2018 Zero Proof


Friday, Sept 14th 6:30pm

Blockhouse PDX

See you September 2019!


This year Gabriel Rucker (Le Pigeon, Portland) pitched us a compelling idea: to bring together a group of nationally admired chefs who have chosen a life of sobriety and wellness within the restaurant world – where abuse of alcohol and substances is not only tolerated, it is often celebrated. Join Gabe and a group of friends he personally invited to showcase one of the most inspiring collaborations in our festival’s history. We welcome chef and television personality Andrew Zimmern (Lucky Cricket, Minneapolis), Southern trailblazer Sean Brock (Husk, Charleston), Israeli food pioneer Michael Solomonov (Zahav, Philadelphia), and our own hardest working man in Portland Gregory Gourdet (Departure, Portland) to bring front and center a growing global movement at Portland’s culinary festival. Even some of our most respected bartenders have shown they can work in this industry and be sober, accordingly, Evan Zimmerman (Knucklehead, Washington DC) will create a tasting menu of non-alcoholic drink pairings. Come experience how being sober has changed the way these chefs cook as well as changed their perspectives on food and life.


All inclusive. Price covers food and drink. 21 and over only.

The Lineup