Pok Pok Som Cocktail Competition in Portland This Week

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Though not really beer related, we are fans of Pok Pok Som drinking vinegar made in Portland, and as an alternative to the Oregon Brewers Fest, the brand’s weeklong cocktail competition sounds refreshing. Pok Pok Som has asked a handful of their favorite Portland bars to participate in a friendly cocktail competition called #VoteSom this week.

Here’s how the competition works:

The six participating bars (listed below) have each created a cocktail using one of Pok Pok Som’s delicious drinking vinegar concentrates and will serve it on their menu for one week – Monday July 25th through Monday August 1st. During that week, customer can visit to VOTE for the cocktail they think is the best. The winning drink recipe will be featured on the Pok Pok Som website!


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Here are the bars participating:

  • Southpark Seafood
  • Ox/Whey Bar
  • Departure Restaurant 
  • Paydirt
  • Old Gold
  • NEPO 42


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Below are the flavors of Pok Pok Som drinking vinegar the bars could choose from for their featured cocktail:

  • Pineapple
  • Ginger
  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Chinese celery
  • Tamarind
  • Grapefruit
  • Strawberry
  • Satsuma
  • Cranberry
  • Black raspberry
  • Buddha’s Hand

We’d love if you could help us get the word out about the #VoteSom competition to encourage folks to go to these great establishments for a cocktail next week! 

More info can be found on the homepage

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact:

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