Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Sample DJs and beers at Cruzroom, dine al fresco in a landmark English-style garden, mix-and-match rosé pairings at Andina, and more upcoming food and drink events in Portland.

By Erica Iannitti July 8, 2014

Beer Friends and Beats Patio Party at the Cruzroom

What: Join “Beer Friends” Elysian Brewing and Klamath Basin Brewing at The Cruzroom for a funky get down Summer Patio Party with Vinylogy DJ Crew. Enjoy beers on tap from both breweries, including super-limited release Elysian “Squeeze Box Berry Imperial IPA” and Klamath Basin’s “Rebellion Red.”
When: Friday, July 11, 6-10 pm.
Where:  The Cruzroom, 2338 NE Alberta St
How Much: Free!

Hood River Organic Annual Farm Dinner

What: Hood River Organic is holding an inaugural annual farm dinner this month, giving food lovers an excuse to trek out to the Hood River Fruit Loop. Chef Ben Stenn of Celilo Restaurant will be serving a freshly butchered pig, and cider maker Brian Perkey of Hood River Valley and winemaker Luke Bradford will be serving up drinks.
When: Sunday, July 13, 4-7 pm.
Where:  Hood River Organic, 5541 Alder Rd, Hood River 97031
How Much: $80 ticket includes 3 courses and includes wine service, a farm tour, live bluegrass music, and blueberry grazing. Tickets.

Andina Presents the 8th annual Rosé Wine Dinner

What: Just in time for balmy summer weather, Andina’s 8th annual Rosé Wine Dinner features a variety of rosés. Resident sommelier Caryn Benke has curated a selection of 25 rosés from around the world representing dozens of grape varieties. They will be paired with tapas served family style in Tupai, the event space just above the restaurant.
When: Monday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 pm
Where:  Andina, 1314 NW Glisan St, Portland
How Much: $65 per person plus gratuity, and includes tastings of the different rosés. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 503-228-9535.

The Good Food Awards Come to Portland for a Night Market and ‘Bratanalia’

What: The Good Food Merchants Guild, a membership association of 250 businesses that supports the Good Food Awards, will partner with Olympic Provisions to host a free Good Food Night Market and Beer & Brats After Party at their sausage factory-cum-event venue. Portland’s Tails & Trotters, Unbound Pickling, and Xocalatl de Davíd will sell their wares side by side with two-dozen Good Food Award Winners and Guild Members from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The Night Market will feature everything from coffees and champagne-style ciders to bacon pickles and porkstrami.
When: Friday, July 18 6-9 pm.
Where:  Olympic Provisions, 107 SE Washington St
How Much: Free!

Dutch Craft Brewers Come to PDX for “Bridging Cities: One Beer at a Time”

What: The Oregon Brewers Festival is hosting 11 Dutch (and one German) craft brewers this month! To celebrate their arrival, the Raccoon Lodge & Brew Pub, the Portland Dutch Society and the Portland Utrecht Network are welcoming the guest brewers with a special event at the Raccoon Lodge. Festivities will include a catered BBQ and beer, with music by Dutch musician Michele Van Kleef and PSU Jazz musician Lance Vallis.
When: Saturday, July 19, 12-3 pm.
Where:  Raccoon Lodge, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Portland
How Much: $25 per adult early bird, $10 children up to age 16. Ticket price will increase to $30 July 13. Tickets.

Jacobsen Salt Hosts Dinner with Jason French, Renee Erickson, and Matt Accarrino

What: In order to celebrate the opening of their new retail shop, Jacobsen Salt Co. will host some of the greatest talent in the West Coast food community for a five-course meal. The dinner will feature award-winning chefs from San Francisco to Seattle: Matt Accarrino of SPQR in SF, Renee Erickson of the Walrus and Carpenter, the Whale Wins, Barnacle, and Boat Street Café in Seattle, and Portland’s own Jason French of Ned Ludd.
When: Saturday, July 19
Where:  Jacobsen Salt Co., 602 SE Salmon Street, Portland
How Much: $125 covers the 5-course meal, including wine pairings. Tickets.

After Hours Supper Club

What: Portland has a brand new pop up dinner concept, After Hours Supper Club, kicking off their very first pop up dinner this month with six courses, wine pairings, and the chance to meet and talk with all of the After Hours Chefs and producers. Only twenty seats are available. The dinner will feature Middle Eastern, Moroccan, and Mediterranean influences to create an upscale but playful dining experience that honors local seasonal bounty with Portland flair: menu by Mindy Keith (Xico), charcuterie and house pickles by Richard Batley, specialty breads by Dillon DeBauche (Little T), and wines made by Gabriel Jagle (Guild Winemakers).
When: Thursday, July 24, 7-11 pm
Where:  Little T American Baker, 2600 SE Division St
How Much: $90 includes dinner and wine pairing. Buy Tickets Here.

Wine and Geology Seminar with Dr. Scott Burns: “Our Dirty Secrets are in the Soil”

What: Cooper Mountain Vineyards is hosting Dr. Scott Burns, Professor Emeritus at Portland State University for a day of wine and geology in the Willamette Valley. Dr. Burns will spend the afternoon speaking about the terroir—the relationship between wine, soils, geology and climate—of Cooper Mountain Vineyards; starting with the geology of the Willamette Valley and finishing with a hands-on look at the soils. There will be soil pits!
When: Saturday, July 26, 1 pm
Where:  Cooper Mountain Vineyards, 20121 SW Leonardo Lane, Beaverton, OR
How Much: Free!  

Chef in My Garden Al Fresco Dining Experience

What: A dinner by Chef Dolan Lane of Bluehour will be served in the gardens of Margianne and Arthur Erickson, featuring wines from Antica Terra winery. Lane will prepare a feast to be presented in the Southwest Hills terraced gardens of Margianne and Arthur Erickson, proprietors of Arthur W. Erickson Fine Arts and Unusual Antiquities downtown. In 2007, Better Homes and Gardens published a spread of their English-style garden with its tremendous views.
When: Sunday, July 27
Where:  The Ericksons’ garden
How Much: $150. More details and tickets here.

Morgan St. Theater Collaborative Dessert Pop-Up

What: For one night in July, Morgan St. Theater is collaborating with pastry chef Mindy Keith to create a tasting menu devoted to creative ice cream desserts. Drawing inspiration from seasonal ingredients and whimsical imaginations, this menu brings summertime to the foreground, playing with the infinite possibilities of frozen desserts. This 24-seat performance at Xico will include a flight of three frozen desserts served with storytelling and flair.
When: Thursday, July 31. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Dessert from 8:30-9:30 pm.
Where:  Xico (upstairs), 3717 SE Division St., Portland OR
How Much: $25 (not including gratuity). To make a reservations, email [email protected].

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