Distillery Row is a collective of craft distillers in the Portland area. My, oh, my... marionberry vodka, cranberry liqueur, rye whiskey, cherry whiskey (makes an excellent hot toddy if you feel something coming on, I'll write you a prescription), gin, aquavit... really, it was fantastic.
Besides the distillers, there were other superstars of the Portland food & beverage scene... here I'm engraving on bottle of Serrano Ginger Lemongrass sauce from Marshall's Haute Sauce.
Nom, nom, nom... had to buy a jar of my own because...um...not to would be rude. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Among other things, I engraved a bottle of vodka for Portland rock royalty and he would have been the highlight of this post if I hadn't met McKenzie and Drew. This darling engaged couple brought this bottle of rum to my table for me to engrave. They're opening it on their wedding day, then saving the awesome shaped bottle as a keepsake. They were so cute and excited, I loved hearing about their wedding plans why I was engraving, it gave me a great case of warm & fuzzies - and this is why I LOVE my job.
Thanks to Cindy Rosen of Encore Events for being my own coordinator and C.F.O. for the day - as well as taking photos!