Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Summer solstice parties galore, local cookbook events, international cider appreciation, DIY herb garden cocktail classes, and more upcoming food and drink fun around Portland

By Erica Iannitti June 17, 2014

Book Signing and Recipe Demo with Eggs On Top author Andrea Slonecker

What: Join local author Andrea Slonecker as she discusses her new book and all things egg related. She’ll also demonstrate four different techniques for making the perfect eggs as well as how to elevate all types of recipes with the addition of this humble ingredient.
When: Wednesday, June 18, 6:30-8pm
Where: Pages to Plate at the Baker & Spice Cakery, 6306 SW Capitol Hwy
How Much: $25 includes a signed copy of the book and samples of quail egg crostini. More details.

The Heat Is On—Drink Chenin! at SE Wine Collective

What: SE Wine Collective will revel in the sunny weather with a rotating flight of delicious Chenin Blancs all summer long. To kick things off, winery Chef Althea Grey Potter will feature Seattle-based Chef Renee Erickson’s Slow Cooked Salmon with Turnips and Swiss Chard on the Tasting Bar menu, a recipe recently featured in Bon Appétit with the suggested pairing of the Division-Villages L’isle Verte Chenin Blanc. Enjoy the best of chenins both domestic and abroad with the starting flight on June 18.
When: Starting Wednesday, June 18
Where: SE Wine Collective, 2425 SE 35th Place
How Much: Wine flights starting at $8

Cocktails From The Garden

What: Join a master mixologist from Eastside distilling as he demonstrates how to make delicious summer cocktails using fresh herbs you can grow at home.
When: Thursday, June 19, 6-8 pm at Al’s Garden Center in Sherwood, June 20, 6-8 pm at Al’s Garden Center in Gresham
Where: Al’s Garden Center, Sherwood and Gresham locations
How Much: $10 at the door. More details

Cider Appreciation Class with Reverend Nat

What: Join Rev Nat as he walks participants through over 25 ciders from around the world. He’ll teach cider lovers the difference between Spanish, English, and French style ciders, and will offer samples of hard-to-find bottles from small East Coast producers and New Zealand.
When: Thursday, June 19, 8-10 pm.
Where: Reverend Nat’s Cidery and Public Taproom, 1813 NE 2nd Ave
How Much: The cost for this event is $45 per person and class size is limited to 8. More details.

Preserving by the Pint Book Signing and Recipe Demo with author Marisa McClellan

What: Food writer, blogger and cookbook author Marisa McClellan joins cooks for an evening in celebration of her new book, Preserving by the Pint. She’ll discuss her small batch approach and demonstrate a recipe or two from the book.
When: Friday, June 20, 6:30-8 pm
Where: Pages to Plate at the Baker & Spice Cakery, 6306 SW Capitol Hwy
How Much: $25 includes a signed copy of the book and samples.

Kramer Vineyards Solstice Dinner

What: Kramer Vineyards is hosting a Solstice dinner, catered by Hoda’s Middle Eastern Cuisine and featuring Estate Pinot Noirs. The menu will include lamb shanks cooked in pomegranate molasses and Pinot Noir, basmati rice cooked with saffron, orange zest, white wine, cranberries and almonds, humos and baba ghanouje, salad, fruit and local vegetables, and plenty of fresh baked pita.
When: Saturday, June 21
Where:  Kramer Vineyards, 26830 Northwest Olson Road, Gaston
How Much: $85, tickets and details available here.

Artigiano Summer Solstice Party

What: Artigiano is throwing a Summer Solstice Party in their al fresco courtyard, complete with live jazz from Djo Fortunato from 6-9 pm and happy hour drink specials all night to welcome summer.
When: Saturday, June 21, 5-10 pm
Where: Artigiano, 3302 SE Division St
How Much: Special prices vary, see Facebook event page for more information. 

Remedy Wine Bar’s First Anniversary Celebration

What: Toasting to Remedy Wine Bar’s first anniversary, the Northwest wine bar lovingly called “Portland’s Living Room” will celebrate with complimentary pours of sparkling wine, snacks, and live music. Guests will receive 20% off all bottles of sparkling wine and Champagne.
When: Saturday, June 21, 3-10 pm.
Where: Remedy Wine Bar, 733 NW Everett St
How Much: Free!

Porchetta & Pinot on the Patio at Cyril's

What: Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon Winery are celebrating the summer solstice and the release of Clay Pigeon Winery’s 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir with a party on their charming 35-person patio, complete with custom picnic tables made of local cedar and designed by Portland locals, Raven Builders, and breathtaking seasonal landscaping by Portland’s eco-florist Emerald Petals. Snack on sliced porchetta, seasonal salad, and taste three of Clay Pigeon’s wines including their 2013 Rosé, 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, and a barrel sample of their 2012 Syrah.
When: Sunday, June 22, 2-6 pm.
Where: Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon Winery, 815 SE Oak St
How Much: $20 General Admission per person, vegetarian options available. More details.

BBQ Fundraiser for Pixie Project at Oso

What: Oso Market & Bar is hosting a fundraiser for the Pixie Project. Wines have been generously donated from Teutonic, Ransom, Chehalem, and Crowley wineries, and sausages have been graciously donated by Olympic Provisions. Proceeds will benefit the Pixie Project, who remain dedicated to helping cats and dogs get healthy and find great homes.
When: Saturday, June 21, 1-5 pm
Where: Oso Market & Bar, 726 SE Grand Ave
How Much: $15 wine tasting. More details.

Love for Bologna Benefit Lunch

What: Nostrana is working to raise funds for a young Italian chef and great collaborator who is now battling leukemia. The restaurant is holding a lunch benefit where they will serve the five course tasting menu presented at the James Beard House last April, a menu which was inspired by the teaching of the Tori family of Bologna who are now in need of urgent support. 100% of the proceeds will go toward Tommaso Tori’s treatment.
When: Sunday June 22, 12 pm.
Where: Nostrana, 1401 SE Morrison
How Much: $65 minimum suggested donation. For reservations, call 503-234-2427.

Yappy Hour with SE Wine Collective

What: Must love dogs? Toast to a summer of great wine with your pup at Yappy Hour, a dog friendly happy hour where guests can enjoy $5 glass pours of the Red Collar 2011 Pinot Noir and the Red Collar 2011 Chardonnay with bites from the Tasting Bar menu. Meanwhile, dogs can play or kick back in a fenced area just outside the Collective. Space in the play yard is limited to 15 well-socialized dogs.
When: Monday, June 23, 5-8 pm.
Where: SE Wine Collective, 2425 SE 35th Place
How Much: $5 pours of Red Collar 2011 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. More details.

OSU’s Food Innovation Center Showcases Local Food Entrepreneurs

What: Join foodies for the inaugural Time To Market Trade Show for the first chance to get the taste of the newest local products. Expect an array of delicious free samples, including crème brûlée, gelato, pickles, cocktails and health foods. Gluten-free, diabetic-friendly, and vegan options will be available. Consumers may purchase items as well.
When: June 24, 4-7pm.
Where: Food Innovation Center, 1207 NW Naito Pkway
How Much: Free!

Meet (and Meat) with Tom Mylan and Rancher Cory Carman

What: Author of the book The Meat Hook Meat Book, Tom Mylan, is visiting Portland to discuss his new book and demo some of his recipes of what he feels are the overlooked and underappreciated cuts of beef. He’ll also offer grilling advice with the help of Wallowa rancher Cory Carman.
When: Saturday, June 28, 4-6 pm.
Where: Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon Winery, 815 SE Oak St
How Much: $45 full package includes a signed copy of The Meat Hook Meat Book and samples of all of the dishes prepared; $60 full package for two. More details.

Bees 101 with Red Ridge Farms

What: Learn bee basics with Damian Magista of Bee Local. Damian will be teaching us about the bee hierarchy, what bees do and how they do it. Participants will next visit the hives most recently installed on the property and take part in a tasting of the different honeys, finishing with some honey-inspired bites and Durant Vineyards 2013 Pinot Gris.
When: Sunday, June 29, 10 am-12:30 pm.
Where: Red Ridge Farms, 5510 NE Breyman Orchards Rd, Dayton
How Much: $39 per person/$35 for Red Ridge Club Members. More details.

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