More than 50 craft spirits will descend on Portland, Ore. later this month for the 5th Annual Great American Distillers Festival. The festival is a gathering of craft distilleries from coast to coast. Attendees will be able to meet the distillers, taste their spirits and purchase signature cocktails. Bill Owens, president of the American Distillers Institute will give an opening presentation. And, as part of the event, the 3rd Annual Mixmaster Mixology Competition will take place, with 24 top bartenders from Oregon and Washington competing for a $1,000 prize.

The festival will take place Oct. 24 and 25 at the Bossanova Ballroom. Visit for more information.