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Words & Wine Celebrating AWP Conference & Bookfair


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Did you know Pairings Portland is known for pairing wines to adjective-based descriptions of people, places & things. From Game of Thrones characters, to your Astrological sign, to what you love about your dog!

For this event we're pairing wines to five books, all from Oregon-based/Oregon-raised writers.

This tasting runs from Wednesday 3/27 thru Saturday 3/30, noon to 10 pm each day.

Here's the book titles, authors, and the adjectives we'll be using to pair the wines to:


Survivor Math: Notes on an All-American Family (2019), Mitchell S. Jackson
--1990’s Portland, candid, jagged, released

Field Theories (2017), Samiya Bashir
--playful, tasty, resonant, bright

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar (2012), Cheryl Strayed
--instant classic, bold, fresh, heart-opening

Misfits Manifesto (2017), Lidia Yuknavitch
--willful, hopeful, wild, wonderful

Early Hour (2017), Michael MCGriff
--Coos Bay, open-air, sensual, unravelling

Juliet Takes a Breath (2016), Gabby Rivera
--youthful, revelatory, driven, ambitious

$25 for the 5 wine tasting expe