Cowhorn Vineyards Tasting at Pairings Portland
What: Brand-new wine shop Pairings Portland (located across the street from The Ocean micro-restaurant row) will host winemaker Bill Steele of Cowhorn Wines for the sustainability-focused shop's first winemaker tasting.
When: Wednesday, March 27 from 5 to 7 pm
Where: Pairings Portland Wine Shop 455 NE 24th Ave
How Much: $5 per person, tasting fee waived with purchase of a bottle or more of Cowhorn Wines.
19th Annual Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest
What: One of Portland’s original beer festivals! More and 100 local craft beers, spirits, and wines will be available for sampling in addition to tables of specialty cheese, chocolate, a global shopping marketplace, cooking demonstrations, and live music featuring Northwest bands. The festival will partner with the Portland chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association to send kids who are battling neuromuscular diseases to summer camp.
When: Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 from noon to 11 pm
Where: Oregon Convention Center at 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
How Much: Tasting packages start at $20. Admission is free to the first 500 guests on Friday, March 29. Minors accompanied by an adult are permitted until 7 pm each day, and admission for children ages 12 and younger is free.
Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival
What: A new beer festival featuring over 30 farmhouse and wild ales from across the country, from brewers who have embraced the styles of Saison, Biere de Garde, and Brettanamyoces-inflected beers which vary from light to strong, earthy, spicy, fruity and funky tart. The full taplist can be found here. During the festival Saraveza will be offering a special “Farmhouse Cheese Plate” put together by Steve Jones of Cheese Bar as well a food special or two that will pair well with the beers.
When: Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 beginning at 1 pm
Where: Saraveza 1004 N Killingsworth St
How Much: $20, including a commemorative Farmhouse Festival glass and 10 drink tickets good for a 4 oz sample of beer (some beers are more expensive and cost 2 tickets per sample). Tickets can be purchased online.
Raven & Rose Sunday Roast Series
What: The debut of a true comfort classic: the Sunday Roast. Inspired by large gatherings and family dinners in their own homes, Raven & Rose owner Lisa Mygrant and chef David Padberg have developed weekly menus, served family-style. The inaugural Sunday Roast will be an Easter feast featuring a choice of roast beef ribeye from Niman Ranch or pork shoulder carved for the table, with a selection of contemporary, seasonal takes on traditional accompaniments.
When: Sundays, starting on Easter Sunday, March 31. Reservations starting at 4 pm.
Where: Raven & Rose, 1331 SW Broadway
How Much: $25 per person for roast, sauce, potatoes, and a choice of side. Served family-style at the table (a la carte menu also available). To reserve your place, call Raven & Rose at 503-222-7673.
Beer Camp at Sunshine Tavern
What: An evening of hands-on beer education featuring Hood River’s Pfriem Family Brewers. Join brewmaster Josh Pfriem for an exploration of his favorite brews, then settle in for a cozy meal complete with beer pairings and a good buzz.
When: Saturday, April 6 at 4 pm
Where: Sunshine Tavern 3111 SE Division St
How Much: $40 for food and beer, call 503-288-6200 for a reservation.