Beaujolais Nouveau is BACK after a 5-year break! NOVEMBER 22, 2024, AT THE HEATHMAN! 

Watch this space! Information to come about ticketing and the 2024 event.

About the 2019 Bojo:

The 18th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival was held on Friday, November 22, 2019, at 6pm at the Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland.

Culinary partner, Headwaters at the Heathman, under the leadership of Executive Chef Michael Campbell and James Beard award-winning chef Vitaly Paley, provided the gourmet buffet throughout the Heathman Hotel's mezzanine and ground level Library. Headwaters is one of a handful of Oregon restaurants that has earned Leadership designation in the James Beard Foundation’s Smart Catch program, which promotes sustainability of the worldwide seafood supply chain.

The event, one of the largest of its kind on the West Coast, featured tastings hosted by prestigious French-connected vintners and importers, including Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2019, WillaKenzie EstatePacific RimRuby VineyardAnne Amie, Terroirs Originelsand Division Winemaking Company. Guests sampled spirits including Hardy Cognac and Balinoff Vodka (in a signature cocktail, the Perrier Greyhound).

The lavish buffet featured French and American brands in seafood, meats, breads, cheeses, desserts and more.

Brenda Braxton and Ashley Korslien of KGW will be the co-emcees of the 2019 event.

Click here to see photos from the previous Beaujolais Nouveau Festival.

Guests will also enjoy fabulous desserts provided by Pix Pâtisserie, St Honoré Boulangerie, Smitten Truffles, La Petite Provence, as well as fresh-baked bread from Grand Central and fabulous French cheese from Lactalis USA. Other popular features of the event include the “Wall of Wine” and live music by Heather Keizur.

Ticket options include General Admission (non-reserved seating), Young Professionals (price discount for those 35 and under), and reserved seating in specially designated sections of the venue. Some categories are limited – reserve early.

The event will feature a raffle of two roundtrip tickets on Air France, Seattle to Paris CDG.

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Carving Stations:

Round of Beef

Wild Mushroom & Potato Cakes, Natural Jus, Horseradish Cream

Roasted Porchetta

Cassoulet Beans, Pan Drippings, Mustards Served with Grand Central Bakery Breads

Chilled Seafood Selection from Headwaters Raw Bar:

Hama Hama Oysters on the Halfshell, Smoked Penn Cove Mussels, Poached Prawns, Gerard & Dominique Seafoods Kippered Salmon, Lox, Smoked Trout, Mignonette, Poblano Aïoli, Cocktail Sauce, Brûléed Lemon

Selection of Artisan Cheeses:

Imported and Domestic Cheeses Provided by Lactalis, Darigold, and L'Ermitage Grand Central Bakery Breads, Assorted Fruits, House Made Jams


Assorted Fabrique Délices Pâtés, Delpeyrat Jambon de Bayonne, le Bistro Jambon Blanc, Selection of Fabrique Délices Cured Meats, Salamis, Dijon Mustard, Pickled Vegetables, Grand Central Bakery Breads

Foie Gras & Sweetbreads:

Foie Gras by Nicky Farms USA Foie Gras Torchon, Foie Gras Terrine Cured Foie Gras, Smoked Hazelnut Butter, Huckleberry Jam, Brioche

Duck Rillette & Fois Gras Terrine

Crispy Sweetbreads, Cauliflower Purée, Apple & Celery Salad, Hazelnut Emulsion


Lemon Meringue Tarts, Chocolate Mousse Cups, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Blondies, Brownies, Crêpe Cakes, Assorted Cheesecakes

Assorted Desserts from St. Honoré Boulangerie, La Petite Provence, and Pix Pâtisserie

Chocolates by Smitten Artisan Truffles

Water Avenue Coffee and Stephen Smith Teas

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(Menu subject to change, due to availability.)

This event benefits the nonprofit missions of the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the
Pacific Northwest and the Alliance Française of Portland. Event support is gratefully acknowledged
to Quintessential Wines, Handcrafted Wines, Perrier / Nestlé Waters USA,
Air France, the Heathman Hotel, Headwaters at the Heathman, and many more.
Interested in sponsoring? Email event chair



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