Mid-Century Portland Potluck Party
A more old-fashioned sort of Valentine's Day celebration, which makes sense as it's being held at the Eagles Lodge. If anything, this is a Valentine to the laid-back and old-timey sorts of dinner parties encased in warm '50s-era nostalgia like amber—or Jell-O, really. Jell-O is way more appropriate here. Anyway, it's a potluck party. Bring your dish. Enjoy other people's dishes. Drink a little, and soak up the mid-century love.
Feb 11, 4:30 pm, Eagles Lodge (F.O.E. #3256), $10
Portland Seafood & Wine Festival
Sip a lotta wine, eat a lotta fish! Sounds pretty simple, right? The 13th annual celebration of coastal drinking and dining falls in the middle of Dungeness crab season, too, so there's definitely gonna be some seasonal delicacies to trie, as well as face painters, balloon artists, and other family-friendly activities.
Feb 2-3, noon, Oregon Convention Center, $14
12th Annual Hō'ike Hula Show & Fundraiser
A Hawaiian dinner, including a silent auction and Polynesian dancing, benefitting the KIAKO foundation and their mission to help increase awareness and interest in Hawaiian arts, language, and history in the Pacific Northwest.
Feb 3, 4 pm, PCC Sylvania Campus, $20-60
PDX Asian Food Market Tour
Chef2Go will ferry you around the city's bounty of Eastside Asian food markets, with Chef Surja Tjahaja sharing recipes and tips on what ingredients to buy to make your own Asian cooking all the better. Reservation price includes Asian gourmet lunch.
Feb 10, 11 am, Various Locations, call 503-656-8910 for info/reservations
Boogie & Brews Benefit
Dress for Success Oregon gets some much needed funds courtesy this blues-fueled dance party, with admission including two beer tickets and live music from Imperial 5.
Feb 13, 6 pm, Lagunitas Brewing Community Room, $15
Even if you don't give a damn about the holiday itself, you gotta admit that Valentine's Day is a damned good excuse to gorge yourself on delicacies that don't come around too often. Portland is a foodie city, and Valentine's is a foodie holiday, and there are a ton of options for fine dining and drinking on the night itself. Make good use of our Valentine's calendar to find the menu that works best for you.
Various Locations, click here for the Mercury's Valentine's calendar
Prime your liver for Zwickelmania, the annual event where more than 120 breweries open their doors for your drinking pleasure, with free samples, cornhole, tours, and beer releases, spread over two weekends, one for the Portland Metro, another for the rest of the state.
Feb 17 (Portland Metro); Feb 24 (Central/Eastern/Southern Oregon); 11 am, Various Locations
83rd Annual St. Ignatius Italian Dinner
The beloved community event returns promising to serve up over 10,000 homemade meatballs as part of a dinner that includes spaghetti, ravioli, bread, salad, wine, beer, and more.
Feb 18, noon, St. Ignatius Parish, $6-13
4th Annual Brewstillery Festival
20 breweries and 20 distilleries are gathered under a big tent in front of StormBreaker for a daylong festival pairing the best spirits with the best beers, with general and VIP tiers for tastings. Breweries and distilleries include Culmination, The Commons, Ecliptic, Clear Creek, Stone Barn, Rolling River, Fat Head, and more.
Feb 24, noon, StormBreaker Brewing, $25-45
Portland Brunch Festival
The first annual Portland Brunch Festival invites you to come out and sample an array of brunch food and drinks from local restaurants and food trucks, with proceeds from ticket sales and sponsors benefiting The Jerome Kersey Foundation. Admission includes three drink tokens which can be exchanged for mimosas, bloody marys, wine, and beer. Additional food and beverages can purchased directly from vendors.
Feb 25, 10 am, Leftbank Annex, $30
Oregon Beer Awards
The "Academy Awards for Oregon beer" returns the Revolution Hall, honoring the finest brews, bars, and festivals in all the land.
Feb 28, 6 pm, Revolution Hall, $15
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!