Portland Area Food Events, September 7-14

Photo credit: Abbey Hendrickson

Play BINGO this week for a good cause.

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.

High Proof PDX Book Launch
Thursday, Sept 7, 2017, 5pm
Bit House Saloon, 727 SE Grand, Portland

Celebrate Portland distilling with the first-ever guidebook to spirits tasting, written by Karen Locke. You can get a copy of the book and have her sign it. Cash bar, snacks provided as well as cocktails and swag from Portland-area distilleries, raffle giveaways from distilleries and Portland Distillery Passport, and… an ice luge. FREE, 21+ only. More information.

Bingo & Beers
Thursday, Sept 7, 2017, 6pm
Lagunitas Brewing Community Room, 237 NE Broadway, Suite 300, Portland

Support “I Have a Dream” Oregon at this fundraiser. There will be plenty of beer, pizza from a variety of Portland pizzerias, and Bingo hosted by beloved drag queen Poison Waters. 100% of proceeds go to support and empower students from poverty-impacted communities to thrive in school, college and career. Tickets are $35 or $65 (buy here); 21+ only. More information.

Edgefield’s Moveable Feast
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7-10pm
McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey Street, Troutdale

The popular Moveable Feast dinner travels all around the Edgefield grounds from the Vineyard to the Pear Orchard for delicious dishes paired with wine. And because it’s wine making season, you’ll have a chance to watch the process first-hand. Food includes cheeses, oysters, duck confit, steak, and more. Tickets are $105 each (buy here). 21+. More information.

Grilled Cheese Patio Party w/ American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
Friday, September 8, 2017, 5-9pm
Rogue Ales & Spirits (Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery), 928 SE 9th Avenue, Portland

The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen from San Francisco will be popping up at Rogue Ales, offering grilled cheese sandwiches, mac & cheese, and tomato soup. The latest Rogue Foundation brew, Promise Garden IPA, will be tapped and $1 from every pint sold goes to help Walk to End Alzheimer’s. On top of that they’ll be debuting Gazpacho Lager, which is exactly what it sounds like, and will pair nicely with your grilled cheese. More information.

11th Annual Serbian Festival
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 11am-10pm, Sunday, September 10, 2017 11am-6pm
Saint Stephan’s Serbian Orthodox Church, 11447 SE 27th Avenue, Portland

“This is a celebration of food, wine, dance and culture of the Serbian Orthodox people. Delicious Serbian Food—BBQ, Roast Pig and Lamb, Desserts; Live Music, National Dance, Beer and Wine, Kid’s Activities, and much more.” FREE. More information.

6th Annual Carlton Crush Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9am-9pm
Lower City Park, West Main Street,  Carlton, Oregon

This full-day celebration centers around grape stop competitions—the adult Team Grape Stomp Competition and Kids’ Grape Stomp Competition. There will also be a Kids’ Watermelon Eating Contest, live music, art and crafts for sale, and plenty of local food from restaurants in the area. And since this is the wine country, expect to see locally-made wine and craft beer.  FREE. More information.

Belmont Street Fair 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 11am-7pm
SE Belmont Street from SE 33rd to SE 39th Avenues, Portland

The Belmont Area Business Association and the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association together produce the annual Belmont Street Fair. This family-friendly event includes live music, art, kids’ activities, food and drink, and more. FREE. More information.

Taste of Latinoamérica
Saturday, September 9, 2017, noon-8pm
Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road, Portland

Head to the Portland Mercado to celebrate of Latin American food, music, arts, and culture. FREE to enter. More information.

“Apoya empresarios nuevos Latinos y explora los alimentos, bebidas, y actividades culturales de varias regiones de México, América Central, América del Sur y las islas del Caribe. Toda la familia podrá disfrutar de música en vivo, un bar a aire libre, baile, arte, actividades para niños, y más. ¡Este evento es gratis y abierto al público!”

Sunday September 10 to Saturday, September 16, 2017
Various locations in Portland

“A pun- (and drink-) filled week dedicated to helping homeless shelters with fulfillment of their number one clothing request: socks. For every Jim Beam cocktail sold at one of the 30+ participating Portland bars, Bombas Socks will donate two pairs of new socks.” More information.

The Bloody Mary Fest
Sunday September 10, 2017 11am-5:30pm
The North Warehouse, 723 N Tillamook Street Portland

Enter the land of perpetual Bloody Marys! Each ticket allows the holder to spend two and a half hours tasting 10 highly regarded Bloody Marys (there are two sessions: Session One: 11am – 1:30pm and Session Two: 3pm – 5:30pm). There will also be local food and drink samples, and you’ll also get to vote for your favorite Bloody Mary. Listen to live music, too. The event benefits the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. 21+ only. Tickets are $45 (buy here). More information.

Portland Picnic
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 11am-9pm
Westmoreland Park, SE McLoughlin & Bybee, Portland

Bring a blanket to the park and have the chance to taste over 75 wines from around the world. Breakside Brewery will also have beer, and there will be food vendors from all over Portland. Also enjoy live music, a grape stomp competition and family friendly activities. FREE to enter, tickets are $20 and $30 in advance, $30 and $40 at the door, plus a couple of packages (buy here). Tastes are $3.

3rd Annual Portland Korean Food Festival
Sunday, September 10, 2017 1-5pm
Ecotrust Building, 721 NW 9th Avenue, Portland

Spend an afternoon immersed in Korean cuisine, provided by a panoply of PNW award-winning chefs. Tickets are $75 or $100 (buy here). More information.

Black Feast: Sister Outsider
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm
Feastly, 912 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

“Black Feast is a monthly pop-up designed to celebrate black artists and writers. This month’s pop-up will act as an culinary interpretation and exploration of Audre Lorde’s “Sister Outsider.” Each of the four courses is inspired by a speech or essay from her book, in the hope of offering a sensory engagement with each text. This meal is created as a celebration, a dance, and an offering. This meal is created for you.” Tickets are $45 (buy here). More information.

Feast Portland
Thursday, September 14 to Sunday, September 17, 2017, various times
Various locations

This foodie extravaganza is filled with tastings, classed, talks, and more tastings. Most events are sold out at this point but at the writing of this column, there were a few that still had tickets, including the Grand Tasting ($65) on Friday, September 15. Your intrepid editor will be volunteering this year. 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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