4th Annual Bastille Day Celebration @ Pix

bastilleday Pix Pâtisserie owner Cheryl Wakerhauser loves to throw parties and Bastille Day is the perfect reason to unleash her creativity and whimsical spirit. For the 4th year, Cheryl will hold a block party in front of her N. Williams location with activities from a mini Médoc Fun Run with wines along the route to a Champagne and Oyster Bar, Carlton Farms roasted pig, Lompoc beer garden, live music from local bands Nice Nice and Dirty Mittens, and of course a giant Bastille Tower of cream puffs for guests to “storm.” Bastille Day kicks off at 11 a.m. on July 17, 2010 and the party continues until midnight. The day’s events are free but guests should bring two or more non-perishable food items to donate to Oregon Food Bank. For each item donated, guests will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of 100 gift certificates to Portland’s best restaurants. The more donated food items, the more chances to win! For more details, visit www.pixpatisserie.com.

“Our Bastille Day Block Party is a community wide event we love to throw simply because our guests loves to come,” said Cheryl Wakerhauser, owner of Pix Pâtisserie. “It is a lot of work to organize, but at the end of the day it’s all worth it to see everyone having a fun time for a great cause. You can’t beat a summer night, confetti-filled street dance party like this!”

11 a.m.
Mini Médoc Marathon Fun Run 5K
The Médoc Marathon is a 26.2 mile race that winds through over 50 chateaux in the famous wine region of Bordeaux. Water is acceptable, but there are also 22 “degustation” sites where participants are encouraged to partake in local wine tastings of Grand Cru vineyards. Pix will hold a Mini Médoc Marathon! During this 5K course through N/NE Portland, runners will have the opportunity to sample delicious wines. Unlike the Médoc Marathon, the winner will not receive their weight in wine at the finish. However, prizes will be marked on the bottom of random glasses at the tasting stops. And like the Médoc marathon, dressing in costume is a must! Best costume wins a $100 Pix Gift Certificate.

Entry Fee: 5 or more nonperishable food items
Runners must be 21+
E-mail name and phone number to pix@pixpatisserie.com to register. More info at www.marathondumedoc.com