Lamb’s Palisades Market is helping to kick off the season of entertaining with its annual Holiday Show this Wednesday, November 7, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Judging by the number of calls store manager Nick Goldsmith has received from customers inquiring about the date, chances are it will be the popular gathering spot it has been for the last 14 years.
While all of the Lamb’s markets host a Holiday Show, the Lake Oswego one is the busiest by far.
“Our customers really look forward to it,” explains Goldsmith who provides a limousine service to transport folks from the United Methodist Church parking lot at 1855 South Shore to the store at 1377 McVey. “It’s our way of thanking them for shopping with us all year.”
The show features over 50 vendors (Goldsmith actually has to turn vendors away) who will be sampling everything from beer and wine to eggnog and gluten free products. Day-of wine specials bring out the oenophiles in the crowd and experienced noshers can make a meal out of the offerings.
The most unusual item available for sampling? That would be ostrich which was a hit a few years back.
While the food and beverage may be what brings locals through the doors during this annual event, it’s the conversation that keeps them there longer than they planned.
The turnout which Goldsmith estimates in the hundreds, ensures that before too long, you’ll be discussing the nuances of an Argyle Chardonnay or doing taste tests of your favorite pesto with your neighbor or friend that you’ve just run into. In a town that likes to entertain, this is a happening so plan on being there.