Trader Vic's & Happy Hour Guide Book 2014 Release Party!

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

 

 

 

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  • Tamara

    Stellar event! We raised a total of $760 for the Philippines ($170 being donated directly to MC via check).

    November 21, 2013

    • Cindy A.

      Did you count the Salishan check for $100 too?

      November 21, 2013

    • Tamara

      Yes. $590 in raffle sales, $70 for Party Pack, $100 for Salishan.

      November 21, 2013

  • Cindy A.

    BIG THANKS to Tamara!!! And to everyone else for coming out and partying... to bring more joy to the world. Partying with a purpose is extra-fun :-)

    November 20, 2013

  • Cindy A.

    YAY!!!!!!, Tamara! Big moola raised. THANKS everyone for contributing! FUN and a fundraising success!

    November 20, 2013

  • viking1

    Another winner. Thanks Tamara.

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event!

    November 20, 2013

  • Amy

    what a great event! And although I didn't "win" anything I feel I won by participating in a wonderful raffle for those very much more in need. Thanks to Tamara & Cindy for hosting!

    November 20, 2013

  • Teri

    What a great event, and for a wonderful cause. Thank you, Tamara, for hosting yet another fun evening!

    November 20, 2013

  • Joyce G.

    Sorry, I'm in HR, & an issue came up at the last minute.

    November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have germs I would rather not share with everyone :/

    November 20, 2013

  • Joanne

    I have a really cute grass skirt and coconut bra that I scored while living in Hawaii but it's a bit too cold to wear it ;)

    November 20, 2013

    • Tamara

      Wear it over your clothes!

      November 20, 2013

  • Merry Lou F.

    Sorry to have to miss this. I so wanted to go. My friend has other plans now and my sink backed up last night, so plumber friend is coming after work today. Have a couple of extra drinks on my behalf.

    November 20, 2013

  • Trish

    Looks like fun - I'm at another networking event there that same night, so I'll be sure to join the group

    November 19, 2013

  • Ashley S.

    I will be bringing a little basket of handmade crochet hats for women and girls, a scarf and headband as a raffle donation! :)

    fb.me/beeitchstitch

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Teri

    What great idea Tamara, thank you for turning this into a fundraiser!

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • Steve G.

    Tiki Music Anyone?

    November 12, 2013

  • Cindy A.

    I'll find some $25 gift cards to donate -- and give 10% of all book sales that night. I'll have a giant "hurricane" glass to collect smaller, general contributions. It's looking pretty bad... Bring cash to collect.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • Jon T.

    I'll be in Bloomington, IL, that week. Sorry to miss this. Have fun!

    November 6, 2013

    • Cindy A.

      I went to Illinois State there -- enjoy the area I got all my what-ended-up-to-be-prof­essional training! :-) And my marketing degree.

      1 · November 7, 2013

    • Jon T.

      I'm going for Financial Representative training for Country Financial. Will try to touch base in December.

      November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pearl Diving! Love that! :)

    October 30, 2013

  • Steve G.

    See you all for some Pearl Diving.

    October 30, 2013

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