Wednesday night lobster rolls at Aviary: North Atlanitc lobster, celery, mayonnaise, chives, tarragon, dill, lemon zest, and a side of jo-jos. 

Lobster Roll Night at Aviary

Every Wednesday (continues indefinitely), 1733 NE Alberta St
East Coast transplants will do just about anything for a lobster roll—and after that first bite, Oregonians forget all about the Dungeness. Aviary chef Sarah Pliner must know this, because she just amped her monthly lobster roll special into a weekly deal: $20 (with a side of jojos), every Wednesday at 5 p.m., while the crustaceans last. If you’re truly fanatical, and you happen to show up on Halloween in a full-sized lobster costume, you’ll earn yourself a free roll. Worth it.

Pozole Nights at Tournant

5–9 p.m. Thursdays thru Dec 26, 920 NE Glisan St
Northeast Portland event space Tournant just brought back its Thursday-night pozole party, which runs through the end of the year. The main event—that rich, cure-all of a Mexican winter stew—comes in pork rojo, chicken verde, or verduras (vegan) for $12. Pozole-themed bonuses include fresh ceviche, chocolate flan with mezcal caramel, beer, margaritas, and palomas. Bring it on, winter. 

Gado Gado Halloween at Expatriate

5 p.m.–midnight Wed, Oct 31, 5424 NE 30th Ave
Chinese-Indonesian pop-up Gado Gado will run the kitchen at Expatriate for Halloween, with drinks from the boozy-fun geniuses at cocktail operation Shipwreck. Look for more of Gado Gado’s cooking in November, when it hosts dinners at Langbaan (Mondays in November) and Sammich (November 8 and 15), complete with its namesake gado gado (and peanutty Indonesian salad), laksa (a Southeast Asian noodle soup), and bakmi, a meaty noodle dish.

Fall for Spain at Rally Pizza

5–9 p.m. Sun, Nov 4, 8070 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, $45
You might think of Vancouver’s Rally Pizza as a ‘za and custard operation, but they also hold a quarterly dinner series. In November, they’re celebrating the classic autumnal dishes of Spain in five courses, with an entirely vegan menu to boot. Expect the likes of Spanish tortillas with winter squash, romesco, and aioli, and seafood stews with chickpeas and saffron.

Ice Cream at The Jewish Project

Various dates Nov 8–Dec 15, venues vary, $25
Remember Morgan St Theater? That crazy multi-course ice-cream sundae operation that pairs the sweet stuff with storytelling? In November, Morgan St Theater focuses on Jewish history and culture with the Jewish Project: discussions of Judaism, with occasional klezmer music and amazing themed flavors like “The Sabbath”: brown butter ice cream with waffled challah French toast, maple syrup, and flaky sea salt.

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