2nd Annual Agave on Fire is Saturday & Sunday 10/12 & 10/13
Time’s running out to get your tickets to Agave on Fire 2019!
Saturday, October 12th we’ll start with a Cocktail Kick Off featuring 7 specialty cocktails designed by Mezcal brand ambassadors and owners at our new NW location. We hope you’re as excited as we are to try all seven cocktails, and meet the makers! Light bites provided, and more substantial food by Cantina Xica available for purchase.
$15 admission to the Cocktail Kick Off buys entry to the party and 1 of the 7 signature cocktails. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase at the party. Let the Mezcal flow!
Sunday, October 13th is when all 30+ lovely bottles are opened and available for tasting! The Grand Tasting will be held at Xico on SE Division. 14 brands and multiple expressions from each will make for a fine selection of educational, delicious, and intoxicating research! Join us at Xico on Division for the main event!
Classes on Mezcal will take place during the Grand Tasting in our upstairs event space on SE Division. This year’s teachers are Erin Sullivan of Sombra, Mariah Kunkel of Banhez, Francisco Terrazas of Vago and Eduardo Belanzauran of Wahaka. The classes will focus on Innovation in Mezcal Production as the fast changing Mezcal industry has begun to employ truly ground breaking technology. Sombra, Vago Banhez and Wahaka are at the forefront. We encourage all who attend the tasting to take advantage of these classes led by experts in the field of Mezcal. Classes are included with the price of admission.
Al pastor tacos and endless Mezcal pours at Güero, host of the Agave on Fire After Party will follow the Grand Tasting, 4-10pm Sunday, October 13th! Bring your wristband from either of the Agave on Fire Xico / Xica Cantina events for free admission. Doorsale wristbands for $20. Enjoy tacos al pastor from El Güero himself and a first glance inside Güero’s soon-to-open Mezcal lounge while the bar team keeps your copita full of Mezcal from Banhez and more. Special menu of cocktails showcasing new perspectives on mixing with Mezcal available, alongside a full collection of agave spirits.
Visit xicopdx.com to purchase tickets to any and all of the 2019 Agave on Fire events, or use the links below.
Para todo mal, Mezcal; y para todo bien, también! Overused, but so damn true!
See you for Portland’s biggest Mezcal Party!
Cantina Xica in NW PDX Serves Lunch!
At Cantina, we serve a special lunch menu from 11am until 3pm alongside our All Day Menu, everyday we’re open.
Join us for a lovely lunch! Choose from the menu below, or our All Day menu!
HUEVOS RANCHEROS $10 Two farm eggs from Trent Family Farms, whole black beans from Haricot Farms, ranchera salsa, avocado, and two handmade corn tortillas
VEGETARIAN BURRITO $7 Refried pinto beans, Mexican rice, shredded cheese wrapped in a griddled flour tortilla, served with muchos chiles salsa on the side
CHORIZO BURRITO $9 Refried pinto beans, Mexican rice, shredded cheese, 100 chile chorizo, crema Oaxaquena & shredded lettuce wrapped in a griddled flour tortilla, served with muchos chiles salsa on the side
POLLO ASADO $11/14/17 Mary’s non-gmo rotisserie smoked chicken & escabeches, grilled spring onion, Oaxacan black beans with queso fresco, Mexican rice & hot fresh Xico tortillas 2, 3, or 4 pieces of chicken
If you’re looking to book an event this holiday season, we’ve got you covered! Whether in Southeast or Northwest, our private dining spaces are fully outfitted, and the food is unmatched.
Click these links for 3d tours of our spaces! For a tour of our SE Portland Event Space, click this link: Tour Xico Upstairs For a tour of our NW Portland Semi Private Dining Room, click this link: Tour NW 23rd Arbol Room