PDX Hot Sauce Expo

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We like it spicy, here at FOTM.  Way back when, before there was Fire on the Mountain, there was a dream to open a restaurant that served spicy food, somewhere on or near a mountain.  About 65 miles from Mt. Hood, FOTM has been keeping Portland spicy for almost 12 years.  That being said, we were honored to be included in the first annual PDX Hot Sauce Expo.  We were honored and we also had a blast.  With our mouths on fire, we chatted with longtime customers and visitors from other parts of the country.  The response was great and most people agreed that El Jefe is indeed no joke.  One woman did walk away after claiming it had barely any spice.  More power to her.  We also got to try some other hot sauces from around the country and world for that matter.  Adoboloco from Hawaii has some great sauces, especially their Pineapple offering. Char Man sauces from California were fresh and delicious.  Local favorites and the good folks from Secret Aardvark are always serving up some solid Jerk sauce and black bean garlic sauce. There was hot sauce made with Kombucha (Stinging Kombucah), spicy Horseradish sauce from Torchbearers, amazing spicy chili oil from local Hot Mama's salsa and some ridiculously spicy and delicious sauces from Puckerbutt as well as Cobra Chili from the land down under.  There were a bunch more delicious sauces from vendors you can check out on the PDX Hot Sauce Expo website.  http://www.pdxhotsauceexpo.com/ Not only was there omnipresent sauce, but we had the pleasure of witnessing wrestling matches, a spicy taco eating contest, a spicy pizza eating contest (we provided the pizza) and the highlight (at least for my daughter) the chihuahua beauty contest.  Thanks to our customers, staff and the good folks at HIgh River sauces for putting on a sweet, er...spicy festival that we hope continues for years to come.          

Trailblazers fan favorite Brian Grant at our Fremont location!

Trailblazers fan favorite Brian Grant at our Fremont location!

On April 19th, we teamed up with the Brian Grant Foundation to raise money for the fight against Parkinson's disease! Thank you to he and Philip Hodapp for working with us to make this such a special night! Additional thanks to all our friends and patrons who came out to eat delicious food and support such an important cause!

 

 

 

Ain't No Nation Like a Donation...

We love to pay it forward here at FOTM and be a positive force in the community.  We also like to roll up our sleeves and get dirty.  About a week ago, we did just that with the great local charity Friends of Trees.  We helped support a tree planting in the Cully neighborhood, while also donating some food and getting out in the field to be a part of the process.  It was great to help the neighborhood while also interacting with our neighbors and fellow employees.  In the same vein, we will be hosting one of our special charity nights on Tuesday April 19th.  On this night, we will be donating 25% of our dinner proceeds (5- close) from all 3 restaurants to the Brian Grant Foundation, which helps in the fight against Parkinson's disease.  Ex-Blazer and fan favorite Brian Grant will be in attendance at our Fremont restaurant.  So come on down and eat some wings for a great cause and get to meet one of our local heroes.  Keep Portland Kind and Generous! 

Spread Aloha!

Spread Aloha!

Aloha Wingnuts!  We recently got back from our 3rd stint at the Kona Brewfest on the Big Island of Hawaii.  It was hard work but you know what they say.  This is definitely a tradition that we are embracing.  The kind folks at Kona Brewing put on a great brewfest at the cozy confines of the King Kamehameha hotel.  If you've ever thought about going, we heartily endorse it.  We also love to give our brewers a chance to rest their bones after long days in the brewery and experience the majesty of the Big Island.  One of the many highlights was kayaking with a pod of spinner dolphins in the Keauhou Bay by the Captain Cook Monument.  This was after visiting one of our favorite haunts, The Coffee Shack in the Captain Cook area.  Some of the best views with breakfast that you can ever imagine.  Imagine eating fresh papaya with strong local coffee, mango and avocado trees below and the bay off in the distance, while a nice ocean breeze helps put you in another dimension that can only happen in Hawaii.  We've all come back renewed and inspired.  Mahalo! 

Shocks of Sheba in 22oz Bottles!

Shocks of Sheba in 22oz Bottles!

SHOCKS OF SHEBA in 22 ounce BOTTLES! 

All hands were on deck to bottle 175 cases of our Shocks of Sheba IPA last Friday, and it couldn't have gone any smoother! We had expert bottling help from Mobile Bottling Solutions, and a great cast on hand to pop a few open and taste the finished product!

Come in to any of our locations and taste for yourself! $5 a bottle.