Simpatica Sazerac Tasting Benefit Dinner
What: Part of Portland Whiskey Week, chef Will Larin will be serving up a Southern-inspired, five-course dinner, including fried green tomatoes, gumbo, sweet tea, and a porter brownie with bourbon caramel.
When: May 8, 7:30 pm
Where: Simpatica, 828 SE Ash
How Much: $125, includes entry to either Friday or Saturday WhiskeyFest NorthWest. Purchase tickets online.
What: A two-day event with 150 whiskeys and scotches, craft cocktails, cigars, food, and music by 12 bands all disbursed throughout the Pearl District at some of Portland’s top restaurants and retail stores: Raven & Rose, Imperial, Bunk, Smokehouse21. Portion of proceeds go toward Oregon Active Foundation's Adventure Therapy Program.
When: May 9, 4–10 pm and May 10, 12–10 pm
Where: Between NW 11th and NW Overton
How Much: $25, includes 3 taste tokens. Purchase tickets online.
Red Star Tavern Kickoff
What: With a new name (no more Roast House), additional seating at the bar, and other surprises, Red Star Tavern’s hosting a week-long celebration with $3 happy hour, cocktail specials, and nightly themed festivities from the Bourbon Trail to a Farm-to-Table menu.
When: May 6–10, 4–8 pm
Where: Red Star Tavern, 503 SW Alder
How Much: Menu prices vary.
Sip-to-Give Wine Tasting with Dominio IV Wines
What: Weekly 5-wine tasting flight features Dominio IV Wines this week, with 5% of all sales going toward this month’s charity, The Oregon Zoo Foundation.
When: May 9, 5 pm–8 pm
Where: Pairings Portland Wine Shop, 455 NE 24th
How Much: $15 per flight. No RSVP necessary, just come on by!
Bowery Bagels Mother’s Day Bag O’Brunch
What: Order a worry-free Mother’s Day Brunch to serve at home. Brunch package includes New York style boiled bagels, cream cheese, Gravlax, and orange juice. For a bit extra, add coffee or a bottle of bubbly.
When: Order online by May 9, 2 pm. Pickup Saturday or Sunday.
Where: Bowery Bagels, 310 NW Broadway
How Much: $99 for standard. Add coffee, $24. Add sparkling wine, $35. Order online.
Sushi for a Cure Buffet
What: An all-you-can-eat sushi menu made from Newmans Fish for a great cause. Guests enjoy an open bar, billiards, silent auction (including Blazers and Timbers tickets), and musical guests, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
When: May 10, 6–9:30 pm
Where: Uptown Billiards, 120 NW 23rd
How Much: $150. Purchase tickets online.
Pacific Pie 5th Anniversary
What: To celebrate their 5 years of pie-making bliss, Pacific Pie will be serving free pie, free beer, and foot long sausages all day to say "Thank You!"
When: May 11, 11 am–10 pm
Where: Pacific Pie, 1668 NW 23rd Ave
How Much: Free.
Heathman Restaurant Mother’s Day Prix Fixe Dinner, Brunch, and Grand Buffet
What: Whether it’s brunch or dinner the lady of honor prefers, Heathman is serving an exclusive three-course dinner, including smoked duck breast salad, nettle risotto and macaroon crusted key lime pie. The traditional brunch will also be served with Fleur de Lis Brioche french toast, crab omelet, salmon lox, as well as the Grand Buffet featuring an omelet and carving station, salad bar, and seafood aisle.
When: May 11. Dinner, 5–10 pm. Brunch, 9 am–2 pm. Grand Buffet, 9:30 am–2:30 pm.
Where: Heathman Restaurant and Bar, 1001 SW Broadway
How Much: $47 for Dinner. $47 for Grand Buffet, $18 for children 12 and under. Brunch prices vary. Call 503-790-7752 for reservations or book a table online.
SE Wine Collective Mother’s Day Brunch
What: Toast Mom with a family style brunch, including free mimosas, sweet and savory scones, leek and chevre frittata, housemade sage and thyme sausage, salads, and crispy duck fat fingerling potatoes, plus all the selections of wine in the tasting room.
When: May 11. Seatings at 10:30 am and 1 pm
Where: SE Wine Collective, 2425 SE 35th Pl
How Much: $30. Purchase tickets online.
Ruby Jewel Children’s Supply Drive for Mother's Day
What: To support all the mothers on Mother’s Day, Ruby Jewel invites donations of cribs, strollers, backpacks, and new bags of diapers to support Portland State University’s Resource Center for Parents with Children. In exchange, moms receive a free ice cream sandwich coupon from any Ruby Jewel scoop shop.
When: May 11
Where: Ruby Jewel, 428 SW 12th or 3713 N Mississippi Ave
How Much: Visit the website for more info about donations.
Dishcrawl’s Noshing in Nob Hill
What: Dishcrawl is hosting another food tour, and this time they’ll hit the pavement in Northwest Portland’s Nob Hill. Join them as they try 3 unique restaurants, the names of which they’re keeping secret until the night of the event. Get a taste for Northwest eateries, get the chance to chat with chefs and fellow food-enthusiasts, and explore Portland on foot during what promises to be a delicious adventure.
When: Wednesday, May 21 at 7 pm
Where: NW Portland, exact location TBA – Ticket holders will be notified of meeting location 48 hours prior to the event.
How Much: $45. Tickets available online.