Saraveza (1004 N Killingsworth), the bottle shop, pasty purveyor, and beer hall, has been a Midwesterner's Shangri-la for one full year now. Embraced wholeheartedly by the beer community, it's become a kind of sudsy social club for brewers and drinkers alike. On Saturday, October 17, the North Portland beer joint will be celebrating a great first year during a full-day event with cake, bratwurst, a Russian River Consecration toast, and server-selected taps.

The beloved (pre-cart trend) waffle cart Flavour Spot (N Lombard between Denver and Greeley; also at the corner of N Fremont and Mississippi) launches into SPOTfest:09 on Saturday, October 24, to celebrate their third anniversary. They've committed to serving you free waffles from 9 am to 3 pm (N Mississippi location), followed by a make-your-own sundae bar, followed by Ms. Pac-Man tournament finals! All they ask is that you provide a can of food, a new pair of socks, or an unwrapped toy for charity. Badass enough to rule the Ms. Pac-Man tourney? Prelims start Friday, October 16.