Wine Before Beer?—Ever have that dilemma wherein you can't decide whether you'd rather drink beer or wine with your meal? Spints Alehouse doesn't think you should have to choose. Chef Alyssa Gregg is cooking up a four-course meal with both beer and wine pairings. Heater Allen's Rick Allen and German wine importer Ewald Moseler will be on hand. Spints Alehouse, 401 NE 28th, Sun Nov 6, 7 pm, $65

Cooking My Way Back Home—San Francisco chef and restaurateur (and co-owner of Irving Street Kitchen) Mitchell Rosenthal is in town discussing his new book Cooking My Way Back Home. He'll be in conversation with Portland Meat Collective's Camas Davis. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside, Mon Nov 7, 7:30 pm

Beer Camp—Sunshine Tavern's Beer Camp series is back, this time with Sierra Nevada's brewmaster, Steve Dresler. Dressler will lead an hour-long tasting of unfamiliar Sierra Nevada Beers, followed by dinner. Sunshine Tavern, 3111 SE Division, Sat Nov 5, 4 pm, $60

Coffee Fair—This weekend, the World Forestry Center hosts a celebration of all things coffee. Taste special brews and learn why that coffee you make at home tastes so inferior. World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon, Sat Nov 5-Sun Nov 6, 10 am–3 pm, $8 ($7/seniors, $5/children)