June 21, 2018 – Portland, OR – Portland Food Adventures (PFA) has tapped into the unique supportive, collaborative community in Portland, Oregon’s food industry to produce a fundraiser to help Xico Chef Kelly Myers with medical bills and rehabilitation costs after her massive stroke suffered in April, 2018. 100% of ticket sales for this July 18th event at Xico will go into a fund for Kelly Myers’ support.
Over 30 restaurants and food and drink-related businesses have donated over $4500 worth of gift cards and value to be part of the ticket price at a Portland Food Adventures dinner on July 18th at Xico. For a $200 ticket, customers get a 6-course meal with wines that includes welcome cocktails by Shipwreck, and they’ll all leave with over $75 in value to a random assortment of restaurants to use as they wish. For a $250, the gift value is increased to $150. All tickets include entry into a raffle to win Farm Spirit tickets, RAFT cocktail kits, Voodoo Doughnut dozens and more. Those who buy the $250 gold ticket will be entered to win sold out Feast Portland Night Market or Smoked tickets.
The list of donating restaurants and businesses includes some of the best restaurants in Portland: Canard, DOC, Yakuza, Headwaters, Imperial, Stacked Sandwiches, Alma Chocolate, Paley’s Place, Olympia Oyster Bar, Quaintrelle, Chizu, Pok Pok, Feast Portland, Irving Street Kitchen, Flying Fish Oyster Bar, Portland Knife Company, Nonna, Lovely’s 50 50, Mi Mero Mole, Country Cat, Red Sauce Pizza, Podnah’s Pit, Farm Spirit, Altabira City Tavern, Citizen Baker, Nel Centro, Tanner Creek Tavern, RAFT, Urdaneta, Zupans Markets, RAFT, Salmonberry Saloon and more.
Only 40 tickets are available for this one-of-a-kind event in Portland. Tickets can be procured at https://www.portlandfoodadventures.com/upcoming-events/
More information about Kelly can be found on the Right at the Fork podcast, as her Xico business partner Liz Davis discusses how the stroke happened, and how the restaurant plans to sustain while Chef Myers is in rehabilitation. http://rightatthefork.com/shows/2018/6/13/163-liz-davis-on-kelly-myers-xico
Xico serves creative, fiery Mexican food in a modern, bright dining room and enclosed flowery courtyard. Opened in 2012, it is the only Portland restaurant to make masa for tortillas and chips from scratch with organic non-gmo field corn and a custom built volcanic stone corn grinder. Xico has been named in the top 20 Portland restaurants by the Oregonian and Portland Monthly, and held a spot in Eater’s ’38 Essential Portland Restaurants’ for many months running. Mezcal is the star at the bar, and the petite wine list features local gems and natural wines from around the world.
About Portland Food Adventures
Portland Food Adventures was developed by ad agency Angelus Creative Communications, LLC’s principal, Chris Angelus, in 2010 as a means to share his love of the Portland food community with others. Since then, over 30 of Portland’s premier chefs have hosted Portland Food Adventures events, talking about their favorite haunts and giving out over $100,000 worth of certificates to over 200 of Portland’s coolest places to eat and drink–the chef’s choices. The events have been named as must-do events by numerous food bloggers and Portland food-oriented websites. PFA has expanded to offer international culinary adventures with Portland chefs and others, as well as a podcast to showcase Portland’s food community.