Inside the Guidebook


Learn about how, when, and why distilleries in Portland were established.

Build Your Bar

Advice on building a home bar of local Portland purveyors and spirits.

Tasting Tips

Expert tips for tasting and enjoying liquor without making a puke face.

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Sloshy Pops for Sip Northwest

Check out my most recent article for Sip Northwest to learn more about Sloshy Pops, a local company making boozy popsicles from spirits made in Portland. Read Full Article While […]

6th Annual Oregon Distillers Festival at McMenamins Edgefield

What: Oregon Distillers Festival is your chance to try more than 100 handcrafted spirits from 20+ Oregon Distillers Guild members in one place. When: Saturday, June 24th from 4-7 PM Where: […]

Cover Reveal: High-Proof PDX

High-Proof PDX has been an ongoing project of mine, so I am very excited to share the cover with you! The cover and interior layout design are by Carla Girard with illustrations […]

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“As Portland, Oregon, takes its place as one of the most popular drinking and eating meccas of the country, Karen Locke is your spirited guide through the city and state’s best spirits producers, artisan beverages, hangover cures and more. You will love High-Proof PDX — it’s the book to have in your car or purse to find the best spirits, histories, and people the region has to offer.” – Carrie Welch, Co-Founder, Feast Portland