Chef Carlo Lamagna will be in residency at República on Oct 30.

Halloween is nearly upon us. Treat yourself to a dinner at República with Chef Carlo Lamagna in residence—or celebrate the season with sweet treats or a drink. Here are our picks for this year's local Halloween week food and drink events.

Check Out Chef Carlo Lamagna’s One-Night Residency at República

Chef Carlo Lamagna, beloved in Portland for his Filipino restaurant Magna Kusina that, is now a hometown hero, too, helping put Portland's Filipino food scene in the national spotlight: last month, he was named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs. And this Saturday, Oct 30, the chef is coming to a new venue: República’s Mexican-forward five-course tasting menu. We’ve been fans of Lamagna for years now, and we’re also big supporters of República’s standout dinner series that launched in June, so we’re excited to hear about this star collaboration. The menu will include  roasted squash and mushroom conserve salad, sinigang, a savory-sour soup made here with tamarind-habanero broth, plus lobster lugaw (rice porridge) and duck dinuguan (stewed in blood sauce). Book reservations online here. 721 NW 9th Ave #175, republicapdx.square.site

Trick or Treat at the Pix-o-Matic

On Oct 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the doors of Pix Patisserie’s 24/7 pastry vending machine, the Pix-o-Matic, will open for free, with treats like candy ghosts and truffles hidden inside. Plus, all day on the 31st, Pix will be hosting a costume contest at its photo booth. Head by anytime to take your photo, then tag Pix Patisserie on social media for your chance to win pastry chef Cheryl Wakerhauser’s two cookbooks and an 8” cake of your choice. Can’t wait for your Halloween fix? Pix’s Halloween display is already open—the Catacombs Cafe, featuring skeletons indulging in a treat and a glass in the afterlife. 2225 E Burnside St, pixpatisserie.com

Drink Wine and Dress Up Your Pup at Stem Wine Bar

From Oct 29-31, stop by Stem Wine Bar for eerie music and Halloween-themed wine flights and vampire sangria. We’re really in it for the pet costume contest, though: each costumed human and each dressed-up pet will be entered to win gift cards, and there’ll be a Polaroid photo boo(th), too. 3920 N Mississippi Ave, stemwinebarpdx.com

Eat Frightening Ice Cream at Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw’s “Ice SCREAM!” flavors are only available until Oct 31—we’ve got our eye on the Great Candycopia blending together Kit Kats, Reese’s, Snickers, and Heath bars in salted butterscotch ice cream, as well as Don Bugito’s Creepy Crawly Critters, a matcha base loaded with toffee mealworms and chocolate crickets. Kids under 14, come dressed in costume on the day of Halloween for a free scoop. Various locations, saltandstraw.com

Drink Orange Wine at Fullerton Wine Bar & Tasting Room

On Oct 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., winemaker Alex Fullerton will be pouring complimentary tastings of his brand-new natural orange Viognier wine that promises notes of citrus, peach, and pineapple with a mouthfeel similar to red wine and the fragrance of a white wine. It’ll be paired with housemade seed crackers and Swedish Wrångebäck cheese. Check out Fullerton's site to reserve your seat. 1966 NW Pettygrove St, fullertonwines.com

Make a Cocktail Kit at Aimsir Distilling Co’s Spooky Potions Lab

On Oct 30 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., this Northeast whiskey and gin distillery is offering its usual menu of cocktails and snacks, plus the chance to make your own take-home cocktail kit ($35) or mocktail kit ($25) in what it calls its “spooky potions lab.” Come dressed in costume and snap a photo at the booth; the event is also family-friendly, with candy for kids. 2117 NE Oregon St Suite 202, aimsirdistilling.com

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