Live Music at Las Primas
You can’t fully enjoy a pisco sour and a plate full of empanadas without real, live South American music as your soundtrack. Starting at the end of this month, Las Primas rekindles its music-and-dance celebrations (in traditional costume), featuring Luciana Proaño and Inka Jam.
When: Jan 30, and every last Saturday through late fall
Where: Las Primas (3971 North Williams Ave)
How Much: Free
Base Camp’s Collabofest
The outdoors-themed brewery is gearing up for its second-annual Collabofest, featuring 16 local breweries pairing up to craft 16 unique beers. What does the beer-child of Occidental and Hopworks Urban Brewery taste like? Here’s your chance to find out.
Fort George’s Stout Month
An entire month of thick, powerful, coffee-flavored brews kicks off February 1, courtesy of Fort George. Each Monday, the Astoria-based stronghold will unveil a bevy of specialty beers, from Russian Imperial and Mexican Chocolate to Oyster and Black Walnut stouts. Stay tuned for the Festival of Dark Arts on Saturday, February 13, when stouts from all over Oregon join forces for an Astoria block party involving fire dancers, burlesque shows, and glassblowing.
When: Every Monday in February, starting Feb 1
Where: Fort George Brewery (1483 Duane Street, Astoria)
Mardi Gras at Acadia Bistro
The New Orleans bistro pays homage to its roots with a Fat Tuesday prix fixe dinner. Expect crawfish deviled eggs, crab cakes with hollandaise, pork cheeks over grits, and a house-made King Cake (find—don’t swallow—the baby for a $50 bonus certificate).
When: Feb 9
Where: Acadia Bistro (1303 NE Fremont St)
How Much: $45, call 503-249-5001 for reservations
Bo ssam at Meadowlark
The fledgling supper club is celebrating Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year, with bo ssam, a special-occasion, slow-cooked pork shoulder served with kimchi, seasonal banchan, dumpling and rice cake soup, and a lineup of sauces (including a spicy gochujang collaboration from Kim Jong Grillin’ and Marshall’s Haute Sauce). For dessert: black sesame and yuzu ice cream sandwiches.