Black Feast: Love Letters
Dine on a delicious multi-course vegan meal inspired by Black poets Morgan Parker, Dominique Christina, Safia Elhillo, and Nicole Sealy at this year’s first installation of pop-up dinner series, Black Feast, run by Black queer arist duo chef Salimatu Amabebe and Annika Hansteen-Izora. (Sat Feb 2, 6:30 pm, Yale Union, $55) EMILLY PRADO

We Dine Together
A multi-venue fundraising effort, harnessing the culinary gifts in the kitchens of St. Jack, Ataula, Jackrabbit, Urban Farmer, Afuri, Cooper's Hall, and many more, to benefit No One Eats Alone Day. Each restaurant will be donating proceeds from their unique multi-course meals, click here for a list of participating restaurants and seating times. (Thurs Feb 7, Various locations, $150-175)

Beecher's Cheese for All
The first-ever Pacific Northwest tour dedicated to enjoying the hell out of mac & cheese + cheeseburgers. And it's not just some hyperactive YouTube yokels mashing these foods together, either. This is an opportunity to taste culinary cheesy concoctions from Johanna Ware, Brian Kennedy, Jace Krause, Miquel Sosa, Steven Malloy, Eric Gitenstein, and Debbie Hijar. With Salt & Straw on site to help you chase that cheesy wonderfulness with Beecher's-inspired ice cream, too. (Thurs Feb 7, 5 pm, Castaway, $45)

Chifa: A Chinese-Peruvian Dinner Fundraiser for APANO
Peruse the streets of Peru and you’re bound to come across a Chifa eatery. Since as early as the mid 19th century, Chinese immigrants have used traditional Peruvian ingredients to create traditional Chinese dishes, to the point where this blended cuisine itself has become a cornerstone of Peruvian gastronomy. Enjoy a vegan Chifa dinner prepared by Food By Ant S, washed down with an ice-cold Inka Cola, all in support of Chef Ant and APANO. (SatFeb 9, 7 pm, Broad Space, $40) EMILLY PRADO

Walla Walla Wine
A funny-sounding city best known for its onions would like for Portland to know they're also pretty good at wine, too, with an event providing an opportunity to meet winemakers from the region and sample over 40 different wines. Admission includes unlimited samples and hors d'oeuvres. (Mon Feb 11, 5:30 pm, Leftbank Annex, $50)


Valentine's at Pix
One of Portland's favorite patisseries does Valentine's splendidly and early, with a special "Tea for Two" service that includes 20 sweet & savory treats alongside two pots of Townshend's tea and two glasses of sparkling wine ($80 per couple); special Valentine's desserts including mousse cake, heart-shaped macarons, and more; and a lucky customer will pick up the one box of handmade chocolates that also contains a pair of 14 karat white gold earrings. (Feb 9-10, Sat-Sun 2 pm & 3:30 pm, Pix/Bar Vivant, $80)

Vegan Valentine Bake Sale
Get some sweets for your sweeties and/or yourself at this 4th annual bake sale benefiting Green Acres Farm Sanctuary. Bring your own container to transport your baked goods home and show up ready to spent some money in support of animals in need. (Sun Feb 10, noon, Virtuous Pie, free) EMILLY PRADO

Valentine's Day Tasting
For Valentine's, Quaintrelle wants you to sup on their six-course tasting menu, with optional wine pairings for an additional $45, with menu items including oysters, crab cavatelli, beef tenderloin, and more. (Thurs Feb 14, Quaintrelle, $85)

Festa di Valentino Dinner
Nostrana's Chef Brian Murphy cooks up a three-course dinner with wine pairings perfectly selected by Wine Director Austin Bridges, with options to make the meal extra special courtesy oyster and caviar add-ons. (Thurs Feb 14, 6 pm, Nostrana, $85)

Sweet on You: A Cocktail Tasting Experience
Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Doug Fir with a private demo and cocktail tasting with Bar Manager Kyle Ritchie. Enjoy three courses of craft cocktails created for the special occasion and an array of small bar snacks, and get to know how each drink was designed and crafted. (Thurs Feb 14, 7 pm, Doug Fir, $36)

I Love Cats. And Drinking.
Do you like cats? Do you like drinking? What if you could talk about cats while drinking? Does that sound like fun? What about the possibility of playing cat themed games, or enjoying cat themed entertainments while drinking and talking and/or thinking about cats? Does this sound like a thing you might want to do? Well guess what... (Thurs Feb 14, 4 pm, Valentines, free)

L'amoure Italian Style
The Tuscan roots and Florentine cuisine that chef/owner Paolo Calamai is known for will be on full display in Burrasca's Valentine's Day "omnivore's feast," a four-course prix fixe dinner, with special glass pours and wine pairings available. (Thurs Feb 14, 5:30 pm, Burrasca, $75)

Bamboo Sushi Valentine's Dinner
Bamboo Sushi hosts this Valentine's Day love letter to sustainability via this dinner, providing an opportunity to meet MSC-certified fishers who have plenty of stories to tell about their time catching your food. Speaking of which, your food for the evening comes in the form of a seven-course dinner with black cod, lobster, wagyu beef, and more on the menu, paired with wine and sake. (Thurs Feb 14, 5 pm, Bamboo Sushi, $155)

Valentine's Wine Cellar Dinner
Spending Valentine's at "Phil's Meat" sounds kinda salacious if you aren't familiar with one of Portland's nicest meat markets and wine cellars. And if you aren't familiar, this Valentine's dinner is a great way to get introduced, with a menu that includes Snake River Farms Wagyu beef, lobster tails (jet shipped from Maine), and lamb from Anderson Ranches. The price of the dinner includes all-you-can-drink wine, by the way. (Thurs Feb 14, 7 pm, Phil's Meat Market & Delicatessen, $180)

Andina Valentine's Dinner
A three-course prix fixe dinner, with a-la carte drinks (although the a-la carte menu isn't available), to help wash down the unique taste of Valentine's Day, Peruvian-style. (Thurs Feb 14, 6:30 pm, Andina, $65)

Valentine's Day Plated Dinner
A five-course prix fixe, plant-based dinner, using local, fresh, organic ingredients to make Valentine's good, with menu items including butternut dumplings, beet carpaccio, and more. Wine pairings are optional at $26 additional cost. (Thurs Feb 14, 5:30 pm, BlossomingLotus, $65)

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. Sat Feb 16, 11 am, Various Locations, free)

Snackrilege! Five-Year Anniversary Gala
Monica Nelson and the Jack London Trio lend their musical talents to the wonderfully-named Snackrilege's fifth birthday party celebrating a half-decade's worth of tasty vegan sandwiches. The party includes a silent auction, a raffle, desserts from Carina's bakery, a photo booth, and more. Proceeds benefit the Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary. (Sun Feb 17, 5 pm, The Benson Hotel)

Depressed Cake Shop
This one-day pop-up shop raises awareness and money for mental illness using the power of baked goods. Gray cakes and cookies, often brightly colored on the inside, are sold and encourage folks to speak openly about mental health issues. This event will benefit Baby Blues Connection in support of mothers and families working through perinatal mood disorders. (Sun Feb 17, 1 pm & 6:30 pm, The Little Church, free) EMILLY PRADO

5th Annual Brewstillery Festival
23 breweries and 20 distilleries gather under a big tent in front of StormBreaker for a daylong festival pairing the best spirits with the best beers, along with live music all day long. Participating pairing teams include Baerlic and Clear Creek, Breakside and Stone Barn, Lompoc and Stein, Ferment and Camp 1805, Ecliptic and Bull Run Distilling, and many more. (Sat Feb 23, noon, StormBreaker Brewing, $25-45)

Get Toasty Whiskey Dinner
One of the most delicious ways to make your insides all warm 'n' toasty is one of the oldest ways: Whiskey. North 45's dinner tonight includes a four-course dinner with whiskey pairings, and if you ever wanted to learn a little bit more about the magic in a glass that is whiskey, they got you covered there, too. (Sat Feb 23, 6 pm, North 45, $65)

Prohibition Party
Circa 33 throws their eighth annual celebration of the wild backroom nights of the 1930s, with prohibition-era cocktails and bites being served as hot jazz from the Libertine Belles fills the air. (Sat Feb 23, 6 pm, Circa 33, $15)

Beer Cider Love
The sixth annual lovely little collision of beer and cider in the form of Fort George Brewery, Finnriver Cidery, and Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, all teaming up to co-host a six-course, custom-crafted-from-scratch dinner with menu items crafted to pair perfectly with their offerings, including spaghetti carbonara, butter-poached cod, and more. (Mon Feb 25, 7:30 pm, Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, $65)

Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!