Portland Area Events, September 28-October 5


Drink tequila for a good cause this 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.

Welcome Back Party!
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4-7pm
Rogue Ales & Spirits (Rogue Hall), 1717 SW Park Avenue, Portland

Rogue’s Annual Welcome Back Party is back, and to celebrate you can enjoy $2 ice cold cans from their Patio Hot Tub; cans of 6 Hop IPA, Dead Guy, Cold Brew IPA or Hot Tub Scholarship Lager. Happy Hour menu will be extended through 7pm. Music by Mars Retrieval Unit. 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 LaScala 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.

14th Annual Portland Fresh Hops Beer Festival
Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017, 5-9pm Friday and noon-8pm Sunday
Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland

Celebrate the annual hop harvest with Oregon craft beers made with local hops—freshly picked off the vine and used within hours of harvesting. There will also be a homebrew demonstration by Portland U-Brew on Saturday from 12-5pm. Beer Tasting Package is $20 for the glass + 8 drink tickets; additional tasting tickets are available for purchase during the event for $2 each, four for $5. More information.

Prost! Portland Oktoberfest
Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, 2017
Prost! Portland, 4237 N Mississippi Avenue, Portland

Prost! transforms its Marketplace into a Bavarian beer garden complete with games, German music, and Oktoberfest biers on draft. The weekend kicks off Friday night at 7pm with a ceremonial keg tapping, and then the party heads outside. They will also be selling a limited number for their 2017 Oktoberfest Liter Steins, too. More information.

Portland Night Market
Friday, September 29, 2017, 4pm to Saturday, September 30, 2017, 11pm
100 SE Alder Street, Portland

FREE and open to all ages. More information.

8th Annual Bacon Bash
Saturday, September 30, 2017, noon-8pm
Creston Park, SE 44th Ave & Powell Blvd, Portland

Bring a dish that is 30% bacon or more—BYOBSYB (bring your own beer & share your bacon). More information.

Widmer Brothers Brewing 13th Annual Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 2-10pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland

Basically it’s beer, beer, beer: “It’s a beer lover’s paradise with all of your favorite Widmer brews, like Hefeweizen, Steel Bridge Porter, Upheaval IPA, PDX Pilsner, and introducing specialty small-batch brews you can only sample at Oktoberfest.” German-style food will also be available. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats will perform. Tickets are are $35 General Admission, $150 for Meet & Greet VIP admission (buy here). More information.

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 4-7pm
Parkrose Community United Church of Christ, 12505 NE Halsey Street, Portland

Traditional German cuisine buffet (buffet included in ticket price) including brats, kraut, and potato salad, as well as a wine and beer garden (available for purchase). Traditional music and dance. Sponsored by Gateway Brewing. Tickets are $15 Adults, $20 Families, $10 Seniors (65+) and Children (ages 4-14). More information.

Aussie Chef Meets American Barbecue
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 6-10pm
ADX, 417 SE 11th Avenue, Portland

Portland’s first Aussie/American BBQ block party is this weekend, featuring Astoria, OR’s Chef Chris Holen and North Queensland, Australia’s Chef Michael Brine. There will be local food and local beer with an Australian twist. Look for craft beer from Migration Brewing, local hot sauces from Secret Aardvark, and what might be the world’s first crocodile bratwurst. ADX Portland’s Gallery of Makers will be open all night during the event where you can check out the variety of products and art created by local Portland Makers. Tickets are $25 (buy here) and include two craft beer, and buffet style barbecue and sides. More information.

Tequila Tasting (Fundraiser)
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8-10pm
Xico, 3715 SE Division Street, Portland

Luxury Agave, Xico restaurant, and El Tesoro de Mi Tierra tequila are hosting a fundraiser to support the people affected by the Mexico earthquakes. Entrance includes tequila sampling and is free, but a suggested donation is requested to support relief efforts. 100% of donations and profits will bring basic needs to those displaced in Mexico City, Oaxaca and Chiapas. More information.

Haunted Pub Tour
Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017
7pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 3:30pm Sundays
Starts at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, 112 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland

“Uncover Portland’s dark side on this spine-tingling walking tour and hear first-hand accounts of paranormal encounters—all while sampling 6 local beers.” The tour distance is about .8 of a mile, takes about two and a half hours, and includes six 5oz pours. Tickets are $45 (buy here). More information.

Fundraising Dinner for Oaxaca
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 6:30pm
Mi Mero Mole, 5026 SE Division, Portland

“A traditional Oaxacan meal by Mi Mero Mole’s Azucena and Eufenia, with proceeds supporting recovery efforts for those who suffered the 8.4 magnitude earthquake off Oaxaca’s coast in early September.” Tickets are $35 with an optional $20 Mezcal pairing. More information.

Flavors of Resilience: An Indigenous Foods Celebration
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 6-10pm; Two seatings—6-8pm and 8:30-10:30pm
Han Oak, 511 NE 24th Avenue, Portland

A team of indigenous chefs will prepare a 7-course pop-up dinner featuring indigenous flavors of the Diné + Ute tribes and the wide range of flavors of the indigenous trade routes by Taste of Native Cuisine Chef M. Karlos Baca and Chef Brian Yazzie. Each course will be paired with ethnobotanical storytelling of the unique regional indigenous foods and stories and songs from the Warm Springs Tribe of Oregon. This dinner is a fundraiser for the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance. Tickets are $100 per seat (buy here), which includes beverages. More information.

Summer’s End Vegan Dinner
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6-9:30pm
Departure, 525 SW Morrison Street, Portland

The annual Summer’s End Vegan Dinner is 7 courses of late summer and early fall bounty. Produce for the meal will be sourced from Zenger Farms and The Sideyard Farm. Tickets are $86 each (call at 503-802-5370 to reserve your seat), food gratuity included; a vegetable-focused drink menu is available separately. More information.

Light Up the Redd
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5:30pm
The Redd on Salmon, 831 SE Salmon, Portland

“Food scientist Ricardo Salvador’s keynote speech begins a full evening of festivities and feasting to celebrate Ecotrust’s efforts to promote innovation in food systems and culinary changes in the Northwest.” Tickets are $125 or $225 (buy here). 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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