search for the healthiest beer…?

Upstream Public Health, a nonprofit public health organization and located on the 2nd floor of Leftbank, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with the ‘Search for the Healthiest Beer’ event on June 4th.

Twelve Oregon brewers, including Upright Brewing also located in Leftbank building, are donating their version of the ‘healthiest’ beer for attendees to decide which one is best. A panel of local celebrities judges will also weigh in.

Tickets are $75 or 4 tickets for $250 and includes beer, wine, delicious appetizers and live auction. All proceeds will benefit Upstream. For more information about this fun event or to purchase tickets go to Healthiest Beer event or call 503-284-6390.

The event will be from 6-9pm on June 4th right across the street at the Leftbank Annex. Limited tickets available. Sign up today!’

for the love of oysters

For the love of oysters join us for Oyster Social.

Oyster Social is a chance to step into the sea, in your mind’s eye, with your mouth on a bivalve and your hands on a brew.

When: Wednesday April 16 6pm-shellfish are gone
Where: Upright Brewing Tasting Room
Who: Foster’s Craft Cooking & Upright Brewing

Oyster Social will again pop up in the Upright Brewing tasting room to toast the end of the regular season of the Blazers home games. Come taste a flight of Upright beers including their latest batch of award winning Oyster Stout (yes, it’s really brewed with oysters).

Sip beer and slurp freshly shucked oysters right on the spot. Eat one or a dozen–the world is your oyster at $2 a pop!

This is a cash only event. Bring your $1’s!

Oyster Social. Poppin’ Bottles and Bivalves since 2013.

lets meet for a beer…

Remember, the Upright Brewing tasting room is open from 4:30pm – 9:00pm Fridays, 1:00pm – 6:00pm every Saturday and Sunday afternoon and also between 6:00pm and tipoff for all evening home Blazers games. (Check out the Blazer season schedule here.)

grain & gristle

Leftbank’s own Alex Ganum (of Upright Brewing) has teamed up with Ben Meyer (of Ned Ludd) and restaurant designer Marcus Hoover to bring Portland Grain & Gristle. Tony Perez reviewed G&G for Portland Mercury here last week. Back in December the New School offered an early look that included some lovely photos, and Yelpers love it, on the whole. I confess I haven’t made it there yet, but it’s absolutely my next night out. Perez says: “Alex Ganum’s beer is reason enough for a visit. Not only are his own Upright brews among my favorite in town, but he administers his tap list with all the care and knowledge of a good sommelier.”

Way to go, Alex. Can’t wait to come check out your work.

Net Impact Mixer – Help Us Build Sustainable Communities: Together

Interested in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability?

Join us for a special event co-hosted by the Marylhurst University and Portland Professional Net Impact Chapters for an evening to hear local businesses discuss the importance of building community together.

Help Us Build Sustainable Communities: Together

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011

From 6 to 8 PM at Upright Brewing

in the Leftbank Project

(Leftbank is a community of mission driven businesses and organizations)

Speakers for the evening included:
Jason Busch with Oregon Wave Energy Trust
Charlie Brown with Context Partners (formerly Opiquo)
Graeme Byrd with FMYI

NOTE: Cash Bar Only; We ask that you donate $5 to help us cover our costs. Donors will be entered into a raffle for a prize.

Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

Interested in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability?

Our mission is to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

If you have questions, please contact the Marylhurst University ([email protected]) or Portland Professional ([email protected]) Net Impact Chapters.

Upstream Public Health Hosts Movie Night at Leftbank – Join us for a Screening of ‘FLOW – For the Love of Water’

Next Tuesday Upstream is hosting a casual happy hour screening of an amazing new film at the Leftbank, and Alex of Upright has graciously agreed to open his tasting room the hour before. Come hang out with your neighbors!

Last week, when we read in the Oregonian that Nestle has bid to tap a Columbia Gorge Spring, we recalled a film on this very issue. FLOW – For the Love of Water is a fantastic new film that Upstream will screen at the Leftbank Building.

Please consider coming and help spread the word. Please bring your own pillow or lawn chair, or be prepared to kick it on the floor. Upright Brewing has agreed to open their tasting room in the basement from 5-6pm for a special tasting room hour, and then we will be watching the film from 6-7:30pm.

What: FLOW- For the Love of Water

A new film by Irena Salina

When: Tuesday, September 21 6-8pm (The public comment period for the Nestle bid ends Sept 30th)

Where: Leftbank Building, 240 N Broadway, large makeshift theater in the basement (bring a pillow, or folding chair)

Oregonian article:

Bid by Nestle to tap into Cascade Locks spring water open for public comment


Contact – Raquel Bournhonesque, Co-Director Upstream Public Health


Just a reminder that the Leftbank Cafe will be open this Thursday, 12/10 until 8pm.  We will have Happy Hour from 2-8pm with some wonderfully delicious, piping hot soups together with palate tingling local beers and regional wines.  Check out this week’s Happy Hour Menu.

Stop by and see us.  You’ll be happy you did.

Wanna get happy?

I wanted to share some good news with my fellow Leftbankers:

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week (December 2nd, 3rd and 4th) the Leftbank Cafe will be open all day until 8pm with HAPPY HOUR from 5 – 8pm – so come down and join us for some happiness!

We will have an assortment of beer (and Upright, of course) and local wines – with pairing suggestions to go with our wonderful soups.  There will also be a very tasty charcuterie plate that can be paired with just about anything.

And, of course, being as this is happy hour – the prices will make you happy too.

Upright Brewing

Upright Brewing specializes in farmhouse inspired beers rooted in France and Belgium but made with local ingredients and a Pacific Northwest twist. The name is a reference to Charles Mingus and his primary instrument. Mingus was a musician whose compositions defy categorization. At Upright we use a special saison yeast and open fermenters to produce beers that are a true hybrid style, sharing Mingus’ spirit of exercising creativity and craft.

The tasting room is open every Friday from 4:30 – 9pm and Saturday/Sunday from 1 – 6pm.

Something’s Brewing at Leftbank

No confirmation yet, we’re waiting to “cross the t’s and dot the i’s” but Leftbank is well on the way to having an on site craft brewery. Plans call for a small production facility specializing in progressive farmhouse style beer with open tank fermentation. This traditional brewing method will be unique to Portland and captures the essence of the great rustic breweries of France and Belgium. For craft beer enthusiasts there are few things more exciting than watching the vigorous rumble of fermentation in the tank.

Hops for the process are set to come specifically from family operated Oregon farms while the bulk of the brewery’s malt will be certified organic from Great Western Malting in Vancouver Washington. Some of the beers will be matured in used oak barrels secured from local wineries. Many of these special barrel-aged beers will have fresh fruit added during the extended fermentation combined with special yeasts and bacteria to produce beers of exceptional complexity.

Seeing these traditional methods combined with hybrid geek/tech management and utilizing local agriculture is something Leftbank is proud to stand behind, and heck what’s not to love about great beer.