The Eat Beat Weekly Planner: Food Events for Every Kind of Eater

Our digest of Portland’s top upcoming food and drink events, including Bastille Day celebrations, the Oregon Brewers Festival, and DIY GMO gardening at OMSI

By Benjamin Tepler July 7, 2015

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Chef at the Market: Doi Dua's Anna Vocaturo

What: The PSU Farmers Market’s series continues with chef Anna Vocaturo, fresh from the cooking line at Washington, DC’s Americana hot spot Rose’s Luxury, who riffs on regional Vietnamese snacks and family recipes with her Portland pop up, Doi Dua.
When: July 11, 10 am
Where: PSU Saturday Farmer’s Market
How Much: Free

Bastille Day at Cocotte

What: The Francophile bistro celebrates the French Revolution with cheese-puff gougeres, salad nicoise, steamed mussels, and roasted chicken.
When: July 14
Where: 2930 NE Killingsworth St
How Much: $40

28th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival

What: Join 85,000 beer-lovers as they descend upon the Willamette River for a taste of over 90 different craft beers from around the country, plus 15 beers from New Zealand and The Netherlands in the International Tent. Beyond beer, you’ll experience live music, brewing demonstrations, and a “soda garden” for minors and designated drivers.
When: July 22-26
Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Park
How Much: $7 buys you the required 14-ounce tasting glass. More info at 

Food Innovation Center Pop-Up

What: The first in a series of pop-ups by OSU’s Food Innovation Center, these dinners are designed to increase awareness of Oregon-grown crops…not that Portlanders need any incentive to buy local. Highlights from the unusual, 11-piece tasting menu: red cabbage stuffed with hazelnut miso and potatoes, swiss chard with pickled grapes, plums, and herbs, and barley-infused ice cream.
When: July 24, 6 - 9pm
Where: Food Innovation Center; 1207 NW Naito Parkway
How Much: $75. Tickets here.

OMSI: Craft of Grafting

What: Ever wonder what the difference is between a hybrid, heirloom and GMO plant? Why are some carrots purple? What’s a meyer lemon or a kalette? OMSI’s labs explore the science and technology behind modern food production. Participants will be able to experiment with—and bring home—their very own grafted plant.
When: July 25, 10am - 2pm
Where: OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave
How Much: $10. Tickets here.

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