Table for Ten - Goschie Farms
October 9, 2017
In a season where we slow down to celebrate a bounty of harvests with hayrides and pumpkins, it often takes leaving Portland’s boundaries to immerse yourself in the agricultural industry that creates the vibrant food scene in Portland. Nestled among the scenic farmlands of the Willamette Valley, Goschie Farms provided a rich backdrop for our Fall Table for Ten event. This hop farm, which has provided hops for some of Portland’s oldest breweries, has a heritage of harvesting hops for the last 130 years. The old rustic barn, decorated with drying hops, helped inspire our theme of “breaking boundaries”.
With history and pioneering innovation in mind, we partnered with Park Kitchen and Widmer Brothers Brewing, to express the true power of long-established relationships resulting in carefully-crafted provisions. The two partners worked in tandem to create pairings for each course for a hop-infused dining experience served alongside Widmer crowlers filled with hand-selected beers.
Upon arrival, our guests toured the farm with appetizers and cold beers in hand by guidance of Gayle Goschie, a third-generation family member and manager of Goschie Farms.
Our evening was full of personal revelations as each guest was asked to bring one item to the table that exemplifies how they have broken boundaries.
Concluding our night, Widmer Brothers Brewing gifted each of our guests with a 22 oz. bourbon barrel aged brew, bottled in 2012. Additionally, two guests were nominated to create and brew a new style of beer with Widmer, set to be released later this Fall.