Portland Cocktail Week: Yacht Rock with DonQ Rum

serving Don Q punch at Yacht Rock


The second night of Portland Cocktail Week was celebrated with a DonQ Rum party at Lola’s Room which is part of the Crystal Ballroom. The 80s Yacht Rock theme was helped along with a number of sailor hats and fairly soon nearly everyone had a white cap on their head.

the roving shark

A cowboy crab?

I loved the fun theme and the mascots of the party, a shark and crab. There was a make-shift photobooth and the music was provided by the party-goers as they sang karaoke with a live band.

Bartenders Allan and Danielle from Cana in Los Angeles


Libations came in the form of Dark & Stormys, rum punch, daiquiris and my fave- DonQ Anejo neat.

Ah, she’s a champagne bottle that popped its cork!

Of course one of my favorite things is burlesque. I happen to love all things that involve music and dancing. Denver bartender and LUPEC member Vivienne VaVoom entertained us with another great burlesque number. Loved those giant feathery fans.

Vivenne VaVoom



Portland Cocktail Week

DonQ Rum

Vivienne VaVoom



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