City of Goses
A mini-beerfest—and the Rose Festival's first ever sanctioned beer festival)—dedicated to showcasing sour gose-style beers, featuring over 30 varieties from the Pacific Northwest.
May 27-28, 1 pm, The Labrewatory, $15-20
Star Wars Beer Fest, Episode IV: A New Hop
The Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom presents the 4th Annual Star Wars Beer Fest, a full-day event featuring screenings of Episodes IV - VI, a costume contest, appearances by the Mandalorian Mercs and Outer Rim Collective costumes clubs, and a Star Wars themed tap list including more than 13 beers and ciders from the likes of Fort George, Ecliptic, Coalition, Lompoc, Ninkasi, Reverend Nat's, and more.
May 4, noon, Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom
Stammtisch's 3rd Annual Maifest
You don't have to wait until fall to celebrate German cuisine. Stammtisch throws itself a third birthday party in fine German style, with live music, food specials from Chef Graham Chaney, special beers on draft, and more. Visit stammtisch.com for more information.
May 6, 11 am, Stammtisch
Kentucky Derby Crawfish Boil
Other places are celebrating this high-falutin' horse race in ridiculous fashion (as it should be), but EaT is making it simple. Show up. Partake of the crawfish. Wear a funky hat. Eat more seafood. Drink a julep. Eat more seafood.
May 6, 12:30 pm, EaT: An Oyster Bar
The former Oregonian wine columnist and author of Rosé All Day hosts a book release party that is also a guided wine tasting. Admission includes an autographed copy of the book.
May 10, 7 pm, Pastaworks, $35
Drag Queen Brunch
Liven up your Sunday brunch with an early afternoon cabaret show featuring celebrity tributes, comedy, and glamour served up by some of Portland's premier drag queens. Coffee and brunch buffet is included with admission, but you'll need to bring extra funds for Bloody Marys or mimosas. Hosted by Sasha Scarlett.
May 14 & 29, 11 am, Doug Fir, $18-20
Mother's Day Tea: Special Sparkling Edition
The regular Mother's Day event gets a sparkly upgrade for 2017, featuring 10 sweet & savory treats (including smoked salmon, bacon dates, macarons, quail eggs, and more,) plus a pot of Townshend's tea and a glass of sparkling wine.
May 14, 2 pm, 3:30 pm, Pix/Bar Vivant, $16-36
Cascade Sour Flower Fest
Cascade Brewing hosts a weekend dedicated to showcasing and celebrating their newest small batch sour ale blends using floral ingredients. Admission is free, but beer sampling will cost a little somethin' somethin'.
May 18-21, free
RAWR! Dinos and Distilleries
That's a hell of a theme for drinking party, ain't it? Friendly House hosts five local distilleries, sharing their prehistoric-themed cocktails made with their own spirits, with music by the Hereafters scoring an evening full of food, games, a silent auction, and more. Distilleries include Aria Gin, Bull Run, Clear Creek, Hood River, and New Deal.
May 20, 7 pm, Friendly House Community Center, $30-35
OMSI and Roam Schooled present Food Smarts, a variety show featuring a live taping of the Roam Schooled podcast, an interview with author and Portland Meat Collective founder Camas Davis, a live cooking demonstration by Kit Zhu, lectures and demonstrations by OMSI food science educators, music by beloved geek-folk duo the Doubleclicks, food tasting, booths from local artisans, complimentary gift bags, and more.
May 21, 4:30 pm, Revolution Hall, $25-40
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!