Second Annual THIRST Fest
What: Portland’s LGBTQ-centric wine, beer, and spirits festival in support of Cascade AIDS Project.
When: Mar 12, 5 - 10pm and 13, 4 - 10pm
Where: Melody Ballroom (615 SE Alder St)
How Much: $20-50
Nomad PDX + Ippai Dinner
What: Nomad’s weekend-only pop-up is joined for two days by Jane Hashimawari of IPPAI, whose quarterly kaiseki dinners feature seasonal Pacific Northwest ingredients.
When: March 13 and March 14, 7pm
Where: KitchenCru (337 NW Broadway)
How Much: $89-110
Paley’s Place 20th Anniversary Dinner
What: Paley’s Place is celebrating its 20th birthday with a special 5-course “greatest hits” tasting menu. “The only problem”, says Chef Vitaly, “is picking which dishes to prepare”. This is one you don’t want to miss.
When: March 15
Where: Paley’s Place (1204 Northwest 21st Ave)
How Much: $75
Park Kitchen Family Supper
What: Northwest Portland’s well-respected eatery is launching a reoccuring Monday “Family Supper,” once a month. For the kick-off dinner, Park Kitchen will be serving traditional paella.
When: March 23 (and once a month, every month)
Where: Park Kitchen (422 NW 8th Ave)
How Much: $35
Third Annual WhiskeyTown USA
What: A gathering of over 75 distilleries from around the world, 200 whiskeys, cocktails from local bartenders (Rum Club and Raven & Rose included) a cigar lounge, live music, and food from Pok Pok, Bunk, Fifty Licks, and more.
When: May 8 and 9
Where: Northwest Front Ave and 17th St
How Much: $20-45