Book Events

Here are some upcoming events related to the book!


November 15th, 6 – 7:30 PM
Bull Run Distillery Excursion with Women who Whiskey and High-Proof PDX

Get a sneak peek before Bull Run Distillery’s Holiday Open House with Women Who Whiskey! Meet Lee Medoff, head distiller, as he leads us on a private tour through the distillery. Buy a copy of “High-Proof PDX”! RSVP on Facebook

November 18th, 4 – 6 PM
High-Proof PDX in BEND! Distillery Event at The Barrel Thief. Meet Karen Locke and get your copy of High-Proof PDX signed! Sample spirits from local distilleries. View event on Facebook.

December 3rd, 12 – 2 PM

Annual Holiday Cookbook Social with Portland Culinary Alliance at Headwaters

Hosted by Headwater’s James Beard Chef Vitaly Paley and the Portland Culinary Alliance. It is a great time to get your shopping done for your favorite food enthusiast. This is a FREE shopping event. Signed books and beverages are available for purchase.​ Ray of Thomas & Sons Distillery will be joining Karen with samples of a special cocktail! View event on Facebook.


November 4th

Karen Locke of “High-Proof PDX” at Beaverton Farmers Market. Read blog post.

Buy a copy of the first-ever guidebook to distillery tasting in Portland.

November 2nd

Karen Locke of “High-Proof PDX” at Broadway Books with Vinn Distillery. View event on Facebook.

October 31st & November 2nd

Private Event: Travel Portland Society of Travel Writers Distillery Tour

October 23-25th
Bar Institute. More details to come!

October 8th-10th

Pacific Northwest Book Sellers Conference

Say “HI!” if you’ll be here too!

September 29th-30th

Portland Night Market!

Come get a signed copy of the book and try spirits by local producers. Portland Night Market is also a boozy event!

September 28th, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Cocktail Pairing Dinner at Quaintrelle.

In celebration of the release of local author, Karen Locke’s new book High Proof PDX  Bar Manager, Camille Cavan, will be pairing cocktails with 4 courses Bill Wallender featuring local, seasonal cuisine.

Dine alongside author, Karen Locke, at this very special dinner.

September 28 6:30pm at Quaintrelle. $90—includes 4 courses, gratuity & a copy ofthe book High Proof PDX by Karen Locke. View event on Facebook.

September 10th, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Powell’s Event, Karen Locke in Conversation with Lee Medoff, distiller and founder of Bull Run Distillery. After party at Quality Bar.

Join Karen and Lee for a behind-the- scenes discussion of Portland's craft distilling scene with stories and insider tips for where to sip and how to taste like a pro.

September 7th, 2017 at 5-10 PM
Book Launch Party at Bit House Saloon. Speciality cocktails featuring Portland-made spirits, swag from distilleries, and an ice luge! More info.

August 17th, 2017 at 6-8 PM
Cocktail Collaboration featuring Aria gin with Trifecta Tavern (meetup)