Bastille Day is coming up. Vive la France!
Each week we will bring you a roundup of public food events in the Portland metro area. It’s not every single event that’s going on, but the ones in particular that catch our eye. Want to submit an event? Fill out this form. Listings curated by Meg Cotner.
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: A Gastronomic Festival
Thursday, July 13-Sunday, July 16, various times
Celebrate Spain for four days in “one of the most innovative cities in the United States,” our own Portland Oregon. Spanish and Portland-based chefs “will showcase Spanish products, purveyors, and specialty equipment” to encourage collaboration and cultural/intellectual exchange on the topic of food and in the form of dinners, tastings, seminars and a Feria & Trade Show. Ticket pricing varies. More information.
Bastille Day Festival
Saturday, July 15, 2017, noon-6pm
Jamison Square, 810 NW 11th Ave, Portland
Enjoy French food from places like St. Honoré Bakery, C’est Si Bon Crêperie, and Ruby Jewel Ice Cream; a wine garden on NW Johnson featuring specialty cocktails, beer, wine, and champagne will be available. Also witness the 11th Annual Waiters Race, live music, and pétanque. FREE. More information.
Puckerfest 5—Portland Sour Beer Festival
Tuesday, July 18 to Monday, July 24, 2017, various times
Belmont Station, 4500 SE Stark Street, Portland
If you like sour and/or funky beer, this is the festival for you. There will be 12-14 beers on rotating taps, Meet The Brewer nights, tasty food, and more. More information.
Java Hound Signature Drink Launch (and Fundraiser)
Saturday, July 15, 10am-2pm
Hip Hound, 610 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland
Java Hound has decided to celebrate the launch of their new Signature Drinks with a fundraiser! Proceeds from the day’s sales will go to One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue. You’ll have a chance at free tastings of each signature drink, a raffle, a Puppuccino eating contest, and more. More information.
Drink Pink Rosé Festival
Saturday, July 15, 2017, noon-4pm
Patton Valley Vineyard, 9449 SW Old Highway 47, Gaston, OR
Rosé is the wine of the season, and if you love it as much as I do, head to this festival in the Willamette Valley. 28 rosé producers will be present, food will be provided by Portland’s Crown Paella and Clyde Common’s Carlo Lamanga, and live music will accompany you as you walk through the vineyard. $75 general admission, $60 Patton Valley Wine Club members; tickets include all food, drink, a Drink Pink growler, and a GoVino wine glass. More information.
Styring Pork Noir: A Midsummer Wine Dinner
Saturday, July 15, 2017, 5:45pm Welcome, 6:30pm Dinner
Styring Vineyards, 19960 NE Ribbon Ridge Road Newberg, OR
Porky goodness is the name of the game at this dinner in bucolic Newberg. There will be slow-roasted pork with Hawaiian-inspired accompaniments, as well as a wine flight from Styring’s cellars. Portland acoustic guitar and ukulele duo The Born Again Hooligans will provide live music for the evening. $85 general admission, $75 for Styring Top Secret Wine Club members
Email Kelley@StyringVineyards.com with the number of tickets you’d like, along with your name and phone number. More information.
Bacon Making 101
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3-7pm
Old Salt Marketplace, 5027 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland
Old Salt’s head chef, Ben Meyer, teaches you how to make and cook perfect bacon. Aspects include where to source your pork, how to safely handle and treat it for bacon, and then how to eat it. This class will be a hands-on format, with tastings of a selection of different bacons; you will also leave with some bacon partially prepared and ready to be finished at home. $65 per person. More information.
Summer Turkish Feast
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm
Feastly, 912 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland
NOTE: As of this writing there were three seats left—Reserve seats in advance, here.
Join Antakya-native Chef Umut Matkap for a meal of Turkish cuisine influenced by his region and family. This four-course meal includes Cold Yogurt Soup + Kibbeh; a vegetable-centric Mezze Platter; Meatballs + Rice Pilaf; and farina (wheat) Halva for dessert. $43/person (+$5 beer, +$7 wine). More information.
Hand-Rolled Gnocchi Night!
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6-7:30pm and 8-9:30pm
912 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
“Join NOEL Dining for a four course meal spotlighting hand rolled gnocchi, farm fresh produce, lively summer salads, and nostalgic desserts. This mid-summers meal draws inspiration from their Pacific Northwest roots and from a deep love for the classic Italian dumpling.” The four courses included a salad of chicories; smoked and confit root vegetables; potato gnocchi; and panna cotta for dessert. There will be two seatings, one at 6-7:30pm (reserve) and one at 8-9:30pm: (reserve). $48/person (+$25 wine flight, +$15 mocktail flight, both optional). More information.
Preservation Class: Jams and Jellies
Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6-8pm
Our Table Cooperative, 13390 SW Morgan Road, Sherwood, OR
Now that the berries are at their peak and the stone fruit and tomatoes are coming, it’s time to start preserving. Learn how to keep your summer bounty around way past the season by using the water-bath canning technique, which allows jars of fruit and veg goodness to stay shelf-stable. You’ll learn about the tools and techniques for this style of preserving, and will take home recipes, a jar of preserves, and the knowledge of how to do it on your own. Tickets per person are $35 general, $30 co-op members. More information.