Random Order’s 8th Anniversary Party
What: Random Order bakery and bar is celebrating eight years of sweet treats on Alberta with an all-night bash complete with sweet and savory birthday party pastries, cocktails from New Deal Distillery, music from DJ Forrest Avery (starting at 8 pm), and raffle prizes from local businesses.
When: Wednesday, August 29th from 6 pm to midnight
Where: Random Order 1800 NE Alberta
How Much: Free prizes and music, food and drink specials vary.
Latino Fiesta at the Beaverton Farmers Market
What: Revel in the diversity of Washington County with tamale and pupusa cooking demonstrations from locally-owned La Vida Veggie, live music from Grupo Condor, bilingual medical and nutriction advice from Kaiser Permanente, and cultural presentations from the Beaverton Hispanic Resource Center and the Centro Cultural.
When: Saturday, September 1st from 3 to 6 pm
Where: Beaverton Farmers Market SW Hall Boulevard, between Third and Fifth Streets, in Beaverton
How Much: Free for all and family friendly.
Weekly Wine Tastings at The Meadow
What: Portland's favorite salt, chocolate, and flower shop is now hosting wine tastings every Friday. The upcoming lineup includes Seven of Hearts (8/31), Mitchell Wines (9/7), Alloro Winery (9/14), Domaine Trouvere (9/21), and Raptor Ridge (9/28).
When: Every Friday from 1 to 3 pm
Where: The Meadow 3731 North Mississippi
How Much: Free, 21+.
Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers Labor Day Weekend
What: “Explore, Tour & Taste” the wines of the Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge with the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers fifth annual Labor Day Weekend. Events include pre-harvest vineyard presentations, wine tastings and more. Stop by the “Wine Country Concierge” at Rex Hill Vineyards on 99W in Newberg to pick up a map and get the insider tips to plan your day.
When: Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge wine growing regions. Details and touring map available at chehalemmountains.org.
How Much: Tasting fees vary by location.
PPCA 1st Annual Cakewalk
What: Join members of the Portland Pastry Chefs Association for a Cakewalk to benefit Oregon’s children through Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon, the Oregon Food Bank, and Share Our Strength. Full event details available on Eat Beat.
When: Sunday, September 9th from 5 to 9 pm
Where: Olympic Mills Commerce Center 107 SE Washington St
How Much: $35 per person, tickets available here.
12th Annual Nicky USA Wild About Game
What: A full day of cooking competitions, culinary demos, cookbook signings, and memorable tastings chock full of Oregon’s best wild boar, rabbit, pheasant, elk, squab, quail, venison, and more. Full details on Eat Beat.
When: Sunday, September 9th
Where: Timberline Lodge
How Much: Tickets to the all-day bash are $50. For more information, including details about lodging and the evening’s $150 wine and game dinner, call 503-234-4263, email [email protected], or visit the Wild About Game website.
Beast’s Corsican Sunday Dinner
What: To celebrate the addition of a weekly Sunday dinner service, chef Naomi Pomeroy is hosting an all-Corsican meal for the kick-off night. The menu will feature highlights from Pomeroy’s upcoming Time Magazine article about her experiences in Corsica, complete with wine pairings.
When: Sunday, September 16th at 7 pm
Where: Beast 5425 NE 30th
How Much: $140 per person, including wine pairings. Head to the Beast website for reservations.