Portland Area Food Events, July 20-27

There’s a lot of beer celebrating going on these days.

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.

Puckerfest 5—Portland Sour Beer Festival
Until 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.

Belgian Independence Day
Friday, July 21, 2017, 2pm-midnight
The Abbey Bar & Bottle Shop, 716 NW 21st Avenue, Portland

Leopold I ascended to the throne on July 21, 1831. Join the Abbey folks at their 21st location and celebrate Belgian National Day with the best of Belgian beers! More information

Tea Fest PDX
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:30am-5:30pm
World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland

Portland’s inaugural tea festival celebrates local and international tea culture. Look forward to tea tastings, tea-related classes and presentations (some registrations required), and vendors selling tea ware. Light food and drink will also be available. $10 General admission, Children 12 and under FREE. More information.

Division/Clinton Street Fair & Parade
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10am-5pm; parade starts at 10:45am
SE Division Street from SE 11th to SE 50th Avenues, Portland

Each year the Division-Clinton Business Association puts together this street fair and parade for the neighborhood. Aside from the parade, there will be arts & crafts booths, live music, food, sidewalk sales, and children’s events. FREE. More information.

Portland Pickles Brewfest 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 2pm
Walker Stadium, SE 92nd Avenue & Holgate Blvd, Portland

Brewfest includes a souvenir beer tasting glass, tasting tickets equivalent to your first beer, and a general admission ticket to the Pickles game (Portland Pickles vs. Chico Heat). There will be a pre-game concert from Mark Slaughter, Matt Kennon & Bryan White. VIP Brewfest tickets are $25 each and include access to the exclusive seating area for the pre-game concert, a meet and greet with the artists, a tasting glass, a first beer and the Pickles game at 7:05pm. Northside Ford Mystery Bobblehead giveaway to the first 800 fans in attendance. More information.

Third Annual Hoedown
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 4-9pm
Zenger Farm, 11741 SE Foster Road, Portland

Zenger Farm’s Hoedown is their opportunity to celebrate the height of summer with you. There will be live music and dancing, farm games, a photo booth, a picnic dinner, a beer & cider garden featuring beer from Breakside Brewing, and handcranked Salt & Straw ice cream. $25 General Admission, $15 Youth, FREE for 5 years and under; ticket includes dinner, a drink ticket for ages 21+, and activities for the whole family. More information.

Portland Slavic Festival
Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, July 23, 2017, 8am-9pm
Ventura Park, 460 SE 113th Avenue, Portland

Food, great music, fun children’s games, sports, fun for the whole family. FREE. More information.

Beaverton Night Market
Saturday, July 22, 2017, 5-10pm
Beaverton City Hall, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton

Enjoy an evening of international food and craft vendors, as well as cultural performances at the Beaverton Night Market. “The night market is a vibrant, intercultural event reminiscent of night markets experienced internationally.” FREE. More information.

Breton Coastal Feast
Sunday, July 23, 2017, 6:30-9pm
Inner Southeast, Portland

“Bretons are a people of the sea. It brings an unexpected dimension to French food: spices brought back by sailors. We strive to honor this heritage of exchange by combining unexpected flavors from around the world, just as Breton cooks learned to do.” Enjoy a menu of seasonal fish and shellfish, a Breton Salmorejo (a kind of tomato soup), seasonal root vegetables, and a Sablé Breton Stack for dessert. A la carte oysters by Olympia Oyster Bar will be available before dinner., and organic wines will be featured throughout. Tickets are $60 each. More information.

30th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival
Wednesday, July 26 to Sunday July 30, 2017, noon-9pm except Sunday noon-7pm
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland

Over 80,000 people visit this festival each year, trying over 90 independent craft beers. There will be a handful of food vendors offering savory treats like gyros, fresh roasted nuts, sausages, burgers, pizza, falafel, and more. FREE to enter. To drink you must purchase a $7 souvenir 14-ounce plastic mug; beer is purchased with wooden tokens, which cost $1 each. More information.

Forest Bounty: Eating Local
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 11:30am
Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Highway (50 miles west of Portland on Oregon 6/Wilson River Highway near milepost 22) Tillamook County, OR

“Long before dinner was just a shopping trip away, many people relied on forest for food. Join us on a journey through four seasons in the Tillamook State Forest, and discover what Native Americans hunted and gathered in these woods.” FREE. More information.

Counter Culture 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 6-10pm
Anne Amie Vineyards, 6580 NE Mineral Springs Road, Carlton, OR

Each year, Anne Amie Vineyards kick off the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) with a pre-IPNC event, “Counter Culture: A Celebration of Urban Street Food and International Wines.” Attendees get access to high quality street food-style eats from a variety of Portland’s best restaurants and food carts, plus an amazing array of global wines. The view is pretty spectacular, too. Restaurants include Big’s Chicken, Bollywood Theater, The Country Cat, Ember & Vine, Mediterranean Exploration Company, Olympia Provisions, Parasol, Party Downtown, Pizza Jerk, Pok Pok, Ruby Jewel, Tusk, and Wares. DJ Substitute Teachers will be on hand to provide tunes for the evening. Tickets are $85-$115 each. More information.

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Bridgetown Bites is written by Meg Cotner, a food loving freelance writer, editor and published author in Portland, OR.

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