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PORTLAND, ORE. (May 8, 2013) – Largest Airport Tequila Bar Celebrates at PDX

Portland International Airport travelers (over 21) are invited to a tequila tasting Thursday, May 9 during the grand opening of the new tequila bar at Sandoval’s Tequila Grill. The event at 3:30 p.m. on Concourse C is sponsored by Herradura and Cazadores.


With more than 200 types of tequila to choose from, Sandoval’s at PDX has the largest selection of tequila of any U.S. airport. The former Mexican restaurant has expanded its footprint and services on Concourse C to provide a fresh new concept for guests, more tequila options, and additional seating to complement its mix of Northwest-inspired Mexican and American foods. A variety of menu items can be substituted to accommodate specialty diets, and gluten-free options are also available.

“We want our customers to feel like family,” said Danny Sandoval, owner of Sandoval’s Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar. “A wise man once said, wherever you find your passion, you’ll find success. So here I am. I love my job, but most of all, I enjoy the customers we serve from all around the world.”

Tequila connoisseur Sandoval believes in old traditions when it comes to harvesting tequila. He travels to Mexico each year to select his own barrels of tequila and bottles them for purchase, in addition to selling other brands. Tequila harvested in Mexico contains sugar from the blue agave plant to produce an exceptionally flavorful, smooth and authentic taste.

“This is a great new option for travelers,” said Vince Granato, Chief Operating Officer, Port of Portland. “Sandoval’s is an excellent addition to PDX’s award winning concessions program and unique blend of local and national brands.”

Family owned and operated for more than 26 years, Sandoval’s has three locations in the Portland metro area, including two (pre-and post-security) at PDX. This well-liked restaurant and tequila bar earns top in its class for recycling in the PDX Recycles Program and uses environmentally friendly to-go containers. The restaurant is currently on its sixth select barrel of tequila from Mexico, which equates to nearly 1,400 bottles. Sandoval has restored the tequila barrels and uses them as table stands.

Contact: Steve Johnson 503.415.6591

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