Portland Area Food Events, March 1-8


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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. Be sure to confirm the availability of the event before you head out to attend, due to last minute changes that sometime happen. Want to submit an event? Fill out this form. Listings curated by Meg Cotner.

It’s Portland Dining Month!

For the month of March, Portland will be celebrating Portland Dining Month, presented by Travel Portland. As of this writing, 127 restaurants are participating, offering three courses for $33. Check out the roster here, and this great guide from local blogger Pech. (Plus a giveaway!) Portland Dining Month is a great way to get to know new-to-you restaurants for a good price, and a favorable way to return to your favorite spots, too. 

Tapas Thursday
Thursdays, March 1 and 8, 2018; 4pm-midnight
Bar Vivant, 2225 E Burnside Street, Portland

On Thursdays during the month of March, head over to Bar Vivant for great food and drink deals. You can get free tapas (one tapa up to $4 per each adult beverage purchase, while supplies last), $5 Tinto & Txakoli (a Basque wine), and 10% off all wine bottles. Happy Hour all night, too. More information.

10th Annual Brew Hog
Thursdays, March 1 and 8, 2018; 6-10pm
North 45 Pub, 517 NW 21st Avenue, Portland

Each Thursday evening until March 29, North 45 will feature one of 24 different brewers, complete with smoked ribs and other menu pairings from Chef Ashley. The featured brewer for March 1 is Ecliptic; for March 8 it’s Fearless. More information.

World Foods Presents, Bao+Beer
Thursday, March 1, 2018; 9pm-midnight
World Foods Portland, 830 NW Everett Street, Portland

Enjoy cheap food and drink in the late evening at Whole Foods on NW Everett during a tap/kitchen takeover featuring Block 15 Brewing Co. and XLB. Everything is 5 bucks—bao, beer, wine, and other edibles. Tap list includes Fluffhead Hazy IPA and Gloria! Unfiltered Pilsner, among others. More information.

21st Annual Barleywine Festival
Friday and Saturday, March 2 & 3, 2018; noon-10pm
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby, Portland

Taste 70+ barleywines throughout the weekend. Admission is $15 and you get four tickets and a tasting glass. Additional tickets are $2. More information.

6th Annual Black Out Beer Fest
Friday, March 2, 2018; 4-10pm
Sidebar, 3901 N Williams Avenue, Portland

Taste as many as 25 different dark beers—porters, stouts, coffee beers, and black IPA—from over 20 Northwest breweries. Admission is FREE; tasting costs $20 and you get 8 beer tickets and a souvenir glass mugs. More information.

Winter Farmers Mercado
Saturday, March 2, 2018; 10am-2pm
Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road, Portland

“Support local growers, artisans and entrepreneurs in our indoor/outdoor farmers market. Kids activities, live music, food demonstrations, Chef @ the Market Cooking & Education Program.” More information.

11th Annual Firkin Fest 2018
Saturday,  March 3, 2018; 11am-6pm
Rogue Ales & Spirits (Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery), 928 SE 9th Avenue, Portland

Get your fill of firkin beers—“unpasteurized, unfiltered, naturally carbonated in the cask and served at cellar temperature.” More than 20 Oregon breweries will offer them alongside artisan cheese, chocolate, meats, and snacks. General admission session is from 11am-6pm and costs $10 (buy here); V.I.F. (Very Impressive Firkin) session is from  2-4pm and costs $25—it gives access to three special firkin tastings in the Barrel Room (buy here). A souvenir tasting glass and 5 taster tickets are included with admission. More information.

4th Annual She Brew Beer Festival 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018; 12-8pm
Buckman Coffee Factory, 1105 SE Main Street, Portland

“She Brew invites all genders, all ages, to show support for female-identified members of our community all while supporting LGBTQ people here in Oregon and across the Nation. Join us for an exciting day of celebrating equality and amazing brews!” Brewers featured include those making craft beer, cider, and mead. There will also be comedians, musicians, businesses and community partners. Tickets are $20 and $40 VIP admission (buy here). More information.

Portland Cider Company 5th Anniversary
Saturday, March 3, 2018; 4-10pm
Portland Cider Co., 8925 SE Jannsen Road Bldg F, Clackamas

There will be all sorts of things going on to celebrate Portland Cider Co.’s five years in the biz—a 5 Year Anniversary limited release bottle “Throwback Scrumpy,” and a “5 Year Anniversary limited release cider on-tap “Fever Bark Tonic.” Also participate in cidery tours, have some food and cider, and listen to live music. More information.

Mercado Sunday Brunch
Sunday, March 4, 2018; 10am-2pm
Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster Road, Portland

Stop by the Portland Mercado to experience a range of Latin American brunches—Colombian Bandeja Paisa, huevos rancheros from Mixteca, Chilaquiles from Tierra del Sol. More information.

Family-Style Turkish Dinner
Sunday, March 4, 2018; 6:30-8:30pm
Feastly, 912 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland

Get to know regional Turkish cooking in this three-course meal. The menu includes Kirmizi Mercimek Corbasi ve Biberli Ekmek (lentil soup and spiced flatbread), Cig kofte, Haydari, Coban Salata (bulgur wheat patties and shepherd’s salad), and Osmanli Usulu irmik Helvasi (halva with vanilla ice cream). Tickets are $33 (buy here). More information.

Dario and Barolo Dinner
Tuesday, March 6, 2018; 6-10pm
Nostrana, 1401 SE Morrison Street, Portland

Dario Cecchini, world-renowned butcher of Panzano, returns to Nostrana for a special dinner. The carnivorous menu includes three wood-grilled steaks, meat antipasti, Tenerumi in Insalata, tortellini, and Dario’s olive oil cake. Wine pairings will feature the renowned Barolo wines of Cavallotto. Tickets are $225 each and includes dinner and wine pairings (buy here). More information.

International Women’s Day Lunch
Thursday, March 8, 2018; 11:30am-1:30pm
WeWork Pioneer Place, 700 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland

“International Women’s Day lunch at Pioneer Place on 3/8 from 11:30-1:30. Garden Bar is sponsoring the event and attendees will be from the WeWork community and also the greater Portland community.” 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.

7 Replies to “Portland Area Food Events, March 1-8”

    1. Portland has so much going on! I wondered how that would be after moving from the major events overkill of NYC. But it’s great – so many interesting things to do here!

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