We will be doing a raffle fundraiser for Mercy Corps to help the victim's of Cyclone Haiyan. Please let me know if you have a raffle item to donate. You may also make a donation directly to Mercy Corps here - https://www.mercycorps.org/people/tkoedoot/philippines
It's Official! Our BIG party is at Trader Vic's and it is also a Book Release Party! I have negotiated with TV's to get happy hour so the specials won't end until 7:30. Let's pretend we are in the South Pacific by shedding our winter clothes and donning some Tiki attire! Think floral shirts, skirts and dresses, grass skirts and leis. But no need to dress up in order to show up if you just want to come as plain Jane or John.
Cindy Anderson, author of the Portland Happy Hour Guidebook, JUST sent her book to print on Monday. She will have plenty of copies AND they will be on sale for HHA members for only $10 a piece (regularly $15)! Trader Vic's is her Featured Cover! These make great Holiday gifts so buy a few and get your shopping done early. As always, there are great coupons in the book so use one or two of them and the book pays for itself. Cindy will also be co-hosting the event so have her sign your book(s).
Happy Hour Drinks
$6 - Signature cocktails including Mai Tai and other delicious tropical concoctions
$5 House Red, White and Sparkling Wines
$4 Select Draft Beers, including a couple of tasty microbrews
Happy Hour Food Specials
$6 Newport Bay Calamari - Fried crisp, frisee & roasted pepper salad, roasted garlic aioli, mint crème fraiche
$4 Chicken Skewers - Ginger and chili-marinated chicken strips, buttered Methi tomato sauce
$4 Green Bean Fries - Chinese mustard miso sauce,
$5 Local Vegetable Crudite - Miso dipping sauce
$5 Char Siu Pork – Traditional marinade, slow-cooked in our wood oven
$5 Hanoi-style Glazed Chicken Wings - Brown sugar, shallots, fish sauce
$6 Korean Beef Tacos - Spiced beef, rice, kimchee, crispy wonton
$6 Pulled Pork Sliders - Tangy BBQ dressing, katsu slaw
$7 "Maui Waui" Shrimp - Coconut shrimp, katsu slaw, sweet and spicy glaze
$4 Vic's Fries - Fried hot and crisp, Japanese Furikake salt
$7 Stir-fried Chicken in Lettuce Cups - Water chestnuts, pine nuts, spicy hoisin sauce
$4 Shrimp and Pork Wontons - Fried crispy, sweet and hot dipping sauce
As always, be responsible and take public transportation or have a designated driver. I will be doing that myself!
Donations for Raffle and Silent Auction:
Thai Bloom! - 2 $25 gift certificates to my favorite Thai restaurant in town!
East Bank Distilling - Tour and tasting plus 2 drinks per person for up to 10 people valued at $250
Cellar 55 Wine Tasting Room - Tasting and Tour for 6 people valued at $60
Trish Carey - 3 bottles of wine valued at $75
Ashley Saltzman - Cool hats value to be determined
Danette Scales of CAbi Fashion Consultant - To be determined
Maria Czamanske Stuart of R. Stuart & Co. Winery and Wine Bar - 3 bottles of wine and a $20 gift certificate
Rick Ivie - 4 bottles of wine
Annie Haynes - Original pastel artwork
Veronika Megler - Pewter broach