Slow Food Resistance Film Screening
What: Join Slow Food members and volunteers for a night of superbugs and antibiotic-resistant infection—on the big screen. Slow Food Portland is hosting a movie night for the screening of Resistance, a documentary exploring the stakes and solutions for reserving antibiotics. Antibiotics, which have transformed medicine and have significantly influenced agriculture, livestock-raising and armed forces, are now causing major damage all along the food chain. Antibiotic-resistant infections by “superbugs” are gaining prevalence, killing at alarming rates. This film, in answering the question, “How did we get here?” digs up the roots of the problem and presents potential solutions for proper drug management. A post-film discussion with producer Michael Graziano and other health, environmental and animal rights experts and no-host reception will follow.
When: October 3 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark Street
How Much: This event is FREE but RSVP here to reserve seats.
Project Grace Pop Up Dinner
What: Every Thursday in October, Project Grace will be serving up a five course meal hosted at Trinket. The menu for each weeks meal will be posted online the Monday beforehand, so you can muse over the spread that awaits you all week long. The kick-off meal includes king salmon crudo, carrot sformato, squid ink cavatelli, grilled lamb, and burnt cinnamon panna cotta.
When: Every Thursday in October (starting October 2) from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Trinket, 2035 SE 39th Ave.
How Much: $41 per person. Call for reservations at (503) 816-8081, or email [email protected]
St. Jude Autumn Harvest Fundraiser Dinner
What: Five top chefs (Aaron Barnett, Jason French, Gregory Gourdet, Josh McFadden, Sarah Schafer) led by 2014 James Beard Award recipient and event culinary chair Naomi Pomeroy of BEAST collaborate to create a unique dining experience to raise awareness and funding for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
When: Saturday, October 4 at 6 pm
Where: The Nines Hotel, 525 SW Morrison
How Much: $150 for an 8-course meal. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Purchase your ticket at the website or by calling 1-800-954-5499.
What: Sous chef Seamus Foran presents a 6-course pop-up dinner featuring dishes inspired by the Cajun la boucherie tradition, a celebration and communal butchering of hogs. No scrap of pig is wasted in this “all-hands-on-deck” affair. Much of the meat is cooked on site, but what is left is saved for later curing or consumption. Menu items include head cheese terrine, pork jowls, and trotter confit and more, paired with beer and other beverage.
When: Sunday, October 5 at 6 pm
Where: Acadia: A New Orleans Bistro. 1303 NE Fremont Street
How Much: $65 advance, $70 at door. Tickets available here. Optional beverage pairings a la carte.
Skamania Lodge’s Celebration of Beer Festival
What: The annual beer festival’s lineup of taps includes signature and seasonal beers from more than a dozen local brewers such as Mt. Tabor Brewing, Double Mountain, Acadian Farms and Full Sail Brewing among others. Live entertainment and food vendors will be featured alongside brewery booths.
When: Saturday, October 11 from 12 to 5 pm
Where: Skamania Lodge’s front lawn, 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648
How Much: $25 per person at the door grants access to the festival and includes five tasting tokens and a commemorative beer mug. $199 for a Celebration of Beer stay package includes overnight accommodations for October 11 at the lodge, entry for two to the festival, 10 tasting tokens and two commemorative mugs. Call 800-221-7117 to purchase the package or visit skamania.com for more information.
The LAB’s Caffeine Crawl Portland
What: Visit six local coffee, tea, and chocolate establishments for an interactive presentation and a taste sample at each stop.
When: Thursday, October 16 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (Session 1) and 2:30 to 6:30 pm (Session 2); Friday, October 17 from 8 am to 12 pm (Sessions 3 and 4)
Where: Stops include Portland Roasting Coffee, Barista, Cacao and Stumptown Coffee Roasters among many others. A full list can be found here.
How Much: $30 per person, includes Crawl goodies and souvenirs, admittance to all stops on selected route which includes a drink or chocolate sample provided and determined by each stop, and a short presentation. Tickets can be purchased at the organization's website.
Share Our Strength Benefit Dinner at Irving St Kitchen
What: Irving Street Kitchen chef, Sarah Schafer, as well as four guest chefs (Elizabeth Binder, MarySue Milliken, Helena Root, and Johanna Ware) combine their expertise to create an impressive multi-course, wine paired meal to raise awareness for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. No Kid Hungry aims to end childhood hunger in the United States through education and greater availability to healthy food.
When: October 23; 6 pm Cocktail reception, 7 pm dinner (cocktail attire)
Where: Irving Street Kitchen, 701 NW 13th
How Much: $250 for an individual ticket, $2,500 for a table for four, and $5,000 for a table for eight. All proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry. Buy your tickets today!
The Oregon Garden’s 4th annual Barn Dance and Pig Roast
What: This hoedown includes line dancing lessons, live music, and some country fun! Adam’s Rib Smokehouse will be cooking up a traditional country meal (pig roast, beans, corn bread, and slaw). There will be a competition for the best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl to win a certificate from Double “H” Western Wear, so come dressed to impress! Tickets also include one beer from Seven Brides Brewing (this event is for ages 21 and older).
When: October 25 from 7-11 pm
Where: The Grand Hall at the Oregon Garden, 879 W Main Street in Silverton
How Much: $15 for advanced tickets, $20 at the door, or $13 for Oregon Garden members. Tickets are available here.