Christmassy flavors like gingerbread and peppermint tend to appear everywhere this time of year. But folks who celebrate Hanukkah have their own range of seasonal tastes, and next month, Portland will receive its first-ever Hanukkah-themed pop-up experience. L’Chaim: A Hanukkah Pop Up experience by Leikam Brewing. This year Hanukkah begins Thursday, December 7th at sundown, but the pop up experience will run December 1-16th, with events, drinks and snacks inspired by the Jewish holiday.
Often mislabeled as the Jewish Christmas, Hanukkah is an eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting and fried foods. L’Chaim: A Hanukkah Pop Up experience by Leikam Brewing, created by owners, Sonia Marie and Theo Leikam, is meant for anyone who wants to experience a different side of the winter holidays. Their goal is to share their Jewish heritage with the general community by creating a space that celebrates Hanukkah and Jewish culture in a welcoming way.
In addition to beers such as the Maccabeer IPA and Ain't No Challahback Girl, the bar menu will feature eight themed cocktails. The brewery will be decked out with festive Hanukkah decor and events for all ages will take place including live music, Jewish Comedy Night, Hanukkah Craft & Game Night for families, Storytime, Trivia and more. Food partner Wicked Garden Alchemy has created a complementary vegan menu featuring latkes, sufganiyot, a festive jelly doughnut eaten during Hanukkah and more! Full details, including a calendar of events is available on the website.
Sponsor: This event is generously supported by Prosper Portland.