Preview of PDX Weed Week presented by TJ’s Gardens
There is a lot happening during PDX Weed Week, which takes place Nov. 30 to Dec. 4. Here are some of the highlights and events to know about!
Weedmaps Cannabis Crawl
Kicking off PDX Weed Week presented by TJ’s Gardens is the Weedmaps Cannabis Crawl. The idea is simple: groups of PDX Weed Week attendees will go from cannabis-business to cannabis-business in the downtown vicinity to learn more about them. First, Weedmaps’ cannabis “crawlers” will gather at Burnside Brewing (701 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR, 97214) to meet up and have a drink. Next, attendees will break into 2-3 groups and embark upon their trek, where they will visit multiple retail facilities and enjoy special discounts. Finally, crawlers will be taken back to Burnside Brewery where they can mix and network and share their experiences with their fellow crawlers.
It’s different. It’s dynamic. And for people who don’t have the opportunity to get out and see Portland’s cannabis community, it’s absolutely something special. The crawl takes place Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. To register, signup for PDX Weed Week and register for the event at pdxweedweek.com/tickets.
TJ’s Gardens VIP Party
Don’t miss a great opportunity to mix and mingle, and eat delicious food prepared by Cannabis Classic award-winning chef Michelle DelaPena. DelaPena is flying in from Alaska to treat PDX Weed Week VIPs to an infused-dining experience they are sure to remember. Here is a sneak-preview of the menu she has prepared for the event:
- infused Jalapeño Cream Cheese, wrapped in Prosciutto, served with award-winning infused Brazilian Chimichurri Garlic Compound Butter (infused with award-winning sativa strain Odin’s Beard) tossed with asparagus
*Herb Vinaigrette Salad
- spring salad with Herb Vinaigrette made with the potent award-winning indica strain called Dank the Dank
- Wrapped Pork & Chicken sausage, spiced & infused with Red Pepper oil and award-winning indica strain Dank the Tank, served with sweet chili dipping sauce.
- Steak strips with orzo spinach pasta & seasonal veggies, all made with award-winning infused Brazilian Chimchurri Garlic Compound Butter
- Award-winning Odin’s Beard infused Cinnamon Sugar Butter, Alaskan Blueberry Bread Pudding, topped with caramel sauce
This event is exclusive to VIPs. Please get your PDX Weed Week VIP pass at pdxweedweek.com/tickets
Lectures Series sponsored by Phylos Bioscience
For people who value learning, insights, and information, the Weed Week Lecture Series is second-to-none. The lecture series, which takes place Thursday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 2, features more than 30 seminars across four separate tracks. Whether you are interested in breeding and growing or health and wellness, from cannabis technology to perfecting your cannabis palate, no matter your interest in cannabis, you will discover something new and exciting at the PDX Weed Week Lecture Series. To see an entire list of talks and seminars, and to signup for the event, visit pdxweedweek.com.
Beer Tasting event
One of the talks that is getting a lot of early attention is the “Cannabis & Hops” talk led by Elan Walsky of Coalition Brewing. Held at Eastburn restaurant, and at the end of the talk, Coalition will launch their hemp-based, CBD-infused beer to PDX Weed Week attendees. This talk is set for Friday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. To register, signup for PDX Weed Week presented by TJ’s Gardens at pdxweedweek.com/tickets
Oregon’s Finest Launch Party
PDX Weed Week attendees will have another opportunity to mix, mingle, and network with like-minded cannabis leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators at the Oregon’s Finest Launch Party on Friday, Dec. 2. Drinks and light appetizers will be provided by Launch Party sponsor Oregon’s Finest, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Trio club located at 909 E. Burnside St. To register for the Oregon’s Finest Launch Party, signup for PDX Weed Week presented by TJ’s Gardens at pdxweedweekcom/tickets.
TJ’s Gardens Taste of Terps Festival
There is no better way to celebrate PDX Weed Week than tasting and sampling some of the finest cannabis products from some of Oregon’s finest cultivators and processors. The Taste of Terps Festival brings together the best of Oregon’s cannabis cultivators, processors, and chefs to celebrate the artisan cannabis movement. PDX Weed Week all-access passes include unlimited tasters, while supplies last. To register for the Taste of Terps Festival, signup for PDX Weed Week presented by TJ’s Gardens at pdxweedweek.com/tickets.
Exhibitors Fair at PDX Weed Week
The PDX Weed Week exhibitor’s fair takes place on Sunday, Dec. 4, and is FREE to the public. Visitors can look forward to interesting expositions of exhibitors from all around the northwest. There will be cultivation technology, fertilizers, seeds, smoking accessories, and, of course, samples. Other highlights of the exhibitor’s fair include cannabis cooking demonstrations, TJ’s outdoor garden, and PitchFest with The Marijuana Show.
People with a cannabis business idea will have a chance to step up to the plate and pitch their ideas to the ladies of The Marijuana Show at Pitchfest on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Weed Week exhibitor's fair. The top four finishers will be given an opportunity to present their idea to Ackrell Capital for an investment of up to $50,000 and access to their resources.
People interested in participating in Pitchfest on Sunday must first attend the “7 Steps to a Successful Pitch,” discussion on Friday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m, presented by Wendy Robbins and Karen Paull of The Marijuana Show.
“PitchFest is one of the great events of Weed Week,” said one of the organizers, Cory Wray. “With the cannabis industry being so new, there is a lot of potential and possibility for new ideas and businesses. It’s our aim to connect innovators and investors and get things done.”
The best PitchFest ideas will then get to pitch to Ackrell Capital for a chance earn an investment and to join CannaVator, a business accelerator program for companies in the cannabis industry.
You know what they say - “Pitches get riches!” So if you have a cannabis business idea, register for PitchFest, attend the seminar, and knock-it-out of the park on Sunday, Dec. 4 to earn a chance at an investment from Ackrell Capital.
Cannabis Classic Awards show
PDX Weed Week presented by TJ’s Gardens will conclude with the Cannabis Classic awards show and closing ceremonies, where we will be recognizing individuals who inspire, innovate and excel within Oregon’s cannabis industry. The Cannabis Classic is the most prestigious cannabis competition in the northwest, and will award participants in the following categories: Highest THC, Highest CBD, Top Newcomer, Best Edible, Best Concentrate, Best Hybrid, Best Indica, Best Sativa, and Best-in-Show. The commences Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. and is FREE to the general public.
PDX Weed Week and the Cannabis Classic would not be possible without the support of TJ’s Gardens. As the cannabis industry grows and evolves, it’s important to support the businesses like TJ’s Gardens - businesses that support the cannabis movement and cannabis community. Over time, new businesses will enter into the cannabis industry. It’s important to know and support cannabis businesses, such as TJ’s Gardens, who have been there from the start. Next time you go into your favorite retail dispensary, ask them if they have TJ’s Gardens product, and if they don’t demand that they get them. Not only does TJ’s Gardens support events, they also are a big contributor to the medical cannabis community, providing that community with free cannabis monthly. TJ’s Gardens is widely known for their sustainable cultivation practices and quality cannabis. High Times magazine called their TJ’s Durban Poison the “best tasting marijuana on earth.” PDX Weed Week and the Cannabis Classic is honored to have TJ’s Gardens as the presenting sponsor.