Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including a chardonnay seminar at Red Ridge Farms and free food at St. Jack’s one-year anniversary party.

By Allison Jones December 26, 2011

Pie for a cause. Photo courtesy Random Order.

Sure, most of us are back to work this week, but there are plenty of drool-worthy food events to look forward to in the New Year. Stay tuned for our last-minute event guide to New Year’s Eve events a bit later this week, and for now, get your planners out for upcoming festivities that aren’t taking place on the 31st:

St. Jack’s One-Year Anniversary (with Free Food!)
What: Southeast Clinton’s hot French bistro is celebrating its wildly successful first year with an evening of free food. Guests will nibble on local oysters, chilled mussels ravigote, house charcuterie, and fresh-from-the-oven patisserie sweets, with cocktails available from the cash bar.
When: Tuesday, December 27, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: St Jack, 2039 SE Clinton St.; 503-360-1281
How Much: Free, while supplies last

Random Order Pies for Sisters of the Road
What: A fun-filled night of cocktails, pies, and social justice through food. The event will feature pub-style trivia and a salon discussing the important work of Sisters of the Road, a 30-year-old Portland-based organization that empowers citizens in need through food at their Old Town cafe since 1979.
When: Wednesday, December 28, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Random Order Coffee Shop and Bakery, 1800 NE Alberta St.; 971-340-6995
How Much: Drink to donate, cocktail sales benefit Sisters of the Road Cafe.

More Hours for the Bent Brick
What: Starting January 10, dinner service at the Bent Brick will be offered from 5 to 9:30 pm, seven days a week, offering diners modern cuisine, wines on tap, and a fully domestic bar all week long.
When: Beginning January 10.
Where: The Bent Brick, 1639 NW Marshall St.; 503-688-1655

Red Ridge Farms Chardonnay Seminar and Tasting
What: An educational and fun chardonnay seminar and tasting event hosted by Erica Landon, wine director of the Heathman Restaurant & Bar, the Bruce Carey Restaurant Group, and Walter Scott Wines (and the first woman in Oregon to have earned the title of Advanced Sommelier). Soak in Landon’s extensive knowledge surrounded by the beautiful grounds of Red Ridge Farms in Dayton, Oregon, and nibble on appetizers while you sip and savor what makes a signature Oregon chardonnay.
When: Saturday, January 21, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Red Ridge Farms, 5510 NE Breyman Orchard Rd, Dayton, OR.
How Much: $20 per person, for reservations call 503-864-8502 or visit

Know about a great event coming up that should be on our radar? Shoot me an email at [email protected] or give me a shout over on Twitter at @allisonejones. Now get out there and start eating!

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