Celebrate Division's new releases at Bar Avignon on August 14.
Celebrate Division's new releases at Bar Avignon on August 14.

Bar Avignon Summer Celebration featuring Division Wine Co.

What:  Taste brand new wines from Division Winemaking Company at this pre-release party hosted by Bar Avignon. Division Wine Co. owners Kate and Tom Monroe will be on-site to discuss the wines, and an exclusive all-night happy hour menu will be served alongside the standard a la carte menu.
When: Wednesday, August 14 from 5 to 10 pm.
Where:  Bar Avignon, 2138 SE Division St.
How Much: $13 includes a flight of three wines. Food will be available for purchase. Click here for reservations. 

The Mighty Mites Session Beer Fest

What:  Taste a wide array of session-style brews, ranging from IPAs to hard cider, at this celebration of beers under 5% abv. Created as part of the Hawthorne Street Fair, this family friendly event will also feature Salt & Straw ice cream, hot dogs, DJ Forrest Avery, and the Timbers No Pity Van.
When: Sunday, August 18 from 11 am to 7 pm.
Where:  Bazi Bierbrasserie, SE 32nd Place and Hawthorne Blvd
How Much: $10 includes a cup and 4 7-ounce beer tasters. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Portland Food Adventures Game Dinner at St. Jack

What: Chef Aaron Barnett and Nicky USA's Geoff Latham preview the Wild About Game event at Southeast Portland's French bistro St. Jack. Six courses, wine by Helioterra, and gift certificates to Tails & Trotters, Sheridan Fruit Company, and Grassa are included, as well as a discount ticket offer to the annual Wild About Game event at Timberline Lodge.
When: Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 pm
Where: Restaurant St. Jack, 2039 SE Clinton St.
How Much: $125 gets you six courses and passed plates, cocktails, wine, tip, and gift certificates. Get your tickets here.

Besaw’s 110th Anniversary Bash

What:  Celebrate 110 years of Besaw’s history at the restaurant’s all day block party. This “Grand Outdoors Bizarre” will feature fire-eaters, kissing llamas, strength competitions, live music, and a Prohibition-era speakeasy.  
When: Saturday, August 24.
Where: Besaw’s, 2301 NW Savier St.
How Much: Free to attend. Food and drink available for purchase. No RSVP necessary, just show up with your kissing llama!

Albacore Canning Workshop

What:  Learn the fine craft of fish filleting and canning at this Portland Culinary Workshop event. Attendees will learn every step of the fish canning process, from wielding knives to sourcing fish, and leave with over 6 pints of prime albacore tuna.   
When: Saturday, August 24 from 9 am to 12 pm.
Where: Portland Culinary Workshop, 807 N Russell St.
How Much: $85 includes a hands-on class and 6.5 pints of canned tuna. Purchase tickets here.

Tequila Dinner at Oba

What:  Enjoy award winning Herradura tequilas paired with Executive Chef Scott Neuman’s Nuevo Latino cuisine. 
When: Saturday, August 24 at 6:30 pm.
Where: Oba Restaurante, 555 NW 12th Ave.
How Much: $85 per person. Call 503–228–6161 for reservations. 

Burgers & Barolo

What: Savor six exquisite wines made from Nebbiolo, the grape of Barolo, and retrieved from the depths of Genoa’s cellar. Featured wines will include 2009 Cantina del Pino, 2008 Cave Cooperatives de Donnas, 2006 Ar Pe Pe Sassella Stella Retica, 2008 Marcarini Brunate, 2006 Cappellano Pie Rupestris, and 2010 Massimo Clerico Spanna. Co-hosted by wine expert David Speer of Ambonnay and sommelier Michael Garofola of Genoa, this summer event will also feature an array of delicious burgers and sides. 
When: Sunday, August 25 from 3 to 6 pm.
Where: Atrium of the Olympic Mills Building, 107 SE Washington St.
How Much: $48 includes six wines paired with burgers and sides from Genoa. Purchase tickets here.

Jacobsen Salt Co. dinner with Ava Gene’s, Bow & Arrow Wines, and Salt & Straw

What:  Tour the new Jacobsen Salt Company facility – a renovated oyster factory in Netarts Bay – before enjoying a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene’s. The meal will also include wine pairings by Scott and Dana Frank of Bow & Arrow and dessert by Tyler Malek of Salt & Straw Ice Cream. This event is the first in a bi-monthly series by Jacobsen Salt Co.—head here for the full schedule.
When: Saturday, September 7 at 5 pm.
Where:  Jacobsen Salt Co., 9180 Whiskey Creek Rd in Tillamook
How Much: $130 includes dinner, $175 also includes round-trip transportation from Portland. Click here to purchase tickets. 

Harvest Market at Cristom Vineyards

What:  Enjoy a flight of Cristom wine and sample products from Northwest growers, bakers, culinary specialists, and artists at this first annual pop-up market. A portion of the day’s wine sales will benefit iSalud!, a non-profit that provides healthcare access for Oregon's seasonal vineyard workers.
When: Saturday, September 28 from 11 am to 3 pm.
Where:  Cristom Vineyards, 6905 NW Spring Valley Road in Salem
How Much: $15 includes a flight of wine, vendor samples, and a raffle ticket. To purchase tickets, call 503-375-3068 or email Christine@cristomwines.com.

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