5th Annual TOAST: The Original Artisan Spirits Tasting

5th Annual TOAST

The 5th Annual TOAST: The Original Artisan Spirits Tasting presented by the Oregon Distillers Guild will return once again this year. Taking place a bit earlier than last year and at a new location, Left Bank Annex, TOAST will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2014 from 4:00 to 10:00pm.

After attending last year’s TOAST, we can highly recommend this rare tasting for fans of high quality craft spirits. The 5th 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 40 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.


This year’s TOAST will feature 5 of Portland’s best chefs. Each chef will offer a selection of small bites throughout the evening. It’s all included in your ticket price while supplies last. Participating chefs include:

  • Elias Cairo of Olympic Provisions
  • Johanna Ware of Smallwares
  • Scott Dolich of The Bent Brick
  • Matthew Fields of Stella Taco PDX
  • Kevin Schantz of (soon-to-open) RingSide Grill

Rouge Spirits Michael Higgins at TOAST
Tickets are now on sale with a few different options including General Admission, VIP and Designated Driver.

General Admission – Includes entry into the event, a commemorative tasting glass, food from popular local chefs, samples from 40+ distilleries and the Oregon Distillery Trail Scout book.
$45.00 ($48.64 with fees)
VIP – Includes entry into the event, a commemorative tasting glass, food from popular local chefs, samples from 40+ distilleries, the Oregon Distillery Trail Scout book, 2 cocktails, access to the VIP area and access to the after party with the distillers.
$60.00 ($64.57 with fees)
Designated Driver – Includes entry to the event, free non-alcoholic drinks, and bites of food from local chefs
$15.00 ($16.78 with fees)

McMenamins Spirits at TOAST

This year’s TOAST has changed locations to a larger, more inviting setting at the beautiful Leftbank Annex in NE Portland (across from the Rose Garden). The change will be welcomed from the more challenging to maneuver World Trade Center. Plus the Left Bank Annex is ideal for arriving and departing on TriMet and Portland Streetcar to make this night as safe as possible. 

Leftbank Annex
101 N Wiedler
Portland, OR 97227

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