A Winter sake and culture festival

Fuyu Fest is a new style of sake festival emphasizing curation, education and immersion. In addition to tasting over 50 hand-picked styles of craft Japanese sake, enjoy hands-on kanzake demonstrations, nonalcoholic beverages, educational talks, and locally-made snacks.

Credit to: Sake Day East 2022 and 9th Planet Productions
  • Electrica

    Portland's newest, and one of its most talked about coffee & tea spots, is sneaking out from the Schoolhouse building and setting up at Fuyu Fest to soak in the vibes and share delicious nonalcoholic drinks. Included in your ticket are beverages from Electrica, including Mizuba Tea Co. Sencha Yabukita iced tea, or sweet handmade strawberry milk (v/nv- limited!): a delightful treat.

  • Snow Peak Kanzake Tent

    In partnership with Asahi Shuzo, makers of Kubota sake, and with instruction and guidance from Sunflower Sake, Snow Peak Portland is constructing a beautiful kanzake demonstration area! Learn how sake changes as it heats and the best methods for preparing your own kanzake at camp. By experimenting with different cups, mugs and pots, you'll see that hot sake by campfire is a simple and easy treat to warm everyone right up 🏕 

  • Speakers

    Take a moment to hear from our guest speakers, who will be sharing 15-20 minute segments on a range of subjects. Hear perspectives on sake pairing in Portland from Miguel Marquez, award-winning hospitality director of Republica Restaurant Group and beverage consultant for several Japanese restaurants. Or Marcus Pakiser, longtime sake industry vet and Sake Samurai: the highest honor granted to international sake educators. Home brewers will want to attend the talk from Andrew Neyens, owner of Tahoma Fuji in Seattle, on his experience re-learning how to brew in the PNW.

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Tickets are very limited!

For the inaugural Fuyu Fest, tickets are limited to only 175 to ensure a positive, intimate experience. Purchase yours today to ensure you get to experience this brand-new event!

Fuyu Fest Commemorative Sake Cup

A collaboration with Sparnicht

A limited-edition, locally handmade, commemorative sakazuki cup was designed in collaboration with Portland ceramic artist Michelle Sparnicht for the inaugural Fuyu Fest. When purchasing a ticket, you'll have the opportunity to upgrade from the default tasting cup to this beautiful, sky-blue, limited edition sakazuki, marked with the Sunflower logo.