Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including Halloween parties at Barwares and What's the Scoop?

By Allison Jones October 29, 2012

Barwares' "Hallowares" Party

What: A grown-up Halloween party at Johanna Ware's Northeast Fremont late night hot spot featuring horror movie screenings, a special Halloween food and drink menu, costumes, DJ-spun tunes, and "spooky" beer pong.
Wednesday, October 31st from 10 pm to 2 am.
Barwares 4605 NE Fremont Street 
How Much:
No cover, food and drink specials vary.

What's the Scoop? I-Scream Halloween Party

What: A night of spooky ice cream specials (think “Graveyard Sundaes” and Halloween flavors like “Candy Cornucopia” and “RedruM”), giveaways, games, costume contests, ice cream eating contest, and classic horror movies on a 70-inch screen.
Wednesday, October 31st from 6 to 10 pm. Costume contest at 8 pm, ice cream eating contest at 9 pm.
What's the Scoop? 3540 N Williams Ave
How Much:
Free, food specials vary. Family friendly. 

Dia de los Muertos at Mi Mero Mole

What: Nick Zukin's SE Division eatery will be celebrating the Day of the Dead with two days of food specials and traditional tributes. The restaurant will feature an ofrenda, or altar, filled with trickets, photos, and favorite foods of loved ones passed (the public is welcome to contribute to honor their own friends, families, or celebrities). Menu specials are set to include pan de muertos and skull and skeleton cookies.
When: November 1st and 2nd, 4 pm to close.
Where: Mi Mero Mole at 5026 SE Division St
How Much: Free, food prices vary.

Cider Stomp: A Night of Bluegrass, Bites & Northwest Craft Cider

What: An evening of Northwest craft ciders, food pairings, and bluegrass music. Cider producers will be on-site to chat about fermentation, apple varietals, and craftsmanship. The event is set to include Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, Bull Run Cider, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, and E.Z. Orchard Willamette Valley Cidre.
When: Friday, November 2nd from 7 to 9 pm
Where: Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust) 721 NW 9th Avenue
How Much: $15 per person, 21+. Tickets available here.

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.

11th Annual Portland Beaujolais Nouveau Fête

What: Every year, at midnight on the third Thursday of November, restaurants, wine bars, and bistros around the world open the first of 65 million bottles of fresh and fruity Beaujolais Nouveau—and Portland hosts one of America’s largest parties. This year, the Heathman Restaurant & Bar will host the 11th Annual Portland Beaujolais Nouveau Fête, a collaboration between the French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance Française of Portland. The event will feature a wine and art auction, an abundant buffet, and plenty of stations pouring Beaujolais Nouveau flown in from France just days earlier.
When: Friday, November 16th at 6 pm.
Where: Heathman Restaurant & Bar 1001 Southwest Broadway
How Much: General admission tickets are $70 per person. A limited number of $50 tickets are available for young professionals (ages 21-35) who are first-time attendees, and a few VIP tables seating eight are available for $1,250. To reserve tickets, visit the Beaujolais Nouveau website.

Izakaya: A NW Celebration of Japanese Pub Culture

What: A multi-sensory festival showcasing local and international saké, shochu, beer, Japanese cuisine, artist instillations, and DJ's. Individual hotel rooms at the Jupiter Hotel will be transformed into themed, interactive spaces, featuring dishes inspired by traditional Japanese pub fare and Gigantic Brewing’s exclusive brew made specific for Izakaya.
When: Friday, November 16th from 5:30 to 9 pm 
Jupiter Hotel 800 East Burnside Street
How Much: $40 per person until Nov 2nd. $45 after Nov 2nd. Proceeds from Izakaya will benefit the Japan-America Society of Oregon. Tickets available here.

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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