Powell’s Books presents Tod Davies Jam Today Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered
What: Tod Davies is returning to the Jam Today series to share new recipes from her home kitchen—and stories about her experiences cooking for herself and her friends, family, and pets—during the best and worst of times. Featuring advice for omnivores and vegetarians alike about how to eat (and what to prepare) to survive natural disasters, cross-country movies, bereavement, holidays-gone-wrong, and even a spontaneous picnic, Jam Today Too provides all the ingredients for daily feeding of mind, body, and soul.
When: Thursday, July 3, 7:30 pm
Where: Powell’s on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd
How Much: Free!
Powell’s Books presents Paul Greenberg’s American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood
What: In American Catch, award-winning author Paul Greenberg takes the same skills that won him acclaim in Four Fish to uncover the tragic unraveling of the nation’s seafood supply—telling the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters.
When: Wednesday, July 9, 7:30 pm
Where: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.
How Much: Free!
Lardo’s 2nd Birthday
What: Lardo is celebrating two years of brick-and-mortar sandos this Sunday with $2 beers and $2 banh mi sandwiches at the SE Hawthorne location.
When: Sunday, July 6, 5-10 pm.
Where: Lardo East, 1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd
How Much: $2 banh mi and beer
Hood River Organic Annual Farm Dinner
What: Hood River Organic is holding an inaugural annual farm dinner this month, giving food lovers an excuse to trek out to the Hood River Fruit Loop. Chef Ben Stenn of Celilo Restaurant will be serving a freshly butchered pig, and cider maker Brian Perkey of Hood River Valley and winemaker Luke Bradford will be serving up drinks.
When: Sunday. July 13, 4-7 pm.
Where: Hood River Organic, 5541 Alder Rd, Hood River 97031
How Much: $80 ticket includes 3 courses and includes wine service, a farm tour, live bluegrass music, and blueberry grazing. Tickets.
Andina Presents the 8th annual Rosé Wine Dinner
What: Just in time for balmy summer weather, Andina’s 8th annual Rosé Wine Dinner features a variety of rosés. Resident sommelier Caryn Benke has curated a selection of 25 rosés from around the world representing dozens of grape varieties. They will be paired with tapas served family style in Tupai, the event space just above the restaurant.
When: Monday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 pm
Where: Andina, 1314 NW Glisan St, Portland
How Much: $65 per person plus gratuity, and includes tastings of the different rosés. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 503-228-9535.
Dutch Craft Brewers Come to PDX for “Bridging Cities: One Beer at a Time”
What: The Oregon Brewers Festival is hosting 11 Dutch (and one German) craft brewers this month! To celebrate their arrival, the Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub, the Portland Dutch Society and the Portland Utrecht Network are welcoming the guest brewers with a special event at the Raccoon Lodge. Festivities will include a catered BBQ and beer, with music by Dutch musician Michele Van Kleef and PSU Jazz musician Lance Vallis.
When: Saturday, July 19, 12-3 pm.
Where: Raccoon Lodge, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Portland
How Much: $25 per adult early bird, $10 children up to age 16. Ticket price will increase to $30 July 13. Tickets.
Jacobsen Salt Hosts Dinner with Jason French, Renee Erickson, and Matt Accarrino
What: In order to celebrate the opening of their new retail shop, Jacobsen Salt Co. will host some of the greatest talent in the West Coast food community for a five-course meal. The dinner will feature award-winning chefs from San Francisco to Seattle: Matt Accarrino of SPQR in SF, Renee Erickson of the Walrus and Carpenter, the Whale Wins, Barnacle, and Boat Street Café in Seattle, and Portland’s own Jason French of Ned Ludd.
When: Saturday, July 19
Where: Jacobsen Salt Co., 602 SE Salmon Street, Portland
How Much: $200 covers the 5-course meal, including wine pairings. Tickets.
Wine and Geology Seminar with Dr. Scott Burns: “Our Dirty Secrets are in the Soil”
What: Cooper Mountain Vineyards is hosting Dr. Scott Burns, Professor Emeritus at Portland State University for a day of wine and geology in the Willamette Valley. Dr. Burns will spend the afternoon speaking about the terroir—the relationship between wine, soils, geology and climate—of Cooper Mountain Vineyards; starting with the geology of the Willamette Valley and finishing with a hands-on look at the soils. There will be soil pits!
When: Saturday, July 26, 1 pm
Where: Cooper Mountain Vineyards, 20121 SW Leonardo Lane, Beaverton, OR
How Much: Free!