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.

Haunted Pub Tour
Until Tuesday, October 31, 2017
7pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 3:30pm Sundays
Starts at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, 112 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland

“Uncover Portland’s dark side on this spine-tingling walking tour and hear first-hand accounts of paranormal encounters—all while sampling 6 local beers.” The tour distance is about .8 of a mile, takes about two and a half hours, and includes six 5 oz pours. Tickets are $45 (buy here). More information.


Nosh 4 Nonviolence
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5am-11pm
Various locations in Portland

Five local restaurants have banded together to raise funds to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Each of the participating restaurants—Back to Eden Bakery (all three locations), County Cork Public House, Cerulean Winery, Por Que No, and P’s and Q’s Market—will donate a portion of their proceeds from the day to Call to Safety, an organization that works with survivors of violence. More information.

Raclette Night at The Wursthaus
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5-9pm
Occidental Brewing Wursthaus, 6635 N Baltimore Avenue, Suite 201, Portland

If you like hot cheese and beer, this is for you. “David of Urban German Grill will be on the deck serving Raclette hot off the wheel accompanied with baguette, sliced ham, potatoes, and salad. Pair the cheese with one of our beers on tap or with a glass of wine.” More information.

Danwei Canting Pop-Up
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6-9pm
The Civic Taproom and Bottle Shop, 621 SW 19th Ave, Portland

“The Civic Taproom is teaming up with Danwei Canting for the night! Stop by to enjoy food from Danwei Canting and beer from all over Asia. Danwei will be providing skewers, rice and peanuts. A rice, peanut and skewer package will be available as well as purchasing the items a la carte.” More Information.

8th Annual Portland Fermentation Festival
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6-9:30pm
Ecotrust, 721 Northwest 9th Avenue #200, Portland

“We’re simplifying things this year and just focusing on tastings, so please choose whether you’d like to attend the first or second tasting. If you’re an amateur fermenter, please contact heidi.nestler@gmail.com to register. If you’re a professional fermenter and have been approved to be an exhibitor, please choose the exhibitor ticket.” Tickets are $10-$20 (buy here). More information.

Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Belmont Beer Crawl
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7pm
Circa 33, 3348 SE Belmont Street, Portland

The 4th Annual Pumpkin Beer Crawl on Belmont Street features five bars and 8 pumpkin beers on one night! Bars include Circa 33, Barebones, The Liquor Store, Belmont Inn, and Side Street, with an after-party at the Circa 33 Speakeasy featuring music by the Vinylogy DJ crew. There will also be prizes, too. FREE to join, pay as you go. More information.

Oktoberfest Dinner
Friday, October 27, 2017, no time specified
Columbia River Brewing Company, 1728 NE 40th Avenue, Portland

“We will have a Oktoberfest a dinner which will include Sauerbraten, German Spaetzle, and Red Cabbage we will also be introducing our Traditional German Bock Beer.” More information.

Barrel Aged Quad Release
Friday, October 27, 2017, 5-9pm
Occidental Brewing Company, 6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland

Occidental Brewing will tap their first ever barrel-aged Belgian beer (9.5% ABV). First keg tapped at 5pm, and you can “hang out with the Occidental crew in the taproom and grab some dinner to go from Urban German.” More information.

Thai Festival 2017 Ep.1 Thai Street Food
Friday, October 27, 2017, 6pm
Parkway North Project, 1825 SW Broadway, SMSU 101, Portland

Get to know Thai food from four parts of Thailand—-center, south, north, and northeast. Art and music, too. Hosted by the Portland State Thai Student Organization. FREE. More information.

Customer Appreciation & Aquavit Release Party
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9am-7pm
Bull Run Distillery, 2259 NW Quimby Street, Portland

The time listed above is correct—Bull Run Distillery will be opening early, and the BRD garage sale starts then with antiques for sale as well as free samples, including a new batch of Aquavit. Head distiller Lee Medoff will also be giving distillery tours to those who have signed up ahead of time, so just email them your first and last name with phone number if you’re interested in a tour. If you buy a bottle you get a free pumpkin from their pumpkin patch (one per customer). More information.

Field to Fork
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 11am-4pm
Cabela’s, 7555 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin

“Join Cabela’s outfitters, pro staff, and local experts as we process a game animal, discuss easy game meals, cover basic bird processing and cooking, and more!” The planned schedule is:

11am: Cooking Game Birds with Tiffany Haugen
noon: Wild Game Processing with Scott Haugen and Tiffany Haugen
1pm: Wild Game Easy Meals with Tiffany Haugen
2pm: Pick the Right Knife
3pm: Learn to Mushroom Hunt with Dominic Aiello

More information.

100% Chocolate
Saturday, October 28,  2017, 10am-5pm
Providore Fine Foods, 2340 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland

Celebrate National Chocolate Day with “tastings, treats, and tipples” all day long. From 11am until 1pm, Little T American Baker and Pastaworks will offer chocolate pastries, baked goods, and rich drinking chocolate; at 1pm chocolatiers from Woodblock Chocolate, The Chocolate Maker’s Studio, and Map Chocolates (Eugene) will be therefor in-store tastings of their chocolate bars; from 2-5pm there will be chocolate and cheese pairings, chocolate samples, and Bayuls samples—a French red dessert wine that goes very well with chocolate. More information.

Tea Affogatos with Salt & Straw
Saturday, October 28, 2017, noon-6pm
Smith Teamaker, 110 SE Washington Street, Portland

This is the final Salt & Straw popup of the year at Smith Teamaker, and the focus is affogatos—with tea. Affogatos planned are Ali Shan Oolong with Arbequina Olive Oil, Zhen Shan Smoked Black Tea with Honey Lavender, and Shu Cha Pu-Erh with Strawberry Balsamic w/ Black Pepper; these may change by the time of the event. Affogatos are $6. More information.

Portland Food + Flea
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 11am-4pm
Rejuvenation, 1100 SE Grand Avenue, Portland

Portland Flea + Food is “a gathering place for the best of Portland’s makers, food purveyors and curators of vintage to sell their wares.” There will be decor, furniture, apparel, accessories, collaborators, food trucks, and local food/drink products. FREE. More information.

2017 Fall Mushroom Show
Sunday, October 29, 2017, noon-5pm
World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland

The annual Oregon Mycological Society Fall Mushroom Show is this weekend, and it is an opportunity to see a variety of mushroom specimens, talk to mushroom experts, purchase books, talk to vendors, listen to speakers, and taste mushroom samples. Tickets are $5 Adults, $3 Seniors/Students, FREE for Children under 12 (buy at the door). More information.

Modern French Pastry Book Release Party
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 2-4pm
Pix Pâtisserie, 2225 E Burnside Street, Portland

Celebrate the release of Modern French Pastry: Innovative Techniques, Tools and Design by Cheryl Wakerhauser, Pix Pâtisserie owner and chef’s new cookbook. Each guess will have the chance to win the dessert featured on the cover, called A Moment of Zen. There will be Champagne & sparkling wine, as well as cocktails. You can buy a copy of the book there, or bring the one you own to be signed. FREE. More information.

Fall Fiesta: Balinese + Padang Dinner
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 6-8pm
Feastly, 912 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland

Get to know Indonesian cuisine from two different regions—Bali and Padang (West Sumatra). Flavors include coconut milk, gulai (curry), lado (chili pepper) and bareh (rice). The planned menu is Perkedel kentang, Tempe Mendoan, Beef Rendang, Ayam betutu, and Black glutinous rice pudding. Sambar and pandan crepes will also be offered. Tickets are $43 with a options $7 wine pairing (buy here). More information.

Cider Riot!’s Samhain Celebration
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 6-9pm
Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch Street, Portland

“Halloween has deep roots in Celtic tradition, and tonight’s celebration at Cider Riot is all about digging those roots, with stories and songs from Phil Boyle and Abram Goldman-Armstrong to fill your ears as you fill your glasses with brews from Cider Riot! and Coalition Brewing.” There will also be a chance to try out turnip carving, “the original Jack o’ Lantern,” and there will be a small altar in case you’d like to give offerings to your ancestors or if you’d like to remember this past year. Family friendly time of the event is 6-7pm. More information.

Day of the Dead Celebration and Fundraiser
Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:30-9pm
Feastly, 912 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland

“Dia de Muertos is when we celebrate the life of the ones we love, by cooking their favorite food, drinking their favorite drink and offering that on an altar, we guide them with the light of candles and the scent of incense to guide them and be with us for one night.” Tickets are $45 and 10% of total sales will be donated to Pintando Esperanza (Painting Hope) to support those who were affected by the September 19th earthquake in Mexico City and Morelos. The menu will include Mushroom and corn empanadas, Queso panela frito (Fried Panela cheese), Grilled shrimp and tamarind sauce, Chamorro adobado and Frijoles charros, and Bunuelos de Viento; vegetarian Entrees available upon request.. Buy tickets and more information.

All Souls Day Beer Festival
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 4-10pm
Bazi Bierbrasserie, 1522 SE 32nd Avenue and Portland and Imperial Bottleshop, 3090 SE Division Street, Portland

Now in its fourth year, this is a chance to experience “an eclectic mix of 20+ death-themed beers and ciders” at both locations (they are about a half mile away from each other). Admission is $5, and attendees will get a commemorative glass goblet; 5 oz pour tickets can be purchased for $2 each,   10 tickets for $15 (most beers will be either 1 or 2 tickets). A portion of the proceeds from the event will be supporting the Hispanic Federation UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program supporting both Mexico earthquake and Puerto Rico hurricane victims. More information.

Nine Days of Pie
Wednesday, November 1 to Thursday, November 9, 2017
Various locations

Celebrate the magic of pie all over Portland! And, “There will be pie fights. There will be movies about pie. There will be songs sung in the honor of pie, and there will be demonstrations by event creators Shane and Amy Bugbee as to how pies are made, and how they can bring communities together.” More information.

Westside Green Drinks: Wine and Cheese Harvest Celebration
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6-8pm
12745 SW Beaverdam Road, Beaverton

“Join us November 1 for a fantastic evening of Northwest sustainable wines and cheeses! A to Z Wineworks, a certified B Corporation, will pour a selection of their wines, and talk about their commitment to sustainable wines.” Tickets are $10 (buy here). More information.

Fall Cocktail Workshop
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 7-9pm
Feastly, 912 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland

“Learn how to make 3, seasonally-focused cocktails, using different techniques, in various styles. You’ll learn the proper techniques to create beautiful, seasonal drinks at home. Plus, take home the recipes used in class, and a special homemade syrup for use in your fall drinks.” Class is 2 hours, tickets are $65 each (buy here). More information.

Tasting Thursday with Anthem Cider
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7-9pm
Portland Cider House, 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland

“We’re kicking off our Tasting Thursdays with Anthem Cider from Wandering Aengus Ciderworks. They’ll be sampling their newest limited release of Honeycrisp cider, as well as many other delicious ciders from their line-up!” 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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