.

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