Gifts for people who "have everything" seem to invite a jaunt into impermanence: exotic soap or tea, for instance; luxurious but fleeting. And while laws regarding the transport of liquid can be an aggravating roadblock, food things are an excellent place to start when you live in a food things kind of town. Season's Eatings is among the many local-vendor sales events that continue to rage this week, but theirs is exclusively about consumables.

Hosted at New Deal's tasting room (900 SE Salmon), it features local manufacturers of liquids (New Deal, obviously, as well as Pok Pok Som drinking vinegars, Water Avenue and Random Order coffee, Portland Juice Press) meats (Tails and Trotters), cheese (Briar Rose Creamery), jelly (Kelly's Jelly), pickles (Unbound Pickling), popcorn snacks (Masala Pop), cooking sauces and tapenades (River Wave Foods), and chocolate (Alma).

Enjoy snacks and cocktails as you shop, and know that proceeds benefit the Oregon Food Bank. Sat December 14, New Deal Tasting Room, 900 SE Salmon, noon-6 pm, admission w/an item of non-perishable food