Portland Area Food Events, December 14-21

Peking Duck at Departure Lounge
Photo credit: Departure Lounge

Peking Duck is the most wonderful duck.

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.

Peking Duck Month
December 1-30, 2017; times vary
Departure Portland, 525 SW Morrison Street, Portland

From the Departure staff, this special month features:

  • The Peking Duck is cured in 5 spice, blanched in honey and Chinese wine, hung to air dry for 5 days, honey glazed and roasted daily, and served with a house-made cherry sauce, candied kumquats, scallions, hoisin, and cucumbers. It is also served with mandarin pancakes, encouraging guests to make mini sandwiches out of the feast.
  • The bits of meat and roasted skin left on the bones are removed and a savory duck fried rice is made with plenty of scallions and rendered duck fat.
  • To ensure 100% usage of the bird, guests start the meal with a cup of clear duck broth made from the ducks’ roasted bones.
  • For a final sweet note, a rich taste of creamy duck fat-coconut milk ice cream with marionberry sauce and buckwheat crumble closes the feast.

Call the restaurant at 503-802-5370 to reserve your delicious duck. Each meal is $106. More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, December 14-21”

Portland Area Food Events, December 7-14

Puerto Rico
Photo credit: Trish Hartmann on Flickr

Portland supports Puerto Rico hurricane relief in a number of events 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.

PDX 4 Puerto Rico Citywide Fundraiser
Until Sunday, December 10, 2017
Various locations

Stop by select Portland bars and restaurants to enjoy menu specials benefitting Puerto Rico. Participants: Andina, Ataula, Aviary, Rum Club, Dig a Pony, Fireside, Kachka, Kask, La Moule, Lardo, Paadee, Les Caves, Little Bird Bistro, Olympia Oyster Bar, Pizza Jerk Super Bite, Taqueria Nueve, Upper Left Roasters, Wiz Bang Bar (list Is still growing). More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, December 7-14”

Portland Area Food Events, October 26-November 2

T Took It (the Pie)

Don’t worry about anyone taking the pie this time—you have Nine Days of Pie coming up!

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.

Brewpublic’s 9th Annual Killer Beer Week
Until Sunday, October 29, 2017
Various locations

This week+ of beer love starts with the Killer Beer Summit on Friday, October 20 and ends with the Killer Beer Week Recovery Beerunch on Sunday, October 29. In between are beer tastings and celebrations of brewing. According to the organizers, the Beerunch tickets are $50 (buy here) and “all other events are free to enter, pay as you go on beer. Killer Pumpkin Fest will ask for a $5 donation to CAMP UKANDU at entry.” More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events, October 26-November 2”

First Tastes: Late Summer Eats

Welcome to another edition of First Tastes, were we showcase good eats at new-to-us spots in Portland. This city is full of delicious food and lots of places to check out, so no doubt this column will run for some time.

Avocado Toast | Radio Room. I’ll start with this because I have been critical of avocado toast for many years as “too precious” and/or “twee.” However, the time was right for me to give it a try, and I’m here to tell you—glad I did. At that moment in time, I wasn’t super hungry and this dish seemed light yet substantial, and it was hard to resist the siren song of the avocado that morning.

Toasted multigrain bread was spread with soft, ripe avocado topped with caramelized onions and a poached egg; nutritional yeast is sprinkled on top. I liked that the eggs had runny yolks and were not overcooked. The avocado tasted fresh with no off flavors. Overall a really satisfying breakfast. Radio Room, 1101 NE Alberta Street, Portland Continue reading “First Tastes: Late Summer Eats”

Portland Area Food Events, August 17-24

tomato-sophies-choice

I grew this tomato on my Portland backyard patio—it’s named “Sophie’s Choice.”

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.

Cuban Feast: Portland Mercado + Que Bola
Thursday, August 17, 2017, 6:30-9:30pm
Inner Southeast, Portland

Chef Jose Perez’s QueBola? food cart at the Portland Mercado has a great reputation for serving delicious Cuban food, and in his “Cuba Libre” menu, he’ll offer a version of Cuban cuisine “seldom seen in Portland.” Enjoy Stuffed Tostones, Ensalada de Aguacate, Enchilado de Mariscos, and a Tropical Coconut Flan in this four-course meal. Tickets are $42 (buy here). More informationContinue reading “Portland Area Food Events, August 17-24”