The Portland Mercury's Burger Week
Burger enthusiasts, assemble! On August 13-18, the city of Portland will once again become the burger capital of the world during Portland Mercury's Burger Week. Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants, along detailed looks at their tasty $5 offerings.
RingSide's 2nd Annual SHUCK OFF
The title may sound derogatory but it's less a command and more like an invitation to join some seafood-inspired fun hosted by RingSide, as Director Park is transformed into an oyster-y wonderland, with some of the city's best chefs competing to see who can shuck a mollusk the fastest, who can create the best mignonette, and more, with live DJs, and drinks from Veuve Cliqot & Belvedere. Proceeds benefit New Avenues for Youth.
Aug 1, 4 pm, Director Park, $7
Tualatin Crawfish Festival
People love lobster, but what about the good ol' crawdad, huh? Why can't crawdaddy get some festival love? Tualatin's got the answer to that question with this weekend-long celebration of the crayfish in all his tasty glory, with multiple food, beer, and wine booths available, with kids activities, a watermelon eating contest (for the kids) and Crawfish eating contest (for the grownups), with live music from tribute bands Ramble On (Led Zeppelin) and Stone in Love (Journey). And if you're one of the first 50 people through the gates on Friday, you get into Saturday for free!
Aug 3-4, Fri 4 pm, Sat 10 am, Tualatin Community Park
Portland Hot Sauce Expo
Good hot sauce makes life just a little bit better, doesn’t it? If you think so, head to the hottest show in Portland for the Portland Hot Sauce Expo, where you’ll enjoy food and sauce samples, craft beer, and “some of the most insane eating challenges known to mankind.” DOUG BROWN
Aug 4-5, Sat 10am, Sun 11 am, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, $7-60
Cider Riot 2nd Anniversary
For the pub's second birthday, Cider Riot wheels out some of its best barrel-aged, reserve, and medal-winning ciders in their cellar, and DJ Buttercup Joe providing a night's worth of drinking music for the occasion.
Aug 5, Cider Riot
2nd Annual Portland Radler Festival
Radler is what you call a cocktail made using fruit soda... and beer. Which sounds weird at first, but if there's a whole damned festival dedicated to the drink it can't be all bad, right? In fact, they're pretty fuckin' delicious when you do 'em right, and so StormBreaker dedicates this fine summer day to the return of a wholly-refreshing beer fest, with shade tents, live music, and radlers from over 20 local breweries and cideries for sipping.
Aug 11, 12 pm, StormBreaker Brewing
The Les Schwab Amphitheater becomes a haven for all things beer, featuring over 200 beers and ciders for sampling over the course of three days near the Columbia Gorge. Admission is free. For beer tasting, purchase a 2018 Brewfest tasting mug for $20, which includes five tasting tokens. Limited edition Deluxe mugs are available for $30 and include 10 tokens. Additional tokens are $5 each sold in packs of four.
Aug 16-18, 12 pm, Les Schwab Amphitheater, free
Multnomah Village Vine & Dine 2018
Pairing some of the Northwest's finest wines with sweet and savory treats from the region's best chefs. Proceeds benefit the Multnomah Village Block Initiative.
Aug 19, 1 pm, Multnomah Arts Center, $30-50
Portland Beer and Music Festival
You like beer. You like music. Behold: A festival geared specifically to those fine and cultured tastes! Admission includes tastings from the over 40 craft beers available, and a chance to listen to sounds from the 182s, Jon Davidson, and the Bass Punks.
Aug 19, 7 pm, Tiffany Center, $35-50
Portland's annual celebration of all things Italian: the food, the music, the dancing, the cannoli, all of it. With Pioneer Courthouse Square playing host to a whole bunch of vendors, children's activities, wine and beer gardens, grape stomping contests, and more. Visit festa-italiana.org for more information.
Aug 23-25, 11 am, Pioneer Courthouse Square, free
Cannon Beach's second annual celebration of coastal beer invites beer lovers to Haystack Gardens for a full day of live music, quality food (prepared by Wayfarer's Chef Josh Archibald), dessert courtesy of Ruby Jewel, and a chance to taste 40 Oregon beers. Admission includes a commemorative glass and six tokens.
Aug 25, 2 pm, Haystack Gardens, $30-60
Brews for New Avenues
This yearly fundraiser includes a live rare-beer auction, special craft-brew keg tappings, beer floats, food carts, raffles, and live music. Proceeds benefit New Avenues for Youth's services for at-risk, foster, and homeless youth.
Aug 25, Leftbank Annex, $15-150
Rosé All Day
The Produce Row Café patio turns pink to celebrate their love for rosé. Don your finest summertime attire and sample more than 15 types of rosé, all while enjoying tasty snacks, appetizers, and music from a live DJ. Admission includes a welcome cocktail (frosé slushie), a souvenir tasting glass, 8 tasting tokens, appetizers, and pink gummies. Additional wine, cocktails and frosé slushies available for purchase. $10 from each ticket sold goes to Make-A-Wish Oregon.
Aug 26, 2 pm, Produce Row Cafe, $30