North Meets South—This fundraiser for the Salud! Wine Auction, which helps provide health care for seasonal workers, brings together some top-notch wineries, breweries, distilleries, and restaurants for two nights of culinary decadence at the Benson Hotel. Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway, Fri March 25-Sat March 26, 5-9 pm, $85, 21+,

Boke Bowl/Oba—The monthly pop-up ramen event is back at Oba, but this time you don't have to wait in a line out the door—they're taking reservations (hurry up... tables will go quick!). Oba, 555 NW 12th, Mon March 28, 11 am-2 pm,

Beast for the East—Soon-to-be champion of Top Chef Masters (I'm a homer) Naomi Pomeroy is serving up a special $200-a-plate dinner (wine included) to benefit victims of the earthquake in Japan. If there's a time to splurge on the best meal of your year, it's now. Beast, 5425 NE 30th, Tues March 29, one seating only (call 841-6968 for reservations)

RingSide Revival—Curious what they've done to historic RingSide Steakhouse? After 10 months of renovation, the 67-year-old restaurant is set to reopen its doors Monday. (The Fox Tower location will transition to seafood shortly thereafter.) RingSide Steakhouse, 2165 W Burnside, reopens Mon March 28, Mon-Sat, 5 pm-midnight