There’s so much to blog about in Portland, yet so little time. I have intentions to post about something other than an event, and wouldn’t you know it? Another great event to mention. The Ninth Annual Portland Seafood and Wine Festival!
Seafood and wine are two of the greatest things ever invented/discovered. Even though they get an “acquired taste” bad rap, most people out there would be broken versions of themselves without seafood and wine. They’re the emotional equivalent to Popeye’s spinach. Well, at least wine is. But seeing as this lands right in the middle of Dungeness Crab season, the seafood might lift your spirits a bit too.
This is a family friendly event with face painting and balloon artists for the kids. Or, depending on how much wine is had, they could be for the adults too.
So what should you look forward to? More than 50 Oregon Wineries; $2 off admission with a Fred Meyer Rewards Card; wine sampling starting at $.50; collectable wine glasses for the first 300 people through the gates each day; it all benefits The Oregon Chapter of the National MS Society; there’s live music; and there’s VineIP (VIP) packages available.
It’s at the Oregon Convention Center.
It’s Friday, January 31st, from 2pm to 10pm; and Saturday, February 1st from 12pm to 10pm.
It’s $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors and kids 16 and under. Five and under are free. And don’t forget, it’s $2 dollars off with a Fred Meyers Card.