And so begins the off-season. A time for reflection, a time for change, and a time for drinks with friends.
Archives for October 2012
Fuel your caffeine addiction with Coffee Fair, a special event dedicated to espresso, lattes, and the plain ol’ Cup O’ Joe. Smell, taste, and learn about specialty coffees from knowledgeable local roasters.
Activities and workshops include coffee cuppings, [coffee] home brew workshops, and on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Coffee but Were Afraid to Ask Your Barista
led by Hanna Neuschwander, author of Left Coast Roast: A Guide to the Best Coffee and Roasters from San Francisco to Seattle. Dozens of exhibitors will also be on hand.
The fair runs 10am to 3pm both days. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+), and $6 for children (3-18). Visit the World Forestry Center event page for more details, including a vendor list.
Geological History and the development of Oregon’s Wine Industry is the topic of the latest History Pub at the Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd), on Monday, October 29, 2012.
This special Oregon Wine program will explore the relationship of geology, soils, and climate to wine, and discuss the development of the wine industry in our State, noting the geology of the wine regions, and show how they have meshed.
Additionally, exciting progress with the Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA) will be described and explained. Materials in the developing OWHA collection will eventually document all aspects of the Oregon wine industry; including people from every aspect of work, wineries from every Oregon region, and materials that illustrate the process from the planting of the grape to the bottling and selling of wine.
The presenters are Scott F. Burns, professor of Geology, Portland State University, and Rachael Cristine Woody, Archivist, Linfield College.
Join event co-sponsors Oregon Historical Society and Holy Names Heritage Center at 7pm Monday for a beer and history! Admission is free and this event is all ages. Please bring canned food donations for the Oregon Food Bank!
Ghost, goblins, and whiskey, oh my! Get in the spirit and celebrate Halloween at OMSI After Dark – costumes encouraged! Taste the difference between grain and potato vodka while local distilleries share the secrets of their craft.
Featured science demonstrations and activities include the 2nd annual spirits tasting, with ten local distilleries on hand. There will be a costume contest, a presentation on the Spooky World of Quantum Mechanics, and more.
Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $12 for non-members, $6 for members. You can buy tickets online, or at the door (no reservations necessary). 21 and over only!
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