Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including a Sherry Tasting at Tabla and five year anniversary parties at Biwa and Double Mountain Brewing.

By Allison Jones February 27, 2012

Tabla Chef Anthony Cafiero

Sherry Tasting at Tabla

What: Sample five sherries with tapas pairings from Chef Anthony Cafiero, and try four additional "Very Rare Old Sherries" averaging 50-70 years in solera. An additional Spanish menu will be available after the pairing, including Polpo a la Plancha with mojo verde, Vitellone Croquetas with saffron rice pudding, Smoked Lobster with pickled apple and fennel salad, and Iberico pork Pluma with celery root and carrots.
When: Monday, March 5th from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Tabla 200 NE 28th Avenue
How Much: $25 basic sherry flight, $40 "Very Rare Old Sherries" flight, $10 tapas pairings. Additional small plates will be $8-18. For reservations call 503-238-3777.

The Advent of Italian-American Cuisine at Basta Trattoria

What: The next installment of Basta’s Historical Dinner Series focusing on the impact that Italian immigrants have had on American food, from bologna to spaghetti and meatballs. Portland Monthly’s Allison Jones will co-host the dinner with Basta Chef and Owner Marco Frattaroli.
When: Tuesday, March 6th from 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Basta Trattoria 410 NW 21st Street
How Much: $50 per person. For reservations call 503-274-1572.

Andina Taste of Peru Benefit Dinner with PDX-based Green Empowerment

What: A special four course meal with wine and cocktail pairings to benefit Green Empowerment, a local non-profit that helps deliver clean water and electricity to rural communities around the world. Dishes are set to include Spanish octopus in a passionfruit-ají amarillo hot sauce, fresh fettuccini sauté with house made charqui (traditional dried meat) and Peruvian peppers, roasted duck leg glazed with a spicy citrus-tamari sauce, and a wide variety of appetizers and desserts.
When: Monday, March 5 (SOLD OUT) and Tuesday, March 6 at 6 pm.
Where: Andina 1314 NW Glisan
How Much: For tickets and more information, please contact Green Empowerment by phone at 503-284-5774 or online at

Biwa’s Fifth Birthday Bash

What: A celebration of five years of delicious Japanese-inspired cuisine in Southeast Portland. The famous Biwa Burger will be available all night long, as well as other food specials including Biwa menu favorites from years passed. The restaurant will also be donating 10% of the evening’s sales to Zenger Farms in support of their “Spring for Zenger” fundraiser.
When: Thursday, March 15th from 5 pm to Midnight.
Where: Biwa 215 Southeast 9th Avenue
How Much: Food prices vary. For more information, call 503-239-8830.

Double Mountain Brewery Fifth Anniversary Party

What: A free, all-day event featuring reserve Double Mountain beers, St. Patrick’s Day food specials, and live music from Meat Puppets, The Quick and Easy Boys, the Resolectrics, and Hood River’s own Four on the Floor. Family friendly until 8 pm.
When: Saturday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) from Noon to 11 pm.
Where: Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom 8 Fourth Street in Hood River, Oregon
How Much: Free! For more information, visit Double Mountain’s website at

Breakside Brewing Pairing Dinner at The Bent Brick

What: Three courses (plus appetizers) will be served alongside four beers from Breakside Brewing, including the special Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged Ale (a collaboration between Chef Scott Dolich, Bent Brick bar manager Adam Robinson, and Breakside brewing team Sam Barber and Ben Edmunds). Dishes are set to include mussels on the half shell with tobasco mignonette served with Extra Dry Stout, Pork, scrapple, sweet potato, and red eye gravy with Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel aged Breakside Brewing Ale, and Xocolatl Churros with malted caramel served with a sourdough ale.
When: Monday, March 19th at 6pm
Where: The Bent Brick 1639 Northwest Marshall Street
How Much: $45 for food and drinks. For reservations, call 503-688-1655

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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