Dumplings from Danwei Canting during 2020’s Dumpling Week
Although we are still in the midst of a pandemic, The Oregonian’s Dumpling Week is well and alive, and it starts today. This year, not surprisingly, it’s all about takeout. The real bonus for this kind of setup is that you can order dumplings from a bunch of places and eat them at home, all together. Makes for a fun way to conveniently compare and contrast Portland’s dumpling goodness. Continue reading “Dumpling Week is Alive in 2021”
Last year Portland was home to a terrific new festival, Roux, a multi-day event focused on women in food. The organizers behind Roux are teaming up with Slow Food Portland to bring us CHOP TALK, “a FREE panel discussion digging into women-owned farms and CSAs.” And it will happen on Sunday, March 8—International Women’s Day—at Real Good Food, 935 NE Couch Street. The discussion will take place from 4-5:30pm. Continue reading “Hang Out at CHOP TALK on International Women’s Day”
Last year’s Dumpling Week dumplings at Kachka.
Portland has a lot of “food week” festivals, but I think Dumpling Week might be my favorite. It’s back again, now in its sixth year—this time around you have 35 places to choose from (down from 36 last year) and the price has remained a cool ten bucks or less per dish. Continue reading “Dumpling Week 2020”
Photo credit: Shuck Portland
I was recently reminded that Shuck Portland is almost upon us! It starts Saturday, February 1 and continues for a week beyond that, from Sunday, February 2 to Saturday, February 8—classes, dinners and more. Here are some of the things you can look forward to.
Kickoff Party and a Dinner
Portland in a Half-Shell. Saturday, February 1, 6-10pm.
This festival kickoff event is an oyster party featuring thousands of the best oysters sourced from over a dozen oyster farms. You’ll eat—oysters and a non-oyster food buffet, courtesy of The Nightwood—and drink—scotch, cocktails, and local beer—to the sounds of DJ Maxx Bass. There will be oysters for sale, too. Tickets are $25 and include six oysters of your choice, one welcome drink, and light food buffet. Buy tickets here (first clickable event module). Redd On Salmon, 831 SE Salmon Street, Portland Continue reading “Oysters Galore at the Third Annual Shuck Portland”
A clever take on “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 10th Annual Portland Fermentation Festival AKA Stinkfest. Sure, it was aromatic in there (Ecotrust’s Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center) but not offensively so (at least to my nose). The event started a little after 6pm with a keynote speech by David Zilber of the Noma Fermentation Lab. Continue reading “A Look Back at the 10th Annual Portland Fermentation Festival”