Except for the labels on the cannabis, it looks like a Soho loft party. Natural light colors the city-block-long room in Southwest Portland, occupied by a snaking arrangement of tables set for 75 dinner guests.
Nearby, a DJ spins downtempo, clubby beats, and a caterer holding a tray of petite glassware approaches and offers me the evening's amuse-bouche, a white gazpacho—delicious and thick with an aromatic, garlic kick.
At the center of the room, attendees mingle at the long hardwood bar, where Coalition Brewing runs taps of their new CBD-infused beers, while an array of vendors from the cannabis industry give hands-on tours of their products.
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Matt Stangel ~ WWeek.com ~