Portland Area Food Events, August 31-September 7

Enjoy the fine pizza work by Pizzeria Otto at a fundraiser next week.

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.

Chill N Fill 3 Year Anniversary Party–Oysters & IPA
Thursday, August 31, 2017, 5-10pm
Chill N Fill, 5215 N Lombard Street, Portland

Help Chill N Fill celebrate their 3 year anniversary with fresh Pacific Oysters from Nevør Shellfish Farm. They’ll also have IPAs from Boneyard Beer,  pFriem Family Brewers,  Buoy Beer Company,  and more. More information.

Bite of Oregon
Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4, 2017, 11am-10pm
RoseQuarter, 1 N Center Court, Suite 150, Portland

Taste the best the state of Oregon has to offer during this Labor Day weekend food extravaganza. The tasting is split up into “seven regions” of Oregon—the Coast, Portland Metro Region, Mt. Hood & Columbia River Gorge, Willamette Valley, Eastern Oregon, Central Oregon and Southern Oregon. Tickets are as low as $5/day and $10/weekend; other specials are available (buy here). More information.

3rd Annual Oregon Fermentation Festival
Saturday, September 2, 2017, 11am-5pm
Rossi Farms, 3839 NE 122nd Avenue, Portland

Get your fill of fermented foods and beverages in this festival, now in its third year. This year’s theme: Exploring the New Territory: Your Gut. You’ll have the chance to get to know local food makers and brewers; drink up at the Ambrosia Garden (21+) featuring local and regional fermented beverages such as cider, mead, beer and wine; a wellness pavilion; a DIY pickle station; workshops; music; and more. Tickets are $24 General, $35 if you want to partake in the Ambrosia Garden (buy here). More information.

7th Annual Arab Festival
Saturday, September 2, 2017, 11am-7pm
The Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland

The Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon (AACCO) hosts the 7th annual Arab Festival. They will celebrate with an Arab Souq (bazaar) and authentic cuisine, as well as music, dance, poetry, kid’s activities, and more. FREE. More information.

14th Annual Romanian Festival 
Saturday, September 2, 2017, 11am-7pm
St. Mary’s Romanian Orthodox, 13505 SE Stark Street, Portland

“Enjoy fun for the whole family with authentic Romanian dishes, homemade desserts, beer, wine, BBQ, kids’ activities, live music, dancing, and much more.” FREE.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration
Sunday, September 3, 2017, 12:30-1:30pm
The Jasmine Pearl Tea Company, 724 NE 22nd Ave, Portland

Chado instructor and founder of Issoan Tea School, Marjorie Yap, will demonstrate the elegant Japanese Tea Ceremony to the public. There will be samples of Japanese sweets, and tea will be served to everyone in attendance. Tickets are $15 (buy here). More information.

Shipwreck Pop-Up at Headwaters
Sunday, September 3, 2017, 5-11pm
Headwaters, 1001 SW Broadway, Portland

Bartenders Eric Nelson and Chris Abbott join forces with Headwaters, Chef Vitaly Paley and Chef Tim Eckard for an evening pop-up of deliciousness. Enjoy composed oysters, crab louie and fish filets, along with a long-island and a herring-kissed gin cocktail. More information.

Making Fresh Cheese and Crackers with Maya Klein
Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 6-8pm
Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Cooking School, 5000 SE International Way Milwaukie

Learn how to make freeform crackers and fresh cheeses—Multi-Grain Crackers with Whole Milk Ricotta, olive oil and honey; Walnut Buckwheat Crackers with Labneh and Green Herb Oil; and Multi-Seed Grain-Free Crackers with Mascarpone and Summer Chutney. $25 tickets (buy here). More information.

Grow Your Own Produce: Putting Up the Harvest
Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 7-9pm
People’s Food Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Avenue, Portland

Permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach teaches you how to put up the abundant summer food for the cooler seasons ahead of us. In the class multiple ways of preserving will be discussed—canning, dehydration, fermentation and freezing. You will also learn how to assess what your family will eat in the winter and the space that you have available for storage. Tickets are $25 (buy here); People’s Member-Owners get a 20% discount (email Marisha directly with your Member-Owner number to receive the discount). More information.

High Proof PDX Book Launch
Thursday, Sept 7, 2017, 5pm
Bit House Saloon, 727 SE Grand, Portland

Celebrate Portland distilling with the first-ever guidebook to spirits tasting, written by Karen Locke. You can get a copy of the book and have her sign it. Cash bar, snacks provided as well as cocktails and swag from Portland-area distilleries, raffle giveaways from distilleries and Portland Distillery Passport, and… an ice luge. FREE, 21+ only. More information.

Bingo & Beers
Thursday, Sept 7, 2017, 6pm
Lagunitas Brewing Community Room, 237 NE Broadway, Suite 300, Portland

Support “I Have a Dream” Oregon at this fundraiser. There will be plenty of beer, pizza from a variety of Portland pizzerias, and Bingo hosted by beloved drag queen Poison Waters. 100% of proceeds go to support and empower students from poverty-impacted communities to thrive in school, college and career. Tickets are $35 or $65 (buy here); 21+ only. More information.

Edgefield’s Moveable Feast
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7-10pm
McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey Street, Troutdale

The popular Moveable Feast dinner travels all around the Edgefield grounds from the Vineyard to the Pear Orchard for delicious dishes paired with wine. And because it’s wine making season, you’ll have a chance to watch the process first-hand. Food includes cheeses, oysters, duck confit, steak, and more. Tickets are $105 each (buy here). 21+. 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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