Lincoln Bar Camp for the Cocktail Challenged

lincolnext2Lincoln, a North Portland restaurant featuring seasonal, ingredient-driven American fare, will host a series of bar camps starting in October. Co-owner David Welch will serve as camp counselor, guiding participants through the basics of stocking a home bar, history of the cocktail, how spirits are made, and recipes for some classic drinks. After the session, campers will be treated to a cozy family-style meal prepared by executive chef and co-owner Jenn Louis, complete with cocktail pairings and a good buzz.

Dates: Saturday, October 16th or Saturday, October 30th
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m. class, 5:30 p.m. dinner
Cost: $125 (gratuity not included)

David says his goal is to “take the fear out of making cocktails. Everyone should know how to make a good drink, yet many people were never taught how. But it’s actually quite easy.” David has been Lincoln’s bar manager and maitre d’ since its opening in 2008, creating his own cocktails, resurrecting forgotten drinks, or making his own mixers and liqueurs from seasonal ingredients. David has over 15 years of cocktail experience from some of the city’s best restaurants such as Wildwood Restaurant and Bar, Carafe, and 3 Doors Down Cafe.

Seating is limited. Reservations are now being accepted by calling (503) 288‐6200. Additional Bar Camps on holiday drinks will follow in November.