WhiskeyTown USA + Portland Monthly Ticket Giveaway
What: A celebration of all things whiskey returns to Portland for the fourth year, bringing three days of live music, cocktail competitions from top local bartenders, tastings (from more than 200 brands), and a pig race. For real. Proceeds go to the Children’s Cancer Association.
When: May 13–15
Where: Portland Night Market (100 SE Alder Street)
How Much: $30 per day; $50 for the whole weekend. Tickets online.
PLUS: Portland Monthly is giving away two weekend-long tickets to WhiskeyTown USA (a $100 value)! Scroll down and enter to win.
Restaurants for Raphael House
What: More than 40 Portland restaurants rally behind Raphael House and their efforts to help treat survivors of domestic violence. If you needed another reason to check out one of the participating restaurants (Country Cat to Pip’s Original), the promise to donate 15 percent of all proceeds is about as good as it gets.
When: Wednesday, May 18
Where: All over Portland. For the full list and a map of participating restaurants, visit www.raphaelhouse.com.
Indian Brunch at Thali Supper Club
What: Thali is best known for serving monthly Indian feasts, marked by accomplished cooking, generosity, and warm vibes. Now owners Leena and Joe Ezekiel have jumped into the brunch conversation, impressively. Diners gather around beautifully set communal tables and eat on silver trays lined with banana leaves. The four-course meal includes Indian–style coffee, wonderful lassi, and the terrific house masala chai.
When: 11 a.m. Sunday, May 22 (one seating only).
Where: 920 NE Glisan St., 503-754-6456
How Much: $45, reservations required.
Ice Cream Seuss-Off at Morgan St. Theater
Ice cream-obsessed party animal and master thespian Jared Goodman and emcee Byron Beck bring together six Portlanders for a Dr. Seuss-themed celebration, with sundae interpretations of The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs & Ham. Proceeds benefit three local nonprofit organizations: Self Enhancement, Inc., Outside In, and the Dougy Center.
When: Wednesday, May 25
Where: NedSpace, 707 SW Washington, Suite 1100
How Much: $39. Visit morgansttheater.com for more information.
Cookies and Cream Collaboration at 180
What: May’s flavor of the month at authentic fried dough shop 180 is a play on cookies and cream. Ataula sous chef Chad Norman brings his childhood memories to Spain’s classic doughnut with white chocolate and Oreo sprinkle xurros all month. Proceeds go to the Portland Kitchen.
When: The month of May
Where: 2218 NE Broadway St.