Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Red Ridge Farms' 40th anniversary, Little T Bakery's fermentation fest, Wild About Game and more of the best upcoming food and drink events to fill your foodie calendar.

By Tuck Woodstock September 3, 2013

Bright green olio nuovo from Red Ridge Farms,
celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Image: John Valls

The Hop & Vine Quinquennial Party

What: Blow out the candles with Hop & Vine at the bar and bottle shop’s fifth birthday bash. Guests will dance to live music and DJ sets, earn free raffle tickets, ham it up in the photo booth, enjoy $5 specials on burgers and drinks, and learn the definition of quinquennial.
When: Thursday, September 5 from 3 pm to close.
Where:  The Hop & Vine, 1914 N. Killingsworth St.
How Much: Free to attend, with food and drink available for $5. Visit the event page for more information.

Pre-Harvest Winemaker Dinner at Corkscrew

What: Celebrate Southern Oregon's Applegate Valley without leaving PDX! Seasonal fare and single-vineyard wines will abound at this five-course meal prepared by guest chefs Caprial & John Pence, and each dish will include a wine pairing from Leah Jorgensen Cellars and Quady North.
When: Friday, September 6 at 6 pm.  
Where:  Corkscrew Wine Bar, 1665 SE Bybee Blvd.
How Much: $60 per person, with only 20 seats available. RSVP by emailing [email protected] with your phone number and party information.

Happy Hour Beer, Bread, and Cheese Tasting at Little T

What: Join the fermentation celebration! Josh Grgas (Commons Brewery), Steve Jones (Cheese Bar), and Dillon DeBauche (Little T Baker) will talk about their work as guests enjoy pairings of 5 breads, 5 beers, and 5 cheeses.
When: Saturday, September 7 at 6 pm. 
Where:  Little T Baker, 2600 SE Division St.
How Much: $30 includes all food, beverages, and gratuities. RSVP by emailing [email protected].

Red Ridge Farms 40th Anniversary Open House

What: Sip and savor all that Red Ridge Farms has to offer at this exciting open house. The Durant family will be serving hand-made ravioli, house-pressed olive oils, Durant Vineyard wines, and Salt & Straw ice cream. Guests are welcome to explore the olive grove, plant nursery, grounds, wine tasting room, and more.
When: Saturday, September 7 from 11 am to 4 pm. 
Where:  Red Ridge Farms, 5510 NE Breyman Orchards Rd., Dayton, Oregon
How Much: $25 includes wine tasting, appetizers, and a commemorative wine glass. Tickets may be purchased here

Jacobsen Salt Co. dinner with Ava Gene’s, Bow & Arrow Wines, and Salt & Straw

What:  Tour the new Jacobsen Salt Company facility—a renovated oyster factory in beautiful Netarts Bay—before enjoying a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene’s (recently named one of the Best New Restaurants in America by Bon Appetit). The meal will also include wine pairings by Scott and Dana Frank of Bow & Arrow and dessert by Tyler Malek of Salt & Straw Ice Cream. This event is the first in a bi-monthly series by Jacobsen Salt Co.—click here for the full schedule.
When: Saturday, September 7 at 5 pm
Where:  Jacobsen Salt Co., 9180 Whiskey Creek Rd in Tillamook
How Much: $130. Click here to purchase tickets.

Tofurkyfest: New Facility Grand Opening

What:  Embrace your plant-based side at the grand opening celebration of Tofurky’s new LEED Platinum food processing facility. The three-day event offers an exciting array of activities including rafting and hiking excursions, vegetarian cooking classes, tours of the new facility, a disco and costume ball, and golf, bocce, and disc golf tournaments.
When: Friday, September 6 at 10 am to Sunday, September 8 at 1 pm.
Where:  Tofurky Plant, Anchor Way, Hood River, Oregon
How Much: Free tours, other events vary in price. Click here for tickets and more information.

Farm to tAble Dinner 

What:  Join Able Farms on Sauvie Island for a farm-fresh 3 course dinner prepared by Chef Jane Hashimawari of Ippai. Logsdon Farmhouse Ales will be paired with each course, and proceeds will benefit the Friends of Portland Outdoor School.
When: Sunday, September 8 from 6 to 9 pm.
Where:  Able Farms, 14700 NW Gillahan Rd.
How Much: $50 per person. See the menu and purchase tickets here.

Nicky USA’s Wild About Game

What:  Savor the flavors of regionally-sourced rabbit, quail, elk, water buffalo, emu and bison at this annual celebration of all things game. The meat-centric festival features cooking demonstrations, cookbooks signings, and an artisan marketplace, and culminates in a Seattle vs Portland celebrity chef cook-off.
When: Sunday, September 8 from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Where:  Timberline Lodge, Government Camp, Oregon
How Much: $65 per person. Purchase tickets here.

Artisan Mezcal Fest at Trebol

What:  Meet five mezacaleros from Oaxaca, taste mezcal-inspired cocktails and small bites, and view the newly released Mexican film, “Viva Mezca!” at this first annual celebration of all things mezcal. The mezacaleros will be paired with local mixologists (including Brandon Wise, Tony Pepe, and Pete Mabento) to craft concoctions inspired by their chosen mezcal, and food will be provided by Benjamin Gonzalez from Nuestra Cocina, Mike Wilkinson from Trebol, Oswaldo Bibiano from Autentica, Ashley Bisagna from Feastworks, and Beth Dean from Cruz Room.
When: Thursday, September 12 at 5 pm. 
Where:  Trebol Mexican Cuisine, 4855 N Albina St.
How Much: $60 in advance or $100 at the door. Tickets and more information available here.   

Salty’s Panoramic Pinot Noir Celebration

What:  Sip luscious pinot noirs from over a dozen local wineries while enjoying a stunning view of the Columbia River. Salty’s 5th Annual Panoramic Pinot celebration will feature pinots by Dobbes Family Estate, Oak Knoll Winery, Montinore, Rex Hills, and many more. Attendees will also enjoy pork rillettes, lamb sliders, pinot braised mushrooms, and other savory appetizers.
When: Thursday, September 12 from 6 to 9 pm.
Where:  Salty’s on the Columbia, 3839 NE Marine Dr.
How Much: $39 includes appetizers and tastes from all participating wineries. Call 503-288-4444 to make reservations.

Friday the 13th Party at Artigiano

What:  Hear jazz duo Zach Allen and Jon Letts perform live in Artigiano’s al fresco courtyard. The Artigiano kitchen will be whipping up their signature Italian dishes, and microbrew discounts will be available all night.
When: Friday, September 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Where:  Artigiano, 3302 SE Division St.
How Much: Free to attend. Food and drink available for purchase. Parties of 4 or more may make reservations by calling 503-781-3040. 

Savor Southern Oregon

What:  Explore the flavors of Southern Oregon without leaving town at this artisan food and wine showcase. Offerings include gourmet cheese, artisan chocolates, local food pairings, wine education station, Southern Oregon travel ideas, live music, and, best of all, more than 100 top regional wines. 
When: Saturday, September 14 from 1 to 6 pm.
Where:  Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave
How Much:  $39 in advance, $50 at the door. Visit the Savor Southern Oregon website for tickets and more information.

Pacific Pie FEAST Hangover Brunch

What:  Recover from the decadence of FEAST at this restorative Australian-style brunch. Pacific Pie will over a Pop-Up Aussie Hangover Brunch, which includes a delicious “pie floater,” a dose of Berocca (an Aussie hangover drink), unlimited Portland Roasting coffee, a drink at the Bloody Mary bar, and a surprise dessert. Proceeds will be donated to Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon.
When: Saturday, September 22 from 9 am to 12 pm.
Where:  Pacific Pie Co, 1520 SE 7th Ave
How Much: $25 includes all the aforementioned goodies. Call (503) 381-6157 to make reservations.

First to Market at the James Beard Public Market 

What:  Become a founding friend of the James Beard Public Market at this festive preview of the future James Beard Public Market. Attendees will sample regional wines, bites, and microbrews, and hear from speakers including Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury.
When: Friday, September 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. (VIP pre-event reception 4:30 to 5:30 pm.)
Where:  433 SW Naito Parkway & Stark, under the big-top tent.
How Much: $25 for general admission, $250 for admission to the VIP pre-event reception at Hotel Rose. Advanced tickets are required and are available here.

2013 Pacific Northwest Brew Cup

What: Drink your fill of more than 36 regional beers while enjoying an array of food, family games, and majestic views of the mighty Columbia River. This three-day festival along Astoria’s historic waterfront will also feature live music from Portland, Pendleton, Astoria and Boise.
When: Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29. Hours vary by day.
Where:  Barbey Maritime Center, 1792 Marine Dr., Astoria, Oregon
How Much: Free to attend. Tastings and souvenir glasses for purchase on site. Visit the event page for more information.

Help End Childhood Hunger at Irving Street Kitchen

What:  Support efforts to end child hunger by attending this exclusive collaborative dinner. Irving Street Kitchen’s Chef Sarah Schafer will prepare the meal with four respected regional chefs, and guests will be able to view the kitchen via a live feed projected into the dining room. The event will also feature a musical performance by Rita Wilson and a cocktail reception, and proceeds will be donated to Share Our Strength, a non-profit working to end child hunger in America.
When: Monday, September 30 from 6 to 9:30 pm.  
Where:  Irving Street Kitchen, 701 NW 13th Ave
How Much: $250 per person, with tables available for four and eight. Buy tickets online or by calling 415-326-3767.

Great American Distillers Festival

What: Taste handcrafted rum, bourbon, whisky, vodka and gin at this celebration of American spirits. The festival also boasts a mixology contest, a lesson in cooking with spirits, live music and dancing, and much more.
When: Friday, October 4 from 5 to 10 pm and Saturday, October 5 from 1 to 10 pm.
Where:  Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison St.
How Much: $20 includes a one-day pass with 10 tasting tickets. Purchase tickets here. Attendees must be 21 and over.

Bees & Seeds Festival

What:  Salute seed savers, pay tribute to bees, and enjoy music, entertainment, and educational activities for all ages at this World Food Day celebration. Don’t miss Holladay Park’s temporary transformation into an urban farm bursting with local, organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO crops, including fresh fruit, veggies, flowers, grains, and beans.
When: Saturday, October 12 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Where:  Holladay Park, NE 11th Ave and Holladay St.
How Much: Free—event attendees are encouraged to bring non-GMO cans and dried food to support a food drive for the Sunshine Division. 

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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