Winemaker's Dinner with Willamette Valley Vineyards, Thirst Wine Bar, 0315 SW Montgomery, Ste. 340, Sun April 15, 7 pm, $95, reservations at 295-2747
Not sure what to pour at your next fancy-pants dinner party? Take a hint from the menu at Thirst's Winemaker's Dinner, featuring a five-course meal, each course paired lovingly with the appropriate glass of vino. Eats prepared by Chef Daniel Martinez. AH
Dueling Sommelier Dinner, Heathman Hotel, 1001 SW Broadway, Fri April 13, $125, reservations at 790-7752
Four of Portland's best sommeliers go head to head in the ultimate foodie grudge match. Heathman Chef Philippe Boulot will prepare a four-course menu, giving each sommelier the chance to choose what they feel is the best wine to complement the food. Diners will vote on which sommelier creates the best pairings, and the losing sommeliers will be summarily executed. AH
Jan McNeilan, Portland Farmers Market Main Stage, South Park Blocks (between SW Harrison and Montgomery), Sat April 14, 10 am
April is Garden Month: This week, Jan McNeilan of Pacific NW Gardening Consultants will give a presentation on how to be the best gardener you can be.