East Burnside Street Fair
Sunday, Noon-9 pm, Wild Oats Parking Lot, NE 29th & E Burnside

The restaurant row over around 28th and Burnside is a wealth of every kind of food you could ever want. Highbrow, lowbrow, tapas, burgers, pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches and pastries, gelato, beer, wine, booze, etc. So, it's only fitting that all of these restaurants should get together for a street fair; and this isn't a piddly event. The fair boasts live music, a 3 pm dog show sponsored by The Dog House, a beer garden featuring locally brewed beers, massage, manicure and spa services provided by Von Natur, Spa-La-La, Wooptido, and Kalista Salons, face painting and a cookie decorating table for kids, plus booths set up by various local businesses like KBOO and Common Grounds Chiropractic. If you're in town this Sunday, I can't imagine there's anything more exciting going on. KS

Restaurant Opening: Bold-Sky Café
3943 N Mississippi, 287-0154

The newest addition to the explosion of restaurants on North Mississippi, the just-opened Bold-Sky Café distinguishes itself with the cutest patio in town, replete with plants, waterfalls, and vintage furnitureÉ and the dining room is equally beautiful and homey, too. Notable food items include the salad with pears and blue cheese, and the flat bread pizza. Saturdays they'll be offering a gospel brunch, and Sundays enjoy live Latin jazz, which should go quite well with one of Bold-Sky's Bloody Marys or their vodka juice drink, the Vitamin C. KS

International Raw and Living Foods Festival
August 20-22, Washington County Fairgrounds, 873 NE 34th, Hillsboro

The festival begins Friday morning, goes until Sunday, and costs $45 for a day of educational courses, or $125 for admission to the whole festival. While that might be too much money for most, there is a free area out front of the fest hosting tons of vendor booths where you can eat and get all the information you ever wanted about raw foods. See www.smartmonkeyfoods.com and www.living-foods.com for more info. KS