The 4th Annual TOAST: The Original Artisan Spirits tasting takes place this weekend at the World Trade Center in downtown Portland. TOAST takes place this year on Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th on the sky bridge level of the World Trade Center in Portland.
Hosted by the Oregon Distillers Guild, the festival hours for this year’s TOAST will be from 5:00 to 10:00pm on April 11th and from 4:00 to 10:00pm on Saturday, April 12th.
The 4th Annual TOAST event is an opportunity to taste from a wide variety of over 120 spirits from across the Northwest, the Country and the Globe. Whether your spirit preference is Whiskey, Rum, Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Brandy, Liqueurs – or even unique spirits like Absinthe and Aquavit – the estimated 30 distillers and producers at TOAST will have it covered. TOAST allows small distillers and producers to showcase their handcrafted spirits, while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the diversity and quality of craft spirits from Oregon and beyond.
Also happening again this year will be the Food Cart Court. This is where several of Portland’s favorite food carts will be cooking up their respective specialties for purchase. Rain or shine, covered seating will make this a convenient and enjoyable post-work destination on Friday evening, or dinner on Saturday.
Tickets include single day admission, interaction with approximately 30 spirit producers, taste spirits from around the world, and a tasting glass, while they last. Bottles will be available for purchase to take home. We encourage taking TriMet but there is parking offered for $5.00 per day at the convenient underground parking lot at the World Trade Center. You can purchase tickets here, at $20 each in advance. If you wait to purchase at the door the price will be $25 per ticket.
The location of the event is Two World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon Street, in downtown Portland.
About the Oregon Distillers Guild
Oregon is at the forefront of the nation’s craft spirit movement, boasting a membership of over 28 spirits producers. Founded in 2007, the Oregon Distillers Guild (ODG) is the nation’s first distillers guild. The ODG is a non-profit organization with the purpose of promoting Oregon spirits industry locally and nationally. Proceeds from TOAST support the Oregon Distillers Guild. Please follow the ODG online at www.oregondistillerytrail.com or on their Facebook page.