Pix Three-Ring Circus, Pix Patisserie SE, 3402 SE Division, Wed Sept 13, 7 pm, $15

As everyone knows, Pix mastermind Cheryl Wakerhauser concocts some of the most delicious, inventive treats in the city. Come get your dessert on at Pix's Three-Ring Circus: a three-course dessert-tasting menu, paired with taste-appropriate beer or wine. It's a carnival for your taste buds! And best of all, no elephants will be harmed at this circus.

A Taste of Oregon Wine, In Good Taste, 231 NW 11th, Tues Sept 12, 5:30 pm, $25, register at ingoodtastestore.com

In Good Taste cooking school offers a brief introduction to local wine regions, in the form of a short wine class supplemented by a quick flight of Oregon wines. This is a great, not-too-expensive way to learn a thing or two about a thing or two.

Belmont Street Fair, SE Belmont from 12th to 50th, Sat Sept 9, 10 am-5 pm

Not only is a street fair a great way to get to know a different part of town, check out great music, and support local businesses, but invariably it provides great opportunities for noshing on tasty neighborhood grub as well. Look for representatives from Saint Cupcake, soon to be opening another bakery at SE 33rd and Belmont.