Portland Area Food Events, April 12-19


Get your Pip’s in SE 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. 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.

Cooper’s Hall Anniversary + Rosé Release!
Thursday, April 12, 2018; 5-8pm
Coopers Hall, 404 SE 6th Avenue, Portland

Cooper’s Hall celebrates four years in business and a release of their new rosé. A glass of the rosé and all food is included in the ticket—menu includes Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs, Duck A L’Orange Croquette, Lamb Terrine, Chilled Asparagus Soup, and a Liquid Nitrogren Frosé Station. Tickets are Tickets are $20 in advance (buy here), $25 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation. More information

Portland Grand Tasting
Thursday, April 12, 2018; 6-8pm
Leftbank Annex, 101 N Weidler, Portland

This is a chance to taste wine from over 20 Gorge wineries, meet the vintners and learn more about this notable wine region. General Admission tickets are $35 each (buy here). More information.

Growler Fill Friday
Friday, April 13, 2018; noon-6pm
Ground Breaker Brewing, 2030 SE 7th Avenue, Portland

$12 and $6 growler/growlette fills of some of the best gluten-free beer you’ll ever taste, every Friday. More information

Dim Sum Tapas
Friday, April 13, 2018; 5:30pm, 9pm, 9:30pm seatings available at the writing of this article
Plaza Del Toro, 105 SE Taylor Street, Portland

In this fourth iteration of the popular Dim Sum Tapas series, Plaza Del Toro welcomes Chef Gabe Rosen of Biwa and Noraneko, who will prepare tapas inspired by “classic izakaya Japanese favorites with a Portland sensibility.” Xtian Rouillier of Tasty N Son will guest bartend, and is preparing a special cocktail for the occasion. Along with that there will be a full bar, wine, and flights; tapas run $5-$25 each. To reserve your spot (buy here), you must submit your credit card number. More information.

McBee’s Shakes, Crepes & Cones Grand Opening
Saturday, April 14, 2018; 11am-8pm
McBee’s Shakes, Crepes & Cones, 18365 NW West Union Road, Suite D, Portland

Join McBee’s for the grand opening of their location in the western reaches of Portland. They’ll be serving, among other things, almond milk hazelnut shakes made with Oregon hazelnuts. More information.

Bigwig Donuts Pop-Up!
Saturday, April 14, 2018; noon-5pm
Tea Bar Division, 4330 SE Division Street, Portland

Tea Bar’s SE Division location will be the temporary home to Bigwig Donuts, offering freshly made vegan and gluten free donuts. More information.

Pip’s Mobile Doughnut Truck at Smith Teamaker SE
Saturday, April 14, 2018; noon-6pm
Smith Teamaker, 110 SE Washington Street, Portland

Get your fresh Pip’s donuts in Smith Teamaker’s lot in SE! More information.

5th Annual Hopped Cider Fest
Saturday, April 14, 2018; noon-9pm
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, 1813 NE 2nd Avenue, Portland

“I am currently gathering the finest hopped ciders from across the country for the greatest showcase of hoppiness ever assembled in the known universe. This year I’ve got hoppiness from New York, Colorado, Virginia and Vermont as well as festival-exclusive offerings from local favorites.” Tickets are $25 for commemorative tasting glass and 7 tokens (1 token = one 4 oz pour); additional tokens are $2. 21+ only, no dogs. More information.

The Magic of Wine & Cheese Pairing
Saturday, April 14, 2018; 3-6pm
Pairings Portland Wine Shop & Bar, 455 NE 24th Avenue, Portland

Stop in any time between 3 and 6pm to enjoy the fun of pairing wine and cheese and see how the cheese affects the taste of the wine. Six pairings will happen. $30 to participate. More information.

Jackfruit Popup At Culmination Taproom
Sunday, April 15, 2018; noon-8pm
Culmination Brewing Company, 2117 NE Oregon Street, Portland

“Jackfruit Kitchen will have a popup every Sunday at Culmination starting at 12pm and cooking until 8pm. They serve delectable plant-based food items on their menu. Enjoy!” More information.

Sunday Suppers
Sunday, April 15, 2018; 4-9pm
DOC, 5519 NE 30th Avenue, Portland

DOC’s menu changes weekly, and is sometimes updated on the website. This is a chance to hang out with your fellow Porlanders over a delicious family-style meal, shared stories, and laughter. Wine paring available with each meal. $35 each. More information.

The Portland Mercury’s Pizza Week
Monday-Saturday, April 16–21, 2018; various times
Various locations throughout Portland

This annual celebration of pizza brings Porland $2 slices all week from participating establishments. More information (especially this map)

DaNet Dumplings + Vodka
Monday, April 16, 2018; 6:30-9pm
Paley’s Place, 1204 NW 21st Avenue, Portland

Enjoy a five-course menu of various kinds of dumplings, pickles, and vodka. Menu is as follows:

  • Course 1: Pickles + Vodka
  • Course 2: Khanuma (noodle sheets layered with caramelized onions, topped with sweet herbs, served w/chicken broth)
  • Course 3: Khinkali (beef, lamb and pork stuffed Georgian dumplings)
  • Course 4: Vareniki Two Ways (a pierogi stuffed with potato and herbs topped with bacon and onions)
  • Course 5: Ponchiki + Tea (Jam-filled Russian donuts w/ Steven Smith Georgian Caravan tea

Tickets are $45 (buy here). More information.

Mas O Menos Pop-Up
Monday, April 16, 2018; 4-9pm
Stacked Sandwich Shop, 1643 SE 3rd Avenue, Portland

“Eat tacos. Drink cocktails. Hang out.” They’ll be making tortillas and cocktails for their time there. More information.

Community Pints
Tuesdays, April 17 and April 24, 2018
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House, 210 NW 11th Avenue, Portland

“Each Tuesday in April, $1 from every pint purchased at Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House goes to Store to Door!” More information.

Kopi at Cargo: Indonesian Coffee Tasting with the SCAI
Tuesday, April 17, 2018; 3-5pm
Cargo Inc of Portland, 81 SE Yamhill Street, Portland

“Come learn about and sample the remarkable world of Indonesian Coffee with Kopi Coffee House and the Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia.” They will be serving a variety of coffees, all hailing from the Indonesian Archipelago. Delegates from Java will be there, too, as well as guests from the greater PDX coffee roasting culture. This is in preparation for the Specialty Coffee Association conference in Seattle. Music by VNPRT. FREE! More information.

All You Can Eat Pizza Party
Wednesday, April 18, 2018; 2-10pm
Natian Brewery Taproom, 1306 E Burnside Street, Portland

Enjoy all you can eat Hotlips deep dish pies for $15, which includes a free pint. Happens every third Wednesday for the foreseeable future. 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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