Sherry Styles and Traditions Class with Cheryl Wakerhauser
What: Join in and learn about the wide variety of flavors and aromas sherries have to offer. Discuss the winemaking process while tasting your way through the array of differences with Pix's Cheryl Wakerhauser, who just returned from Jerez, Spain.
When: Saturday, October 11, from 3-5 pm
Where: The Wine & Spirit Archive, 828 SE Ash St #204
How Much: $50 per person. Tickets.
Skamania Lodge’s Celebration of Beer Festival
What: The annual beer festival’s lineup of taps includes signature and seasonal beers from more than a dozen local brewers such as Mt. Tabor Brewing, Double Mountain, Acadian Farms and Full Sail Brewing among others. Live entertainment and food vendors will be featured alongside brewery booths.
When: Saturday, October 11 from 12 to 5 pm
Where: Skamania Lodge’s front lawn, 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648
How Much: $25 per person at the door grants access to the festival and includes five tasting tokens and a commemorative beer mug. $199 for a Celebration of Beer stay package includes overnight accommodations for October 11 at the lodge, entry for two to the festival, 10 tasting tokens and two commemorative mugs. Call 800-221-7117 to purchase the package or visit skamania.com for more information.
Fado’s 1 Year Birthday Bash
What: To celebrate the first birthday of Fado Portuguese Kitchen & Bar, the restaurant is hosting a pig roast. It's an affordable all you can eat dinner—including dessert!
When: Sunday, October 12 at 6 pm
Where: Fado Portuguese Kitchen & Bar, 4612 SE Hawthorne Blvd
How Much: $25 per person for the all-you-can-eat dinner with two sides and dessert included. Reservations recommended by calling Fado at 971-271-7769.
Factotum Dining Pop-Up Dinner
What: A thoughtfully prepared 7-9 course meal constructed by Jon Tancinco and Patrick Mannion of Factotum Dining. Hosted at Racion, Factotum Dining's pop-up series is one of our 3 must-try things in Portland this month and details tend to be hard to find, so make sure to reserve your seats now!
When: Monday, October 13. Seatings start at 5:30 and 8:30
Where: Racion Restaurant, 1205 SW Washington St
How Much: $100 per person for the 7-9 course meal with drink parings. Reservation required by emailing email@example.com with desired start time and number in party.
The LAB’s Caffeine Crawl Portland
What: Visit six local coffee, tea, and chocolate establishments for an interactive presentation and a taste sample at each stop.
When: Thursday, October 16 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (Session 1) and 2:30 to 6:30 pm (Session 2); Friday, October 17 from 8 am to 12 pm (Sessions 3 and 4)
Where: Stops include Portland Roasting Coffee, Barista, Cacao and Stumptown Coffee Roasters among many others. A full list can be found here.
How Much: $30 per person, includes Crawl goodies and souvenirs, admittance to all stops on selected route which includes a drink or chocolate sample provided and determined by each stop, and a short presentation. Tickets can be purchased at the organization's website.
PDX 671 Pop-Up Dinner at Little T American Baker
What: A collaborative dinner between Ed Sablan of PDX 671 and Dillon DeBauche of Little T American Baker that focuses on Guamanian comfort dishes paired with breads by DeBauche. The 6-course meal will meander deliciously through the flavors of Guam.
When: Sunday, October 19 at 6:30 pm
Where: Little T American Baker, 2600 SE Division St.
How Much: $60 per person including the 6 course meal. Reservations required.
Las Primas Pairing with Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
What: A five-course tasting menu of Las Primas’ authentic Peruvian dishes paired with Reverend Nat’s hard cider. Dishes include shrimp ceviche, empanada de pollo, and goats milk caramel-filled churro paired with ciders like Deliverance Ginger Tonic and Hallelujah Hopricot.
When: October 22 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: 3971 N. Williams Ave
How Much: $35 per person including five small plate courses with cider pairings. 21+, Tickets.
Share Our Strength Benefit Dinner at Irving St Kitchen
What: Irving Street Kitchen chef, Sarah Schafer, as well as four guest chefs (Elizabeth Binder, MarySue Milliken, Helena Root, and Johanna Ware) combine their expertise to create an impressive multi-course, wine paired meal to raise awareness for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. No Kid Hungry aims to end childhood hunger in the United States through education and greater availability to healthy food.
When: October 23; 6 pm Cocktail reception, 7 pm dinner (cocktail attire)
Where: Irving Street Kitchen, 701 NW 13th
How Much: $250 for an individual ticket, $2,500 for a table for four, and $5,000 for a table for eight. All proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry. Buy your tickets today!
The Oregon Garden’s 4th annual Barn Dance and Pig Roast
What: This hoedown includes line dancing lessons, live music, and some country fun! Adam’s Rib Smokehouse will be cooking up a traditional country meal (pig roast, beans, corn bread, and slaw). There will be a competition for the best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl to win a certificate from Double “H” Western Wear, so come dressed to impress! Tickets also include one beer from Seven Brides Brewing (this event is for ages 21 and older).
When: October 25 from 7-11 pm
Where: The Grand Hall at the Oregon Garden, 879 W Main Street in Silverton
How Much: $15 for advanced tickets, $20 at the door, or $13 for Oregon Garden members. Tickets are available here.