Here’s All The Parties Happening At SCA Expo Portland 2023

Expo doesn’t end when the staff of the Oregon Convention Center asks you kindly for the third time to please leave the premises. The full Expo experience is a multi-sensory, pan-location three-day undertaking. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, but luckily there is coffee everywhere and at all times to keep you properly girded for the many festivities lasting into the AM hours.

And lo the post-Expo happenings are myriad. So many, in fact, that you’d be excused for missing a few. Luckily, your friends here at Sprudge have you covered. We’ve compiled—and will be constantly updating—a list of all the best events, parties, and shindigs taking place off-site during the extended Expo weekend.

Have an Expo party you want included? Let us know!

Thursday, April 20th

Expo Game Night
Join Sprudge Editor at Large Jenn Chen and Pacific Foods’ Nathanael May for a low-key, non-alcoholic night of board games away from the madness of Expo. Taking place at Pacific HQ, there will be vegan snacks provided by Pacific as well as a selection of non-alcoholic beverages sourced by yours truly. RSVPs are not required but are encouraged and can be made here.
707 SE Belmont St — 6pm to 9pm

Deluxe Coffee Getdown by Proud Mary Coffee, Barista Magazine, and Roast Magazine
Drink and dance the night away at the Proud Mary roastery to get you ready for a wild weekend. There will be DJ sets by Lem “Sexyfoam” Butler and B Line Dot.
3961 N. Williams Ave, Portland — 7pm to late

Friday, April 21st

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Cafe Imports Producer Roaster Party
Come hang with roasters from across the country as well as Cafe Imports’ producer partners who made the trip to Expo. Taking place at Olympia Provisions Public House, small plates and free drinks will be available for all who attend. RSVP here.
3384 SE Division Street, Portland — 5:30pm to 9pm

Stumptown x Oatly
Join Stumptown and Oatly at The Evergreen for a night of drinks, plant-based bites, Oatly affogatos, an Oatly latte art jam, and live music from Shabazz Palaces with special guests Abronia and DJ Lapaushi. RSVP here.
618 SE Alder St, Portland, OR — 7pm to 12am, with VIP hours beginning at 6pm

Black Rabbit x Deadstock Coffee Karaoke Party
Black Rabbit Service and Deadstock Coffee are teaming up for a karaoke shindig. Sponsored by the Hemro Group, the party will going down at the Black Rabbit Service office.
6322 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR — 8pm to late

MiiR x Claima SCA Expo After Party
Join Miir as they team up with Claima for a night of drinks and appetizers and to learn more about Claima’s “Claim a Seat” campaign. RSVP here.
726 SE 6th Avenue, Portland — 7pm to 9pm

Big Lebowski Party by Eversys
Grab a Sioux City Sarsaparilla and a 12lb ball and head over to the Grand Central Bowling Alley for a Big Lebowski-themed party hosted by Eversys. Urnex will be providing the swag so make sure you bring something to carry it all in (The ringer cannot look empty, dude).
808 SE Morrison St, Portland — 7pm to 11pm

Saturday, April 22nd

2023: An Espresso Odyssey by La Marzocco
La Marzocco knows how to throw an Expo party and they’re going space-themed this year. Taking place at Revolution Hall, it will be a “night of celebration, great music, and space-themed surprises.” Food and drinks will be available for all (2 drink and 1 food ticket will be provided upon entry). It’s first come, first served, and once the venue reaches capacity, that’s it, so make sure you arrive early.
1300 SE Stark St #203, Portland — 8pm

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The Brewlyweds Show by The Barista League
Have a little retro fun with a Newlyweds-style gameshow, hosted by The Barista League. Hosted at the White Owl Social Club, come watch “celebrity coffee couples” answer questions about their partners. There will be food and drinks, prizes, and a vinyl DJ spinning music all night long. RSVP here.
1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland — 6pm to 1am

Sunday, April 23rd

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Coffee Prom by Go Fund Bean

Go Fund Bean is hosting their first even in-person fundraiser at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom. Known as the Coffee Prom, it will be a night of dancing and good times, including a buffet dinner and non-alcoholic drinks as well as a silent auction benefitting GFB’s 2023 and 2024 programming. Items up for auction include “coffee swag, online lessons, and all-expenses-paid vacation packages.” The theme of the Coffee Prom is swag, and “outfits and costumes fit for the theme are highly encouraged.” Tickets for the event are available on a sliding scale, with a minimum price of $20; $40 is the suggested donation. Tickets can be purchased here.
1332 W Burnside St, Portland — 6pm to 11pm

This list is updating regularly, so stay tuned!

Have an Expo party you want included? Let us know!


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