PostHeaderIcon Tequila Fest PDX To Take Place at PDX Trade Center


TEQUILA FEST: The first annual TEQUILA FEST PDX takes place this week, on August 22 and 23rd at the Portland Trade Center.

Presented by Herradura and El Jimador, more than 35 top tequila producers from around the world will be represented at the two-day fest.  Special VIP sponsors include Cuervo, 1800 and Gran Centenario.

Portland’s own, Sandoval’s, who has the biggest airport tequila bar in the nation at PDX, will also be represented.

Entertainment includes lively Latino music provided by Cabo Wabo, Espolon and the Aquiles Latin Quartet.

TEQUILA FEST PDX benefits in part The Oregon Humane Society and Portland’s own, Milagro Theatre.For tickets and more information go to

Details: Tequila Fest PDX, Friday-Saturday, August 22-23, Portland Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St. #2, Portland, OR 97204.

Last Updated (Monday, 18 August 2014 22:25)


PostHeaderIcon Electric Summer PDX 2014 at White Owl Social Club

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Tia Vanich and Gregory Gourdet, DJ Shines, Tia and her brother, Chris Carriker, Chris DiMinno, Rick Gencarelli, Buster Ross, Mason Davis, Jake, Jennifer Quist, Katie Burnett, Juan Martinez, Nong Poonsukwattana, Kyle, Juilo, Tyler Malek, Matt Christianson, Andrew Garrett and Burk Jackson

ELECTRIC AFTERNOON: Electric Summer is an annual, very private party hosted by Gregory Gourdet (Executive Chef of Departure Restaurant + Lounge) and Tia Vanich (Production Coordinator and Event Planner).

This year's party, like last year, was held on the deck of the White Owl Social Club. It's the perfect space for what many say is the party of the summer...if not the year.

And here's why. It mixes the top chefs and purveyors in the local food and restaurant industry with some of the best DJ's in the country (and Hawaii) and let them loose on a space that for one afternoon is unlike any place else in the world. Good food...actually incredible food..good drinks, and great music all afternoon and early evening long.

According to Tia and Gregory, Electric Summer is inspired by outdoor electronic music festivals and the simple themes of amazing friends, amazing music and amazing food.

The history of this event started as a backyard barbecue potluck at Tia and Gregory's Northeast home for industry friends. Each chef brought a unique dish to share with the group. Friends' bands played and DJ’ed. Fast forward five years and a few hundred more industry friends later, and, get Electric Summer: the perfect summer party.

Last Updated (Monday, 18 August 2014 22:21)


PostHeaderIcon PICA's Smokin' Hot Beach BBQ & Roof-Top Party


Travis, Lisa, Victoria Frey, Wavesauce, Jason Bell, Juan Martinez, Peter Kallen at PICA Beach Party

BEACH BLANKET PICA: It's getting hot in Portland. Really hot. I blame some of it on renowned restaurateur Chris Israel (Grüner, KASK, Zefiro, Saucebox, & 23Hoyt) and his fundraising beach party extravaganza for PICA on their spacious rooftop deck in the heart of downtown Portland.
Featuring a shade structure designed by Boxbau, an incredible barbecue feast from Israel and Team Delicious and cocktails from KASK, the music we heard—both on the "beach" and the streets far below—included Wavesauce (love the Theremin!) DJ Rich King & DJ Ping-Pong as well as a sexy lifeguard, longboards, limbo, ukeleles and some smoking hot, muscle-y pool boys!

Last Updated (Monday, 18 August 2014 20:58)


PostHeaderIcon Real Housewives Faye Resnick Moving to Portland


Is this the new Portland home for Real Housewives Faye Resnick?

STARDAR REPORT: "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Faye Resnick is moving to Portland.

At least it sure looks like it.

Resnick, a former Playboy model, a central character in the O.J. Simpson murder trial due to her friendship with Nicole Brown Simpson, and one of the ladies of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" is married to Portland attorney Everett Jack Jr. (her Bravo-TV biography refers to him as "the love of her life" and "the man of her dreams").

In June the couple bought a house in Portland's West Hills for 1.3 million dollars.

And just a few days ago, Variety reported that Resnick and Jack just sold their Hollywood Hills mansion for 2.29 million dollars to actor Jack Houston.

One of Hollywood's top interior designers, there is a small chance that the house the couple bought in Portland's Southwest Hills may be just another "project," but sources tell me that Resnick is ready to put down roots in Oregon with her new hubby.

Now that Faye's been wooed away from Hollywood, could a "Real Housewives of Portland" be far behind?

Last Updated (Saturday, 16 August 2014 09:09)


PostHeaderIcon Peter Bro To Open All-Way in Red Coach Restaurant


RESTAURANT NEWS: Peter Bro is opening a new diner, All-Way, in downtown Portland.

All-Way will take over the space at 615 Southwest Broadway that was home to the much beloved downtown Red Coach Restaurant that served burgers to downtowners for 55 years before closing abruptly after the death of manager Kim Durkheimer.

Bro, who is behind iconic Portland eating and drinking establishments including Aalto Lounge, Savoy Tavern, Bar Bar, Broder and Broder Nord (as well as the website) says instead of just being open for lunch, All-Way—which refers to what you always see under 4-way stop signs—will stay open past lunch for dinner service and has also applied for a license to serve cocktails.

And as much as the space and menu will change, many things will remain the same including the tufted-red booths and wrap around counters with stools. Speaking of counters, according to Bro diners will order at the counter in the entryway and the food will be delivered to tables as well as drinks.

Bro says to look for All-Way to open sometime in October.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 12 August 2014 05:12)

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