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The newest bar in Portland opened the same week as Portland Cocktail Week. So, we knew we had to find some time to stop by the Multnomah Whisk(e)y Library. But, everyone seemed to have had the same idea and at 4pm, when the bar opened, we were lined up with probably 100 other people. Fortunately, we were towards the front of the line and after only waiting 15 minutes, we got a few seats by the fireplace. And we are very happy we made it in this beautiful place! A large open space, the walls are covered with shelves of bottles. The room was warm and inviting with the back lighting and the leather couches.
For the fourth year in a row, bartenders descended on Portland, Oregon for Portland Cocktail Week in October. An event that is "for bartenders, by bartenders,"  270 students from across the country went back to school. Split into four majors: Advanced Craft Cocktail Bartending, Beyond the Bar, Bar Ownership and Product Development, each student was required to fulfill a core curriculum, classes in his/her major and electives. With my media pass in hand, I was able to audit the classes that interested me so I attended a number of courses under the Beyond the Bar major.  Here are some of the highlights of what was covered: