Events and Deals Around the Region
Stout Month at the coast, truffles galore, and a two-for-one offer on Mount Hood
WHAT: In February, Astoria’s Fort George Brewery celebrates its fifth annual Stout Month with a rotating cast of at least eight stouts on tap, among them a Mexican chocolate stout, a Polish black walnut stout, a bourbon barrel stout, plus Fort George’s signature Cavatica stout. February 18 marks the height of the festivities, when tarot card readers, fire dancers, and tattoo artists will be on site at the brewery’s Astoria taproom for a "Dark Arts Festival."
WHEN: February 1–29
WHERE: Fort George Brewery, Astoria
Urban Supper Series
WHAT: Plate & Pitchfork kicks off its tenth year of farm dinners with an urban supper series dubbed Forklift. The first supper offers a lesson in savory-sweet pairings from chocolate master David Briggs of Xocolatl de David and Crown Paella’s Scott Ketterman. Following the lesson, you’ll indulge in a three-course meal, each paired with wine. $50 per person
WHEN: 5 p.m. February 12
WHERE: Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine, 10610 SE Main St., Milwaukie
WHAT: Created to celebrate the Oregon truffles (at their peak this month), the Oregon Truffle Festival is the first of its kind in North America. Now in it seventh year, this festival is dedicated to sharing the experience of the chefs, foragers, and fans of Oregon’s wild truffles with lectures, truffle hunting outings, recipes, and dinners. Tickets from $15
WHEN: January 27–29
Headed to Hood for a day on the slopes? Why not make it two? Through March, the Resort at the Mountain is offering a Friday night stay for only $10 when you book Thursday night too. Details at theresort.com.