Until the end of this month, consider visiting the Rookery at Raven & Rose. First of all, if you haven’t been before, it is a gorgeous, classy space. When you enter Raven & Rose, turn right past the hostess desk to go to the stairway up to what used to be the hayloft of this former carriage house.
Second of all, until the end of this month, they have this fantastic cocktail called the Paper Crane. 50% of the sales of Paper Crane drink sales go to White Bird Dance Company, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing Portland-based, regional, national, and international dance companies to Portland, Oregon. Raven & Rose is one of 6 locations which have created a special drink for White Bird Cocktail Month (May 2014)- the other locations include Silk, Southpark Seafood, Higgins, Nel Centro, and Ringside Fish House.
But back to the drink I’ve had so far, the Paper Crane. It’s made with New Deal Hot Monkey pepper vodka, Benedictine, peach cordial, lemon juice, honey, egg white, and Angostura bitters to present a well balanced mix of spicy and sweet and sour and lightness. So, it’s a drink that’s both good for you in deliciousness, and good for the world in helping to support the arts via White Bird Dance Company.
If you go on Wednesday, like I did, that is their Whiskey Wedsnesday, where they have additional special whiskey items and live music in the evenings.
Hurry, this cocktail is only available only until the end of May! However, visit the Rookery anytime to order those fried cheese curds and pickles with any drink you’d like…