Freeland Free Spirits celebrates female-identifying Oregonians who are busting through the glass ceilings and soaring. These are people who think and act in an uninhibited way without worrying about so-called rules or norms. We might call them non-conformists, rule-benders, iconoclasts, mavericks, or bohemians. We might say they march to their own beat, to their own muse. We appreciate them for their abilities to create beauty, to be original, to blaze trails, to celebrate unabashedly.

CURRENT FREE SPIRIT: LESLIE LEE

Nonprofit: The Soul box project

Leslie Lee, The Soul Box Project

Leslie Lee, The Soul Box Project

Congrats to Leslie Lee, our current Free Spirit. Leslie founded The Soul Box Project to raise awareness of the US gunfire epidemic through art. In less than 2 years, 66,000 Soul Boxes, hand folded origami boxes, have been collected from all over the country. Soul Boxes, representing 2 months of US gunfire deaths and injuries, are on display at @hatchlabpdx through mid-October. Visit the Tasting Room to try Leslie’s cocktail, The Soul Shine, benefiting The Soul Box Project.

The Soul Shine
1 oz Freeland Geneva
1 oz @portlandsyrups Root Beer syrup
.75 oz lemon
.5 oz Bonal

Shake all ingredients and double strain over a large ice cube into a rocks glass. Top with sparkling water. We use a ginger/lemon/orange ice cube. Want to learn how? Come to the Tasting Room and ask for a demo.


Heather rose otto

Nonprofit: SEE YOU AT THE SUMMIT

Heather Rose Otto, See You at the Summit

Heather Rose Otto, See You at the Summit

Congrats to Heather Rose Otto, August’s Free Spirit. After 16 years of building See You at the Summit, she is taking her first group of teens affected by cancer into the mountains. Using wilderness therapy, the medically supported trips are 100% free and help youths reclaim their lives and personal sense of power.

Heather worked with @littlehands to design the Junko, in honor of Junko Tabei, the first woman to summit Mount Everest and all Seven Summits, in spite of being considered too frail and weak.

JUNKO
1.5 oz Freeland Gin
.75 oz Giffards Peach liqueur
.75 oz Ancho Reyes
.75 oz Lemon Juice
4 Drops Hellfire Bitters


Shake and double strain into a Collins glass. Top with sparkling water and a slice of peach.


TANA ROSS

NONPROFIT: opal

Tana Ross, Bleeding Hearts Kettle Bell Club

Tana Ross, Bleeding Hearts Kettle Bell Club

Cheers to Tana Ross, a true Free Spirit. Tana is the owner of Bleeding Hearts Kettlebell Club, a space for strength of body and spirit that also supports underserved community members with free or low-cost membership. Tana’s cocktail supported OPAL, an environmental justice and civil rights organization in Oregon.

BLEEDING HEART
1.5 oz Freeland Gin
.75 oz Giffards Peach liqueur
1 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
1 bar spoon vanilla syrup


Muddle 6-7 raspberry add all ingredients in a shaker and shake. Double strain into a rocks glass and top with ice. Garnish with a raspberry and lemon.


GUadalupe GUAJARDO

NONPROFIT: LACE

Guadalupe Guajardo, Latina Associates for Collaborative Endeavors (LACE)

Guadalupe Guajardo, Latina Associates for Collaborative Endeavors (LACE)

Our second Free Spirit was awarded to Guadalupe Guajardo. Guadalupe has served for 30 years as a consultant to the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, specializing in multi-cultural training. With NAO, she recently launched Latina Associates for Collaborative Endeavors (LACE), providing support to nonprofits with bi-cultural and bi-lingual consultants. Guadalupe is a practicing nun, which inspired the name of her cocktail - Sisterhood.

SISTERHOOD
1.5 oz Freeland Gin
1 oz hibiscus liqueur
.75 oz lime juice
Sprinkled with chili salt


Dr. Shweta moorthy

NONPROFIT: Coalition for communities of color

Dr. Shweta Moorthy, Coalition of Communities of Color

Dr. Shweta Moorthy, Coalition of Communities of Color

Congratulations to Dr. Shweta Moorthy for receiving Freeland Spirits' 1st Free Spirit Award! Dr. Moorthy works for Coalition for Communities of Color, dismantling institutional racism in Oregon. She worked with Tasting Room Manager, @littlehands to design the "Shweta Old Fashioned, which was on the menu from April 17 - May 14. All proceeds went to the Coalition of Communities of Color. Join us in thanking Shweta for the bold and inspiring work she does for our community.

SHWETA’S OLD FASHIONED
1.75 oz Freeland Gin
1 bar spoon simple syrup
1 bar spoon St. Germain liqueur
4-5 dashes cardamom bitters
2-3 dashes grapefruit bitters