About Us

Founded in 2009, Portland Cocktail Week is a week-long educational event that provides bartenders with the tools they need to take the next step in their careers through classes, networking and guided experiences. The first bartending conference to focus on the “business of the bar,” its majors include Anti-Waste, Applied Sciences, Bartending & Hospitality, Bar Ownership, Bar Management, and Consulting. Portland Cocktail Week is free of charge for bartenders. Applicants are selected based on the quality of their essays, geography, gender and racial equity.

Portland Cocktail Week is presented by Lush Life Productions, the only singularly-focused bartender advocacy agency in the U.S.

meet the team

Lindsey Johnson
Founder

Britany Leach
Education / Sponsorship

Liz Porter
Events / Varsity

Leo Borovskiy
Technology / Media

TJ Ghant
Event Producer

Josh Brasted
Photography Lead

Will McCrory
Exhibition

Nick Hogan
Social Media

Chris Manis
Career Counseling

Josh Gandee
Career Counseling

meet the 2019 DEANS

Portland Cocktail Week’s Education Program 

Kelsey Ramage
Anti-Waste Dean

Ian Griffith
Anti-Waste Dean

Dorothy Elizabeth
Applied Sciences Dean

Jared Sadoian
Applied Sciences Dean

Donny Clutterbuck
Applied Sciences Dean

Jackson Cannon
Bar Management Dean

Lynnette Marrero
Bar Management Dean

Angie Fetherston
Bar Ownership Dean

Derek Brown
Bar Ownership Dean

Phoebe Esmon
Bartending and Hospitality Dean

Sother Teague
Bartending And Hospitality Dean

Ashtin Berry
Consulting Dean

Otis Florance
Consulting Dean

Alberto Lorenzo
Sexual Assault Prevention

Jen Colliau
Entrepreneurship

Amie Ward
The Healthtender

Mia Love
Personal Finance

Kyle Zimmerman
Personal Finance

meet the 2o19 VARSITY

The Varsity Team is the event production mentorship program of Portland Cocktail Week. These amazing humans are involved in every aspect of PDXCW production.