Message from Gordon Heady
KANPAI! was a sake tasting event established and supported by Portland-area sake professionals and enthusiasts seeking to raise awareness and funds to help the survivors of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
The event occurred on May 1st, 2011 and after the event was over a total of more than $11,000 was raised from sales, proceeds from silent auction, and additional contributions! Kanpai to that!
The event organizers with to thank everyone for their support and welcome future donations to be made for on-going relief efforts to Japan made on this page.
We would like to acknowledge the following supporters for their help and assistance:
Music performed by Duover, Takohachi Taiko, and Araki Kodo VI
Young’s Columbia Wine Company, SakeOne, Holocene, Departure Restaurant and Lounge, Kin Restaurant, Yuzu Restaurant, Wassabi | Pan Asian Cuisine, Joto Sake, Hakutsuru Sake/Dreyfus Ashby, Vine Connections, Domaine Selections/Niigata Sake Selections, Winebow Sake, Terlato Wines/Shimizu no Mai, Tyku Sake, Sidney Frank / Gekkeikan Sake, Fiji Water, Sapporo USA, Asahi USA, and Willamette Week.
Thanks as well to the many volunteers who donated their time and talent to execute the event.