Portland Area Food Events: September 14-21


Squeeze some apples for cider this weekend.

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.

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

This foodie extravaganza is filled with tastings, classes, 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.

Christina Tosi in Portland
Friday, September 15, 2017, 5-8pm
Chalino, 25 N Fremont Street, Portland

Via Eater: “Baker extraordinaire—as well as a judge on MasterChef and MasterChef Junior—Christina Tosi is bringing her beloved Milk Bar to Portland on September 15. Visiting for Feast, the two-time James Beard Award winner will pop up in Chalino’s courtyard to sell her game-changing baked goods, including cookies, Crack Pie slices, B’Day Truffles, and Cereal Milk ice cream.” More information.

Stammtisch 2017 Oktoberfest
Friday, September 15 to Sunday, September 17, 2017
Friday 11:30am-1:30am, Saturday and Sunday 11am-1:30am
Stammtisch, 401 NE 28th Avenue, Portland

Stammtisch will transform their block into a Bavarian beer garden with long wooden tables from Munich. There will be BBQ—roasted chicken, smoked pork loin, bratwurst sandwiches, currywurst, and döner kebabs—as well as salads and giant pretzels. Plus, 10 Oktoberfest biers on draft. More information.

Cider Squeeze
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10am-4pm
Philip Foster Farm, 22725 SE Eagle Creek Road, Eagle Creek, OR

This apple-centric event is an opportunity press cider, either with your own apples or the farm’s apples (limit of 2 gallons per family). There will also be vendors, food, corn-grinding, wood stove cooking demonstrations, a pie social hosted by the Estacada First Baptist Church, and more.  $5 per ticket, $20 per family. FREE admission for farm members and volunteers who have worked 10+ hours over the year. More information.

Vegan Nigerian Brunch
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm
Feastly, 912 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

This unique brunch features a combination of traditional Nigerian recipes Chef Salimatu Amabebe ate growing up and some of her favorite brunch items. Enjoy Collard Greens and Coconut Gravy, Cassava Home Fries, Beans and Dodo, and Pineapple Cornmeal Hotcakes. Tickets are $35 (buy here). More information.

Polish Festival
Saturday, Sept 16, 2017, 11am-10pm, Sunday, Sept 17, 2017, noon-6pm
Between the Polish Library and St. Stanislaus Church, 3900 N Interstate Avenue, Portland

“During the festival, we provide non-stop stage performances, including a few dance groups and music bands, polka contest on Saturday and Sunday, a street dance, delicious Polish food and imported Polish beer.” FREE. More information.

El Grito
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11am-11pm
Rose Quarter – Moda Center Commons Annual Celebration

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with traditional food and beverages, as well as folkloric and Aztec dancers, live mariachi, salsa, cumbia, and pop music. Look for community booths with interactive and educational materials, too. FREE to enter. More information.

Coffee Loves Beer
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11:30am-5:30pm
Stumptown Coffee Roasters, 4525 Southeast Division Street, Portland

Stumptown and Sprudge teamed up to showcase some of the best PNW breweries that brew their beer with Stumptown cold brew. Admission gets you a chance to taste 10 featured beers (Cascade, Commons, Basecamp, Elysian, Gigantic, Breakside, Ninkasi, Rogue, Crux and Boneyard) and Hama Hama oysters. You’ll also get 15% off your tab at nearby Woodsman Tavern to be enjoyed before or after your session and a commemorative, limited edition Stumptown glass. Tickets are $35 (buy here). More information.

Beaverton International Celebration
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 1-6pm
Tualatin Hills Athletic Center, 50 NW 158th Avenue, Beaverton

“The Beaverton International Celebration is a free, fun, family-friendly event showcasing our many cultures through music, dance, interactive activities, food, art and more!”  More information.

Our Table Farm Dinner
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 4:30pm start time
Our Table Cooperative, 13390 SW Morgan Road, Sherwood, OR

This dinner features Chef Kerri Cacciata of Our Table and Paul Losch of Ruddick/Wood in Newberg. Dinner will include wine/beer, appetizers, farm tour and gratuity, Tickets are $95, all inclusive (buy here). 21+ only. More information.

Late Summer Brunch Popup by Wildflower Baking
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 10am-2pm
Blank Slate Bar, 7201 NE Glisan Street, Suite C, Portland

From Blank Slate: “We are doing a brunch pop up with @wildflowerbaking! They are awesome. We are awesome. It will be double awesome. If you can’t wait that long to come see us, stop by today for $2 oysters and 20% off sparkling bottles.”

From Wildflower Baking: “It’s sort of a “last call for summer” brunch so there will be lots of delicious late summery things on the menu. That sweet spot where summer meets fall. Tomatoes AND squash. Peaches AND grapes. We’re really looking forward to it! So bike on by, say “hi!”and let us feed you!”

2nd Annual Rib Cookoff
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 10am-6pm
YNOT Have Fun / LaserPort / Bar & Grill, 6540 SW Fallbrook Place, Beaverton

“Teaming up with Adapt for the 2nd year to support a good cause. Come and join us for ribs and fun! Proceeds will go to The Adapt Advanced Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $25 per plate (buy there, no advanced tickets). More information.

Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11am-9pm
7th & E Burnside, Portland

“This 5-day outdoor beer garden features a covered tent, food specials, daily tappings and fire pits. Plus there is no cover charge to get in and new beers daily!” More information.

Autumn in India
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6-8pm
Bob’s Red Mill Cooking School,5000 Southeast International Way, Milwaukie

Leena Ezekiel will show you tasty Indian dishes appropriate for Fall–Mulligatawny Soup, Makki Roti (corn bread), Sarso ka saag (mustard greens), Kaddu (butternut squash with curry leaves and mustard seeds), Podina paratha (griddle fried flat bread with dry mint), and Meethi gehu (sweet bulgar with dry fruit and yogurt). Please note: not all recipes will be prepared in class due to limited class time. Tickets are $27.37 each (buy here). 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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