Portland Area Food Events, November 9-16

‘Tis the season for hearty Russian food 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.

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.

My People’s Market
Thursday, November 9, 4:30-8pm
The Redd on Salmon Street, 831 SE Salmon Street, Portland

Get to know nearly 100 local multicultural vendors, including Abbey Creek Vineyard & Winery, NE Creperie, Nong’s Khao Man Gai, Spice of Africa, Tamale Boy, and much, much more. FREE to enter.

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.

Reuben Night at Second Profession!
Friday, November 10, 4-10pm
Second Profession Brewing Company, 5846 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland

“Come in a try our absolutely DELICIOUS SPB Reuben Sandwich this Friday from 4-10 and enjoy it for $2.00 off! Thats right, our SPB Reuben will only set you back $9.00 this Friday. WHAT. A. DEALIO! ” More information.

Official Grand Opening Party—Casa Jalisco
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11am-9pm
Casa Jalisco, 18836 SE Stark Street, Portland

Casa Jalisco Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar is having its official Grand Opening party, offering all food items on their full dinner menu discounted by 50% from 1pm-7pm. They will be giving away free appetizers all night. There will be a free raffle—prizes include big screen TVs, kids bicycles, tablets, and more. Live mariachi band from 3-7pm. More information.

Cascadia Roasters Competition
Saturday, November 11, 2017, noon-3pm
Buckman Coffee Factory, 1105 Southeast Main Street, Portland

“Come by to watch the fun and taste the competitor’s best. Home roasters, hobby roasters, seasoned experts, big companies and small from Portland and beyond…this is a chance to celebrate the art of roasting in a fun and interactive forum.” FREE to watch and drink. More information.

8th Annual BelgianFest
Saturday, November 11, 2017, noon-midnight
Bailey’s Taproom, 213 SW Broadway, Portland

Help Bailey’s Taproom celebrate their tenth anniversary with Belgian-style beer brewed by over a dozen Oregon breweries. FREE admission. More information.

Pilsner Urquell Event
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 1-3pm
The Abbey Bar & Bottle Shop, 1650 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland

This is a chance to taste a keg of rare unfiltered, unpasteurized Pilsner Urquell. More information.

Portland Cooks Book Signing
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 3-5pm
Providore Fine Foods, 2340 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland

“Portland attracts food lovers from all over the world with its perfect storm of fresh, locally produced ingredients, and skilled chefs and bartenders who turn it all into some of the country’s most exciting dishes and drinks. Portland Cooks celebrates this talented community, and presents 80 recipes from 40 of the city’s favorite restaurants, cafes, and cocktail bars. Author Danielle Centoni joins featured baker Tim Healea of Little T American Baker for a conversation (and cookie tasting), followed by a signing of this lovely local cookbook.” More information.

Northwest Food & Wine Festival
Saturday, November 11, 2017 4-8pm
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland

Now in its 12th year, the Northwest Food and Wine Festival presents two days of wine and food tasting from prominent wineries, breweries, restaurants, and chefs. Hundreds of wines will be available and dozens of restaurants will offer gourmet food. VIP ticket admission is at 4pm and general admission can enter at 5pm. Tickets are $75 general and $95 VIP (buy here). More information.

DaNet Russian Pop-Up Dinner
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017, 6:30-10pm
Feastly, 912 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland

James Beard award-winning chef/owner Vitaly Paley’s is producing one of his Russian pop-up dinners, where you will get to experience, “a nostalgia-filled tour of his homeland through stories and food.” It’s a four-course meal with drinking appetizers, small plates, Kulyebaka (fish, rice and mushroom pie), and a variety of desserts. Tickets are $125 (buy here). More information.

Locale Cider Fest
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 11am-5pm
Locale, 4330 N Mississippi Ave, Portland

“Reverend Nat’s Cider, will be tasting their newly canned Revival and Sacrilege Sour Cherry Hard Cider. Cans are available at Locale and to take home. Imbibe with Thomas and Sons Distillery and cider inspired cocktails mixed with their Alpine Liqueur, Bluebird. Enjoy the special nano cider collaboration between Woodbox Cider and Hop Haus Brewing made exclusively for the first Mississippi Nano Beer Crawl. Leave the event with a satiated belly and more cider for the road housed in our Special Locale Growlers.” More information.

A Dining In Cookbook Celebration
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 1-3pm
Jacobsen Salt Co, 602 SE Salmon Street, Portland

“Come say hi at the Jacobsen Salt Company’s flagship shop for food, drinks, and conversation. Copies of Dining In will be available for purchase and signing.” More information.

Filipino Street Foods
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 11am-1:30pm
Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway, Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) 296/8, Portland

This workshop will showcase may varieties of Filipino street food delicacies, including pork BBQ, kwek-kwek, fried sweet plantains, and fish balls. “For more questions, comments, and violent reactions contact our Cultural Chair, Justin Estalilla at justi2@pdx.edu.” FREE. More information.

French Cassoulet Dinner
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 5:45pm and 7:30pm seatings
Bergerac Bistro, 5520 NE Woodstock, Portland

Now that it’s getting cold out there, it’s time for cassoulet! Enjoy a four-course dinner consisting of amuses bouches, grilled goat cheese, a traditional cassoulet, and dark chocolate mousse. Tickets are $35 (excluding wine and gratuity). More information.

Beaujolais Nouveau
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6-10pm
ST. JACK restaurant & Bar, 1610 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland

Beaujolais Nouveau is a street festival of wine, food, and harvest, featuring food from local restaurants, local wines, brews, and spirits. All proceeds benefit Friendly House. Tickets are $45 each (buy here)—tickets are limited. More information.

Chocolate and Beer Pairing With Author Megan Giller
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7-9pm
Ex Novo Brewing, 2326 N Flint Avenue, Portland

“Celebrate the release of food writer Megan Giller’s new book, Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution, with a beer and chocolate pairing flight and a chance to hang out with the author herself! Enjoy FREE samples from Ex Novo, cocanú, and BatchPDX, then treat yourself to a flight of brews paired with chocolates from Cocanu, BatchPDX, Moonstruck, and Honey Mama’s. Megan will be hanging out throughout the evening, telling the fun and funky stories behind the small-batch makers she profiled in the book, signing books, and leading informal tastings of beer and chocolate.” The flight is $12 for four 4oz pours and four chocolates. If you purchase Megan’s book ($20) you can enjoy the flight for just $8 ($4 off). 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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