The Portland Mercury's PIZZA WEEK
Listen, Portland. We love you. And we love pizza. So the Portland Mercury is teaming up with dozens of local pizza shops to bring you the third Portland Pizza Week: $2 slices for everyone! Proudly presented by the Portland Mercury, Jim Beam, and Tetra Cannabis.
Apr 16-21, Various Locations, see our Pizza Week page for participating restaurants
Spring Mushroom Dinner
For the lovers of fungus among us, Rachel Zoller at YellowElanor collaborates with the culinary geniuses at Bergerac to present a four-course meal centered on the mushroom, including a discussion on how best to look for the most delicious kind.
Apr 4, 6:30 pm, Bergerac Bistro, $65
Pizzas of the U.S.A.
Nicki Yowell, the self-proclaimed "Madcap Pizza Queen" and creator of 'Za the Pizza Zine, helps educate attendees on the various ways cities can be represented by their slices, with different styles available for sample, and a no-host bar to help you wash down the deliciousness.
Apr 5, 7 pm, American Legion Local 134, $20
Other breweries do beer tours and release parties, yeah. But it wouldn't make sense for a place called Gigantic to not do it up as big as possible. So that's why their tour and tasting also includes live music from Rich Hunter, and stand-up from Marcus Coleman and Caitlin Weierhauser. But while the party is big, the seating? Not so much. 50 seats and that's it.
Apr 6, 10 pm, Gigantic Brewing Company, $25
Greek Easter Dinner
Eli and Michelle Cairo invite you to enjoy some fine Greek cuisine at their restaurant, complete with all the ouzo, egg cracking, and plate-smashing that entails. The four-course family meal includes baklava, greek salad, a whole roast lamb, and more.
Apr 8, 6 pm, Olympia Provisions NW, $60-90
Basque Supper Club
A special edition of Chef/Owner Javier Canteras' supper club, including a screening of Yuri Morejon's documentary The Txoko Experience: The Secret Culinary Space of the Basques, concluding with a six-course Txoko-inspired meal and a Q&A with writer Marcela Garces.
Apr 8, 6 pm, Urdaneta, $120
Flâneur Winemaker Dinner
Flâneur winemaker Grant Coulter provides four of their finest wines to pair perfectly with a carefully considered menu from La Moule's culinary geniuses, with items including spiced goose breast, smoked mussels, and more.
Apr 9, 6:30 pm, La Moule, $80
The Art of Fire and Fromage
One of the best things about being a big fan of cheese, is the pageantry of a cheese tasting. The way the cheeses are all arranged, the giant slab of wood the cheeses arrive on, all that! Atlas Obscura Society presents a night full of all those things and an opportunity to learn how to properly do it on your own.
Apr 10, 7 pm, Chizu, $50
Portland Grand Tasting
The Leftbank Annex attempts to hold all the deliciousness of the Columbia Gorge with offerings from over 20 wineries, as well as the opportunity to talk to the vintners responsible, and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres while you drink and discuss.
Apr 12, 6 pm, Leftbank Annex, $35-50
5th Annual Hopped Cider Festival
Featuring over 30 hopped ciders from makers all around the country. Admission is free, but $25 buys a souvenir glass and seven drink tokens, with free tasting pours throughout the day.
Apr 14, noon, Rev. Nat's Cidery & Taproom, free
Hoppy Earth Day Brew Fest
From the earth comes hops. From the hops comes beer. Beer that tastes tangy and bitter and bitey and all the other great things that Northwest drinkers have come to love. Portland Brewing celebrates Earth Day by throwing a party for the region's best hoppy beers, and providing you an opportunity to run off all that liquid bread with a 5K run, too.
Apr 21, 1 pm, Portland Brewing Company, $15
Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest
The fifth annual celebration of taking fruit and making it not just drinkable, but alcoholic, featuring local food carts, local music, and more than 25 local cideries offering up over 50 ciders on tap. Visit hoodriver.org/cider-fest for more information.
Apr 21, noon, 3315 Stadelman Drive, $10-15
Fuji to Hood: A Japan/Portland Collaboration Beer Fest
A mashup of Portland and Japanese beer cultures, with regional ingredients and recipes being mixed and matched to create new drinks and delicacies, with 10 Japanese breweries and 11 Portland breweries and cideries sharing their goods, as well as sake from SakeOne, offerings from Marukin Ramen and Bamboo Sushi, and live Taiko drumming.
Apr 21, 11 am, Culmination Brewing, $25-30
2018 Nano Beer Festival
A spotlight solely on the Northwest's best small-batch breweries and cideries, taking place at one of the best beer stores in the region, featuring over 50 unique beers, ciders and meads, with raffle prizes, and more.
Apr 27, 2 pm, John's Marketplace, $20-30
Cellar 503 hosts this wine festival focused on spotlighting over 40 smaller, boutique, and artisanal wine producers across the state. Admission includes a wine glass and will-call service for wine purchases, and proceeds benefit Make-a-Wish Oregon.
Apr 29, 2 pm, Castaway, $40