Category Archives: Oregon

Wild About Game Tickets Go On Sale by Nicky USA

Nicky USA’s Wild About Game Promoted by Virtually Famous Marketing (this post first appeared online at

The Pacific Northwest’s meatiest cooking competition returns on September 30, 2018 at the Mt. Hood Oregon Resort on the slopes of Mt. Hood, featuring a battle between the region’s emerging chefs, an artisan marketplace, and cocktail competition

Nicky USA Wild About Game 2017 Winner Chef Sarah Schafer
Nicky USA’s Wild About Game 2017’s winner Chef Sarah Schafer, photo credit John Valls

Tickets are on sale now for Nicky USA’s 18th Annual Wild About Game! The annual sell out event will return to the slopes of Mt Hood on Sunday, September 30. This meat-centric culinary event pits four chefs from Portland and four chefs from Seattle against one another for the friendly but fierce Carter Cutler Game Cooking Competition with four different game meat-based categories, all featuring signature Nicky Farms game meats. In addition to the culinary throwdown, Wild About Game features the San Pellegrino Artisan Marketplace, and a new cocktail competition. Enjoy a relaxing Sunday of unbeatable food and views at Mt Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., on the slopes of Oregon’s tallest peak. Wild About Game is a fun and educational experience, giving attendees a chance to learn about – and taste – different game meats prepared by culinary experts. Nicky USA, the Pacific Northwest’s favorite meat purveyor, hosts this popular industry event to thank their loyal customers and showcase their restaurants, as well as their suppliers, farmers, and local food artisans. Tickets are $75 in advance, and $85 at the door, get yours before they sell out!

This September, one talented chef will take home the ultimate Nicky USA’s Wild About Game Overall Award title. Past winners of the event include 

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Oregon Cannabis Growers Fair Scheduled for Aug 13-14

INAUGURAL OREGON CANNABIS GROWERS FAIR TO BE HELD AUGUST 13-14 AT OREGON STATE FAIRGROUNDS  More than 200 Oregon Cannabis Growers Fair to Showcase Live Plants and Compete for Awards in Several Categories The inaugural Oregon Cannabis Growers Fair is scheduled to take place this August 13-14, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Oregon State Fairgrounds… Continue Reading


Two-time James Beard Award winning Chef/Co-owner Gabriel Rucker and Co-owner Andy Fortgang to transition away from traditional tipping structure at Le Pigeon Portland, Ore., March 16th, 2016 – For quite a while Chef/Co-owner Gabriel Rucker and Co-owner Andy Fortgang of Portland, Oregon’s Le Pigeon have been discussing eliminating tips. Last fall when New York restaurateur… Continue Reading


Andina’s Longtime Peruvian pepper farmer, Stefan Bederski, visits the restaurant to tell the story behind the ingredients Portland, Ore. – (March 2016) The Platt-Rodriguez family will host a four course dinner on Tuesday, March 15th, that celebrates the flavors of Peru and the long term partnership between Andina and their special guest and farming partner,… Continue Reading


Named after his father José Chesa Senior, Chesa celebrates family and its connection with food, from its Spanish modern menu and charcoal infused dishes to its decor    Acclaimed chef José Chesa’s first restaurant, Ataula, tells the story of a second-generation chef and restaurateur and his version of traditional Spanish dishes. His newest restaurant, Chesa,… Continue Reading

Nicky USA Introduces Nicky Farms Wild Hawaiian Venison

his month Nicky USA, the butcher and specialty meat purveyor, becomes the exclusive distributor of this newly available sustainable wild protein in the Continental U.S. In a partnership with Hawaii’s Maui Nui Venison, Nicky USA has become the exclusive distributor of Nicky Farms Wild Hawaiian Venison to chefs on the West Coast. Maui Nui Venison,… Continue Reading

Aviary in Portland Introduces Vegetarian Tasting Menu

On the heels of a successful first year of their quarterly Vegetarian Dinner Series, Aviary is introducing a daily vegetarian tasting menu, starting tonight. Every night, the restaurant will offer a four-course menu of chef-selected vegetarian dishes for $40 per person. Each item will also be available on the regular dinner menu á la carte. … Continue Reading

Marijuana Investors Summit Boot Camp at Cannabis Creative Conference

Join us July 28 in Portland for the Marijuana Investor Summit Boot Camp for investors and entrepreneurs. Produced in conjunction with the Cannabis Creative Conference and taught by financial industry experts and successful marijuana entrepreneurs, this half-day, dual-track educational seminar will quickly bring you up to speed on this rapidly growing frontier market. Learn from… Continue Reading


Pure happiness in a bottle delivered to your doorstep PORTLAND, Ore. (July 16, 2015) – The secret sauce that makes Little Big Burger’s fare so irresistible is now available for purchase online through Amazon. Camden’s Blue Label Catsup is a sumptuous blend of tomato paste, champagne vinegar, hemp seed, spices, honey, and chili peppers. Camden’s Blue Label… Continue Reading


The winery provides guests a chance to experience Oregon’s urban winemaking side by offering pours of 16 wines from eight of its resident urban winemakers PORTLAND, Ore. (July 10, 2015)- To kick-off IPNC festivities The SE Wine Collective is featuring a meet and greet with eight resident winemakers on Thursday, July 23. Each urban winemaker will feature… Continue Reading