Festivities Include Summer Guest Bartender Series and Anniversary Party in October
PORTLAND, ORE. (June 7, 2019) – Driftwood Room, a Portland landmark bar serving thirsty revelers since 1954, will celebrate its 65th anniversary this year with a “Drift Away” campaign featuring a Guest Bartender Series throughout the summer and a 65th Anniversary Party on October 19.
An intimate bar tucked inside the beautiful Hotel deLuxe, Driftwood Room crafts legendary cocktail experiences – from exquisite champagne cocktails to a mesmerizing tableside absinthe fountain service to a flight of unique Manhattans – in a setting reminiscent of a Hollywood movie. With its celebration of 65 years creating exceptional evenings, Driftwood Room invites guests to come in, enjoy a drink, and take a moment to drift away in this historic space filled with memories, new and old.
“Drift Away With…” Guest Bartender Series – June through September
As a longtime vanguard and champion of Portland’s craft cocktail scene, Driftwood Room has invited some of the city’s best bartenders to create a unique cocktail to be featured at throughout the summer as part of their 65th-anniversary celebrations.
Each guest bartender will be behind the bar at the Driftwood Room for the launch night (listed below) of his or her custom-crafted cocktail. That special drink will then be available on the menu for one month. “Drift Away With…” Guest bartenders and their launch nights are:
- Daniel Parker Guidry of Bar Casa Vale – Launching Wednesday, June 19
- Ricky Gomez of Palomar – Launching Wednesday, July 17
- Michelle Ruocco of Han Oak – Launching Wednesday, August 14
- Tommy Klus of Scotch Lodge – Launching Wednesday, September 11
$1 from each guest bartender cocktail sold will be donated to a charity of that bartender’s choice. Charity and cocktail descriptions will be announced each month on Driftwood Room’s Instagram @driftwoodroom
Drift Away Anniversary Party – October 19th
When the bartender series comes to a close at the end of the summer, Driftwood Room will throw a Drift Away Anniversary Party on October 19. This party draws inspiration from 1950s beach vibes complete with straw hats, sweetheart necklines, pink flamingos, and a Gin Rummy expert on-hand. More details and ticket information for the Drift Away Anniversary Party to come.
About Driftwood Room:
Driftwood Room is a Portland landmark serving thirsty revelers since the cocktail lounge heyday of the 1950s. Located inside the beautiful Hotel deLuxe, Driftwood Room creates legendary drinking experiences – from signature champagne cocktails to tableside absinthe fountain service to flights of unique Manhattans – in a setting reminiscent of a classic Hollywood movie. Temper the tipple with Driftwood Room’s sizzling forest mushrooms, Kumamoto oyster shooters, or a deLuxe Gorgonzola cheesecake sure to impress. In 2019, Driftwood Room will celebrate its 65th anniversary, inviting guests to come enjoy a drink and take a moment to drift away in this historic and intimate space filled with memories, new and old. More information about Driftwood Room can be found on their website here, and on Instagram @driftwoodroom.
About Hotel deLuxe:
Located at 729 SW 15th Avenue in downtown Portland, Ore., Hotel deLuxe offers glamorous accommodations that channel the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. All 130 guest rooms feature indulgent but essential amenities. Hotel deLuxe can be reached by calling 503-219-2094 or online at www.hoteldeluxe.com.