Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including Superstorm Sandy Benefit Dine Out PDX and Bazi Bierbrasserie's Great Toy Drive Deal.

By Allison Jones December 3, 2012

Sidle up to the taps at Bazi Bierbrasserie with a few toys to donate and get up to 20% off your bill.

EVENT UPDATE: Metrovino's 1980s Dinner with The Eyrie Vineyards, originally slated for December 4th, has been postponed. Stay tuned for the new date as soon as it's rescheduled. 

Bazi Bierbrasserie's Great Toy Drive Deal

What: From now until December 19th, Bazi will be accepting unwrapped toy donations for the KWG Great Toy Drive. Place new, unwrapped toys underneath Bazi's holiday tree and get 10% off your bill (for one toy) or 20% off your bill for 3 or more toys. 
When: Now through Wednesday, December 19th. 
Where: Bazi Bierbrasserie at 1522 SE 32nd Ave
For more information:
Call 503-234-8888 or visit

French Champagne dinner at Genoa

What: A five-course champagne dinner featuring bubbly selections from Ambonnay Champagne bar's David Spear and Genoa sommelier Michael Garofola, paired with Genoa's modern Italian cuisine. In lieu of traditional parings, the five featured Champagnes (from a Blanc de Blancs from Michel Genet to a RH Coutier Brut Rosé) will be left on the table to pour and discuss to your heart's content. 
When: Tuesday, December 4th at 6:30
Where: Genoa at 2832 SE Belmont St
How Much: $115 per person, including food and wine. Book your seat by calling 503-238-1464 or emailing [email protected]. A percentage of the night's proceeds will be donated to the Dine Out PDX Sandy relief fund. 

Dine Out PDX for Superstorm Sandy Relief

What: Nearly forty Portland restaurants are opening their doors on December 5th for dinners to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy. New additions: Ox Restaurant, Genoa's Champagne Dinner (above), and Portland Food Adventure at Grüner (details below). Find out more information here.
When: Wednesday, December 5th, all night.
Where: All around PDX 
How Much: Portland restaurants will donate 10 to 20 percent of their evening's proceeds to the American Red Cross. 

Holiday Market at the French American International School

What: Support the FAIS at this holiday bazaar featuring a "Parisian Cafe" where shoppers can indulge in crepes, pastries, wine, and cheese while browsing over 45 local venders (think handmade clothing and accessories  jewelry, ceramics, and more). A local wine expert will be on hand with discount bottles and holiday pairing suggestions.
When: Saturday, December 8th from 9 am to 4 pm
 French American International School at 8500 NW Johnson Street
How Much: Free parking and free admission. 

 Rum Club's Sunday Supper at the Club

What: A five-course meal from chef Jon “Bones” Anderson (think oyster stew with leek and fennel fondue, smoked trout with salt-cured radicchio, and lamb navarin with root veggies), dessert by Clare Gordon, and paired cocktails from Bar Manager Adam Robinson.
When: Sunday, December 9th with seatings at 5 and 8 pm
Where: Rum Club at 720 Southeast Sandy Boulevard
How Much: $55 per person, including five courses and paired cocktails. Reservations available in person, at 503- 467-2469 from 2 to 4 pm, or email [email protected].

Chef Christopher Israel's Alpine Christmas

What: The next Portland Food Adventure heads to the West End for a six-course Alpine Christmas celebration care of chef Christopher Israel, with cocktail and wine pairings. The night will kick off with cocktails and passed appetizers at Kask. Diners will also have the chance to chat with Israel about his Portland culinary haunts (including Cacao and Wafu) and will end the evening with gift certificates to try them all.
 Sunday, December 9th at 5 pm
Where: Grüner at 527 SW 12th
How Much: $125 per person. Tickets available here

Feast of the Seven Fishes at Riffle NW

What: The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a Christmas Eve tradition in Sicily and throughout Southern Italy, when families prepare several dishes, each featuring a different fish or shellfish. This year, Riffle NW is bringing the family-style tradition to Portland a few weeks early, with dishes like white anchovy pizza, baccala, mussels in red sauce, stuffed clams, and stuffed baked Dungeness Crab. The night will begin with a cocktail reception and dinner will be paired with coastal wines reflective of the Sicilian region.
When: Monday, December 10th at 6 pm
Where: Riffle NW at 333 NW 13th Ave
How Much:
 $150 per person, including wine and gratuity. Reservations are required by Monday, December 3. To reserve your seat, call 503-894-8978 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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