Portland Area Food Events, September 21-28

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Hops make the PNW beer world go ’round.

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.

Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest
Until Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11am-9pm
7th & E Burnside, Portland

“This 5-day outdoor beer garden features a covered tent, food specials, daily tappings and fire pits. Plus there is no cover charge to get in and new beers daily!” More information.

Oktoberfest
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 5-8pm
Bible Club PDX, 6716 SE 16th Avenue, Portland

The creatively named “Bible Club” will celebrate Oktoberfest with a Rosenstadt Brewery tap takeover—6 German-style beers brewed here in Portland, available on their own or via beer flights. There will also be brats and pretzels, and a chance to meet the brewers, too. Enter the raffle to win prizes, and proceeds from that will be donated to Friends of the Columbia Gorge. More information.

Autumn in India
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6-8pm
Bob’s Red Mill Cooking School, 5000 Southeast International Way, Milwaukie

Leena Ezekiel will show you tasty Indian dishes appropriate for Fall–Mulligatawny Soup, Makki Roti (corn bread), Sarso ka saag (mustard greens), Kaddu (butternut squash with curry leaves and mustard seeds), Podina paratha (griddle fried flat bread with dry mint), and Meethi gehu (sweet bulgar with dry fruit and yogurt). Please note: not all recipes will be prepared in class due to limited class time. Tickets are $27.37 each (buy here). More information.

Oaks Park Oktoberfest
Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24, 2017
Friday 4pm-midnight, Saturday 11am-midnight, Sunday 11am-7pm
Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland

It’s Oktoberfest time and that means plenty of food and drink. Head to Oaks Park for their annual festival of authentic German food and beer, local wines, live oompah bands, polka dancing, wiener dog races, cooking demonstrations, Kinderplatz children’s activities, and more. Tickets are $6 for 16-61 years old, $3 for 15 and younger, and $4 for 62 and older; Friday from 4-6pm, guests 55 and older receive FREE admission. No advance ticket sales.  More information.

Oktoberfest! with Rosenstadt Brewery
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9am-1am (Sunday)
The Tannery Bar, 5425 E Burnside Street, Portland

This Saturday the Tannery crew will be partying on the patio with freshly grilled eats, DJ Static Fuzz spinning Krautrock (8pm-late), and Rosenstadt beer will be poured all day long, including their latest Fest Bier. There will also be Rosenstadt swag for Steinhoisting competition(hold 1 liter of beer straight out in front of you for 3 minutes) winners. Brunch with German breakfast specials start in the morning (’til 2pm); sausages, beer, and the Steinhoisting competitions from 2-8pm; then Krautrock from 8pm-1pm. Family-friendly from 9am-4pm. More information.

Suzette’s 8th Birthday
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9am-10pm
3342 SE Belmont Street, Portland

“Suzette turns 8! Join us for a special menu of Frenchy tapas and live music by The Long Gone Darlings!”

Bacon and Wine Pairing
Saturday September 23, 2017, 2-8pm and Sunday, September 24, 2017,  3-6pm
Hip Chicks do Wine, 4510 SE 23rd Avenue, Portland

“We are firm believers the EVERYTHING is better with bacon! We’ll be pairing an assortment of bacon-centric culinary delights paired with a selection of our wines (choice of red or white flight). Event is come and go–you don’t need to be here at a specific time.” Tickets are $15 (3 wines) or $18 (6 wines) (buy here, also available at the door). More information.

Kells Brewery 5th Anniversary
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 3pm-close
210 NW 21st Avenue, Portland

Kells Brewery celebrates birthday number five with discounts on six-packs of Kells IPA and the debut of two new fresh hop beers. There will also be live music, and Rose City Futsal in the parking lot.

Fall Canning with Sarah Marshall
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11am-2pm
​5397 SE Malden Drive, Portland

Learn how to preserve the bounty of the season in this hands-on water bath canning workshop. It will be taught by Sarah Marshall, creator of Marshall’s Haute Sauce and author of the forthcoming book Preservation Pantry: Modern Canning From Root to Top & Stem to Core. She’ll discuss supplies, recipes, and show you how to can in this tried and true tradition—plus you’ll get to take a jar of preserved food home with you by end of class! Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Space is limited to 10 people. Tickets are $45 for just the class, and $65 for the class and book (buy here). More information.

Southpark Oyster Roast
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 3-6pm
Southpark Seafood, 901 SW Salmon Street, Portland

Happy Hour is all about the oyster on Sunday, featuring roasted oysters, corn on the cob, snap pea salad, tomato salad, and cornbread. Tickets, sold at the door, are $38 and you can eat as much as you like. More information.

Last Sunday Fish Fry with Michigan’s Founders Brewing Co.
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 6-9pm
Interurban, 4057 N Mississippi Avenue, Portland

The final Last Sunday Beer & BBQ event of the summer is this weekend, and in honor of that, Interurban has invited the folks from Founders to do a tap takeover. Featured beers include Green Zebra, reDANKULOUS, Mosaic, Imperial Stout, 10K IPA, and Harvest. And along with the beer will be lots of good food—oysters on the half shell, Oysters Rockefeller, deviled eggs with fried boquerones, fried smelt with potato pancakes, guanciale, and salsa verde, fish & chips, and more. More information.

Culinary Travels in Spain Dinner
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 6-9pm
PLAZA DEL TORO, 105 SE Taylor Street, Portland

Spend an evening at the La Ruta del Toro culinary and cultural exploration of Spain with John Gorham, Toro Bravo Chef Pat Manning, and PLAZA DEL TORO Chef Michael Kessler. They will present a menu “inspired by their recent two week culinary trip through San Sebastian, Rioja, and Barcelona.” You can buy a ticket for passed appetizers, seated dinner (includes a welcome cocktail) for $90; add an optional beverage pairing for $45 (buy here); full bar and wine list available. Doors and passed appetizers at 6pm, dinner promptly at 6:30pm. More information.

Shandytown
Monday, September 25, 2017, 5-10pm
Taqueria Nueve, 727 SE Washington, Portland

“Pono Brewing hosts six bartenders, five restaurants, and a long list of cocktails at Shandytown, a party honoring one of the best things you can do with a beer: Add spirits and mixers to it.” Admission includes six shandys and food (including Oregon oysters). You also get to vote which of the drinks is the best shandy that night. Tickets are $45 (buy here). More information.

Taco Fight
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 11am-10pm
Alto Bajo, 310 SW Stark Street, Portland

Alto Bajo announces their first “Taco Fight.” Bit House Saloon’s Chef Ricky Bella will go up against Alto Bajo’s Chef Chip Barnes, and starts at 11am (fight goes until they run out of tacos). Winner takes home the coveted “Taco Fight” Championship Belt. There will also be margaritas made with Lunazul tequila (they are a sponsor). Fight tickets are $12 and for that get you a couple of tacos and a margarita. More information.

Frediksdal & De Garde Night
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5-10pm
Tin Bucket, 3520 N Williams Avenue, Portland

“This is going to be a incredible evening—we will have Harald from Frederiksdal in the house to explain all his delicious cherry wines. Since Trevor from De Garde brewing is a huge fanboy of Harald’s we figured we would include them in the event. Trevor will be bringing some cool kegs for the event, TBD.” More information.

September Networking Happy Hour 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:30-7pm
Tanner Creek Tavern, 875 NW Everett Street, Portland

Join the Portland Culinary Alliance at Tanner Creek Tavern for drinks and networking during their monthly happy hour. FREE, but food and drinks are priced a la carte. The sorts of dishes you’ll find here are global in stature, including flatbread with black-eyed pea hummus; rabbit liver mousse with smoked honey, salt and carrot pickles; eggplant tortellini with tomato butter and smoked ricotta salata; and roasted chicken Tikka Masala curry with Carolina Gold rice. More information.

Opening Night! Beaverton Restaurant Week
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4:30-6pm
LaScala Beaverton, 4725 SW Lombard Avenue, Beaverton

To celebrate the opening night of Beaverton Restaurant Week there will be a happy hour party at the new La Scala food hall in downtown Beaverton. There will be hors d’oeuvres, music, and information about Beaverton Restaurant Week (September 28 to October 8). FREE. 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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