Portland Area Food Events, November 2-9

Schnitzel, potato salad, red cabbage and beer—perfect food for the season.

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.

Nine Days of Pie
Until Thursday, November 9, 2017
Various locations

Celebrate the magic of pie all over Portland! And, “There will be pie fights. There will be movies about pie. There will be songs sung in the honor of pie, and there will be demonstrations by event creators Shane and Amy Bugbee as to how pies are made, and how they can bring communities together.” More information.

Jones Fountain Debut (& Sizzle Pie Soft Opening!)
Thursday, November 2-Friday, November 3, 2017, 11am-4am
4144 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland

Sizzle Pie opens their 8th location in the Hollywood District, and they’ll be featuring Jones soda on their fountain. “In other words: ‘Big Soda sucks and death to false sugar!'” – says Jones CEO, Jennifer Cue. We can’t argue with that. More information.

Tasting Thursday with Anthem Cider
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7-9pm
Portland Cider House, 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

“We’re kicking off our Tasting Thursdays with Anthem Cider from Wandering Aengus Ciderworks. They’ll be sampling their newest limited release of Honeycrisp cider, as well as many other delicious ciders from their line-up!” More information.

Makers Happy Hour w/Fringe Mead
Friday, November 3, 2017, 3-8pm
Alma Chocolate, 1323 SE 7th Avenue, Portland

Enjoy samples of mead (AKA honeywine) from Fringe Meadery, chocolate from Alma, and cheese from Ancient Heritage Dairy. More information.

83rd Annual Sausage Dinner
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 11am-8pm
Visitation Church, 4285 NW Visitation Road, Forest Grove

This is the 83rd year this sausage and sauerkraut community dinner will be produced. 15 tons of homemade sausage will be made and sold, as well as homemade sauerkraut and applesauce, all by a community of volunteers who come from generations of families who’ve participated in this amazing project. Bulk sausage will be available for purchase but you should come early, around 8 or 9am; it can only be bought on site the day of the dinner. There will also be a beer garden (21+), bingo and a country store. Tickets are $8-$17, children under 5 FREE. Bulk sausage is $6/lb and bulk sauerkraut is $4/qt. More information.

Dark Days Tasting Event
Saturday, November 4, 2017, noon-9pm
The Abbey Bar & Bottle Shop, 716 NW 21st Avenue and  1650 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland

Dark beer is the name of the game and they’ll be tapping and opening bottles of a variety of these brews for tasting flights—Belgians at the 21st Ave location and other European-styles at the 23rd Ave location. Reps from some of the breweries will be there. More information.

Art & Beer: Pitchering Oregon Grand Tasting
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1-6pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland

The Portland Art Museum and artist Eric Steen have collaborated to bring 18 Oregon craft brewers to pair with 18 artworks from the permanent collection at the Museum. “The selected artworks represent or evoke a range of Oregon landscapes including Greater Portland, the Coast, Willamette Valley, the Columbia River Gorge/Mount Hood, Central, Eastern, and Southern parts of the state. Brewers from each of these regions are creating one-of-a-kind beers inspired by the artists and the surrounding landscapes represented in their selected artworks. When experienced together, the beers will collectively create a drinkable portrait of one of the most geographically diverse and beautiful states in the US”

Your ticket includes Museum admission, a commemorative glass, an art/beer program booklet, and 10 tasting tokens (each token = one 3 ounce pour). Additional beer/cider tasting tokens can be purchased for $2 each. Tickets are $25 General, $20 Museum Members (buy here). More information.

Wines of France 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 6-10pm
Lake Theater & Cafe, 106 N State St, Lake Oswego

This annual wine tasting event benefits the International Leadership Academy, and offers a chance to taste and purchase a variety of distinct wines from some of France’s most prestigious wine regions. Heavy hors d’oueuvres will also be available, and you can bid on some sweet raffle baskets. Tickets are $30-$110 (buy here). More information.

Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 12:30-1:30pm
The Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants, NE 22nd Avenue, Portland

Learn about Chado, the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. Margie Yap, Founder of the Issoan Tea School, will demonstrate this elegant and meditative tea practice. Watch, ask questions, enjoy some tea and sweets. Tickets are $15 each (buy here). More information.

Bake Sale for PDX Vegans Of Color
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 1-4pm
Food Fight Grocery, 1217 SE Stark Street, Portland

Portland Vegans of Color are raising funds for their cookbook. “Buy a cookie and feel good about both getting a yummy treat and helping raise marginalized voices!” More information.

Fall Supper & Cider Pairing
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6:30pm
Handsome Pizza, 1603 NE Killingsworth, Portland

This cider pairing with 4-course menu “will feature rustic, ingredient-driven food, highlighting the heart of this season and Pacific Northwest fare.” Prepared by Chef Risa Lichtman, the meal will feature beloved local farmers, growers and makers. As of this writing the menu will include wood-fired clams with beans in broth, fall panzanella with chicories and chanterelles with a lovage-yogurt dressing, cider-raised pork butt, and chocolae pot de crème. Vegetarian options are available (indicate this on your ticket). Tickets are $65 (buy here). More information.

Vegan Nigerian Brunch
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6:30am-8:30pm
Feastly, 912 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

This unique brunch features a combination of traditional Nigerian recipes Chef Salimatu Amabebe ate growing up and some of her favorite brunch items. Enjoy Coconut Cabbage Salad with Fresh Mango, Yam and Bitterleaf Stew with Coconut Rice, Beans and Dodo, and Sweet Banana Cake with Cashew Lime Cream. Tickets are $40 (buy here). More information.

Schnitzel Night
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5-9pm
Occidental Brewing Company, 6635 N Baltimore Avenue, Portland

“We will have three variations of Schnitzel all on special for the evening. We will be serving the classic schnitzel, schnitzel with a mushroom gravy, and schnitzel with sautéed onions. Each plate comes with braised cabbage and your choice of either potato salad, fries, or a green salad.” 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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