Free Salt & Straw scoops for Earth Day do-gooders!
Free Salt & Straw scoops for Earth Day do-gooders!

Besaw’s Is Built On Game Prix Fix Dinner Series

What: Based on the classic cookbook’s Joy of Cooking original chapters, “America was Built on Game,” Besaw’s will be creating dishes from the 1943 edition cookbook—with a twist. Expect Duck Liver Pate, Grilled Pheasant and Sweet Potato Pudding plus optional drink pairings.
When: April 22 – 26
Where:
Besaw’s, 2301 NW Savier St
How Much:
$35 per person for dinner, $24 additional for drink pairings. Call 503-228-2619, email contact@besaws.com for reservations or visit the event page for more info.

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 or visiting the event page.

Blind-Tasting Bingo at OMSI

What: Experience this sensory deprivation game created by Ecotrust and Edible Portland where Executive Chef Ryan Morgan of Bon Appetit will present 12 distinct bites that players taste with their eyes covered, then select their guess on a bingo board. Prizes provided by Ninkasi Brewing Co.
When:
April 24, 6 pm
Where:
Theory Eatery at OMSI, 1945 SE Water St
How Much:
$25. Visit the event page to purchase tickets.

Salt & Straw 3rd Anniversary Earth Day Celebration

What: In honor of their three years of success serving delectable ice cream, Salt & Straw will be revisiting where it all began, serving free scoops to Earth Day volunteers at The Alberta Street Clean Up.
When:
April 26, 1 – 2 pm
Where:
Courtyard outside of Barista and Aviary on Alberta St
How Much:
Free to Alberta Street Clean Up volunteers.

Bow & Arrow Winery Opens Its Doors

What: At the first public open house for Bow & Arrow's winery, urban wine lovers will sample several the label's latest Gamay Rose and their newly released red, Air Guitar. Guests can take a tour, and snacks will be available from The Woodsman Market and Roman Candle.
When:
April 27, 2–5 pm
Where:
Bow & Arrow, 3115 NE Sandy Blvd
How Much:
$10 for 4 wine tastings. View the invitation for further information.

Eat Mobile’s Food Cart Competition and Festival

What: Over 30 food carts, such as Thrive, Gonzo, Little Boba Truck, 808 Grinds, Ramy’s Falafel Fusion, will be competing for the 7th Annual Carty Award. Guests receive samples and vote for their favorites.
When:
April 27, 2:30 pm – 6 pm
Where:
OMSI North Parking Lot, 1945 SE Water St
How Much:
$30 General Admission, $50 Pre-Tasting. Purchase tickets online.

Coquine Bake Sale Pop-Up Benefit

What: Coquine is hosting a benefit bake sale for employee Lauren Smith, recently in a bike accident, with their legendary Salted Caramel-Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookie (AKA the Coquine Cookie), plus Oakshire’s Espresso Stout and coffee. All sales go towards Lauren’s medical bills.
When:
Sunday, April 27 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Where:
SE Wine Collective, 2425 SE 35th Pl
How Much:
$20/dozen, or $2 each. Beer and coffee prices vary. Email dinner@coquinepdx.com to place orders or visit the event page for more info.

Vino de Mezcal Tasting and Tapas Dinner

What: Partake in a rare private tasting of the full Wahaka line of Vino de Mezcal at one of only a handful of restaurants across the country to boast the full line. Erick Rodriguez, lauded as the “Indiana Jones of Mezcal” will be on hand to present the varieties.
When:
April 30, 7 pm
Where:
Mi Mero Mole, 32 NW 5th Ave
How Much:
$75. RSVP to newsletter@mmmtacospdx.com or visit the event page for more info.

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