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“The Jupiter Hotel was a fun staging ground to showcase food and drink: a hallway of hotel rooms hosted beer, while an intersecting row hosted sake. Underneath a big tent in the courtyard housed some delicious food vendors.” Read more.
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“Look for custom visual arts and light installations, a color-coded floor plan that mimics the rail system in Japan, individual hotel rooms converted into themed, interactive spaces and a special Japanese-inspired beer from Gigantic Brewing.” Read more.
“The Jupiter Hotel will play host this week to the massive Izakaya pub fest—with representatives of almost every Portland sake “dining bar” and distiller serving up massive tonnage of rice wine and pub grub in a vast space loosely laid out like sections of the Tokyo subway.” Read more.
“Move over microbrews; saké is stealing the limelight this fall. Made from fermented rice, the Japanese drink will be on display at ‘Izakaya — A Pacific NW Celebration of Japanese Pub Culture.’ The event happens Nov. 16 at The Jupiter Hotel in Portland.” Read more.
“In some instances you have to hope an event lives up to the effort and comprehension gone into the event’s website—this is the standard to which I can reasonable expect Friday’s (11/16) Celebrate Izakaya Festival to aspire, especially considering the names attached.” Read more.
“Representing the greatest Japanese invasion since George Takei planted a kiss on Bill Shatner, Izakaya’s fest’s transforming Jupiter’s tented lot into a showcase of the best things about Land of the Rising Sun, namely, sake, beer, food, and art, because apparently underwear vending machines are tough to ship.” Read more.
“This unique fest shines a spotlight on Japanese art, cuisine, shochu, saké and beer for NW drink connoisseurs and foodies alike. With Portland’s craft beer-minded consumer in mind the festival has wisely teamed up with Gigantic Brewing to create a beer called “Ume Umai” brewed with Black Rice and Plums just for this event.” Read more.
“Swap beer and pretzels for saké and wasabi-flavored popcorn at Izakaya, a Japanese pub food festival, at the sleek Jupiter Hotel in Portland.” Pick up a copy to read more.
“At the Jupiter, your ticket will allow you unlimited grazing on izakaya-inspired dishes from more than 10 local restaurants, including Biwa, Masu, Miho, Ping, Tasting East, Wafu, Yakuza and Zilla Sake House.” Read more.
“Hot on the heels of the successful Feast comes another culinary showcase, this one focused on the somewhat recent explosion of Izakaya, the Japanese pub food that hotspots like Biwa and Tanuki have helped make a regular on the rotation of local restaurant eating.” Read more.
“Throughout the night, more than ten different izakaya (Japanese pub) style restaurants will provide unlimited access to original dishes inspired by traditional Japanese pub fare.” Read more.
“Japanese pub culture isn’t so different from that here in PDX — bar-goers celebrate quality food, drink and company, without a lot of rules or restraint.” Read more.
“Simply dubbed “Izakaya”, the event will showcase an expansive collection of local and international saké, varieties of beer, shochu, and traditional Japanese-inspired cuisine, artists, and DJ’s; a true celebration of Japanese pub culture.” Read more.
“Izakaya is a true celebration of Japanese pub culture. Guest experiences will range from custom visual arts and light installations, a color-coded floor plan that mimics the rail system in Japan, to individual hotel rooms converted into themed, interactive spaces.” Read more.