Take Your Kids to Work Day at Ringside
What: Want to really impress your child on Take Your Kids to Work Day? Bring them to Ringside Grill, where the little ones eat lunch for free, the dining room comes equipped with a DIY sundae bar, and an obstacle course lays waiting on Ringside’s new putting green. Downtown workers can also bring their kids to Ringside Fish House for a free lunch, minus all the fun stuff.
When: April 28
Where: Ringside Grill (14021 NE Glisan St) and Ringside Fish House (838 SW Park Ave)
How Much: Free! Call for reservations. Grill: 503-255-0750; Fish House: 503-227-3900
Clear Creek Distillery’s 30th Anniversary Open House
What: See where Oregon’s lauded pure fruit brandies are made and get a taste of the spirits and liqueurs for yourself. Clear Creek’s open house is just one leg of many anniversary celebrations, which include a pop-up at Teardrop Lounge (May 3) and a dinner with drink pairings at Park Kitchen (May 7).
When: April 30, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Clear Creek Distillery (2389 NW Wilson St)
How Much: Free distillery tours and up to five tastings
Kachka Hosts a Bloody Mary Bloc Party on Grand Ave
What: Kachka teams up with neighboring Bit House Saloon, Oso Market + Bar, Dig A Pony, and Slow Bar to celebrate its newly released horseradish-infused vodka. There will be a Bloody Mary competition for the ages, and a passport that gets you a shot of vodka along with mini Marys and brunch bites at all five bars.
When: May 1, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: SE Grand Ave, starting at Kachka (720 SE Grand Ave)
How Much: $30. Tickets here.
Movies at Dusk at Pix Patisserie
What: What pairs better with a warm summer’s night than The Big Lebowski, White Russians, and a cozy outdoor courtyard? Head to Pix Patisserie’s back patio for classics like Young Frankenstein (May 11) and Raising Arizona (July 13).
When: Every Wednesday, May 4 to September 28
Where: Pix Patisserie (2225 E Burnside St)
How Much: Free with a $5 minimum for food/drink
Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore: Dinner for Everyone at the Table at Powell’s
What: Author Anna Thomas showcases her most recent cookbook, a navigation of today’s minefield of dietary preferences. She starts with the most agreeable dishes first, maybe farro with lentils, lavender, and ratatouille, then layers on the carnivorous extras, like garlic-and-herb-rubbed lamb chops. Learn more about her approach to cooking when she visits Powell’s in May.
When: May 15, 4 p.m.
Where: Powell’s Books (1005 W Burnside St)
How Much: Free