Vendors & Activities
Fuyu Fest (冬祭り) is a Winter festival from Sunflower Sake.
Over 50 selections of craft Japanese sake will be available to taste at Fuyu Festival. Each and every one was selected and curated by Sunflower Sake to ensure that you have the best possible experience (life is simply too short for bad sake!) We're so proud to have a list of 15 different importers and 6 different distributors present to share their passion and talk sake.
Toji, Kuramoto & Kurabito
These are the Japanese terms for head brewer, brewery owner, & brewery worker. We're so thrilled to have representatives from PNW's own Tahoma Fuji Sake (kuramoto-toji, Andrew Neyens); Nara's Choryo Shuzo, makers of "Choryo"; Okayama's Tsuji Honten, makers of "Gozenshu;" and Yamanashi's Sasaichi Shuzo, makers of "Dan," as well as Sake Samurai Marcus Pakiser, a long-time industry veteran with oodles of knowledge to share.
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 🏕
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 is a stop at Electrica for Mizuba Tea Co. Sencha Yabukita iced tea, or sweet handmade strawberry milk (& oatmilk!): a delightful winter treat.
Cozy vegan winter bites from our wonderful friends at Obon PDX will pair beautifully with sake, Electrica drinks, or even just a peaceful, restful moment between Fuyu Fest activites. Or satisfy your sweet tooth with a small batch, handmade treat from Yellow Heart Sunshine Bakery. But act quickly! Because Yellow Heart is Portland's cutest and smallest bakery, and she's sure to sell out!
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.
Heart Fire Sanctuary
Admire the gorgeous, earthen, wispy tones of red and silver imparted by dancing ash from Portland's newest anagama kiln, the Yukti Kiln at Heart Fire Sanctuary. Artist and founder Richard Brandt will be showing and selling his wares, and talking all about the community at Heart Fire Sanctuary and lessons in ceramic craft. If you're been interested in learning more about ceramics, tea, and wood-fired kilns, or if like myself you are moved deeply by beautiful pottery, this is sure to be an exciting stop.
Ikoi no Kai
Floating World Imports
Galaxy Wine Co/ Wilson Daniels
Mitchell Wine Group