Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco, & Music Festival
The Offspring headline a full day of music, craft beer, tacos, and Lucha Libre style wrestling, with Pennywise, Against Me!, Lit, Unwritten Law, and Los Kung Fu Monkeys rounding out the proceedings.
May 13, 1 pm, Portland Meadows, $39.50-69.50
Good Food Mercantile PDX
A traveling showcase for people involved in the business of making food for others, showcasing a wide variety of new vendors and new deliciousness to sample, and an opportunity for local producers to get some extra shine.
May 4, noon, Pure Space, $25-45
34th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
A three-day party with all the food, drink, rides, and dance the city can squeeze into Waterfront Park. Events include face-painting, an artisan village, amateur boxing, a Day of the Dead art exhibit, and more.
May 4-6, 11 am, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, $6-10
Derby Day Our Way
A fundraiser for the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals, taking the genial madness of the Kentucky Derby and spinning it into a party all about community, fashion, food and drink.
May 5, 1 pm, Jupter Hotel, $25-40
Dog Fight! A Corn Dog Smackdown Benefit for No Kid Hungry
An octet of top-notch local chefs meet up at Lardo to throw down over corn dogs, with proceeds benefitting No Kid Hungry, and corn-battered culinary masterpieces benefitting your taste buds.
May 5, noon, Lardo, $25
Chef Joris Barbaray puts together a special four-course French dinner with wines paired by Darin Ingram of Oregon City's Kings Raven Winery. Menu items include rhubarb bavarois with strawberry coulis, bacon wrapped rabbit, pork and black trumpet terrine, and more.
May 9, 6:30 pm, Bergerac Bistro, $80
Dim Sum Tapas: Israel
The 5th installment of Plaza Del Toro's Dim Sum Tapas dinner series explores Israeli cuisine with Chefs Jonathan Borowitz, Bentzi Arbel, and Ron Gibori. Tapas range from $5-$25, and guest bartender Jamal Hassan of Shalom Y'all will present a cocktail menu to go along with the cuisine. Click here to make reservations. Walk-in's welcome.
5:30 pm, Plaza Del Toro
Pinot & Pups
A fancy celebration (black tie optional but recommended!) of both the Northwest's fine wines, and Guide Dogs for the Blind, with a live auction, raffles, and of course: Puppies!
May 12, 6 pm, Portland Art Museum, $150
Oregon Zoo Mother's Day Brunch
The Cascade Crest ballroom hosts a feast among the animals at the Oregon Zoo with menu items including made-to-order omelets, brioche French toast, bagels and lox, and more, before heading into the Zoo proper to visit with the many mother-and-child couples on display (Brunch price does not include zoo admission).
May 13, 9 am, Oregon Zoo, $50
OMSI After Dark: Marys & Mimosas
Some of Portland's best brunch spots set up shop during OMSI after Dark to turn the science museum into the place to be if you love Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and breakfast food in general. And if you love breakfast, you probably also know the dirty secret about it: It tastes even better when you have it for dinner.
May 18, 7 pm, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, $40-70
Depressed Cake Shop
A one-day pop-up selling donated cakes both big and small to help raise awareness of mental illness, and funds for organizations helping people combat it, such as Baby Blues Connection, focused on assisting mothers and families dealing with postpartum depression.
May 20, 1 pm, Opal 28
Memorial Weekend Open House
A three-day celebration of delicious wine, locally made, paired with food offerings from a series of quality local vendors (including Alma Chocolate and Water Avenue Coffee), as well as live music and art.
May 26-28, 10 am, Sokol Blosser Winery, $25