Whiskeyfest Northwest

Largest Whiskey Festival in the Northwest Brings Together A Gathering of the Senses in Support of CASA


March 6, 2013 (Portland, OR) – The Pearl District's inaugural WhiskeyFest NorthWest (WFNW), scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 11th, 11am - 10pm, will bring together over 100 of the finest northwest, national and international whiskeys and scotches, signature cocktails, eclectic music, fine cigars, local restaurants, vendor booths, educational opportunities, prohibition and bootlegging themed lounges and much more, for a unique event benefiting CASA for Children. Organized by The Luna Foundation, this innovative festival will feature both local and internationally-renowned musicians, including Bronze Radio Return, Spirit Family Reunion, Danny Barnes, Sassparilla, Stolen Sweets, Inspirational Beets, and Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners, at NW 11th Avenue and NW Northrup Street. 

Whiskey on shelves

The craft spirit and craft cocktail boom have led to an explosion of craft and small batch distilleries crafting innovative and interesting whisk(e)ys. This festival is a great opportunity to experience the wide variety of styles (full list at end of article) while enjoying some great music and steady eating to have something to soak up all that whiskey you'll be drinking while supporting a great cause. 

singing at whiskeyfest nw
"We’re throwing many of Portland’s favorite things under one roof for an experience unlike anything in the northwest," explains Sam Watson, President of The Luna Foundation. "We're thrilled over the response we've received so far and we are incredibly excited to partner with CASA for Children. We look forward to building awareness for such a noble nonprofit."

The Luna Foundation is an Oregon non-profit, whose mission is to provide otherwise unavailable opportunities to children and families affected by illness or poverty through the promotion of arts and music in the Northwest. This organization has announced that event proceeds will benefit CASA for Children of Multnomah and Washington Counties, whose mission is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused or neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive. 

bartenders and mixologists

Sweet and savory provisions will be prepared and sold by Southland Whiskey Kitchen, Brix Tavern, Bunk Sandwiches, Fire on the Mountain, The Station, Streetcar Bistro and Taproom, Solstice Wood Fire Grill, The Red Fig, Eat at Joe’s Catering, NEPO42, JaCiva’s, What’s The Scoop, Chunky Pig and Sugarknife. Widmer Brothers beer will also be available to attendees in addition to a full cocktail bar.You can get your tickets at whiskeyfestnw.strangertickets.com and are : $20 per person for early bird tickets, $25 for general admission, and $100 for the limited seating May 10th Five-Course Whiskey Tasting Dinner, which includes general admission. All tickets include 3 tasting tokens, access to the all-day festival and live music. Additional tokens will be available for $2 each. This is a 21 and over event. 


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Participating Distillers:

  • Angels Envy
  • Bernheim
  • Buffalo Trae
  • Bird Dog Whiskey
  • Crown Royal
  • Canadian Club
  • Eagle Rare
  • Glenmorangie
  • Henry Duyore's
  • Jameson
  • Lagavulin
  • Macnaughton
  • Old Tahoe
  • Rittenhouse
  • Sazerac Rye
  • Singleton
  • Whitetail Whiskey
  • Talisker
  • Rouge Spirits
  • Hibiki
  • George Dickel

  • Basil Haydn's
  • Bookers
  • Big Bottom
  • Bushmills
  • Cragganmore
  • Devil's Cut
  • Elmer T Lee
  • Grant's
  • Jacobs Ghost
  • Kilbeggan
  • Laphraoig
  • Maker's Mark
  • (R1)
  • Russels Reserver
  • Snake River Stampede
  • The Balvenie
  • 1512 Spirits
  • Wild Turkey
  • Brainbridge Distillery
  • Hakushu
  • Four Spirits
  • Pendelton 1910
  • Black Velvet
  • Bulleit
  • Charbay
  • Evan Williams
  • Glenfiddich
  • Hudson Whiskey
  • Jim Beam
  • Knob Creek
  • Larceny
  • Oban
  • Red Stag
  • Ransom
  • Sam Houston
  • Temperence Trader
  • 1792 Ridgemont Reserver
  • Templeton Rye
  • Ardbeg