Win Tickets ($110): Saké Fest PDX @ Oregon Convention Center | Sample from 150 US & Japanese-made Sake

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Saké Fest PDX @ Oregon Convention Center on June 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Wednesday, June 14.



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From our sponsors:
Saké Fest PDX
June 21, 2017
5:30 – 9 PM | $55-$75 | 21+
Tickets: sakefestpdx.com

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

The Oregon Convention Center welcomes nearly 40 Portland chefs and International saké producers on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 for Saké Fest PDX. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from over 150 samples of US and Japanese-made saké, beer and spirits, paired with gourmet food from many top Portland chefs and eateries.

“There will be dozens of saké varieties, including Oregon’s own SakéOne based in Forest Grove, who’s brewer, Greg Lorenz was just nominated for a James Beard Award,” said Marcus V. Pakiser, Saké Fest PDX spokesperson and internationally renowned Saké Samurai. “Don’t miss the opportunity to taste many premium and rare saké, along with Burnside Brewing Co.’s new Sakura Gose beer, a partnership with Japan’s Takashi Tsutsui of Shonan beer,” continued Pakiser.

Discover the versatility of saké and learn to pair it with any food like a pro: Similar in profile to wine, saké is valued for its fragrance, impact, sweet or dry finish, acidity, presence and complexity.

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131 Responses to Win Tickets ($110): Saké Fest PDX @ Oregon Convention Center | Sample from 150 US & Japanese-made Sake

  1. Pablo June 5, 2017 at 6:52 pm #

    This sounds pretty awesome. I would LOVE to win a ticket to this.

  2. Marissa June 5, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

    I missed out on this last year!

  3. Chris Webb June 6, 2017 at 7:38 am #

    That’s a lot of sake! Sounds fun!

  4. r June 6, 2017 at 8:51 am #

    For goodness sake

  5. Marc June 6, 2017 at 10:02 am #

    yes please!

  6. Megan Papis June 6, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    What?? This sounds amazing!! I really want to go to this. I love sake…

  7. Bartek Kurek June 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    Saké to me.

  8. Mikel M June 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

    Count me in.

  9. Ben June 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

    Truth be told, if it weren’t for discovering Zilla Sake House back in the day, my sake knowledge would’ve come strictly from samurai flicks. Let’s learn a whole lot more, please yes!!

  10. Greg June 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

    I think Sensei would love to be invited along to this event.

  11. Jessica June 6, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    Because I love saké and learning new things about it!

  12. Christopher June 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

    I’d love to win these tickets and get back to my Japanese roots!

  13. Renata June 6, 2017 at 12:36 pm #

    My husband absolutely loves sake! He will love this event!

  14. Kristie L Powell June 6, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

    Pick me!

  15. Wendy June 6, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

    I love sake. I took the Sake One tour in Forest Grove (don’t miss the tasting, or just go for the tasting).

  16. Dan June 6, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

    It might be rice wine to you but It’s sake to me I would like to win.

  17. Lauren M June 6, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    We missed this last year. Thanks for posting!

  18. Traicy Brent June 6, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    I’ve had sake one; would love to try more than one and see the differences.

  19. Shauna Pierson June 6, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

    Yes!

  20. Karen Gilis June 6, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    I’d love the opportunity to learn more about the different styles of sake!

  21. Megan Harned June 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

    My boyfriend and I are starting a blog reviewing all the sushi restaurants in town despite the fact that we’re poor and we would love the chance to taste a range of sakes for free!

    • Megan Harned June 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

      …so we can be more conversant with the different kinds, for our readers’ benefit!”

  22. Joanna Zavala June 6, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

    This would be so great!! :)

  23. Jami Roberts June 6, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

    I love sake!

  24. Greg June 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm #

    I have never even tried Sake. Sounds like fun, and what better way to try something new than an entire convention?! I would go to this, & it would be AWESOME to win… I would take my Mom!

  25. Jenn June 6, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    Yes, please!

  26. Dave G. June 6, 2017 at 4:43 pm #

    Nice liquid rice!

  27. Garrett Brown June 6, 2017 at 4:47 pm #

    Never had sake so it sounds like a great start!

  28. Gina Stamm June 6, 2017 at 5:12 pm #

    It’s so much more fun than wine or beer. It’s fun to explore the flavors and texture. Would love to have an opportunity to introduce a friend or two to it, as well.

  29. Debbie Lusk June 6, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets:)

  30. Amanda June 6, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

    I’d love to learn more about this amazing drink!

  31. Stephanie H June 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to this event!

  32. Brian K June 6, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

    Count me in!!! Love sake!

  33. Ken June 6, 2017 at 6:35 pm #

    This would be so grand, I’m a big fan of sake!

  34. Kris M June 6, 2017 at 8:01 pm #

    I need to learn sometime

  35. Holly Somers June 6, 2017 at 10:31 pm #

    I love sake- nigori especially!

  36. Kat Nazareth June 7, 2017 at 8:05 am #

    Attending this event will further my knowledge in the culinary field. I’m a recent graduate of Oregon Culinary Institute with an AAS in Culinary Management.

  37. Andrea M June 7, 2017 at 9:06 am #

    I love Sake and sound like a really fun Portland event. I would love to win tickets! Thank you!

  38. Keith McKinnon June 7, 2017 at 10:03 am #

    As a novice to sake, I am looking forward to learning more about it at the festival.

  39. Kelly June 7, 2017 at 10:10 am #

    Sake to me baby! ;-)

  40. Brad June 7, 2017 at 11:49 am #

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Sake!

  41. John Pelkey June 7, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

    I’d love to attend to try a variety of sake!

  42. Rae June 7, 2017 at 2:54 pm #

    oh yes please!

  43. Donielle June 7, 2017 at 3:06 pm #

    I have done beer, cider and wine festivals but never sake. Count me in!

  44. John Pelkey June 7, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

    I would love to taste all the different kinds of Sake!

  45. Amy June 7, 2017 at 4:43 pm #

    I am obsessed with sake. I adore hot sake, but lately have been falling in love with cold unfiltered. I have two bottles of Nigori sake in my fridge right now. It’s the best springtime beverage! This is the festival for me!

  46. Amy June 7, 2017 at 4:43 pm #

    I am obsessed with sake. I adore hot sake, but lately have been falling in love with cold unfiltered. I have two bottles of Nigori sake in my fridge right now. It’s the best springtime beverage! This is the festival for me! Might have to buy tix if I don’t win.

  47. Sascha June 7, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

    I know a lot about beer and cider, and a bit about wine, but very little about sake and I’d like to learn.

  48. Brittanie June 7, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

    Sounds amazing!

  49. Kekainani Riley June 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm #

    I would ♡ to go to this! Could really use some awesomeness in my life. Just ended a 7 year relationship with my fiance. With all the changes can’t afford to buy a ticket.
    What’s more awesome than food and sake?!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!! Please & Thank you!!!

  50. Jennifer Martin June 7, 2017 at 10:29 pm #

    Yes, Yes…..I will definitely try all the sake. PICK ME, PICK ME!

  51. Keoki June 7, 2017 at 11:07 pm #

    The best thing to go with sushi. All day, everyday.

  52. Cody June 8, 2017 at 6:33 am #

    Sake to me!!!

  53. david June 8, 2017 at 8:42 am #

    this is real?? oh my, yes please. i promise to take the max home.

  54. Jacob Rosales June 8, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    I’m a huge fan of Saké and an event like this would be the absolute cat’s meow.

  55. Sierra June 8, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

    My husband spent years living all over Asia before we moved to Portland. He loves the culture, food, and the sake! He just graduated from law school and I would love to be able to treat him to his great event to celebrate!! :)

  56. Kara June 8, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

    I don’t know much about sake other than ones I’ve tried at our local sushi restaurant, Saburos, but I’d love to learn and try more!

  57. Beth June 8, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

    I would love these tickets!

  58. Roxanne June 8, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

    Awesome! ! Would love to win tix to Sake fest!

  59. Cindy Westerdahl June 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

    Sake Fest sounds amazing! I would love to do this!!!

  60. Kristi June 8, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    I’m terrified of Sake. This would be a great learning experience.

  61. Rick June 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    A sake barrel,
    Born without hands, makes merry –
    Cherry blossom time.

    Ihara Saikaku
    (1642 – 1693 / Japan)

    I really want to drink enough sake at this event to figure out exactly how to get to “cherry blossom time”.

  62. Jay June 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    I must take my wife, for my and her own sake!

  63. Gary S. June 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    I want to win tickets! I used to live in Japan and want to see how much my taste buds remember the taste of a variety of Sake! :)

  64. Kristen June 8, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    I would love to go!

  65. Alex June 8, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

    I was so excited to see this is on one of my days off so I could actually go! I would love to go for free and bring a friend. :)

  66. Angela June 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    I would love to surprise my love with tickets. He works so hard and adores sake and Japanese cuisine.

  67. David Carnese June 8, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

    Please & Thank you!

  68. Kelly Bastos June 8, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

    This would be amazing

  69. Katy June 8, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

    I’m obsessed with sake, so i’d love to go to this!

  70. AJ June 8, 2017 at 5:33 pm #

    So cool. And I love that Oregon has its own sakeria!

  71. Jean S. June 8, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

    I love sake! Can’t believe there is going to be a sake festival!

  72. Zrinka June 8, 2017 at 5:48 pm #

    I love sake! This would be a great gift for having completed my masters last week!

  73. JoVonne Mason June 8, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

    Three out of the four times that I’ve had Sake, I enjoyed it. It would be great to learn more so that I can add Sake to my bar!

  74. Pat June 8, 2017 at 8:07 pm #

    SAKE BLEU

  75. Pat June 8, 2017 at 8:08 pm #

    SAKE to me!

  76. Greg Sebastian June 8, 2017 at 8:15 pm #

    I’ve never had saké, what better way to try it.

  77. Kristin Cedar June 8, 2017 at 9:04 pm #

    This would be such a fun date night with my husband!

  78. Kristin Cedar June 8, 2017 at 9:04 pm #

    This would be such a fun date with my husband! I would love it!

  79. Joel Cedar June 8, 2017 at 9:05 pm #

    I love Japanese cuisine and would love to check this out!

  80. Karen June 8, 2017 at 9:20 pm #

    This sounds amazing!!!! I promise to taste one of everything.

  81. Jord June 8, 2017 at 9:23 pm #

    Sake after finals! Arigato!

  82. Pat June 8, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

    I’m all about Sake!

  83. Alan M June 8, 2017 at 10:02 pm #

    Domo arigato.

  84. PAT June 8, 2017 at 10:02 pm #

    Sake is more lovely than wine!

  85. Rachel O June 8, 2017 at 11:00 pm #

    I haven’t had good Sake since coming back from Japan — would love to try some local brands so I know where to go next time I need some!

  86. Tom June 9, 2017 at 1:26 am #

    Fun! (Good) free booze!

  87. Erin B June 9, 2017 at 8:38 am #

    this would be incredible to go to – so unique. portland, help expand my sake knowledge!

  88. Erica Rosser June 9, 2017 at 8:58 am #

    Mmm. Sake. Yes, please.

  89. Claire June 9, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    This would be a fantastic week-early birthday present to ME! I love sake and and am excited to go to a fest that doesn’t just revolve around beer :)

  90. Shan Rammah June 9, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    I fell in love with Sake when I went to Japan last year! My fiancee has never been and has never had sake before! It would be amazing to share this yuuuuummmmmy drink with him! Perfect date night!

  91. Shaina June 9, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    This sounds amazing! I love sake.

  92. Heidi June 9, 2017 at 11:21 am #

    I love Sushi and Sake, would love to go!

  93. Brig June 9, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

    Sock it to me, Sake!!

  94. Marisa Uyehara June 9, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

    I’ve never had the chance to go before! I’ve always wanted to find the perfect sake for me but never had the $$$ or access to the variety needed to be able to explore enough of them and find my perfect match. I’m also a foodie, my boyfriend and I go on food adventures together so this event sounds perfect!

  95. Dan June 9, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

    Sake to me!

  96. Barb June 10, 2017 at 8:02 am #

    Please please please please please please please please please please please please please! It will save me a trip to Forest Grove.

  97. Amy June 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

    I need to explore the nuance of sake

  98. Aaron Shade June 10, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

    This sounds like a great chance to try more Sake!

  99. Sarah Sackett June 11, 2017 at 12:52 am #

    Sounds amazing!

  100. Rossh June 11, 2017 at 5:53 pm #

    Pick me

  101. panda June 11, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

    sake to me!

  102. Paige R June 12, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    I’m trying to expand my horizons so I would love to try some good sake!

  103. Tonya June 12, 2017 at 10:47 am #

    Oh my goodness! This would be too much fun!

  104. Julie S. June 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

    My boyfriend is visiting from Australia and I’d love to take him!!

  105. Gene June 13, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    Sake it to me baby!

  106. Wendy June 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

    Yes please!

  107. Doug Alvarez June 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    I love Sake! and my wife does too! Help me make her happy!

  108. Lucy B June 13, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    There’s no party like a Sake party!

  109. Jason Meyers June 13, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

    Sounds like a fun event

  110. Dusty June 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    Skipping on sake would be super sucky. Also, we’re going to Japan in October and do not want to go uneducated

  111. W June 13, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    Yes please sake!

  112. Becky June 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

    I love sake!

  113. Drew June 13, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

    I love sake and I missed this last year and I would love to go

  114. Tonia Noelle June 13, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

    WOW, cheers to Sake….sounds scrumptious!

  115. Miranda T. June 13, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

    Oooooh… since I haven’t been able to haunt Biwa or Tanuki for a while, this would certainly scratch an itch.

  116. Hilary P June 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

    Pour me Sake, please
    150 Brewed True
    Swallows Liquid Zen

  117. michelle Mathews June 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm #

    SAKE! Oh my yes please! I would love the opportunity to experience several so I can talk about it like I do with Wine! Its such a special drink and I haven’t had near enough education on it!

  118. wallace June 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

    I would like to win tickets, the event sounds fantastic.

  119. CHRIS MILLER June 13, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    Sake and Sushi, yum yum

  120. Vickie Moriarity June 13, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

    150 sakes and 3 hours with Sushi
    Let the party begin!

  121. Bianka June 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm #

    I love Sake!

  122. Rebecca June 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    Sake is the best!

  123. Camille Saenz June 13, 2017 at 3:40 pm #

    In a city fulled withCraft Beer, I look forward to a wonderful afternoon filled with Sake and laughs

  124. Karina June 13, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

    This sounds amazing! Japan was one of my favorite countries to travel to and I’d love to relive some of those memories.

  125. Rhawnie miller June 13, 2017 at 10:22 pm #

    Sake me up!!

  126. Teresa June 13, 2017 at 11:04 pm #

    SAKE!!!!

  127. Jeremy June 14, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    My uncle is Japanese and brings me a bottle every year. It blows my mind how little I know about it! I’d love to learn even more!!

  128. Elena June 14, 2017 at 8:33 pm #

    Husband and I love sake! Wonderful date night idea!

  129. Claire June 15, 2017 at 9:09 am #

    This would be the perfect first fathers day gift to my guy!!! Of course, he’d have to take someone else who could actually enjoy the sake with him…

  130. Jamie June 20, 2017 at 4:07 pm #

    July 21st is my sisters birthday and what better way to celebrate than with sake!

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