- 11/16/2019, 1:00 pm-3:00 pmVenue: 724 NE 22nd Ave
Portland, Oregon 97232The drink we tend to associate with Russia is vodka, but tea, in fact, is more the universal beverage of choice throughout the country. The key here is that it’s not about what kind of tea you brew, but how you brew it and who you drink it with. Get acquainted with the intricacies of Russian tea etiquette, a fundamental component of the country’s social culture.
- 11/17/2019, 1:00 pm-3:00 pmVenue: 724 NE 22nd Ave
Portland, Oregon 97232Learn the traditions of tea in China. In China there is more to tea than a drink, you will come to know some of the history and culture surrounding this warm beverage of choice. Together we will experience the beauty of Chinese teas. You will learn about traditional ways of brewing, including the use of GongFu.
- Join us at Iris Vineyards for our annual Chestnut Roast the entire weekend following Thanksgiving! We’ll be roasting chestnuts from our estate and other local orchards and serving them up for $5 per cone. Pairs wonderfully with our 2015 Willamette Valley Chardonnay! This is a great opportunity to pick up holiday gifts for the wine lovers among your family and friends, and we’ll also be offering limited availability releases and package wine deals! We hope to see you during this fun, annual Thanksgiving tradition with the Iris family. Cheers!
- 12/7/2019, 12:00 pm-7:00 pmVenue: 831 SE Salmon St
Portland, Oregon 97214Celebrate the season at the 2nd annual Eat Oregon Now! The Holiday Marketplace showcases Oregon’s unique food, beverage, and entertaining products just in time for the gift giving season. We’ll celebrate in a festive setting that connects entrepreneurs and consumers to support one another during the holidays. The best gifts are delicious!
- 12/10/2019, 7:00 pm-8:30 pmVenue: 232 Lincoln St
Eugene, Oregon 97401Instructor: Whole Earth Nature School Anna Bradley is Co-Founder of Whole Earth Nature School and local clinical herbalist. In this evening talk, Anna will introduce the basics of wild plant identification and harvesting, including the ethics of wildcrafting. Anna will introduce some of her favorite wild edible and medicinal plants and discuss how she likes to use them. You might be surprised what kind of wild bounty is available, even in the winter and early spring time. This talk is hosted in partnership with Whole Earth Nature School, one of REI’s 2019 Grant Partners. WildCraft Cider Works will donate $1 from every cider sold to Whole Earth Nature School, whose mission is mentoring students in the outdoors to foster confidence, resilience, and kinship with nature. More information can be found at https://www.wholeearth.org FREE – All Ages
- 12/31/2019, 8:00 pm-1:00 amVenue: 212 E Main St
Ashland, Oregon 97520Ring in the New Year at the iconic Ashland Springs Hotel as we celebrate our 95th Anniversary with a 1920s inspired New Year’s Eve Bash. Purchase your event tickets below, or book as an overnight package and save! A New Year’s Eve Party you don’t want to miss in the heart of downtown Ashland! NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH TICKETS INCLUDE: • Dance the night away to live music by Danielle Kelly Soul Project • Dinner Buffet by Executive Chef Franco Console of LARKS Home Kitchen Cuisine • Complimentary glass of wine • Complimentary champagne toast at midnight Full bar available all night for purchase of craft cocktails, local beer and wine. GET TICKETS: www.ashlandspringshotel.com/bash/ **Overnight New Year’s Eve Package available. Package rates start at $249: www.ashlandspringshotel.com/bash/
- The Oregon Truffle Festival returns for its 15th year from January 24-26, 2020. Our January weekend in Eugene celebrates the world of Oregon truffles and the culinary bounty of the southern Willamette Valley. A variety of truffle packages for weekend-long immersions are now available: The Gourmand **SOLD OUT** The Epicurious: https://bit.ly/2mlxeyL Truffle Farming A-Z: https://bit.ly/2lNL5O9 Grape and Grain: https://bit.ly/2lT3pFE With hands-on cooking classes, truffle dog training, truffle hunts and workshops, learning opportunities abound during the Eugene weekend. Decadent truffle breakfasts, lunches, dinners and the Oregon Fresh Truffle Marketplace are offered as part of weekend packages and a limited number of experiences are sold à la carte. Most events during this weekend are located in and around Eugene, with a few taking place in the Southern Willamette Valley truffle and wine country. Find the full program of events here: https://bit.ly/2CDvnMP Travel & Lodging Eugene Lodging: Graduate Eugene (formerly the Hilton Eugene) Our lodging partner, Graduate Eugene (formerly the Hilton Eugene), has a free airport shuttle available during the festival weekend. Please call the hotel at (541) 342-2000 to make arrangements, as the shuttle cannot meet every flight. OTF transportation for all Weekend Experience events and the à la carte Truffle Farming A-Z on Saturday will be provided to and from Graduate Eugene. On the Saturday forays and truffiere tours we are guests on private land by invitation only, and as such, no private vehicles are permitted. Reservations can be made by calling our reservations line 413-821-3144 and referring to booking code OTF0120 Or via the booking link: Oregon Truffle Festival 2020 Please note that you must book your room by 1/8/20 to receive the discounted OTF group rate.
- It’s a KEG PARTY! kickoff event for Brine, Brew & Barrel Fermentation Festival. Party begins with various keg stations and culinary pairings. When is the last time you went to a Keg Party? Brine, Brew & Barrel is pulling out all the stops for this kickoff event! Come for beer, cider and kombucha from the best loved and most innovative beverage fermenters in the region. Stay for the DJ spinning throwback tunes from your younger years! A smorgasbord of culinary pairings by LARKS Kitchen & Cocktails will keep the funky party poppin’ through the night! Check out the other special events during the festival: Brine, Brew and Barrel Fermentation Festival Hot Sauce & Bloody Mary Bar Brunch