Categories: Live Oregon

Negroni Week

Drinking a negroni, a classic Italian cocktail, supports a good cause this June

written by Jen Stevenson photo by Emma Janzen

Generally, “for a good cause” isn’t the most credible reply when asked why you’re drinking so many Negronis—unless of course, it’s Negroni Week. From June 4-10, more than a hundred of Oregon’s best bars and restaurants will be mixing, pouring and padding the coffers of their favorite charities thanks to this iconic Italian aperitif. It’s part of Portland-based Imbibe magazine’s annual fundraiser, founded in 2013 in collaboration with Campari. Some participants adhere faithfully to the classic ratio of one part gin, one part sweet vermouth, one part Campari. Others go off the Negroni grid—past innovations have included Richmond Bar’s mezcal-spiked rendition, Imperial’s ethereal mix of gin, strawberry-infused Bonal Gentiane Quina, honeyed Campari and cava, and tiki bar Hale Pele’s Stigg-roni, which swapped gin for Plantation Stiggins’ fancy pineapple rum. However you stir it, this event’s a winner—now celebrated internationally, it’s grown from 100 to nearly 8,000 venues, and has raised nearly $1.5 million for charity. Find a full list of participating Oregon bars and restaurants online.

negroniweek.com

Share
Published by
1859 Oregon's Magazine

Recent Posts

Back in Blackberries

Delicious and fulfilling fruit of hard work on Duyck Family Farm Written by Sophia McDonaldPhotography…

2 days ago

Water Wisdom

How the Deschutes River Conservancy aims to bridge the divide among water users Interview by…

3 days ago

Scent Messages

Aromatherapy is increasingly tapped for soothing or invigorating effects Written by Cathy Carroll Whether it's…

4 days ago

Oma’s Hideaway

Written by Jen Stevenson Oma's Hideaway was born of a takeout-focused pop-up pivot designed to…

5 days ago

By the Water’s Edge

Serene outdoor spaces with elegant water features transform two Oregon homes Written by Melissa Dalton…

6 days ago

Airborne Wind Energy Startup Takes Flight

Revolutionizing the kite-string-to-power idea not seen since the days of Ben Franklin Written by Kevin Max…

1 week ago