Portland Oyster Social
What: Foster’s Craft Cooking presents a new take on the mobile raw bar, synced with the release of Upright's latest award winning Oyster Stout (yes, it’s really brewed with oysters). Sip beer and slurp freshly shucked oysters complete with a trio of condiments: Marshall's Haute Sauce Deep Sea Chili Sauce, Picklopolis Pickles Red Jalapeno Hot Sauce, and ginger/shallot mignonette.
When: Friday, March 14, 4:30-shellfish are gone
Where: Upright Brewing Tasting Room, 240 N Broadway
How Much: $2/oyster
Pacific Pie Celebrates Pi Day
What: Celebrate Pi Day (3/14) with a slice of Pacific Pie’s sweet pie slices: Key Lime, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Bourbon Hazelnut, Apple Sour Cream Streusel, and many others.
When: Friday, March 14, all day long
Where: Pacific Pie Co. (1520 SE 7th Ave and 1668 NW 23rd Ave
Kells Irish Festival
What: St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and Kells is blasting the bagpipes and letting the rivers of Guinness flow at the largest St. Patrick’s day event in the Northwest. Kells hosts a four-day Irish festival celebrating live music, dancing, and traditional food and drink with events ranging from the traditional (think bagpipers, Celtic folk music, and Irish step dance) to the eclectic (a black tie boxing smoker, a concert with Van Morrison’s daughter Shana Morrison, and a Neil Diamond tribute band). Check out their website for the full schedule.
When: March 14, 7:30–11:30 pm; March 15, 11:30 am–12 am; March 16, 10 am–10 pm
Where: Various locations at Kells Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave and Kells Brew Pub, 210 NW 21st Ave
How Much: Event prices vary. Purchase your tickets online or pay at the door.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Beaverton Farmers Market Winter Market
What: Join Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle as he kicks off the St. Patrick's Day weekend at the Beaverton Farmers Market. Live entertainment will be presented by the City of Beaverton, including Irish music from Hanz Araki, Seamus Egan, Cary Novotny, and Joe Trump, intricate performances from the Molly Malone Irish Dance Troupe, and traditional Irish dance and music called by Sam Keator of S & A Irish Entertainment.
When: Saturday, March 15 from 11:55 AM to 1:30 PM
Where:Beaverton Famer’s Market, 12455 SW 5th St. in Beaverton
How Much: Free
Duck Press Dinner at Good Keuken
What: This Sunday supper explores four courses of duck deliciousness, lovingly prepared by David Padberg of Good Keuken and his restaurant neighbor, chef Timothy Wastell of Old Salt.
When:Sunday, March 16 from 6-9:30 pm
Where: Good Keuken, 5031 NE 42nd Ave.
How Much: $45. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.
St. Patrick’s O’Chocolate McWhiskey
What: Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a chocolate and whiskey pairing. They'll be cooking up a shepherd’s pie for the occasion, and there may even be giant leprechaun sightings (presented by Portland Chocolate Mob).
When: Saturday, March 15 6-9 pm
Where: SE Portland–tickets required for location
How Much: $35
Barrel Tasting Event at Adelsheim Vineyard
What: Join the Adelsheim team for an exclusive opportunity to taste four special wines prior to their release, and purchase futures of Adelsheim's 2013 Stoller Vineyard Chardonnay, 2013 Nicholas Vineyard Pinot noir, 2013 Zenith Vineyard Pinot noir, and 2013 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir. Passed hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Hunt and Gather Catering.
When: Sunday, March 16 at 11 am–3 pm
Where: Adelsheim Vineyard, 16800 NE Calkins Lane, Newberg
How Much: $20 (complimentary for wine club members)
Bushwhacker Cidery hosts Cider Riot! Plastic Paddy Release
What: Bushwhacker Cidery, Portland's premiere cider taphouse, will be hosting the release of the 2nd cider "Plastic Paddy" from their newest cidery Cider Riot!
When: Sunday March 16 from 3-6 pm
Where: Bushwhacker Cidery, 1212-D SE Powell
How Much: Special Prices Vary
St. Patrick’s Day Themed Pizza Monday
What: Ned Ludd’s hip hop infused pop-up, Pizza Monday, will be tossing pizzas with a nod to the Emerald Isle topped with corned beef, Guinness mustard sauce, lightly pickled cabbage, and Swiss cheese.
When: Monday, March 17, 5 pm to close
Where:Ned Ludd, 3925 NE MLK Blvd.
How Much: Special prices vary
Southpark Seafood Debuts Chef’s Copper Top Dinners
What: Eight lucky diners will enjoy a seven-course dinner with a front-row seat to the kitchen action. Chef Ryan Gaul and his team will put on a show, creating dishes such as oysters with melon gazpacho and salt crusted snapper with carrot panna cotta and hollandaise. Southpark Seafood is one of only four restaurants in Portland committed to serving sustainable seafood.
When: Tuesday, March 18 at 7 pm
Where: Southpark Seafood, 901 SW Salmon St
How Much: $85 per person, $35 for additional beverage pairings with each course
Aged Beer Dinner at Le Pigeon with Hair of the Dog Brewery
What: Author Patrick Dawson of Vintage Beer: A Taster’s Guide to Brews That Improve Over Time stops by Le Pigeon March 26th to talk vintage beer along with Hair of the Dog brewery’s Alan Sprints for an evening celebrating beer and it’s decadent food pairing possibilities.
When: Wednesday, March 26 with a 5:30 pm and 8:15 pm seating
Where: Le Pigeon, 738 East Burnside St
How Much: $125 per person. Book your reservation and call Le Pigeon at 503-546-8796.
Whole Grain Suppers with Tabor Bread & Kathryn Yeomans
What: Enjoy a three–course dinner featuring farm fresh and foraged ingredients, focused on delicious, locally sourced, GMO–free whole grains treated with thoughtfulness and attention to detail at Tabor Bread and Kathryn Yeomans’ Whole Grain Supper series. Celebrate locally grown buckwheat and heirloom Red Fife grains milled in–house and baked in a wood fired oven for an evening highlighting one special grain.
When: Buckwheat Dinner—Friday, March 28th; Red Fife Dinner—Friday, April 25th at 7 pm
Where: Tabor Bread, 5051 SE Hawthorne Blvd
How Much: $35 per person. Reserve your spot online or stop by the bakery for more information.
2nd Annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival
What: The largest festival dedicated to American interpretations of the Farmhouse style ale with more than 50 different beers from over 25 different breweries.
When: Saturday, March 29 (11 am-10 pm) & Sunday, March 30 11 am-9 pm)
Where: Saraveza, Bad Habit Room, and the street outside of both venues on N. Michigan Avenue
How Much: $25 entry includes 10 beer tickets and a commemorative tasting glass. Tickets can be purchased online.