Valentine’s Day is almost upon us! We’ve got a bunch of places for you to look into for your special day.
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.
5th Annual Chocolate for Congo Benefit
Until Wednesday, February 28, 2018; various times
“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.
10th Annual Brew Hog
Thursdays, February 8 and 15, 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 8 is Upright; for February 15 is Ridgewalker. More information.
Seafood and Beer Dinner
Thursday February 8, 2018; 6:30 pm
Migration Brewing Co., 2828 NE Glisan, Portland
Savor eight courses of delicious seafood paired with special beers from Migration, a mix created by Migration Chef Casey Gipson and Chef de Cuisine Drew Benyo. Some of the special beers to be featured at the dinner include: Hama Mamma Oyster Stout a collaboration beer with Trever Bass of Hopworks and Hama Hama Oysters; Canadian Tuxedo Pilsner collaboration Beer with Widmer’s experimental brew team; Barrel-Aged Frankie Belgian Chocolate Stout. Oregon food and travel writer Jennifer Burns Bright will give a talk about the traditions and challenges of seafood in Oregon. More information.
Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10, 2018; 10am-10pm
Mt. Angel Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Highway, Mount Angel, OR
Enjoy the best handcrafted German sausages, local and German beers, live German music, dancing, games and demonstrations. Guests 21+ $5 or $10 with specialty stein or glass; guests under 21 FREE if accompanied by an adult. More information.
Chocolate and Wine Pairing
Friday-Sunday, February 9-11, 2018; 11am-6pm
Hip Chicks do Wine, 4510 SE 23rd Ave, Portland
Pair four locally-made Alma’s Chocolates truffles and a caramel from Jonboy Caramels in Seattle, with 5 wines. $15 in advance/$17 at the door; basic pairing includes a glass of sparkling wine and a two-pack of chocolates to take home; advanced pairing is $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Buy tickets here. More information.
Mercado Sunday Brunch
Sunday, February 11, 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.
10th Annual Mardi Gras Party
Tuesday, February 13, 2018; 11:30am start time; music starts at 5pm
EaT: An Oyster Bar, 3803 N Williams, Portland
Spend Fat Tuesday with copious amounts of red beans & rice, king cake, oysters, and hurricanes. More information.
Pint & Pastie Hump Day Special
Wednesdays, until 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.
Valentines Day Events—February 14, 2018
Acadia: A New Orleans Bistro, 1303 NE Fremont Street, Portland
A four-course dinner from chef/owner Seamus Foran. $70 per person. More information.
Aviary, 1733 NE Alberta Street, Portland
A special four-course prix fixe dinner from Beard-nominated Chef Sarah Pliner. $75 per person with an optional wine pairing for $35. More information.
Bergerac Bistro, 5520 NE Woodstock, Portland
A four-course French dinner for $50 per person. More information.
Brix Tavern, 1338 NW Hoyt Street, Portland
A four-course dinner starting at $39.95 per person. More information.
Hama Hama Oyster Popup at Chill N Fill, 5215 N Lombard Street, Portland
$1 Hama Hama Oysters from Hood Canal, WA are the name of the game. they will serve them with selections from Buoy Beer Company including their Pale, Single Hop IPA, River Barrel Imperial Stout and more. More information.
Eat Your Heart Out at Jackrabbit PDX, 830 SW 6th, Portland
A four-course menu from Chef Chris Cosentino for $70 per person, with a la carte specials for single diners, and an optional wine pairing for $50. More information.
Nic and Figs, 425 2nd Street, Ste 120, Lake Oswego
“This hands-on, participation-centered class is designed to teach you and your guest how to make a variety of healthy Persian dishes. We will spend time learning about the preparation techniques needed for each dish, discuss the health benefits of various ingredients, and enjoy eating a complete and healthy Persian meal.” $75 per person (buy here). More information.
Petisco, 1411 NE Broadway Street, Portland
A five-course meal includes traditional shellfish paella. $50 per person. Reservations are required for this event—you must call to secure your spot at 503-360-1048. More information.
Petunia’s Pies & Pastries, 610 SW 12th Ave, Portland
Special Valentine’s Day desserts & drinks from 9am-9pm. More information.
pFriem and Buckman Public House, 1310 SE Stark Street, Portland
A four-course dinner from a collaboration between pFriem Family Brewers and Buckman Public House. $75 per person; call Buckman Public House to purchase a ticket at 503-206-5451. More information.
Shout House, 210 SE Madison, Ste. 11, Portland
A popup featuring live flamenco with storytelling, sparkling wine, and inspired ice cream. $50 per person. More information.
Verdigris, 1315 NE Fremont Street, Portland
This French-inspired restaurant is offering a special five-course Valentine’s dinner. Call 503-477-8106 for reservations.