Wolves & People and Rex Hill Vineyards Pop-Up at Function PDX

Wolves & People Founder Christian DeBenedetti in the barley field outside the brewery with Rex Hill Vineyard beyond. Photo by Kevin Mayer

Wolves and People is heading back for another week-plus pop-up at Function PDX but this time with their friends Rex Hill Vineyards. W & P ran a very successful tap takeover style event at Function back in September, this time they will be poppin’ bottles of wines and beers. On February 14th there will be fresh shucked oysters and Feb. 14-23rd Rex Hill’s winery chef, Jason Elder, will be preparing small plate. The 10-day event is dubbed the “Valley Underground” and runs February 13 – 23rd.

More from a press release:

The pop-up will feature six rotating Wolves & People beers on draft daily, such as Kismetic American stout and oak-aged Instinctive Travels saison. There will also be long-awaited bottles like this year’s La Truffe table stout brewed with Oregon white truffle-infused hazelnuts, and Honeycone hazy IPA in (award-winning) cans, to enjoy on site or take to go. Wolves & People recently launched a new Cellar Society, a reserves-based membership club attached to the brewery, and those seeking to join can sign up at the pop-up.

Rex Hill Vineyards will be pouring an array of reserve and highly-allocated wines from the 2015-2018 vintages including their 2015 REX Hill Grande Cuvée Sparkling, 2018 REX HILL Willamette Valley 7 Soils Chardonnay, 2017 REX HILL Willamette Valley Pinot noir, and 2016 REX HILL ‘La Colina’ Pinot noir. 


Thursday, 2/13 – Sunday 3/23 from 2pm-close (10pm or later). Function PDX is located at 919 NW 23rd Ave.,  Portland, Oregon. 


Opened in an historic white barn on Newberg’s century-old Springbrook Farm estate in late spring 2016, Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery crafts an award-winning array of farmhouse and wild ales, barrel-aged specialties, hoppy new-school ales and lagers, and other rustic yet refined brews using local ingredients such as Eastern Oregon barley, Willamette Valley hops, local stone fruits, and estate-grown honey, plums, and wild yeasts. With its year round tasting room and beer garden, the brewery draws on innovative Belgian and other Old World traditions to reimagine farmhouse and wild ales with a modern sensibility. Founded by food, drink and travel writer Christian DeBenedetti, an Oregon native, its beers have been served around the U.S. and abroad in top beer bars and beer-friendly restaurants.


Rex Hill has been making elegant Pinot Noirs for almost 40 years in the Willamette Valley at the gateway to Oregon’s wine country. Rex Hill honors exceptional single vineyards and continues a legacy of singular Pinot Noirs that reflect their origin. That sense of place is paramount to the way we farm our land and make our wines, hand-picked, hand-sorted and handcrafted. Rex Hill is a LIVE (Low Input Viticulture & Enology) certified and B Corp winery, and all of the winery’s owned or long-leased vineyards are farmed using biodynamic principles.


The premier event space in NW Portland, perfect for hosting standalone consumer celebrations and corporate gatherings, Function also offers the unique opportunity for concept incubation and increasing brand awareness through public-facing pop-ups.  Whether you’re a winemaker, brewer, or distiller looking for a unique storefront to showcase your products or a restauranteur hoping to test a concept before taking it to market, Function is built with the belief that every brand, venture, and concept warrants an opportunity to succeed.  A uniquely designed and fully-operational bar encourages Function to not only host your future gatherings, but also support the innovators, creators, and originators that this city nurtures.

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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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com