Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including the Savor Southern Oregon Wine Festival and Skamania Lodge's Celebration of Beer Weekend.

By Allison Jones September 10, 2012

Panoramic Pinot at Salty's

What: More than a dozen Portland wineries (including Sokol Blosser, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Lange, Montinore, Archery Summit, Erath, and more) will be pouring their wares with a full panoramic view of the Columbia River alongside food pairings from chef Josh Gibler, like grilled prawns, prosciutto-wrapped wild Oregon Steelhead, and pinot-braised mushrooms stuffed with lamb and blue cheese. 
When: Thursday, September 13th from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Salty’s on the Columbia 3839 Northeast Marine Drive
How Much: $35 per person. Reservations recommended, call 503-288-4444.

Savor Southern Oregon Wine Festival

What: A unique food and wine event showcasing more than 100 of Southern Oregon's best wines (including Albarino, Viognier, Roussane, Tempranillo, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and eclectic blends). The Southern Oregon Winery Association is partnering with Farm to Fork to pair Portland's best chefs with their culinary peers from Southern Oregon for great pairings in addition to live music, gourmet cheeses and chocolates, wine education seminars, a raffle to wine a Wine Country weekend, and more. 
When: Sunday, September 16th from 2 to 6 pm
Where: Director Park at 815 SW Park (at SW Yamhill)
How Much: $39 in advance, $50 at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event website.

Feast Portland Speaker Series by Whole Foods

What: An intimate exploration of our "global local" food system with guest speakers including Chris Ying (editor-in-chief of Lucky Peach), Adam Rapoport (editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit), Francis Lam (features editor at Gilt Taste), Sean Brock (McCrady's Restaurant in Charleston), Karen Brooks (restaurant editor of Portland Monthly), Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune in NYC), Anthony Boutard (co-owner of Ayers Creek Farm), Portland Rep. Earl Blumenauer, and Walter Robb (co-CEO of Whole Foods Market). The 2-hour discussion will be moderated by moderated by Portland Monthly Editor-in-Chief Randy Gragg. 
When: Saturday, September 22nd at 12:30 pm
Where: Gerding Theatre at 128 NW Eleventh Avenue
How Much: $30 per person. Tickets available here.

4th Annual Skamania Lodge Celebration of Beer Weekend

What: A full weekend of beer-centric tastings, classes and dinners with the backdrop of the Columbia River Gorge. Twelve regional breweries (including Acadian Farms, Backwoods Brewing Company, and Laht Neppur Brewing Co.) will be on hand pouring over 36 signature beers, and the event will culminate in a special Oktoberfest Dinner Buffet.
When: Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd and 23rd
Where: Skamania Lodge at 1131 Southwest Skamania Lodge Way in Stevenson, WA
How Much: Tasting prices - $1 per tasting ticket; $20 for 20 tickets and a mug; $40 for 50 tickets and two mugs. $34.95 Oktoberfest Dinner Buffet or Kegs and Eggs Buffet. Overnight lodging specials available. For more information, call (800) 221-7117 or visit

Portland Beer Week's Fresh Hops Workshop

What: To celebrate hop harvest season, the Portland Beer Week team has put together a one-of-a-kind Fresh Hop Workshop featuring four of the first fresh hop beers of the season (Total Crystalation from Ninkasi Brewing, Killer Green from Double Mountain Brewing, IPX: The Freshmaker from Hopworks Urban Brewery, and Wet Hop Simcoe Pale Ale from Breakside Brewery) as well as educational tools to help beer lovers get to know their hops (like hop-infused olive oil for dipping and French Press hop infusers for the DIY apporach).
Saturday, September 22nd at 6 pm
Saraveza's Bad Habit Room 5433 N Michigan Ave
How Much: 
$10.50 per person, beers individually priced. Advanced tickets available at

3rd Annual Harvest Dinner at Red Ridge Farms

What: A four-course meal from Vitaly Paley of Paley’s Place and upcoming Imperial Restaurant paired with wines from Durant Vineyards to celebrate the beginning of grape and olive harvest season. Red Ridge Farm is home to the Oregon Olive Mill.
When: Saturday, September 29th from 6 to 9 pm.
Where: Oregon Olive Mill, an intimate event space at Red Ridge Farms overlooking the Willamette Valley (5700 NE Breyman Orchards Rd in Dayton, Oregon)
How Much: $135 per person including four courses, wine, and gratuity. For reservations, please call 503-864-8502 or email [email protected].

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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