Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Kid-friendly skull decorating at Xico, Día De Los Muertos Festival De Cervezas, fast food at Nodoguro and more upcoming food and drink events.

By Eat Beat Team October 28, 2014

Xico’s Skull Decorating Class

What: Xico's pastry chef, Mindy Keith, hosts the second annual Day of the Dead celebration. Participants are armed with colorful piping icing and sprinkles to decorate the iconic skull-shaped sugar cookies. All ages are welcome, but children under 12 must bring an adult.
When: Tuesday, October 28 7-8 pm
Where: Xico, 3715 SE Division Street
How Much: $35 per person.  Advance reservations required at [email protected]

Día De Los Muertos Festival De Cervezas

What: A new beer festival celebrating All Souls Day, co-hosted by Bazi Bierbrasserie and Imperial Bottleshop. The festival will take place at both locations simultaneously, so visitors can saunter between the two to taste festive, death-themed, Mexican-influenced beers that pay homage to the holiday’s origin. Bazi’s beers are Belgian-inspired while Imperial’s are local American craft beers. The lineup includes Burnside Dapper Skeleton, Breakside Bourbon Aztec, and Alameda Zombie Blood.
When: Saturday, November 1, 4-10 pm
Where: 1522 SE 32rd Ave and 3090 SE Division St
How Much: $10, includes commemorative glass goblet and 2 drink tickets.  $2 for additional tickets.  Purchase advance tickets here or here.

4th Annual Vegan Dinner at Departure

What: For his annual vegan and gluten-free feast, chef Gregory Gourdet will partner with Groundworks Organics for a six-course, Asian-influenced meal for diners of all dietary persuasions. Expect mushroom and onion tarts with rosemary, sweet potatoes with dried chile and chocolate, and persimmon and berry cheesecake.
When: Thursday, November 6 at 7 pm
Where: Departure Restaurant + Lounge, 525 SW Morrison St. 
How Much: $65 for the dinner paired with specialty vegan cocktails. Call to make reservations in advance: 503-802-5370

"Fast Food"-Themed Dinner at Nodoguro

What: This month, Portland Monthly's Rising Star Chef, Ryan Roadhouse, will be serving a 10-course Japanese "fast food" menu using "slow food" from their partnering Phantom Rabbit Farm. 
When: November 7 through November 22 (Fridays and Saturdays only) at 6:45 pm
Where: 3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd
How Much: Nine courses, $85 (gratuity and alcoholic beverages not included). Reservations required.  

Oso Market & Abby’s Table Pop Up Dinner 

What: Abby Fammartino (Abby's Table) and Jason Buss, Oso’s executive chef, will host a Spanish-inspired pop up dinner, featuring a healthy, four-course naturally gluten, dairy and soy free meal with wine pairings and vegan options.  On the menu is rutabaga “papas” bravas with spicy aioli, smoked dulse, a bitter greens, beet and apple salad, game hen with pickled plum sauce, wild mushroom white bean cakes and more.  Dessert will be a persimmon olive oil cake with lemon coulis and hazelnuts.
When: Sunday, November 16, 7:45–9:45 pm
Where: 726 SE Grand Avenue
How Much: $71 per person for dinner, $26 per person for wine pairing, $96 for dinner and wine pair.  Purchase tickets here.

St. Catherine's Day Celebration, Fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer

What: In honor of St. Catherine’s Day, Chefstable and the Ovarian Cancer Alliance partner up to raise funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer. The congregation will begin at Jupiter, followed by appetizers and bubbly, a parade to Cooper’s Hall, and finally dinner, cooked and served on-site by some of Portland’s most renowned women in the farming, food and beverage industries.
When: November 23, 4 pm
Where: The Jupiter Hotel, 800 E Burnside
How Much: Tickets are $75 and are all-inclusive, with food, drink and generous gift bags from sponsors

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