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Each week we will bring you a roundup of public food events in the Portland metro area. It’s not every single event going on, but the ones in particular that catch our eye.
Great American BBQ
Thursday, July 6, noon-1pm
Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie
Barbecue lunch at the picnic shelter at North Clackamas Park. Also: Live music by Mark Cash and Chihuahua Desert; dance performance by the Westernaires Line Dance Team; American Medical Response vintage ambulance on hand for viewing. Groups of six or more require a reservation. Ages 60 and older, $3 donation; under 60, $5 per person. More information.
Public Coffee Cupping
Thursday, July 6 and 13, 3-4:30pm
Stumptown Coffee HQ, 100 SE Salmon Street, Portland
Learn how to taste and evaluate coffee like the pros do. Warning: cupping involves slurping and spitting. FREE. More information.
Red White & Black w/Bertony Faustin
Thursday, July 6, 2017, 5-6pm
Pregame, 926 NW 13th Ave, Suite 160, Portland
Bertony Faustin, proprietor of Abbey Creek Vineyard and the first recorded Black winemaker in Oregon, is producing the upcoming documentary, Red White & Black. Through his work on this project, At tonight’s event he discusses his work at Abbey, and how he has helped tell the stories of other POC winemakers. There will be a wine tasting and First Thursday Afterparty. $47 for guests, FREE for Pregame Members; space is limited (buy tickets). More information.
Broder 10 Year Celebration
Friday, July 7, 2017, all day
All locations: Cafe Broder, Broder Nord, Broder Söder, Broder Øst
To celebrate 10 years of operation, stop by any Broder location for complimentary, punch, fika, and Æbleskiver. More information.
Bullard Oyster Social!
Friday, July 7, 2017, 5-9pm
Tournant, 920 NE Glisan Street, Portland
Join Chef Doug Adams of restaurant Bullard (opening 2018) for an evening of fresh, seasonal, regional food. Prepare yourself for fresh NW oysters and Spanish seafood conservas and signature seasonal dishes from Chef Adams, like trout with dill aioli, venison carpaccio and beef cheek sopas. Jordan Felix of House Spirits Distillery will offer summery mixed drinks, chilled wines, and frosty beers. All food a la carte, no reservations necessary, but it’s recommended you stop by on the early side if possible. More information.
Columbia River Brewing Anniversary Party
Friday, July 7, 2017, 5pm dinner, 7:30pm entertainment
Columbia River Brewing, 1728 NE 40th Avenue, Portland
Columbia River Brewing Company celebrates their seven-year anniversary with slow smoked brisket, potato salad and baked beans. All day happy hour. Lucy Hammond will perform rock and blues songs. $15.50 for dinner, no cover. More information.
Mississippi Street Fair
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10am-9pm
N. Mississippi and Failing, Portland
The 16th annual Mississippi Street Fair benefits the Boise Business Youth Unity Projectm “fostering a stronger community through internships for teens.” There will be 200 vendors offering delicious foods. Also: live music, beer/wine garden on N. Mississippi Avenue (from Fremont to Skidmore), the Grandfather’s Rib Off and a dunk tank. FREE. More information.
Indonesian Noodle Extravaganza
Saturday, July 8, 2017, noon-2pm
912 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
Indonesian street noodles are the name of the game: From Chef Rita: “Noodles dishes is all over the place in my Indonesian home town. There are “abang-abang” who push the carts from house to house selling noodles dishes and one of my favorites is mie goreng.” $27/person, $9 wine (reserve tickets). More information.
Dog Days of Summer
Saturday, July 8, 2017, noon-10pm
Base Camp Brewing Co, 930 SE Oak Street, Portland
This is event benefits the the Oregon Humane Society and Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals. Base Camp will be donating $1 from each pint of select beers to these groups, who help adoptable dogs and cats find their forever home. More information.
Gardeners Garden Party
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 5:30-9pm
Rare Plant Research and Villa Catalana Cellars, 11900 S Criteser Road, Oregon City
Enjoy chef Dave Clark’s famous 25+ item buffet, a tour of the nursery, live music and Jerad Goodman’s gourmet ice creams. Villa Catalana wines will be available by the glass or bottle. $10 cover charge payable in advance; dinner is $18. More information.
Black Feast: Sister Outsider
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm
“Black Feast is a monthly pop-up designed to celebrate black artists and writers. This month’s pop-up will act as an culinary interpretation and exploration of Audre Lorde’s “Sister Outsider.” Each of the four courses is inspired by a specific speech or essay from the book, in the hopes of offering a sensory engagement with each text. This meal is created as a celebration, a dance, and an offering. This meal is created for you.” Vegan, $40 per person (buy tickets). More information.
Zenger Farm Benefit Dinner with Cory Schreiber
Saturday, July 9, 2017, 6-9pm
Zenger Farm, 11741 SE Foster Road, Portland
Wildwood Restaurant founder Chef Cory Schreiber, “champion of farm to table cooking in Portland,” cooks a three-course dinner at Zenger Farm. $85 per person, $170 for couples; register here. More information.
Tuesday, July 11, 6-8pm
Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Cooking School, 5000 SE. International Way, Milwaukie
Leena Ezekiel teaches you how to make Ayurvedic dishes—buckwheat Poori (Fried buckwheat bread), Daal (Split Mung Beans with spinach), Alloo Chach (Potatoes with cilantro and buttermilk), Dalia Khichri (Cracked wheat with mixed vegetables), Kheer (Rice Pudding with cardamom, and Ananas Chutney (Pineapple Chutney with Indian five spice mix). Class fee: $25. Pre-registration required: call 971-206-1241 or email at email@example.com. More information.
Vive La France Bastille Day Dinner
Thursday, July 13, 5:30pm and 7:45pm
Bergerac Bistro, 5520 NE Woodstock, Portland
Bergerac Bistro Chef and Owner Joris Barbaray creates and serves a four-course summer menu just in time pour la Fête Nat. He’ll recreate some of his favorite French seasonal dishes from his hometown of Bergerac, France. $45 per person. To book your table, call 503-777-6399; credit card required to confirm booking. More information.
La Ruta PDX Festival Premiere
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 6pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland
La Ruta PDX launches the festival with a premiere party with food and a film. Enjoy an hour of cocktails, featuring cava from Suriol and passed tapas from Plaza del Toro chef Michael Kessler. VIPs will also enjoy paella from Jaret Foster and Mona Johnson of Tournant and Gramona Cava. Jason French of Ned Ludd will also cook at the premiere of the private screening of the Spanish documentary film Soul at the NW Film Center, introduced by Soul film producer Pedro Peira. After the film there will be a cheese and dessert reception, featuring Soul star Eneko Atxa’s txakolina (a fizzy white wine popular in the Basque region) being poured in Oregon for the first time. Tickets are $50 (buy here). More information.