For all you weekend kitchen warriors, avid foodies, budding career-minded chefs, and those who just want to goof around with produce and drink wine with your friends, we've compiled a list of some of the best culinary classes Portland has to offer—and if being stuck in the kitchen isn't quite your thing, you'll find a a handful of urban farm tours, clamming and crabbing clinics on the coast, and educationa; barstool-based booze opportunities.

libation education

Raven & Rose Cocktail Classes
Every month bar director, David Shenaut, and bar manager, Alan Akwai, teach guests how to make classic cocktails through essential techniques and recipes to recreate them at home.
Upcoming class: Sparkling Wines
Description: Learn to mix four cocktails, this class is part of Portland Bubbles Week.
When:
May 4, 3 pm – 5 pm
Where: Raven & Rose, 1331 SW Broadway
How Much: $50

Multnomah Whiskey Library
Boasting an unparalleled selection of whiskey and distilled spirits, the Library not only enjoys serving but discussing their selections, the history of whiskey, the founders of whiskey, and making whiskey worldwide.
Upcoming class: In Praise of the Ponies: Kentucky Derby at the Library!
Description: Experience Louisville drinks and culture while the 140th Run for the Roses broadcasts
When: May 3, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: 1124 SW Alder
How Much: $50

gourmet party

Abby's Table's "Cook With" Dinner Parties
Parties and cooking go hand-in-hand under the expert guidance of health-focused chef Abby Fammartino. Create a three-course dinner with your friends, sipping wine, while learning new dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients that cater to gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free diets, or any other diet you wish. Fammartino also provides private classes for individuals on the subject of your choice, as well as cooking series open to the public throughout the year at the Food as Medicine Institute.
Upcoming classes: Little Tykes Cooking Class: School Lunches
Description:
Parent-child cooking course inclusive of all diets, designed for even the pickiest eater
When:
April 19, 9 am – 11 am
Where:
Charlee’s Kitchen, 2220 SW 1st Ave
How Much:
$65

Good Keuken
This gourmet culinary institute housed in the Old Salt Marketplace is rooted in teaching sustainability and supporting local practices. They offer everything from one-off classes for the cooking hobbyist to a diploma program for those seeking a credible entrance into the field, with Good Keuken's philosophy of fostering a relationship with regional cusine. Classes through Good Keuken are focused and taught by their staff of carefully chosen instructors.

Upcoming class: Robin Asbell & Mother’s Day Cooking Class AND BrunchDescription: Make brunch with Mom under Robin Asbell's guidance, author of Gluten Free Pasta  
When: May 11, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Good Keuken, 5031 NE 42nd Ave.
How Much: $65

Upcoming class: Cooking in Color – Tender Green Shoots
Description: Learn simple ways to add fresh, dried, and preserved plants of the Northwest to your menu
When: May 22, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Good Keuken, 5031 NE 42nd Ave.
How Much: $55

outta the kitchen

Get Dirty Farm Tours
Get out of the kitchen and go to the source of what's on your shopping list with a tour to local, ecologically-sustainable farms. Find out how farms are growing and cultivating crops responsibly in our own backyard.

Upcoming tour: Portland Urban Farms Tour
Description: Walking tour of five urban farms in the Cully neighborhood, with picnic and wine provided
When: May 7, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Good Keuken, 5031 NE 42nd Ave.
How Much: $49

Upcoming tour: Farming with Draft Horses
Description: Find out the benefits of farming with draft horses while visiting 47th Avenue Farm's Grand Island location, followed by Illahe Farms
When: May 31, 9 am – 4 pm
Where: 47th Avenue Farm, 18400 Lower Island Rd
How Much: $69 for one, $99 for two. Kids 12 and under are Free!

Clamming & Crabbing the Coast

Learn how to harvest your own clams and crabs with year-round family-friendly clinics on Tillamook Bay. Armed with these simple techniques, it's even more reason to get out of the house and onto the beach any time of the year.

Upcoming Clamming Clinics

When: May 9, 2:15 pm
Where:
Driftwood Public Library, 801 SW Hwy 101
How Much: Free! Visit Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau's site for more info and more dates.

When: May 16 at 7:45 am and May 17 at 8:30 am
Where:
Harborview Inn and RV Park, 302 S 7th St in Garibaldi, OR
How Much: $25, Kids 14 and under Free. Call 503-322-3251 for reservations. Visit Harborview Inn and RV Park's calendar for more info and more dates.

Upcoming Crabbing Clinics

When: May 16, 9 am
Where:
End of SW 51st St in the Historic Taft District
How Much:
Free! Visit Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau's site for more info and more dates.

When: May 9 at 8:30 am and May 10 at 9:30 am
Where:
Harborview Inn and RV Park, 302 S 7th St in Garibaldi, OR
How Much:
$25, Kids 14 and under Free. Call 503-322-3251 for reservations. Visit Harborview Inn and RV Park's calendar for more info and more dates.

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