Annual Holiday Food and Gift Festival, Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Fri 10 am-8 pm, Sat 10 am-7 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm, $5-7

Apparently it's the holidays already. I'm not quite sure how that happened. But anyway, come kick off two months of gluttony and excess at the Annual Holiday Food and Gift Festival. Get some shopping done early, eat gourmet food, sit on Santa's lap and tell him what you want for Christmas. You know the drill. AH

Friends of the Library Cookbook Sale, Central Library, 801 SW 10th, Thurs-Sat 10 am-6 pm, free

Cookbook collecting is bizarrely addicting. Once you start collecting, it's damn near impossible to stop. The library's bookstore is offering 20 percent off all cookbooks through the weekend, so don't miss your chance to score cheap deals on tons of used cookbooks. AH

Urban Wineworks Sixth Birthday, Urban Wineworks, 407 NW 16th, Sat Nov 4, 6 pm-midnight, free

Join Urban Wineworks as they celebrate six years of improving Portlanders' wine palate, one pinot noir at a time. Drink, eat, drink, schmooze with the editors and publishers of Northwest Palate, and then drink some more. Don't forget to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win killer prizes like wine and chocolate pairing classes from Urban Wineworks. AH