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 âOne Little Goat.â 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
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