Portland's Premiere Eastside Dining And Spirits Festival @ The Jupiter Hotel

July 19, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
PORTLAND, Oregon (July 19, 2010) – INDULGE @ THE JUPITER, Portland's flagship culinary event, invites guests to indulge once again in all the senses: savor, sip and nibble on the Eastside's finest foods. The second annual neighborhood festival of culinary arts is coming: Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 6 to 9 PM.

The premier edible event stars chef-owned restaurants, boutique wines and spirits, artisan chocolatiers and the best tasty treats from over 20 local restaurants and distilleries - all together under the Jupiter's DreamTENT! Mingle with fellow foodies and browse a bevy of bites, for a regular admission of only $40, and for early birds (who buy tix before August 13th) a mere $35. Guests enjoy the best of restaurant and bakery fare, as well as signature cocktails crafted on-site and drinks from local distilleries and breweries inside the Jupiter's very own guest rooms! An event like no other, Indulge is not to be missed.

For the foodie who craves a little more, a VIP Pass to the event is $60 and includes an exclusive meet and greet with the chefs, one chance at the raffle, access to the distillery apothecary (with limited edition spirits!), a bag of Ecotrust goodies and items from the special VIP menu, which will be released the week of the event.

This event is brought to Portland gourmands by Indulge presenting sponsor, Columbia Distributing. Other contributing sponsors include entertainment sponsorship by Mobile Music Entertainment, food sponsorship by Nicky's USA, creative media sponsorship by Spitball Media, photography sponsorships by Scott McNamara Photography and USnaps.com, and videography by Scotty Iseri.

The proceeds from Indulge benefit Ecotrust's Farm to School Program, which educates children about Oregon agriculture and brings more Oregon grown products to the school lunchroom creating healthy kids and healthy
farms in our region. Tickets are limited, so advance purchase is recommended and available online at http://conta.cc/indulgeatjupiter2010 . This event is 21 and over only, and additional information is available at 503-234-7767 or online at www.indulgeatthejupiterhotel.com.

New additions at this year's Indulge include:

* The Brewer's Room: The Jupiter's ThinkTANK will be transformed into the DrinkTANK with six local microbreweries!
* Farm to Table Gallery: A professional local photographer will set up a guest room gallery, displaying work on food and indulgence.
* Raffle: Enter to win prizes donated by each participating restaurant and distillery, including gift certificates, private tastings and a one night stay at the Jupiter. Each ticket is priced at $5.00.
* USnaps Photobooth: Commemorate the meal with a unique photo booth capturing those spontaneous photos and posting high quality images to the web for download or purchase the following day. Instantaneous souvenir.
* Music and Grooving: Mobile Music Entertainment will provide sweet jams and savory grooves.
* Teeter TV: Spitball Media proudly presents a unique new element that is spring-loaded with fun- in the most literal sense!
* Indulge Overnight Package: Sip and savor into the wee hours without worry! Stay overnight at the Jupiter Hotel with the special Indulge Overnight Package- a 25% discount on any room at the Jupiter. Crash in a Metro, Lobu, or Deuce room, or claim the DreamSUITE as an exclusive after-party site. To learn more about the special package, visit http://bit.ly/StayandIndulgeatTheJupiter, and find yourself just a few steps from your bed when the party wraps up.

Here are the Indulge 2010 Dining participants to keep an eye out for:

Alma Chocolates - Beaker & Flask
Bunk Sandwiches - Doug Fir
Genoa/ Accanto – Laurelhurst Market
Meat Cheese Bread - Navarre
Olympic Provisions – Spints
Steve's Cheese Bar – Tabla
Xocolatl de David Chocolates

And of course a night isn't complete without drinks from:
Clive Coffee – Deco Distilling
Gnostalgic Spirits – House Spirits
Integrity Spirits – New Deal Distillery
Organic Nation

From last year's participants:

"When we were told last year that we would get our own room to decorate and turn into a bar to feature our spirits, my brain went wild! What should we theme our room as…Nordic? Russian? Ah, HAWAIIAN! So we had the chance to deck out our "bar" in the corner room, and the Jupiter was extra nice to let us decorate a whole day in advance. The end result: the best Tiki party we every had! The Indulge event gave us a chance to display some unexpected colors from House Spirits Distillery and showcase to an amazing crowd of Portlanders. We look forward to this year's Indulge, and, of course, we plan on outdoing ourselves!"

-Matt Mount of House Spirits

"The event is called "Indulge" for a reason. We're really getting creative this year and not only showcasing some of the very best food and drink Portland's Eastside has to offer but we're also incorporating fine art food photography and utilizing creative media to really set the stage for one heck of an indulgent event, for all the senses."

-Misty Damico of Luxe Event Productions

About Ecotrust and the Food and Farms Program

Ecotrust's mission is to further social equality, economic opportunity and environmental well-being. The Food and Farms Program endeavors to make sustainability the norm, rather the exception for mainstream food systems. In close collaboration with a diverse coalition of project partners, Ecotrust works on a wide range of initiatives to promote the Farm-to-School program that enables schools to feature locally-sourced products in their cafeterias, incorporate nutrition-based curriculum in all academic disciplines, and provide students with experiential agriculture and food-based learning opportunities, from farm visits to gardening, cooking, composting, and recycling. The multifaceted approach focuses on combating obesity, hunger, and global climate change; supporting big and small Pacific Northwest farmers and food processors and enhancing regional economic development and community food security. For more information on Ecotrust's work at the local, state, and regional levels, visit: http://www.ecotrust.org/farmtoschool/

About the Jupiter Hotel

The Jupiter serves as a home-on-the-road for modern travelers, cultural creatives and business nomads alike looking to indulge in urban life. The 81 modern guestrooms, including the DreamSUITE, connect guests to the vibrancy of Portland at affordable rates– with any number of ways to get around town. A variety of transportation options offer guests "alternative" ways to explore the city – from pedicabs and Electra bicycles on site to car share options and even a charging station for electric cars. Travelers looking for a unique experience in urban hospitality find their destination at the Jupiter, with Wack Salon and Massage Spa on site and rooms equipped with iPod compatible speakers, down comforters, pillow-top queen beds and complimentary wifi. The adjacent Doug Fir Restaurant and Lounge is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. and offers cutting edge musical acts most nights in its underground music venue. The Jupiter Hotel is located at 800 E. Burnside, Portland, OR. For further information or to make a reservation, visit www.jupiterhotel.com or call Shannon Pratuch, Marketing and PR Director for the Jupiter Hotel at 503-933-9346.