Saké Fest PDX returns for another triumphant year in the town that consumes the most of its namesake rice wine per capita in the entire country (that's us, Portland). Hosted in the Heritage Ballroom at the Governor Hotel and benefitting the Japanese-American Society of Oregon, the event will take place Thursday, June 27, from 6:30 to 9 and feature over 100 samples of saké, plum wine, and beer. A $50 advance admission cost buys you unlimited tastes of featured beverages in addition to entertainment from The Dennis Caiazza Trio and Portland Taiko (which gets LOUD, fair warning). Food pairings will come from Japanese-influenced restaurants including Biwa, Saucebox, and Masu... and also Sizzle Pie, 'cause why not? Anyway, the event is a blast, so buy a ticket here OR...

E-mail us for a chance to win two free tickets! Send both names to the eternally unbiased Steve by 5 pm Friday with GIMME SAKE in the subject line, and he'll pick a random winner by Monday, June 24.


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The Governor Hotel is located at 614 SW 11th.