Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including the annual Wetlands & Wellies benefit and ForkLift's dinner featuring Jacobsen Salt Co. and Clyde Common.

By Allison Jones October 16, 2012

Burnside Brewing Burgers and Beer Pairing Dinner

What: Burnside Brewing Co. will celebrate their 2012 Great American Beer Fest Gold Medal win at Foster Burger with a five course dinner complete with beer pairings. Courses will include Lime Kolsch with arugula salad and beet slaw, Gratzer with a smoked Gouda, sharp cheddar, and bacon grilled cheese, IPA with house-ground wild boar and Bourbon-soaked onions, Bourbon Barrel Stout with soft pumpkin pretzels, and a Burnside Stout milkshake with salted caramel. 
When: Thursday, October 18th at 7pm.
Where: Foster Burger 5339 SE Foster
How Much: $30 per person. Call Foster Burger at 503-775-2077 to reserve a seat.

Wetlands and Wellies

What: 2012 marks the first year that The Wetlands Conservancy will hold its annual fundraiser in Portland proper, with an urban dining experience in Northeast Portland. The event will include seasonal small plates from Riffle NW, Jamison, St Jack, Gracie's and more, drinks from Chehalem wines, Lenne Wines, and Rogue Spirits, live music, silent auction, and a "Wellies" fashion contest in support of Oregon's wetlands. 
Saturday, October 20th at 6 pm
Where: Classic Foods building at 817 NE Madrona St
How Much: $65 per person. For more details and to purchase tickets, head to The Wetlands Conservancy's website

Dukes Family Vineyard Wine Dinner at ¡Oba!

What: An intimate wine pairing dinner with modern latino cuisine. Pat & Jackie Dukes will be available for questions and stories from the vineyard, and dishes are set to include King Salmon tartare with pickled sea beans, 5-spice pork belly confit, smoked duck breast with white bean and squash cassoulet, coffee-rubbed lamb sirloin, and cranberry cream cheese empanadas.
When: Saturday, October 20th at 6:30 pm 
Where: ¡Oba!'s private dining room at 555 NW 12th Ave
How Much: $80 for six courses and wine pairings. For reser

Portland Lamb Jam

What: The American Lamb Board is bringing together top local chefs for the inaugural Portland American Lamb Jam, hosted by chef Adam Sappington of The Country Cat. Dozens of PDX culinary pros will showcase different cuts of lamb in a variety of dishes, competing to win the local title of Lamb Master and the chance to advance to the national Lamb Jam competition next fall. Attendees will be able to try all lamb dishes in addition to Oregon wine, spirits, and coffee.
When: Sunday, October 21st from 2 to 5 pm
Where: Pure Space 1315 Northwest Overton Street
How Much: $50 per person. 21+. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength. Purchase tickets here.

ForkLift Salt Dinner at the Cleaners

What: An evening of great food and drink from Jacobsen Salt Co., Love & Squalor Wines, and Chef Chris DiMinno of Clyde Common. The event will feature a salt infusion workshop, cocktails, and a four course dinner with wine pairings. 
When: Tuesday, October 23rd at 6pm.
Where: The Cleaners at Ace Hotel 403 SW 10th Ave
How Much: $100 per person, all inclusive. Reservations must be made in advance, and are available here

Orange Wine Dinner at Genoa

What: Sommelier Michael Garofola of Genoa is leading the charge of the orange wine revolution in PDX with his upcoming wine dinner that's set to highlight five prime bottles along with Chef David Anderson’s modern take on Italian cuisine. Full details here.
When: Sunday, November 4th at 6:30 pm.
Genoa 2832 SE Belmont
How Much: $145 per person for five courses and wine. Reserve your spot by calling Genoa at 503-238-1464 or emailing Michael Garofola at [email protected].

MasterChef Auditions in Portland

What: FOX's MasterChef will be holding an open casting call in Portland in November! The high-pressure cooking show, judged by chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich, and chef Graham Elliot, features amateur cooks in a variety of challenges. 
When: Saturday, November 10th from 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts 600 Southwest 10th Avenue #500
How Much: Free. Visit for pre-registration details and further info.

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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