Easter events abound this weekend
Easter events abound this weekend

Oyster Social Pop-Up at Upright

What: Toast the end of the Blazers home games with a flight of Upright beers, including their latest Oyster Stout, and freshly shucked oysters with your choice of dipping sauces: Deep Sea Chili, Red Jalapeno, and Ginger/Shallot Mignonette.
When:
April 16, 6 – 7:30 pm
Where:
Upright Brewing Tasting Room, 240 N Broadway
How Much:
$2 per oyster (cash only).  Visit the Oyster Social event page for more info.

Willamette Valley Vineyards AVA Series Tasting & Pairing

What: The five wines in Willamette Valley Vineyards’ 2010 collection will be paired with food made by Chef, Eric Nelson. A discussion will be led by founder, Jim Bernau. Seating is limited to 40 people.
When:
Friday, April 18 at 7 pm
Where:
Willamette Valley Vineyards, 8800 Enchanted Way
How Much:
$250 includes reservations for two for tasting, food pairing and 5 bottle collection of wines. Call 503-588-9463 or email info@wvv.com for reservations.

Pix Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza and Tea

What: Pix is giving away a $50 Golden Ticket in one hidden egg in their Easter Egg Hunt.  Sit down to Easter Sunday Tea to enjoy 30 types of sweet and savory treats, and a pot of Townshend’s tea.  Chocolate bunnies on motorcycles, Pix Surprise Eggs and house-made Tahitian Vanilla Bean Peeps are just some of the samplings you can expect.
When:
Sunday, April 20, Easter Egg Hunt starts at 2 pm, Tea Time at 2, 3 and 4 pm.
Where:
Pix Patisserie, 2225 E Burnside
How Much:
Entrance is free, reservations required for tea.  See Pix Patisserie Event Page for more details.

Easter Brunch at The Benson

What: Families are invited to indulge in a delicious array of food, sparkling wine, entertainment and photos with the Easter bunny.
When:
Sunday, April 20 from 9:30 am – 2 pm
Where:
The Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway
How Much:
$49 for adults and youth, $25 for children 6 to 12

Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch at Besaw’s

What: Besaw’s will be serving Easter Sunday brunch and hosting an Easter egg hunt in the garden where families can expect to find and take pictures with the Besaw’s Bunny, and decorate their own bags.
When:
April 20.  Easter Egg hunt begins at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm
Where:
Besaw’s, 2301 NW Savier St.
How Much:
Menu prices vary. For further information, call 503-228-2619.

Urban Farmer Easter Brunch Buffet

What: Portland’s urban steakhouse will be serving an elaborate brunch buffet in the atrium, complete with different brunch stations: Deviled Egg Station, Omelet Station, Charcuterie and Cheese Station, a Children’s Station and a Dessert Station.
When:
April 20 from 9am – 3pm
Where:
Atrium at Urban Farmer, 525 SW Morrison
How Much:
$54 per adult, $19 for children under 10, kids under 4 eat free. Call 503-222-4900 for reservations.

Din Din’s 3-Day Weekend of Easter Dinner, Brunch, and Cocktails by Merit Badge

What: Celebrate Easter early with a six-course dinner and cocktails provided by Merit Badge, or on the day with an a la carte brunch. Merit Badge has concocted some very egg-y cocktails, including the rumored full-egg cocktail for Sunday’s brunch.
When:
Dinner, April 18 and 19, 7:30 pm. Brunch, April 20, 10 am – 3 pm.
Where:
Din Din, 920 NE Glisan
How Much:
$85. Make reservations by calling 971-544-1350 or rezzos@dindinportland.com.

Imperial Easter Brunch with Mimosas

What: Chef Vitaly Paley will be serving some special Easter Brunch specials alongside Imperial’s regular brunch menu, plus three different styles of Mimosas (classic, grapefruit, and lilikoi) designed by bar manager Brandon Wise.
When:
April 20, 9 am – 3 pm
Where:
Imperial, 410 SW Broadway
How Much:
Brunch menu prices vary. Mimosas are $5. Reserve a table online.

Skamania Lodge Champagne Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt

What: Skamania Lodge will have a lavish buffet of roasted lamb, cedar planked salmon, cider brined pork, eggs benedict and made-to-order omelets, waffles. Plus, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos and hosting an Easter Egg hunt with games and prizes.
When:
Easter Bunny Photos, April 18 – 20, 3-6 pm; April 20, Easter Egg Hunt at 8 am, Brunch 9 am – 3 pm
Where:
Skamania Lodge, 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way
How Much:
$46.00 Adults, $22.00 Ages 8-12, $13.00 Ages 4-7, Age 3 & under Free!

Raven & Rose Easter Brunch and Supper

What: In lieu of their regular menu, Raven & Rose will be hosting a special dinner including your choice of wood-fired porchetta from Worden Hill, salt-roasted whole fish or prime rib, all topped by gravy and Yorkshire pudding. Guests will also choose three small plates direct from the farmer’s market. The brunch menu will be available as always.
When:
Brunch 10 am – 2 pm, Supper 3 pm – 8 pm
Where:
Raven & Rose, 1331 SW Broadway
How Much:
$45 for adults, $15 children 12 and under. Make a reservation online.

Top Chef Dave Martin to Guest Chef at Bistro Marquee

What: Dave Martin, Top Chef’s Season One runner-up, will be preparing an exclusive five-course dinner, made from local ingredients, and including his infamous Turducken meatballs plus wine pairings.
When:
Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30pm
Where:
Bistro Marquee, 200 SW Market St.
How Much:
$90.00. Wine pairings are $20 extra. Pre-paid reservations can be made by calling 503-208-2889.

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