FOOD & DRINK EVENTS
Eat Beat Weekly Planner
Sip over 100 Southern Oregon wines without leaving the city, tour the new Tofurky factory in Hood River, plan your Feast Portland hangover recovery, and other top upcoming events.
The Hop & Vine Quinquennial Party
What: Blow out the candles with Hop & Vine at the bar and bottleshop’s fifth birthday bash. Guests will dance to live music and DJ sets, earn free raffle tickets, ham it up in the photobooth, enjoy $5 specials on burgers and drinks, and learn the definition of quinquennial.
When: Thursday, September 5 from 3 pm to close.
Where: The Hop & Vine, 1914 N. Killingsworth St.
How Much: Free to attend, with food and drink available for $5. Visit the event page for more information.
Tofurkyfest: New Facility Grand Opening
What: Embrace your plant-based side at the grand opening celebration of Tofurky’s new LEED Platinum food processing facility. The three-day event offers an exciting array of activities including rafting and hiking excursions, vegetarian cooking classes, tours of the new facility, a disco and costume ball, and golf, bocce, and disc golf tournaments.
When: Friday, September 6 at 10 am to Sunday, September 8 at 1 pm.
Where: Tofurky Plant, Anchor Way, Hood River, Oregon
How Much: Free tours, other events vary in price. Click here for tickets and more information.
Nicky USA’s Wild About Game
What: Savor the flavors of regionally-sourced rabbit, quail, elk, water buffalo, emu, and bison at this annual celebration of all things game. The meat-centric festival features cooking demonstrations, cookbooks signings, and an artisan marketplace, and culminates in a Seattle v. Portland celebrity chef cook-off.
When: Sunday, September 8 from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Where: Timberline Lodge, Government Camp, Oregon
How Much: $65 per person. Purchase tickets here.
Salty’s Panoramic Pinot Noir Celebration
What: Sip luscious pinot noirs from over a dozen local wineries while enjoying a stunning view of the Columbia River. Salty’s 5th Annual Panoramic Pinot celebration will feature wines from Dobbes Family Estate, Oak Knoll Winery, Montinore, Rex Hills, and many more. Attendees will also enjoy pork rillettes, lamb sliders, pinot braised mushrooms, and other savory appetizers.
When: Thursday, September 12 from 6 to 9 pm.
Where: Salty’s on the Columbia, 3839 NE Marine Dr.
How Much: $39 includes appetizers and tastes from all participating wineries. Call 503-288-4444 to make reservations.
Savor Southern Oregon
What: Explore the flavors of Southern Oregon without leaving town at this artisan food and wine showcase. Offerings include gourmet cheese, artisan chocolates, local food pairings, wine education station, Southern Oregon travel ideas, live music, and, best of all, more than 100 top regional wines.
When: Saturday, September 14 from 1 to 6 pm.
Where: Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave
How Much: $39 in advance, $50 at the door. Visit the Savor Southern Oregon website for tickets and more information.
Pacific Pie FEAST Hangover Brunch
What: Recover from the decadence of FEAST at this restorative Australian-style brunch. Pacific Pie will over a Pop-Up Aussie Hangover Brunch, which includes a delicious “pie floater,” a dose of Berocca (an Aussie hangover drink), unlimited Portland Roasting coffee, a drink at the Bloody Mary bar, and a surprise dessert. Proceeds will be donated to Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon.
When: Saturday, September 22 from 9 am to 12 pm.
Where: Pacific Pie Co, 1520 SE 7th Ave
How Much: $25 includes all the aforementioned goodies. Call 503-381-6157 to make reservations.
Help End Childhood Hunger at Irving Street Kitchen
What: Support efforts to end child hunger by attending this exclusive collaborative dinner. Irving Street Kitchen’s Chef Sarah Schafer will prepare the meal with four respected regional chefs, and guests will be able to view the kitchen via a live feed projected into the dining room. The event will also feature a musical performance by Rita Wilson and a cocktail reception, and proceeds will be donated to Share Our Strength, a non-profit working to end child hunger in America.
When: Monday, September 30 from 6 to 9:30 pm.
Where: Irving Street Kitchen, 701 NW 13th Ave
How Much: $250 per person, with tables available for four and eight. Buy tickets online or by calling 415-326-3767.
Great American Distillers Festival
What: Taste handcrafted rum, bourbon, whisky, vodka and gin at this celebration of American spirits. The festival also boasts a mixology contest, a lesson in cooking with spirits, live music and dancing, and much more.
When: Friday, October 4 from 5 to 10 pm and Saturday, October 5 from 1 to 10 pm.
Where: Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison St.
How Much: $20 includes a one-day pass with 10 tasting tickets. Purchase tickets here. Attendees must be 21 and over.
Bees & Seeds Festival
What: Salute seed savers, pay tribute to bees, and enjoy music, entertainment, and educational activities for all ages at this World Food Day celebration. Don’t miss Holladay Park’s temporary transformation into an urban farm bursting with local, organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO crops, including fresh fruit, veggies, flowers, grains, and beans.
When: Saturday, October 12 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Where: Holladay Park, NE 11th Ave and Holladay St.
How Much: Free—event attendees are encouraged to bring non-GMO cans and dried food to support a food drive for the Sunshine Division.
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