Portland Area Food Events, January 26-February 1

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A slight delay of a day 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. Be sure to confirm the availability of the event before you head out to attend, due to last minute changes that sometimes happen. Want to submit an event? Fill out this form. Listings curated by Meg Cotner.

Bar Muselet
Friday and Saturday, January 26-27, 2018, 4-11pm
Function PDX, 919 NW 23rd Ave, Suite A, Portland

“The first of Bar Muselet’s tenure back at Function meshes Pinoynoirpdx pop up Wine dinner & Events founder Ron Acierto’s love for French food with his Filipino heritage. Come celebrate this beautiful marriage of cuisine and drinks. Menu will include Pandesal, Oysters, Long Beans, Roasted Hen, Freschette, and more!” More information.

NW Coffee Beer Invitational 
Saturday, January 27, 2018; noon-7pm
Goose Hollow Inn, 1927 SW Jefferson Street, Portland

Enjoy coffee brewed beer from 20 breweries, live music, and food. In honor of the Invitational being in its fifth year, they’ll have a special collaboration beer featuring past fest-favorite brewers. Tickets are $20 and include a festival glass and 10 taster tickets; all tickets available at the door. Family friendly. More information.

Mercado Sunday Brunch
Sundays, January 28, 2018; 10am-2pm
Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road, Portland

Stop by the Portland Mercado to experience a range of Latin American brunches—Colombian Bandeja Paisa, huevos rancheros from Mixteca, Chilaquiles from Tierra del Sol. More information.

Portland Mochitsuki
Sunday, January 28, 2018; 11am-4pm
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland

“Eating smooth, round rice cakes is the traditional Japanese way to welcome the New Year, and the Mochitsuki Festival has become the quintessential way the Japanese American community invites the public to join in this lively celebration. It’s a cultural preservation effort that combines a professional stage show with community booths, great food, in a festival environment for great family fun.” Tickets are $4-$7 (buy here). More information.

IPAs for Eyes
Sunday, January 28, 2018; 11am-9pm
Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N Cook Street, Portland

Ecliptic Brewery is partnering with the OHSU Casey Eye Institute (Casey) Community Outreach Program during this event—10% of all sales from the day will go to help fund the need for prescription glasses. There will also be a special IP tasting tray with six Ecliptic Brewery beers, as well as a raffle. More information.

Intro To Cured Meats 100
Sunday, January 28, 2018; 3-7pm
Old Salt Marketplace, 5027 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland

Spend the afternoon and early evening learning the basics of curing meats; Old Salt head chef Ben Meyer will lead the event. You’ll learn how to make pancetta, country ham, Spanish chorizo, bresaola, and lardo, and you’ll get to taste examples of particularly well-made versions of the above. You’ll also get to take curing recipes home. Tools and snacks provided. $75 per person (buy here). More information.

Scene from an Italian Restaurant
Monday, January 29, 2018; 6:30-9pm
Taste on 23rd, 2285 NW Johnson Street, Portland

An Italian-inspired four-course meal is planned, with the opportunity to learn about wine and food paring through the dishes and available wines. Food includes Roasted Eggplant and Sausage Caponata w/ Baguette; Seafood Cioppino; Seared Lamb Chops w/ Basil Cream Sauce over shaved Cucumber and Squash Noodles, tossed in a Walnut Crumble; and Panna Cotta w/ Fresh Berries. Tickets are $50 for one person, $90 for  a couple and each ticket includes wine. RSVP via telephone: 503-477-7238 or email at tasteon23rdwinebar@gmail.com. More information.

Pint & Pastie Hump Day Special
Wednesdays, January 31-March 7, 2018; noon-10pm
Portland Cider House, 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

“All-day hump day food special! $10 for a pint of Kinda Dry (we’ll swap for a Sorta Sweet if you ask sweetly) and an English pastie—three flavor options available! Vegetarian, chicken or pork.” More information.

5th Annual Chocolate for Congo Benefit
Thursday, February 1 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018; various times
Various locations

“All month long, thirteen Portland restaurants and bakeries will be serving up chocolate desserts made with Theo Chocolate. One dollar from the sale of each dessert will go to Eastern Congo Initiative, a non-profit working on grant-making and advocacy with and for the people of eastern Congo. Theo Chocolate, which now sources more than 70% of its chocolate from the Congo, has generously donated the chocolate for the benefit.”

Participating restaurants and bakeries include: Baker & Spice, Bar Avignon, Bistro Agnes, Coquine, Le Pigeon, Little Bird Bistro, Måurice, Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant, Ox, Pacific Pie, Pie Spot, Tusk, and Quaintrelle. More information.

Missionary Chocolates 10 Year Anniversary
Thursday, February 1, 2018; 5-7pm
Missionary Chocolates, 2712 NE Glisan Street, Portland

There will be a new vegan truffle release that evening. Stop in, enjoy some chocolate and overindulge. More information.

10th Annual Brew Hog
Thursday, February 1, 2018; 6-10pm
North 45 Pub, 517 NW 21st Avenue, Portland

Each Thursday evening until March 29, North 45 will feature one of 24 different brewers, complete with smoked ribs and other menu pairings from Chef Ashley. The featured brewer for February 1 is Oakshire. More information.

PFA with Gabriel Pascuzzi at Stacked
Thursday, February 1, 2018; 6:30-9:30pm
1643 SE 3rd Avenue, Portland

Enjoy a multiple-course Italian feast by Gabriel Pascuzzi of Stacked Sandwiches, honoring the cuisine of Calabria, Italy. Your $130 ticket includes dinner, beverages, and some gift certificates (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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