The 6th Annual Sak? Fest PDX returns to Portland this June

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pourOn Wednesday, June 22, 2016, nearly 40 Portland chefs and International sak? producers will gather to share gourmet food and drink at the downtown Hilton Portland and Executive Tower?s Pavilion Ballroom. The evening will kick off with Kigami Biraki, a traditional barrel breaking ceremony meaning ?welcome and good luck?. (Bring your own towel.)

Taste the finest Japanese & domestic sak?

peeps ?Participants will experience dozens of sak? varieties,?including Oregon?s own Sak?One based in Forest Grove,?and learn how to pair it with any type of food from some of our best local chefs,? said Marcus V. Pakiser, Sak? Fest PDX spokesperson and internationally renowned Sak? Samurai.

Sak? is a fermented beverage 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 utilizing modern brewing and bottling techniques.?Similar in profile to wine, sak? is valued for its fragrance, impact, sweet or dry finish, acidity, presence and complexity, and is as versatile as wine or beer.

Discover the versatility of Sak? at Sak? Fest PDX

Experience over 130 samples of Sak?, plum wine and beer varieties. Pakiser continued, ?Samples of Japanese and American brands and premium and several rare sak? will be available, as will regionally micro brewed ?jizake,? which means small, regional sak? brewer.?

foodTalented, local chefs and artisan producers?will prepare and serve a selection of appetizers, entr?e samples, artisan chocolates, cheeses and foods that complement different types of sak?.

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

Enjoy Early Admission at 5:30 PM, less than 100 tickets available

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

To purchase tickets, visit SakeFestPDX.com
Tickets:?Early Admission:
$75 per person in advance online only
Regular Admission: $55 per person in advance online or $65 at the door.

Bulk Ticket Purchases:?Groups of 10 or more:
$45 per person in advance online only.

Adults 21+ only.
No ticketing fees, ever.
All attendees receive a free souvenir glass.

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Food by:
Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille
Batch PDX
Behind the Museum Caf?
Biwa
JFC International
The Meadow
Noraneko
Shurky Jurky
SmallWares
Sticky Island Treats
Uwajimaya – Beaverton
Xocolatl de David
Zilla Sak? House
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Sak? and other beverages provided by:
Asahi Beer
The Floating World
Hakushika
Hakutsuru Sak?
JFC International
Kuramoto USA
Ozeki Sake USA
Sak?One
Sak? Story
Sapporo Premium Beer
Terlato Wines/Shimizu-No-Mai
Vine Connections