What: Portland’s first LGBTQWine, Beer, Spirits Event
When: February 7 & 8, 2014
Where: at Tiffany Center, Portland
THIRST Fest 2014, a wine, beer and spirits festival supporting the LGBTQ community through a partnership with the Cascade AIDS Project, offers members of the LGBTQ community, their allies and others the opportunity to taste and compare a wide variety of unique beverages while supporting a good cause.
Friday, February 7th through Saturday February 8th at the Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison, downtown Portland, Oregon. For advance sales tickets, please go to:
THIRST Fest 2014 will introduce members of the LGBTQ community to some of the newest alcoholic beverages hitting the glass. The two-day event at Portland’s Tiffany Center will feature beverage and cocktail sampling, cocktail competitions and a chance for members of the LGBTQ community to influence its own latest trends in mixology. More than 40 craft distilleries, craft breweries and select wineries will be participating.
Taste samples, talk with local and national winemakers, craft distillers and brewers, and watch Portland’s top bartender’s battle for the 1st Annual THIRST Fest Battle of the Bartenders Cup. Local celebrity judges will decide which bartender will reign supreme, and attendees will be able to taste each competitor’s unique creations after they have left the stage. A full service, OLCC licenses liquor outlet will be available to sell distilled spirits, wine and beer at the show.
* Admission PLUS! With paid admission, attendees receive 10 free drink tokens. (Additional tokens will be available for purchase.) For more information go to: www.THIRSTFest.com. Find them on Facebook: THIRST Fest
Cascade AIDS Project/CAP is the largest and oldest AIDS Service Organization serving Oregon and Washington. With a $5.1 million budget, they strive to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people infected and affected by HIV/AIDs, all while eliminating HIV/AIDS-related stigma. In the past year, CAP served over 1,800 HIV-positive clients and provided HIV counseling and testing to more than 3,000 Washington and Oregon residents as well sent children to Camp KC, a week-long camp for kids impacted by the disease. Their housing program provided stable housing for more than 600 individuals in the last year.