Sake Fest 2017 is coming!

The 7th annual Sake Fest 2017 is coming Wednesday June 21st – and this year boasts a larger venue at the Oregon Convention Center. Held from 5:30 – 9 PM for the early admission ticket holders ($75) or 6:30 – 9 PM for regular admission ($55), the event boasts the ability to sample from among over 140 varieties of saké, plum wine and beer as well as bites to try your hand at pairing food and sake.
Sake tasting glasses to use during Sake Fest 2016 and to take home after Sake and pairings to make yourself from various food vendors and sake distributor booths at Sake Fest 2016

This is a very unique event as usually you don’t get a chance to speak directly with sake distributers (representatives include those local in Oregon, in the US, and from Japan) and sample and compare among so many at once.
Sake Fest 2016 table of one of the sake distributors. A ticket to Saké Fest PDX experience is full access to all food and all saké sampling stations Sake Fest 2016 table of one of the sake distributors. A ticket to Saké Fest PDX experience is full access to all food and all saké sampling stations

A ticket to Saké Fest PDX experience is full access to all food and all saké sampling stations – even rare & premium saké varieties, and includes a sake tasting glass. There will be 22 sake breweries and distributors offering multiple sakes at each station, which is a huge diverse variety to explore.
Sake Fest 2016 table of one of the sake distributors. A ticket to Saké Fest PDX experience is full access to all food and all saké sampling stations Sake Fest 2016 table of one of the sake distributors. A ticket to Saké Fest PDX experience is full access to all food and all saké sampling stations

My advice to remember what you enjoy is to take photos of the sake. Don’t worry about being an amateur- the names and locations and types are still a jumble of syllables for me too.
Take photos of the sake you like to remember them - pro tip for Sake Fest 2016 Take photos of the sake you like to remember them - pro tip for Sake Fest 2016

The ones I liked the most I often would go back and sample a second time, even a third time, trying a pairing with a different food item.
Sake and pairings to make yourself from various food vendors and sake distributor booths at Sake Fest 2016 Sake and pairings to make yourself from various food vendors and sake distributor booths at Sake Fest 2016

Food pairing partners this year at Sake Fest includes 17 partners, both returning from last year and new, and the list includes

Unfortunately I already have a work trip at this time, so I’m going to miss Sake Fest 2017, but I think it’s a wonderful event and encourage you if you have any interest in sake to give it a visit!
Scene from Sake Fest 2016 Scene from Sake Fest 2016 Scene from Sake Fest 2016 Scene from Sake Fest 2016

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Comments

  1. Very cool! The food sounds great, too!

  2. What a thorough post about the event! Boo about work, we’ll miss you this year…

  3. I love Sake and am definitely attending this year! Thanks for giving such a great recap of the event!

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