FA. LA. LOL:Poison Waters' Notorious Noel is just a week away! That's right. A FABULOUS holiday party (to benefit Basic Rights Oregon) it's all taking place Monday, Dec. 7, at The Original ( 300 SW 6th Ave., (503) 546-2666). Tickets are just ten bucks. And for that tidy sum look at what you get:
pan>holiday cocktails, holiday appetizers, even have a chance to win a New Years Eve package at the Marriott Courtyard and The Original! Tickets are going fast. Purchase tickets at The Original, Funny Bone, Basic Rights Oregon or Just Out. There's a limited availabilty! So get them while they last.
DRINK UP! With five local micro-distilleries within stumbling distance of each other, The Jupiter Hotel, will roll out its new Distillery RowPackage starting December 5, 2009. In a strip 16 blocks long and five blocks wide, five independent distilleries (housing seven spirits companies) have begun producing over twenty unique liquors. According to the Jup's press release the package offers visitors an intimate look at Portland’s boutique Distillery Row with a tour of five distilleries, cocktail recipes from each distillery and two $20 gift certificates to take home the spirit of your choice from any distillery on tour. The Jupiter will also suggest transportation to and from Distillery Row (available for an additional fee) – with PDX Pedicab (pdxpedicab.com) or the Jupiter’s own Ride Me Bicycles.
Here are the details (pssst..sounds like a pretty good deal and thankfully no one has to drive!).
Distillery Row Spirits Package
The Jupiter’s new Distillery Row Spirits package rates start at $169 for one night ($259 for an optional second night) and includes deluxe overnight accommodation for two guests as well as the following amenities:
· One day’s Passport for two to five local distilleries on nearby Distillery Row.
· Complimentary Breakfast for two at the Jupiter’s Doug Fir Restaurant.
· Two $20 gift certificates that can be redeemed at any distillery on the tour.
· Complimentary overnight parking, wi-fi, and organic roast Stumptown coffee.
· A pillow top queen bed and goose down comforter in a spacious Deluxe Metro room.
SWEATER IT OUT: It may be cold outside, but if the following fashionable photographs tell us anything it is definitely heating up on the waterfront.
That is where photographer Jonny Shultz recently snapped images of Q6 models—JJ, John and Peter—in cold weather-friendly clothing exclusively for Byronbeck.com.
We all know this is time of year to layer your look, but frankly I am just as curious how these items might look coming off the body as they do on. That said, enjoy the following stroll down the sweater aisle (or get the full effect at the bottom of this post with a slide show of all the images).
SOUL KITCHEN: Another big shin-dig was held Saturday night at Mother's Bistro to celebrate the release of Chef Lisa Schroeder's (above with Alicia J. Rose and Caryn Brooks) new cookbook, Mother's Best. And, let me tell you, it was quite the night. Champagne flowed, nibbles were noshed, and the dance floor was jampacked with party-goers who literally ate up the old school soul beats DJ Aquaman was serving up.
COMING UP: It's time to snatch up your tickets toPoison Waters' Notorious Noel. A FABULOUS holiday party being held downtown at The Original it all happens Monday night, December 7th, raising dollars for Basic Right's Oregon! Only $10 you'll sample holiday cocktails, holiday appetizers and even have a chance to win a New Years Eve package at the Marriott Courtyard and The Original! Buy your tix now at The Funny Bone, The Original, Basic Rights Oregon or Just Out. limited availabilty!
Thursday, 19 November 2009 14:39 | Written by Byron
TURKEY TROT: Sockeye Creative held a turkey of a party on Wednesday in its incredible Union Station launch pad. That was the theme of "Sockeye vs. Aliens Thanks Party." And it worked. As does anything Sockeye touches lately. From its outlandish industrial films for Hollywood Video (see video links on this website) to the really cool images film director James Westby (above right, and next to girlfriend/local starlet Katie O'Grady) and others Sockeye-rs compiled for Travel Portland. As they say, "it's all good." As was the party featuring all sorts of goodies from Artemis Catering.
TWILIGHT TIME: Speaking of Ms. O'Grady here is a photo from her children's acting class she taught yesterday featuring a few of the local folks who played a role in Twilight. Yes, kids eat this stuff up.
REACH FOR THE STARS: That's my buddy David Bragdon, in between Ruth Ann Tsukuda and Dee Walsh, at the REACH Luncheon yesterday at The Governor Hotel. I love David. The Metro Council President can talk about housing and actually keep me awake through an entire lunch. Now that a nifty trick. Thanks to Kay Hutchinson for allowing me and Juan to sit with his folks.
FASHION FORWARD: Here's a behind the scenes sneak peek of photographer Jonny Shultz (center), stylist Gretchen Jones and a very handsome model named Peter from a fashionable photo shoot that will be featured at Byronbeck.com early next week. I can't wait until you kids see these photos. AMAZING!
Cort Snort: And here's a photo from today's taping of The Cort and Fatboy Show. That would be Cort below, eating a doughnut and looking like his head is about to explode.
Thursday, 19 November 2009 13:44 | Written by Byron
EAT BEAT: The Oregonian reported today that John Gorham, the chef behind the wonderfully fantastic tapas-centric Toro Bravo, will open a brunch-only eatery, Tasty & Sons, in mid-January, but did not report the location.
That clicked off a rumour I heard earlier this fall: That Gorham and his crew would be expanding their Russell Street empire by creating a restaurant in what is now the Wonder Ballroom's Cafe Wonder.
Located just feet away from Toro Bravo's front door that makes sense since Toro Bravo is almost always packed, but I am not sure Tasty & Sons will eventually take over the Wonder due to the fact it will be a brunch only cafe.