Neesay at the 19th Hole
What: The pop-up gets meta on Wednesday when Hotel DeLuxe’s mini golf pop-up, the 19th Hole, plays host to Chef Jun Robles’s food cart pop-up, Neesay. You’ll want to get your mini golfing done first, given Robles’s food coma-inducing twist on Asian cuisine. Expect the likes of poutine with oxtail gravy and kimchi salsa.
When: Wednesday, September 2, 3-9 pm
Where: Across from the Hotel DeLuxe, 729 SW 15th Ave
OP’s Alex Yoder Takes on Japanese Farm Food
What: Next Wednesday, Alex Yoder, head chef at Olympia Provisions, will prepare a five course dinner inspired by Nancy Hachisu’s latest cookbook, Preserving the Japanese Way. The author, who has lived and farmed in rural Japan for almost 30 years, will be on hand to talk about Japanese farming and cuisine. If you can’t catch her at OP, Hachisu will also be doing a reading at Powell’s City of Books on September 11.
When: Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30pm
Where: Olympia Provisions, 1632 NW Thurman
How much: $65 (or $100 with beverage pairings). Visit OP’s website for reservations.
Choreography and Couscous at the TBA Festival
What: Never has meal prep been more theatrical. Radhoune El Meddeb is a choreographer of French and Tunisian heritage who grew up watching his mother lovingly prepare couscous for every family celebration. Now he brings that intimacy and affection to the stage, literally preparing couscous as part of his performance at the Time Based Arts Festival.
When: Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16 at 8:30pm
Where: The Works at the Redd, 831 SE Salmon St
How much: $25-35. Tickets available here.
Cookbook Readings at Powell’s
What: Cara Nicoletti’s Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books, is a celebration of dishes inspired by her favorite books, from The Silence of the Lamb’s fava bean and chicken liver mousse crostini to a less creepy soft-boiled egg cooked to perfection a la Austen’s Emma.
When: Wednesday, September 16 at 7pm
Where: Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton
What: Now you can make your favorite dishes from beloved PDX brunch spot, The Country Cat, with the release of their cookbook Heartlandia: Heritage Recipes from Portland’s The Country Cat. Adam and Jackie Sappington, founders of the Cat, will be sharing the story behind dishes like Skillet-Fried Chicken and Maker’s Mark Challah French Toast.
When: Sunday, September 20 at 4pm
Where: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St