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Derby Day Tea at the Marshall House

It’s a race for the roses on Kentucky Derby Day at the Marshall House, where you’ll enjoy a beautiful spring-themed tea. If you can’t make it to Churchill Downs to watch the Kentucky Derby in person, no problem; just don your loveliest spring hat and come to the historic Marshall House, located at 1301 Officers Row, near Fort Vancouver. There will be two seatings at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. These seasonal teas at the Marshall House sell out rather quickly, so why not purchase tickets in advance by clicking here? You’ll be ahead by a nose!

There are few American sporting events with the history and popularity of the Kentucky Derby. The rich traditions— sipping a mint julep, donning a beautiful hat, and singing “My Old Kentucky Home”—make it more than just a horse race. The Kentucky Derby has grown into an American cultural event unlike any other, and remains the longest running sporting event in the United States, dating back to 1875. In a sea of bright colors, feathers, and frills, the crowd that gathers at the track is always dressed to the nines. For ladies, an elaborately adorned hat is customary—so “embrace the lace” and dress like your horse is going to win.

The $36 price per person includes a selection of Harney & Sons fine teas as well as seasonal sweet and savory treats. (Sorry, no gluten-free options are available.) For more information about this and other events hosted by the Fort Vancouver National Trust, visit http://fortvan.org/.

Crazy Cat Person Tea

Here is JUST what you need right now: CATS! AND TEA! Indulge both of these passions at the Camas Public Library‘s Crazy Cat Person Tea, happening from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12.

This is for adults who love cats and wholeheartedly embrace their passion for cats, cats, and more cats—and who understand that crazy isn’t necessarily a disadvantage. Wear your favorite crazy cat attire (a bedazzled sweatshirt, perhaps, or a cardigan with appliquéd cat motif? Doesn’t matter, as long as it’s got plenty of cat hair on it), and bring your favorite cat mug and saucer.

The menu includes Tetley’s British Blend Black Tea, tea sandwiches, scones, lemon curd, disgustingly delicious litterbox cake (it’s a thing! Check out this link: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/7415/kitty-litter-cake/) and other assorted sweet treats. Table decorations will be given away as door prizes. Sign-up is required due to limited seating; call 360-834-4692 or come into the library to sign up at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas.

Crazy Cat Person Tea

Here is JUST what you need right now: CATS! AND TEA! Indulge both of these passions at the Camas Public Library‘s Crazy Cat Person Tea, happening from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12.

This is for adults who love cats and wholeheartedly embrace their passion for cats, cats, and more cats—and who understand that crazy isn’t necessarily a disadvantage. Wear your favorite crazy cat attire (a bedazzled sweatshirt, perhaps, or a cardigan with appliquéd cat motif? Doesn’t matter, as long as it’s got plenty of cat hair on it), and bring your favorite cat mug and saucer.

The menu includes Tetley’s British Blend Black Tea, tea sandwiches, scones, lemon curd, disgustingly delicious litterbox cake (it’s a thing! Check out this link: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/7415/kitty-litter-cake/) and other assorted sweet treats. Table decorations will be given away as door prizes. Sign-up is required due to limited seating; call 360-834-4692 or come into the library to sign up at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas.

Tea at Pomeroy Farm

Stick out your pinky and decide whether you want one lump or two, because the beautiful Pomeroy Tea Room at Pomeroy Living History Farm is hosting a series of themed teas beginning with a St. Patrick’s Day Tea on Saturday, March 14, and ending with a Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 9.

The tea luncheon is $16.95 per person plus tax, and includes lots of fresh-baked teatime treats from the Pomeroy Tea Room kitchen: assorted tea sandwiches, scones, desserts, and two varities of tea. For a small additional fee, you and your party can also tour the Pomeroy family’s historic log home. Seating for all teas begin at noon. Below are the dates still available:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Tea: March 14
  • Anne of Green Gables Tea: April 11 and 18
  • Mother’s Day Tea: May 2, 6, and 9

Call 360-686-3537 to reserve your spot. Pomeroy Farm is located at 20902 N.E. Lucia Falls Rd. in between Battle Ground and Yacolt. To learn more about this marvelous, family-owned working farm, visit www.pomeroyfarm.org. You won’t want to miss the farm’s free Country Life Fair and Herb & Plant Sale on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26.

 

Tea at the Marshall House

The beautiful and historically significant Marshall House, located at 1301 Officers Row in the Fort Vancouver National Site, will open its doors for an autumn-themed Historic Tea Party on Saturday, Oct. 18, with Harney & Sons fine teas to complement the sweet and savory treats you’ll enjoy. Guests will dine on English transferware, a type of pottery that has a pattern applied by transferring the print from a copper plate to a specially sized paper and finally to the pottery itself. Fort Vancouver has the largest collection of Spode/Copeland English transferware pottery artifacts in the world.

MarshallHouseTwo seatings are available for tea at the Marshall House: 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reserve your teapot today by contacting Julie Kummer at 360-693-3103 or julie.kummer@fortvan.org, or buy your tickets online here.

The Marshall House is also available for weddings, receptions, family gatherings and business events. Built as quarters for the post commander in 1886, the elegant Queen Anne Victorian home is named for General George C. Marshall, who served as commander of Vancouver Barracks from 1936-38. Click here for more information.

 

Garden Tea Party at The Grant House

“Time for tea!” is undoubtedly one of the most delightful phrases in the English language. (“It’s on sale!” is another.) And, while there’s never really a bad time to have a cuppa, summer is particularly conducive to leisurely outdoor sipping. Fortunately, The Grant House on historic Officer’s Row is ready to thumbs_patio-event-001indulge your desire for an outdoor teatime on Saturday, July 19. Tea will be served on the East Lawn at 11 a.m., along with housemade scones, jam, clotted cream, tea sandwiches, salad, fruit, and finger-friendly delicious tidbits of pastry, cake, and tartlettes for dessert.

This garden tea party is perfect for you and a special friend (or perhaps a group of friends—the more the merrier). Children are welcome and special pots of children’s tea will be available. And you might want to wear your fanciest hat, just in case the Queen is there. The cost is $20 for adults or $15 for kids ages six to ten; children age five and under are free. Reservations are required by calling 360.906.1101 or visiting www.thegranthouse.us.

 

 

 

Drink This!

There's a lot to drink here on the North Bank—handcrafted beer, award-winning wine, top-notch house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and artisinally distilled spirits…Vancouver's artisan beverage makers invite you to try them all at the next Drink This! event.

Stroll around downtown Vancouver and visit our coffeehouses, tasting rooms and brewpubs. In addition to enjoying the yummy drinks, there'll be live music in many venues and the beveragemakers themselves will be on hand to discuss the finer points of distilling, brewing, roasting, fermenting, and blending. Businesses will stay open late to give you exta time to browse, sample, discuss (and perhaps purchase).

Don't know where to start? Check in with the Drink This Facebook page and look for a map to help plan your evening. There's to registration or admission fee to participate, although some businesses may charge for samples. Visit individual websites for more information, including (but definitely not limited to) Brewed 360, Torque Coffee Roasters, Loowit Brewing, Niche Wine & Art Bar, Burnt Bridge Cellars, Cellar 55, Mint Tea, Mt. Tabor Brewery, and Compass Coffee.

Drink This! Saturday

There's a lot to drink here on the North Bank: handcrafted beer, award-winning wine, top-notch house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and artisinally distilled spirits. Vancouver's artisan beverage makers invite you to try them all at the next Drink This! event on Saturday, March 22, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Stroll around downtown Vancouver and visit our coffeehouses, tasting rooms and brewpubs. In addition to enjoying the yummy drinks, there'll be live music in many venues and the beveragemakers themselves will be on hand to discuss the finer points of distilling, brewing, roasting, fermenting, and blending. Businesses will stay open late to give you exta time to browse, sample, discuss (and perhaps purchase).

Don't know where to start? Check in with the Drink This Facebook page and look for a map to help plan your evening. There's no registration or admission fee to participate, although some businesses may charge for samples. Visit individual websites for more information, including (but definitely not limited to) Brewed 360, Torque Coffee Roasters, Loowit Brewing, Niche Wine & Art Bar, Burnt Bridge Cellars, Cellar 55, Mint Tea, Mt. Tabor Brewery, and Compass Coffee.

Drink This!

There's a lot to drink here on the North Bank—handcrafted beer, award-winning wine, top-notch house-roasted coffee and hand-blended tea, not to mention hard cider and artisinally distilled spirits…Vancouver's artisan beverage makers invite you to try them all at the next Drink This! event on Saturday, March 22, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Stroll around downtown Vancouver and visit our coffeehouses, tasting rooms and brewpubs. In addition to enjoying the yummy drinks, there'll be live music in many venues and the beveragemakers themselves will be on hand to discuss the finer points of distilling, brewing, roasting, fermenting, and blending. Businesses will stay open late to give you exta time to browse, sample, discuss (and perhaps purchase).

Don't know where to start? Check in with the Drink This Facebook page and look for a map to help plan your evening. There's to registration or admission fee to participate, although some businesses may charge for samples. Visit individual websites for more information, including (but definitely not limited to) Brewed 360, Torque Coffee Roasters, Loowit Brewing, Niche Wine & Art Bar, Burnt Bridge Cellars, Cellar 55, Mint Tea, Mt. Tabor Brewery, and Compass Coffee.