Bar Avignon's "Raw Bar" Fundraiser for Bridge Meadows
What: A special Raw Bar menu will be available in addition to the regular menu this night, including Weathervane scallop sashimi, ahi tuna crudo, King salmon gravlax, and Oregon lamb carpaccio as well as wine pairings. 25% of proceeds go directly to Bridge Meadows, an organization dedicated to creating a unique community comprised of foster children and parents, and elders.
When: April 30, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: Bar Avignon, 2138 SE Division
How Much: Menu prices vary. Reservations are recommended. Call 503-517-0808 or online.
Calçotada with Foster’s Craft Cooking
What: Calçotada is a Catalonian spring feast where calçots (mild spring onions) are blackened, sweetened and eaten with your hands. Jaret Foster of Foster's Craft Cooking teams up with Viridian Farms, who specially grew these calçots from seeds they picked up on their travels to Spain. Menu also includes Pacific oysters, Basque almond cake, and a clam, chorizo and white bean stew.
When: May 4, 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: Tretiak Works Woodshop. Address disclosed with tickets.
How Much: $30. Purchase tickets online.
9th Annual FredFest
What: Celebrate the Dean of American Beer Writers, Fred Eckhardt’s 88th birthday with rare and unique beers, as well as some of Eckhardt’s recommended food pairings: cheese, chocolate, even cereal. Money also goes toward several of Fred’s selected charities.
When: May 4, 1 pm – 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: Hair of the Dog Brewery, 61 SE Yamhill St
How Much: $60 per session. Purchase tickets online.
Fireside Benefit Brunch for Project Lemonade
What: Fireside hosts a benefit meal every first Sunday of the month, and this month it's all about brunch for Project Lemonade, which provides back-to-school clothing for foster children. Menu includes huckleberry griddle bread with lemon zest, spring hash, house pork sausage biscuit sandwiches, and smoked trout salad with endive and lemon cream, plus the "Thyme of Year" cocktail with gin, thyme liquor, fresh lemon, and Cocchi Americano.
When: May 4, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Fireside, 801 NW 23rd
How Much: Menu prices vary.
Clyde Common’s Nikka Whisky Tasting Charity Dinner
What: Part of Portland’s Whiskey Week, Clyde Common’s chef John Leach will be serving a 4-course dinner with Nikka’s Japanese Whisky, cocktails, craft beer and music. All proceeds to benefit Oregon Active’s Adventure Therapy Program.
When: May 5, 6 pm
Where: Clyde Common, 403 SW 10th
How Much: $125, includes gratuity and access to WhiskeyFest NW. Purchase tickets online.
Paley’s Place vs Imperial Knife Fight Viewing Party
What: Watch Chef Patrick McKee of Paley’s Place battle Chef Ben Bettinger of Imperial, both trained by Chef Vitaly Paley, on the popular television show, Knife Fight. Imperial will be offering viewers free appetizers and two drink tickets each.
When: May 6, 9 pm
Where: Imperial, 410 SW Broadway
How Much: Free!
Bar Vivant Authentic Cider House Dinner
What: Traditional four-course dinner served in the outdoor courtyard with Finnegan Cider, rare and grilled steaks by The Parish, and cider-cooked chorizo.
When: May 4, 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: Bar Vivant, 2225 E Burnside
How Much: $55. For tickets call 971-271-7166.