Book Events

Here are some upcoming events related to the book!

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


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.


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 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 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!


October 8th-10th

Pacific Northwest Book Sellers Conference

Say “HI!” if you’ll be here too!


October 20th

Happy hour at The Liquor Store bar with DJ Drew Groove

Drink a cocktail made with local spirits to the beats of DJ Drew Groove. Buy a signed copy of the book!


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


October 27th
Ashland Literary Festival


October 31st & November 2nd

Private Event: Travel Portland Society of Travel Writers Distillery Tour


More to come!