There’s a new event coming to Oregon that cocktail lovers will not want to miss. And it’s launched this past Sunday, July 24.
The first-ever Tualatin Valley Cocktail Week is a celebration of the diverse food and beverage scene making waves in Oregon’s Washington County. “After launching our Tualatin Valley Ale Trail last year, we were brainstorming other ideas and one of our team members suggested a Cocktail Week to showcase our growing and diverse cocktail scene in Tualatin Valley,” says Sylke Neal-Finnegan, vice president of marketing and communications for Tualatin Valley and the Washington County Visitors Association. “It is our hope that both locals and visitors will discover what the cocktail scene is all about here.”
Cocktail Week kicked off Sunday, July 24, and runs through Saturday, July 30. The countywide celebration showcases the cocktail scene west of Portland, focusing on Beaverton, Sherwood, Forest Grove, Tualatin, Hillsboro and more. And with 24 participating locations through the Tualatin Valley, there’s no shortage of tasty sips to try.
At each location, cocktail lovers can try a signature cocktail made specifically for the event. Pricing will vary at each location, based on the drink being served.
Cocktail enthusiasts are encouraged to try new cocktails throughout the Tualatin Valley during the week. You may even find a new favorite restaurant or bar along the way. “We’re excited to showcase locations such as Langer’s Entertainment Center and Arcade 2084, which offer exquisite cocktails that enthusiasts may not know about,” adds Neal-Finnegan.
During your visit, you can also vote for your favorite cocktails. Even better, one voter will win a gift certificate to the winning location to enjoy even more great food or beverages at a later date.
Beaverton’s Loyal Legion is debuting “Little Crater Lake,” featuring blue egg whites and a spritz of absinthe to create a unique twist on a classic rum daiquiri. In Sherwood, 503 Uncorked is offering an Old Fashioned that has been aged in oak for six weeks. Love mezcal? Tualatin’s La Industria Tex Mex will be showcasing “Smoke Break,” that mixes mezcal with blood orange, lime and cinnamon-infused agave.
As for Neal-Finnegan? She’s most looking forward to trying the “Valley Girl” at Arcade 2084. “ ’80s-inspired cocktails and retro video arcade games? Count me in,” she says.
A map of all of the participating locations has been put together by Tualatin Valley so you can plan your route.
Sponsored post by Tualatin Valley and the Washington County Visitors Association