What: Sci-Fi LGBTQA+ Wine Pairing Fundraiser for Basic Rights Oregon
Where: Pairings Portland, 455 NE 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
When: June 14, 7:00-10:00 pm
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June 4, 2018, Portland, OR—Pairings Portland Wine Shop & Bar is proud to announce a wine tasting benefit June 14 to raise funds for Basic Rights Oregon’s Racial Justice program, dedicated to centering the leadership and experiences of people of color who are lesbian, gay, bi, trans or queer. For one unforgettable night, Pairings is teaming up with the PDX Guild of Geeks (the fantastic nerdy non-profit formerly known as PDX Browncoats) to celebrate LGBTQA+ characters in science fiction and fantasy. For just $20, taste five wines paired to five of their favorite LGBTQA+ characters!
“Each year, we try to do a special event in honor of Pride Month,” said Pairings Portland owner Jeffrey Weissler. “When the PDX Guild of Geeks challenged us to pair five wines to five incredible geeky LGBTQA+ characters, we couldn’t wait to get to work! Pairings is all about making wine fun and accessible to all, and Basic Rights Oregon is a fantastic local organization we’re happy to support.”
“The PDX Guild of Geeks’ mission is to support causes that promote equality,” said Anna Snyder, PDX Guild of Geeks’ Marketing and Public Relations Manager. “Sci-fi shows us what we can have, and we want to celebrate that by supporting Basic Rights Oregon and their tireless work to get us to that future.”
Pairings “turns words into wine”—they pair wines to adjectives—which means they can pair wines to people, characters from pop culture, TV and movies, or even astrological signs! For this event, they will be pairing five special wines to the following characters:
Tara Maclay from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: hippie, comforting, earthy, steadfast, gentle
Hugh Culber from Star Trek: Discovery: supportive, smart, loving, hot, boriqua
Captain Jack from Doctor Who/Torchwood: adventurous, aggressive, optimistic, confident, protective, flirty
Bo Dennis from Lost Girl: loyal, sensual, persistent, reckless, deadly
Original Cindy from Dark Angel: smart, tough, wicked humor, unapologetic, sweet
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind wine event for a fantastic cause! Join Pairings Portland and the PDX Guild of Geeks June 14!
About Pairings Portland: Pairings Portland is a wine shop, wine bar, and classroom dedicated to a new approach to wine. We offer traditional wines in nontraditional ways, with a focus on fun and approachability. We offer wine by the glass and bottle, as well as flights, classes, creative events, and custom offerings both at the shop and away. Find us online at http://pairingsportland.com/
About PDX Guild of Geeks: PDX Guild of Geeks works to promote diversity and equity in our community through financial and volunteer support and local action. We believe that science fiction and fantasy look forward to what we can be in the future. In our work today, we can accomplish tomorrow. Find us online at https://www.pdxguildofgeeks.