Portland Area Food Events, August 24-31

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‘Tis the season for hatch chiles.

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.

Support Black Owned Restaurants Week
Until Sunday, August 27, 2017
Various locations

Support black owned Portland area restaurants, food carts, bakeries, lounges and more during this week-long restaurant week. More information.

Festa Italiana
Thursday, August 24 to Saturday, August 26, 2017, 11am-11pm
Pioneer Courthouse Square

“Celebrating Italian American Culture in Portland, Oregon.” There will be plenty of food, a wine & beer garden, dancing, and more. Basically, all Italian culture all the time. FREE. More information.

Silver Moon Brewing Summer Pairing Party
Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6-8pm
McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop, 2290 NW Thurman Street, Portland

“Beat the heat and with a taster tray featuring three Silver Moon Beers and three small summertime bites.” More information.

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival
Friday, August 25  to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Esther Short Park, 605 Esther Street, Vancouver, WA

To participate in the wine side of the festival, you can either purchase a taste ($1) or a glass ($5-10 depending on the wine). Unopened bottles of wine are also available t take home. Aside form the wine there will be live music, art, exhibitors, and delicious food. Tickets:

Friday: $18 Advance / $25 At Gate
Saturday: $25 Advance / $35 At Gate
Sunday: $25 Advance / $30 At Gate

Buy tickets here. More information.

Oregon State Fair
Friday, August  25 to Monday, September 4, 2017
Oregon State Fair & Exposition Festival, 330 17th Street NE, Salem, OR

Classic Fair fare like food contests, prepared food competitions, and lots of food and drink. Tickets: Adults $6, Children ages 6-11 $5, Seniors $1. More information.

Hazy Daze Beer Festival
Friday, August 25, 2017 to Sunday, August 27, 5-10pm
Lardo PDX, 1212 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

Lardo is doing three days of “New England style, hazy IPAs” and summer beach food. 26 taps, lobster rolls, fried clams, steamers, chowder and more. More information.

Summer Ice Cream Series: Salt & Straw + Xurros
Saturday, August 26 to Sunday, August 27, 2017, 8am-10pm
180 Xurros, 2218 NE Broadway Street, Portland

180 will be serving some of their favorite Salt & Straw Ice Cream flavors to go along with their freshly made xurrosMore information.

Beaverton Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, August 26, 2017, noon-8pm (family friendly ’til 4pm, 21+ 4-8pm)
The Round, 12600 SW Crescent Street, Beaverton

Enjoy 50 beers from 25 breweries, live music, and food. Mugs are $8, tastes are $1. If you have your mug(s) from years 1 or 2 bring them and save $5 off the entry. $1 of every mug sale will benefit the Chelsea Hicks Foundation. More information.

Hatch Chili Roast
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 5-9pm
Block & Board, 8421 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland

“Los Roast will be selling Peppers, and we will be serving a whole host of Hatch Chili related specials! Fill up your freezer and your belly!” More information.

The 2017 Jade International Night Market
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 5-10pm
Portland Community College, 2305 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland.

The market will be filled with local makers selling clothing, accessories, crafts and home goods, and most of all, a collection of international eats. In past years there have been vegan Japanese snacks, bubble tea, Korean barbecue, churro ice cream sandwiches, and more. FREE. More information.

Tiny House Brunch
Sunday, August 27, 2017, 10am-2pm
2646 NE Glisan Street, Portland

“Live music, games, food and cocktails. AND FREE TINY HOUSE TOURS. Enjoy a sunny, Sunday with Carrie Cunningham.” More information.

Rice & Shine Brunch In PDX
Sunday, August 27, 2017, 11:30am-1:30pm
Feastly, 912 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

Chef AC Boral brings to Portland his culinary mash-up of traditional Filipino dishes with brunch favorites. The menu will include Ube Mochi Waffles, *Sisig Chilaquiles, Sinangag, Ensaladang Kamatis, Longanisa Scotch Egg, Halo Halo Parfait and Auntie Rose’s Sweets. Tickets are $50 per person with an optional add on of $20 bottomless calamansi mimosas or $10 for a single calamansi mimosa. Buy tickets and more information.

40th Anniversary Middle East Festival
Sunday, August 27, 2017 noon-7pm
St George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2101 NE 162nd Avenue, Portland

“Experience the food, dance and faith of the Middle East.” There will be live music, traditional dance performances, church tours, a book sale, silent auction, and activities for the kids. And the food! Enjoy kababs, gyros, falafel, and sweet pastries like baklava. More information.

Portland Taco Festival
Saturday, August 26, 2017 to Sunday, August 27, 2017, noon-8pm
Portland Meadows, 1001 N Schmeer Road, Portland

Taco vendors from the Portland area will gather to offer their best tacos at this inaugural taco-centric festival. Each taco is $2. Wash them down with special festival Margaritas while enjoying live music, Lucha Libre Wrestling, Chihuahua Beauty Contest, Live game shows and more. A tequila expo happens concurrently. Tickets are $12, kids 12 and under FREE. Tequila expo tickets are $20. VIP tickets for Sunday are $60 and includes 4-tacos coupons, 3-drink tickets, and, oddly enough, private bathrooms (buy all tix here). More information.

Hawthorne Street Fair
Sunday, August 27, 2017, 11am-7pm
SE Hawthorne Street between 12th and 55th Avenues

Spend time on one of Portland’s most popular commercial areas. There will be live music, kids activities, beer gardens, lots of vendors, and plenty of shops open. FREE. More information.

Crawfish Boil & Oyster Roast
Sunday, August 27, 2017, 5-9pm
The Woodsman Tavern, 4537 SE Division Street, Portland

This is the first Crawfish Boil & Oyster Roast at the Woodsman Tavern and it will take place in their backyard. Each ticket includes the Crawfish boil, South Carolina style roasted oysters, oysters on the half shell, Woodsman cheddar biscuits, and Peach cobbler. Drinks include one classic New Orleans cocktail O one  tall boy of Rainier and a shot of Dickel whisky. Additional drinks will be available for purchase. Cornhole will be available to play. 21+. Tickets are $50. Tickets and more information.

4-Course Vegan Nigerian Cuisine Pop-Up
Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm
Inner Southeast, Portland

Chef Salimatu celebrates her family’s traditional Nigerian dishes (many of which are her father’s favorites) along with her own adaptations. Enjoy warm black-eyed peas, egusi–spinach, and ground melon seed stew cooked with bitterleaf, “a dark leafy green that is quite bitter at first but becomes sweeter when cooked.” Tickets are $35 (buy here). More information.

Chef &The Maker Dinner Series, featuring Community Supported Fishery
Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30-9:30pm
TD’s Pop Up @Three Degrees, 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland

Chef Lauro Romero and Community Supported Fishery in Garibaldi are putting together a six-course menu featuring sustainably caught seafood, cooked, prepared and served al fresco. Enjoy a mix of classic and modern Mexican flavors in dishes like ceviche redone as spot prawn “ravioli” and rockfish mixiote with homemade tortillas. All will be paired with samples of agave-based cocktails— tequila, mezcal and bacanora. Tickets are $80 (buy here) and they include includes dinner, cocktail pairings and gratuity. 20 seats only! More information.

Basic Vegetable Fermentation (PCC SE)
Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6-8:30pm
2305 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland

Learn the basics of fermenting vegetables, and take home some sauerkraut and kimchi made in-class. This class is being offered through Portland Community College’s Community Education program in the Summer 2017 term at PCC’s Southeast Campus (course description and course number can be found here). Tickets are $64. More information.

Chill N Fill 3 Year Anniversary Party–Oysters & IPA
Thursday, August 31, 2017, 5-10pm
Chill N Fill, 5215 N Lombard Street, Portland

Help Chill N Fill celebrate their 3 year anniversary with fresh Pacific Oysters from Nevør Shellfish Farm. They’ll also have IPAs from Boneyard Beer,  pFriem Family Brewers,  Buoy Beer Company,  and more. 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.

5 Replies to “Portland Area Food Events, August 24-31”

  1. This is an awesome roundup! I love living in Portland and having so many foodie things to do! I’m actually super bummed I have to miss the Taco Fest, as I’ll be in Nashville this weekend.

  2. Nice! One of the things I love about this city is how many community events and fun things there are to do on any given day. There’s always something to do!

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