Cocktails with Steven & Rose City Distilling at Pettygrove Station August 22, 2019

Cocktails with Steven & Rose City Distilling at Pettygrove Station Steven Shomler

 

Cocktails with Steven & Rose City Distilling at Pettygrove Station

On Thursday evening August 22 from 6 PM – 9 PM Steven Shomler will behind the bar mixing four special Lebanese inspired cocktails for you to enjoy at the Benny Beach Bar inside of Pettygrove Station.

Three of the four cocktails Steven will be mixing that night will feature Rose City Distilling spirits.

Cocktails with Steven & Rose City Distilling at Pettygrove Station Steven Shomler

Cocktails with Steven & Rose City Distilling at Pettygrove Station Steven Shomler

Cheering On Joe Kortbaoui

Steven has long cheered on food cart owners and Steven is donating his time for this event to do that very thing.

If you want to cheer on and support a food cart owner – Joe Kortbaoui making the leap to brick and mortar – come on down!

Joe Kortbaoui has been a long time Food Cart owner going all the way back to the bygone days of the Good Food Here Food Cart Pod that used to be on SE Belmont.

Cocktails with Steven & Rose City Distilling at Pettygrove Station Steven Shomler

Joe just opened his first brick and mortar restaurant – Pettygrove Station!

Pettygrove Station features many of the most popular Mediterranean items from his Yaba Yabaa Food Cart.

Inside of Pettygrove Station is the Benny Beach Bar specializing in craft cocktails and craft beer.

Joe grew up in the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon before moving to the United States and beginning his food cart journey.

Cocktails with Steven & Rose City Distilling at Pettygrove Station Steven Shomler

Pictured above  is the Jallabgroni – a riff on a negroni utilizing Jallab. Jallab is a sweet syrup made from carob, dates, grape molasses and rose water.

The Jallabgroni is made with gin, apricot liqueur, and orange blossom water.

Stay tuned for information about the 3 other Lebanese inspired cocktails that Steven will be mixing that night!

Also – Joe will have a number of food specials as well!

Pettygrove Station is located at 1401 NW 19th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209

#CheerOthersOn

#FromFoodCartToBrickAndMortar

 

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5 Chefs 5 Beers – A Great Notion Brewing Chefs Cycle Portland Fundraiser

 

5 Chefs 5 Beers - A Great Notion Brewery Chefs Cycle Portland Fundraiser

5 Chefs 5 Beers – A Great Notion Brewing
Chefs Cycle Portland Fundraiser

Thursday evening April 11th from 6 PM to 9 PM you are invited to attend 5 Chefs 5 Beers a special event happening inside of the brewery itself at Great Notion Brewing NW on NW 28th.

This event is a fundraiser for the 2019 Chefs Cycle Portland team.

 5 Chefs 5 Beers - A Great Notion Brewery Chefs Cycle Portland Fundraiser

The Five Chefs and The 5 Beers

During this event there will the five stations, and at each one you will get an incredible bite prepared by a Portland Chef and a small pour of the special Great Notion beer that bite is paired with.

Three of the five participating Chefs have been announced so far –

#1 Chris DiMinno with Trifecta

#2 Rick Gencarelli with Lardo

#3 Jonathan Rendon with Departure

More details about the 5 beers that will poured, and the 5 bites that each chef will be serving will be coming your way very soon.

Tickets

Tickets will be $50 each and ALL Proceeds will go to the Chefs Cycle Portland team.

Here is the link for tickets – www.eventbrite.com/e/five-chefs-five-beers-tickets-59712842720?ref=eios

RSVP

to RSVP see this link here – www.facebook.com/events/2201466206850671 

  5 Chefs 5 Beers - A Great Notion Brewery Chefs Cycle Portland Fundraiser

Chefs Cycle Portland

Chefs Cycle Portland is a team of hospitality industry professionals in Portland, Oregon striving to end childhood hunger in schools by participating in the annual Chefs Cycle fundraising endurance event that supports No Kid Hungry happening May 14-16.

During this endurance event chefs ride a bike 100 miles a day for three days in row!

To donate to the Chef Cycle Portland team go to www.ChefCyclePortland.com.

5 Chefs 5 Beers - A Great Notion Brewery Chefs Cycle Portland Fundraiser 5 Chefs 5 Beers - A Great Notion Brewery Chefs Cycle Portland Fundraiser

Hosts 

Your hosts for this fun event will be Ava Palmquist and Steven Shomler.

Ava Palmquist is the Founder of She Knows Beer and a prominent Instagram personality based right here in the Portland metro.

Ava host a weekly 30-minute show TALK + BEER about craft beer that features beer, brewers, people in beer etc. – www.instagram.com/sheknowsbeer

Steven Shomler is an Author & host of both the Portland Beer Podcast and the Portland Culinary Podcast. www.PortlandBeerPodcast.com      www.PortlandCulinaryPodcast.com

Event Address

The address for Great Notion Brewery NW is – 2444 NW 28th Ave Portland, Oregon 97210

Many thanks to Great Notion for helping to make this event happen!

 5 Chefs 5 Beers - A Great Notion Brewery Chefs Cycle Portland Fundraiser

 5 Chefs 5 Beers - A Great Notion Brewery Chefs Cycle Portland Fundraiser

 

 

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Celebrating my 50th Birthday!

Celebrating my 50th Birthday Steven Shomler

Celebrating my 50th Birthday!

On Monday Feb 18th I will be celebrating my 50th birthday with three awesome events and you are invited to be part of any of them that strike your fancy!

Event #1 Day Drinking With Steven  1 PM –  5 PM
To RSVP go here – www.facebook.com/events/241534360115977

Event #2 Beers at Culmination with Steven  6 PM – 7 PM 
To RSVP go here – www.facebook.com/events/352170168940232

Event #3 Drinking With Steven – The Big Foody PDX Tour Birthday Shuttle 
To RSVP go here – www.facebook.com/events/299888464046948

 

See below for more details 

Celebrating my 50th Birthday Steven Shomler

Event #1 Day Drinking With Steven

I will be day drinking on Monday Feb 18th at Ruse, Reel M’ Inn, and Lardo!

You are welcome to meet up with me at any one of my stops!

Here is when & where you can find me –

1 PM Ruse Brewing – Ruse is closed on Mondays and they are opening up just for us!

2 PM Reel M’ Inn Dive Bar – One of my favorite Portland Dive Bars!

4 PM Lardo on Hawthorne – Happy Hour prices on craft beer, great cocktails  and great food!

 

Celebrating my 50th Birthday Steven Shomler

Event #2 Beers at Culmination with Steven

On Monday Feb 18th from 6 PM – 7 PM I will be at Culmination Brewing and I would love to have a beer with you!

 

Celebrating my 50th Birthday Steven Shomler

Event #3 Day Drinking With Steven –
The Big Foody PDX Tour Birthday Shuttle

On Monday Feb 18th Laura Morgan with The Big Foody PDX is going to shuttle 10 people – myself and 9 others from Noon to 6 PM as we Eat and Drink the day away!

Here is the Schedule

12:00 Leave From Culmination Brewing – We will gather at Culmination Brewing at head out at Noon!

12:30 Blue Star Donuts – Fantastic Donuts!

1 PM Ruse Brewing – Ruse is closed on Mondays and thee are opening up just for us!

2 PM Reel M’ Inn Dive Bar – One of my favorite Portland Dive Bars!

4 PM Lardo on Hawthorne – Happy Hour prices on craft beer, great cocktails  and great food!

6:00 PM Return to Culmination Brewing

If you want to get one of those 9 seats on the shuttle van shoot me a message!

 

I am soo looking forward to celebrating my 50th Birthday and I hope that you can join me!

Cheers,

Steven

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You Can Heal From A Devastating Loss – An Update to Zac Shomler’s Journey

You Can Heal From A Devastating Loss - An Update to Zac Shomler's Journey by Steven Shomler

You Can Heal From A Devastating Loss –
An Update to Zac Shomler’s Journey

I bought today’s coffee mug in early December 2018 when my son Zac Shomler asked me to go with him up to Tacoma to Pacific Lutheran University to meet with the Brant McAdams their Head Football Coach.

I bought that mug in the hopes that I would soon have a reason to enjoy coffee out of it.

Today, Friday Feb 1st, 2019 the details were finally – at the last minute – worked out and this Monday Feb 4th Zac will be moving into his room at PLU and he will classes start on Wednesday.

In addition — Zac is on the PLU football team and he will competing for the starting QB position!

You Can Heal From A Devastating Loss - An Update to Zac Shomler's Journey by Steven Shomler

What a Journey It Has Been 

I just can’t stop crying— this have been such a journey.

Back in 2010 at the end of his 7th grade year Zac declared that he was going to start playing football, become a High School QB, and play QB in College.

Zac even posted those written goals to the inside of the living room window.

Zac went on to win the starting QB job in 8th grade – having never played football before.

Zac fell in love with football and he played QB with irrepressible joy.

In High School he won the Freshman QB competition, and in 10th grade he was the JV QB.

At the end of Zac’s 10th grade year – on the advice of those who know way more about these things than I do – we moved so Zac could attend Skyview High School. We made this move to help Zac with his football dreams.

Zac was the starting QB at Skyview his 11th and 12th grade years. I can’t say enough about Coach Kizer. What a great man.

You Can Heal From A Devastating Loss - An Update to Zac Shomler's Journey by Steven Shomler

Following High School

Following High School Zac went to Lewis and Clark College for one semester and was on the football team. Great people there, however it was not the best fit for Zac.

Then tragically – three years ago on Feb 8th 2016 Zac’s brother Zayne died and so did Zac’s love of football.

Zac would not even watch the 2017 Super Bowl with me – something he used to love to do.

Prior to Zayne’s passing, Zac and I would watch the Super Bowl – he would analyze the schemes of both teams & take copious notes, and I would watch the commercials.

I never believed that Zac’s QB journey was over.

You Can Heal From A Devastating Loss - An Update to Zac Shomler's Journey by Steven Shomler

This Can’t Be How This Movie Ends

Zac loved playing football so much. I would say to myself – “this can’t be how this movie ends.”

In 2017 Zac started his sports podcast / YouTube show – Strong Opinion Sports.

Doing that show began to reawaken his love of football.

At the same time Zac was doing the hard work of grieving the loss of his brother Zayne, and healing from that brutal heartache.

This past summer Zac begins to talk with me about once again playing football.

He did lots of research and emailed and spoke with many coaches before choosing PLU.

Zac chose PLU because he was very impressed with their Head Coach – Brant McAdams.

Since December we have been doing lots of paperwork and jumping through many hoops so Zac could transfer in the middle of the school year from WSU to PLU.

Today we got the great news!!!

I will not be at all surprised if this fall I see Zac once again on a football field playing QB leading his team down the field.

One more thing – Zac is going to watch the Super Bowl with me in on Sunday.

Zac will be analyzing the schemes of both teams & taking copious notes, and I will be watching the commercials. ❤️

Steven

PS – Wait until you see the awesome coffee mug I will be getting in May to honor Zeke’s college journey.

#ProudDadHat

#GoLutes

#RIPZayne

You Can Heal From A Devastating Loss - An Update to Zac Shomler's Journey by Steven Shomler

 

You Can Heal From A Devastating Loss - An Update to Zac Shomler's Journey by Steven Shomler

You Can Heal From A Devastating Loss - An Update to Zac Shomler's Journey by Steven Shomler

 

 

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