Artigiano Cooks Sicilian
What: Everyone’s favorite handmade pasta cart dives into the cuisine of Sicily as part of their regional Italian dinner series. They’ll serve classics like bucatini with sardines, fennel and raisons, and octopus and potato salad…from scratch…from a food cart.
When: Sunday, Sept 11, 6–8 p.m.
Where: 3302 SE Division St.
How Much: $45 for dinner, $75 with wine pairing. Call 503-860-3419 to reserve.
Cho Fukami Dinner
What: The sushi spot formerly known as Hokusei and reborn as an intimate chef’s counter experience holds a special 20-course meal comprised of little bites like oysters with ground cherry sorbet and spot prawns with kyuri zuke pickles. Davenport wine nerd Kurt Heilemann will be on hand with wine pairings.
When: Sunday, Sept 11, 5 and 8 p.m.
Where: Fukami SushiYa, 4246 SE Belmont #2
How Much: $135. Reservations here.
End of Summer Dinner at Ippai
What: The hyper-local Japanese pop-up from former Castagna and Wafu chef Jane Hashimawari (now at Milk Glass Mrkt) celebrates the end-of-season harvest. The menu calls for corn on the cob with Kewpie mayo, bonito flakes, and nori, summer vegetable ramen, broccoli with lemon-shoyu mayo, and butter mocha cake.
When: Monday, September 19, 6 and 8 p.m.
Where: Milk Glass Mrkt, 2150 N. Killingsworth
How Much: $35. Tickets here.
Fresh Hop Beer Fest
What: Burnside Brewing transforms into an Oktoberfest-style beer garden for a celebration of all things hops. Eight of the region’s best, hoppiest beers will rotate daily, with the option to add something called “Hop-Shine”—essentially a fresh hop oil that turns your beer-drinking experience up to 11.
When: September 20–24, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Where: Burnside Brewing, 701 E Burnside St.
How Much: Free entry
Broth Bar Ramen Pop-Up
What: Portland’s Broth Bar, a temple to rejuvenating, slow-simmered meat stocks, and Umi Organic, the farmers market-born organic ramen noodle-makers, team up to make ramen. Duh! Three non-traditional bowls will include things like smoked mussels, chanterelles, fennel pollen, and alpaca meat (!).
When: Friday, Sept 23, 7–9 p.m.
Where: Broth Bar, 115 NE 6th Ave
Street Food at Thali Supper Club
What: The Indian pop-up tries its hand at street food, with a seven-course menu of things like bhutta (grilled corn with mango powder, cumin, and lime), kharbuja chaat (watermelon with mint and chaat masala), and lamb kabobs with paneer and roti.
When: Sept 24, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Tournant, 920 NE Glisan Street
How Much: $65. Tickets here.