It comes down to this. Stuff that looks interesting.

Oregon BrewFest is already upon us, but you knew that already. Check out this CNN piece praising OBF. Oregon Brewers Festival, Waterfront Park, until Sunday

Red Star Tavern are having a free lunch. Yes, Free! But only if you buy two cocktails, which sounds reasonable (on occasion that’s lunch, anyway). Fridays only. Red Star Tavern, 503 SW Alder, lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm

• How much cheese is too much cheese? In my book, none. Cheese Bar has Consider Bardwell from Vermont in the house today, showcasing their handmade aged goat and cow cheeses. Cheese Bar, 6031 SE Belmont, Friday, 4–6 pm

• Remember the wine in a can? Now the folks at Union Wine have a 1972 Citroën H Van converted into a tasting truck. Tasting flights as well as the aforementioned can feature. Union Wine Mobile Wine Tasting Truck, from July 25th, Friday through Sunday, 3302 SE Division


• The fine people at Vino are paying tribute to the Tour de France with a special tasting, sampling French wines off the beaten path (though there is a cracking Burgundy from Cotes de Nuits). Vino, 137 SE 28th Av, Friday, 4:30–8 pm

Interurban is hosting pFriem Family Brewers for its 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil. There’s a load of crawfish (200 lbs) which pairs nicely with pFriem’s Super Saison, Little Saison, Belgian Strong Blonde, Helles Lager and Belgian Strong Dark. There are oysters and catfish Po’boys too. Interurban, 4057 N Mississippi, July 27th from 3 pm