May 15th, 2014 | MATTHEW KORFHAGE Food & Drink |

How to Eat and Drink in Portland, May 15-May 20

Our favorite culinary events this week.

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Thursday, May 15

Soil and Sea Supper Social

Division and Helioterra wines bill their terroir-happy, three-course wine dinners as “interactive,” which quite frankly is what our dinners always are. But in this case, you get to interact not just with the food but the food purveyors: Nevor Shellfish’s Travis Oja will talk about reintroducing the Olympia Oyster to Netarts Bay. Meanwhile, there will be meals by Bar Avignon chef Eric Joppie and dessert and vegetable poaching by Jacobsen Salt Co. Southeast Wine Collective, 2425 SE 35th Place, 208-2061. $75.

Giddy-Up With Goat Milk

Pop-up dessert club Morgan St. Theater and food quarterly Edible Portland are teaming up for a goat milk ice cream dessert event at Din Din, drawing from the Jewish folk song “One Little Goat.” Chichi goat milk sundaes with hay flavors, mint oil, cajeta, ras el hanout-spiced cookies, plus music and stories: Oh, and optional wine pairings by  Pairings Wine Shop, which makes a career out of pairing wine with almost anything. Din Din Supper Club, 920 NE Glisan St., 544-1350. 8 pm Thursday and Friday, May 15-16. $30; $10 wine pairings.


Friday, May 16

Afro-Vegan Dinner

Bryant Terry will talk about social justice and his Afro-Vegan cookbook blending African, Caribbean and Southern flavors for the vegan crowd, while chef Bradley from Po’shines cooks up tastings from the cookbook. Possible offerings include a roselle-rooiboos drink, dandelion salad with pecan dressing, sweet potato and lima bean tagine and skillet cornbread with pecan dukkah. Celebration Tabernacle, 8131 N Denver Ave., 489-7804. 7-9 pm. $10.


Saturday, May 17

Mt. Hood Meadows Beer & Music Fest

Ski season’s ending at the Meadows. So if you’re one of the fashion plates who won’t deign to enter Timberline, you’ll apparently have to find something more seasonally appropriate to do after today. Meanwhile, Double Mountain Brewery will help you drown your sorrows with a selection of new and rare beers. And to top it off? Downright legendary Austin punk-bluegrass band Bad Livers is playing, for reasons I don’t rightly know. Mt. Hood Meadows, Mount Hood, 337-2222, skihood.com. 9 am-5 pm. $59 for equipment rental, lift ticket and a $20 Double Mountain gift certificate.

Breakside Brewery 4th Anniversary Block Party

After churning out a solid century of beers in 2013, Breakside's got a lot to celebrate for their fourth anniversary, and they're doin' it with the whole neighborhood at their original brewspot in Dekum. They'll be serving up four different anniversary beers for their fourth, including a guava IRA, an imperial wit with kaffir lime, a barrel-aged Aztec pepper beer and saisons aged in Aquavit and gin barrels. Guest taps from Commons, Gigantic Brewing and Widmer, food carts, bands in the beer garden, etc. Proceeds to Friends of Trees, Woodlawn Elementary School and Central City Concern. Breakside Brewery, 820 NE Dekum St, 719-6475, breakside.com. $12 admission to beer garden includes five 6-oz. pours. Kids allowed to the party, beer garden 21+. 


Sunday, May 18

Association May: ‘The Connective’

The May installment of the Association chef speaker series features Jason Barwikowski (Woodsman Tavern), who will cook up a batch of foods from Stargazer Farm, while Kelley Roy of Portland ADX speaks about the economic and social importance of human interaction, which we presume will also occur at the dinner. Synergy! Speaking of synergy: cocktails from Evan Zimmerman, desserts from Kristen D. Murray (Maurice, Paley’s Place) and wines from Teutonic. Hoo! Tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/681030. Union/Pine, 525 SE Pine St., 818-292-1169. 7-11 pm. $65 plus gratuity.


Tuesday, May 20

Aviary Chinese Food Pop-Up

OK, so it's not really a pop-up if it's in your own restaurant. It's more like a "night", or a "dinner," but who cares? Soup dumplings in Portland! Every true New Yorker who came here with big-city credentials TO STEAL THE JOBS OF HARDWORKING PORTLAND AD EXECUTIVES should probably be coming out of the woodwork for this one, because my goodness it's hard to find a good soup dumpling in Portland. And from the dumplings Kat Whitehead was dishing up at Taste of the Nation as a pre-taste, these are some damn good soup dumplings. The menu is family style, and also includes a Chinese broccoli and shiitake mushroom dish, chili won tons, soy pickled cucumbers and crab xiao long bao. Aviary, 733 NE Alberta St, 287-2400, aviarypdx.com. 5-10 pm. $35.
 
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