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A Tuscan Gelato Party, Korean Food Festival, and More Portland Food Events

… including a charity event to fight childhood hunger, the 12th annual Organic Beer Fest, and PFA’s Grand Aioli dinner.

By Michelle Porter August 15, 2016

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Tuscan natives Paolo Calamai (Burrasca, right) and Sandro Paolini (Pinolo Gelato, left) ham it up in anticipation of their boozy, gelato-filled fete. 

Tuscan Gelato Extavaganza
What: Tuscan expats Paolo Calamai (Burrasca) and Sandro Paolini (Pinolo Gelato) celebrate their homeland with gelato collaborations—chiefly, a marsala-infused zabaione flavor (a traditional custard dessert), made exclusively for Burrasca. The duo will also be serving gelato floats, using Pinolo flavors like stracciatella and lemon sorbetto.
When: August 17, 6 p.m.
Where: Burrasca, 2032 SE Clinton St 

Let’s Do Breakfast, Oregon!
What: Feast Portland and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon are launching a matching challenge to end childhood hunger in Oregon. All donations will be matched dollar for dollar, with proceeds going to nourishing student breakfasts. Afterwards, stop by at the annual charity where Clyde Common’s Carlo Lamagna and Olympia Oyster Bar’s Maylin Chavez will participate in a mini version of Chopped.
When: August 15–22. Charity event on August 23, 12–2 p.m.
Where: Lynch View Elementary School,1546 SE 169th Place

Organic Beer Fest 2016
What: What started as a private organic brewing symposium at the Lucky Lab back in 2002 is now a movement 42 breweries, cideries, and meaderies strong. At the 12th annual Organic Beer Fest, formerly known as the North American Organic Brewers Festival, patrons can savor 55 creations, with styles ranging from wild chaga mushroom ales to coffee-brewed blondes.
When: noon–9 p.m. Thursday–Saturday and noon–5 p.m. Sunday, August 25–28
Where: Overlook Park, 1599 N Fremont St.

2nd Portland Korean Food Festival
What: As Portland’s Korean food scene slowly gains momentum, the secondnd annual Korean Festival becomes more relevant than ever. Expect 12 major local chefs, with bites from Kim Jong Grillin’s Han Ly Hwang, Han Oak’s Peter Cho, and Seattle bigwig Rachel Yang (Revelry).
When: August 28, 1–5 p.m.
Where: Ecotrust, 907 NW Irving St.
How Much: Tickets starting at $70 

Grand Aioli with Castagna’s Justin Woodward
What: Portland Food Adventures dines with celebrated modernist Justin Woodward for a take on France’s aioli-centric, late harvest festival. Roast pork, Oregon Albacore, fresh Oregon vegetables, stone fruit and more will be served at Café Castagna. As always, guests leave with a handful of gift certificates, this month to Nodoguro, Bit House Saloon, and Trifecta Annex at Pine Street Market.
When: August 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Café Castagna, 1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
How Much: $125. Tickets here.

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