Nearly a Dozen Local Food and Drink Businesses Come Together at New Deal Distillery


PORTLAND, Ore. (October 20, 2013)  — The 4th Annual Season’s Eatings brings 11 local artisans together to showcase the area’s finest food and drinks to support nearly 1,000 hunger-relief agencies. Eat, drink and shop for a cause on Saturday, December 14 from noon to 6 p.m. at New Deal Distillery’s new tasting room (900 SE Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon).
The holiday market features locally-crafted food, beverage and spirits. Specialty craft cocktails will be made with New Deal’s spirits and vendor ingredients, and served to shoppers during the event. Proceeds will benefit the Oregon Food Bank and admission to the event is one non-perishable food item per person. Additional donations are welcome. This single-day event provides hundreds of pounds of food to those who most need it.


“We love hosting Season’s Eatings because we get to invite Portland businesses who are committed to the craft of gourmet food and drink to share their goodies with the public,” says Tom Burkleaux, owner and distiller at New Deal Distillery. “Helping to feed the hungry with our food and fund drive for the Oregon Food Bank is a win-win. It is probably the most fun holiday shopping in town.”
The Oregon Food Bank is the hub of a network of 947 hunger-relief agencies throughout Oregon and Clark County Washington. The organization distributes food to agencies and works to address the root causes of hunger through public policy advocacy and education programs. The mission of the Oregon Food Bank is to eliminate hunger and its root causes, because no one should be hungry.


About the vender participants:

  • New Deal Distillery (, Southeast Portland: The New Deal Tasting Room will feature specialty cocktails, tasting flights, bottle sales and holiday gifts during the event.
  • PokPok Drinking Vinegars (, Southeast and North Portland: Serving their delicious and refreshing drinks with a nice tartness from the vinegar and concentrated flavors of fruit, vegetables and aromatics.
  • Tails and Trotters (, Northeast Portland:  Signature pork producer will sample their distinctive variety of Pacific Northwest prosciutto (made from pork finished on local hazelnuts) and other specialty pork products.
  • Water Avenue Coffee (, Industrial District: Dedicated to bravely pioneering the unseen frontier of micro-roasting craft coffees from countries around the world.
  • Briar Rose Creamery (, Willamette Valley: small, artisan producer known for handcrafted goat- and cow-milk cheeses, and award winning chocolate goat cheese truffles. They nurture each small batch to achieve the best flavor and texture.
  • Random Order Coffeehouse (, Northeast Portland: Vibrant neighborhood cafe specializing in extraordinary handmade sweet & savory pies. They are also known for warm, out of the oven homemade pastries; rich espresso drinks; egg sandwiches and cocktails.
  • Portland Juice Press (, Southeast and Northwest Portland: Transforms quality fruits and veggies into great tasting, 100% natural fresh-pressed juices. Their juices are a delicious, convenient way to help you stay healthy, and make great juice-based cocktails
  • Kelly’s Jelly (, Lake Oswego: Family-owned business with a coveted 2012 Scovie award. Their line of jellies are sure to tickle your taste buds. They are featured every Thursday at Portland’s famous VooDoo Doughnut.
  • Unbound Pickling (, Southwest Portland: Takes all-natural, locally sourced ingredients and high quality, seasonal vegetables and herbs to create artisan small-batch pickled products. Their vast assortment of extraordinary products are sold by fine food retailers throughout the region.
  • Masala Pop (, Southeast Portland: Indian-spiced, handcrafted popcorn snack mix that is found in food retailers throughout the region. Highly addictive air-popped, organic, non-GMO popcorn with a special blend of spices and tasty tidbits.
  • River Wave Foods (, Battle Ground: multicultural, gourmet cooking sauces and tapenade. Created in the belief that great food is as simple as bringing together the right balance of flavors using quality, fresh ingredients. Found at food retailers and restaurants throughout the region.
  • Alma Chocolate (, Southeast Portland: Alma Chocolate uses real vanilla, fresh herbs, and organic butter and cream to make their handcrafted confections, without preservatives or artificial flavors. No two batches of their exquisite chocolates and candies are exactly alike—they are as individual and unique as the people who enjoy them.