You would think we didn’t live in Oregon with the beautiful weather we’re currently having. Isn’t it usually not nice here until June? I’ll take it though.
With summertime approaching, it means there are tons of great foodie events throughout the city.
June is Portland Dining Month: Great restaurants, 3 courses, only $29!
A three-course dinner for just $29?! Yes, it is possible with the annual Portland Dining Month event. With over 60 restaurants participating, you can try a multitude of places without breaking the bank. I’m particularly excited about the menus from St Jack, Firehouse, clarklewis and Racion. Reservations are suggested at most locations if you are planning for a Friday or Saturday night.
When: The entire month of June; Where: All throughout Portland; Cost: Just $29
Portland Food Adventures: Omakase Dinner at Hokusei
Listed as one of the best new Japanese restaurants in the country, Chef Kaoru Ishii will serve you a 6-course dinner with drink pairings, all chef’s choice!
When: June 11th 6-9pm; Where: 4246 SE Belmont St, Portland; Cost: $125
Counter Culture at Anne Amie Vineyards
Wine from more than a dozen wineries, food from top restaurants, music and beautiful views, all to kick off the International Pinot Noir Celebration. Want to know more? Check out my blog post from last year to read more about this incredibly fun event.
When: July 25th 6pm; Where: Annie Amie, Carlton; Cost: $75
Beer Fest Season is Almost Here!
Summertime in Portland seems to be all about beer festivals. There is definitely no shortage.
Fruit Beer Festival: 30 participating breweries featuring fruit beers and ciders
- When: June 8-9th; Where: Burnside Brewing, 701 E Burnside, Portland; Cost:$20
- When: June 21-22nd; Where: Portland South Waterfront, Elizabeth Caruthers Park; Cost:$25
- When: July 19-21st; Where: Portland Pearl District, North Park Blocks; Cost:$20 advance; $25 at door
Oregon Brewers Festival:Largest outdoor festival on the West Coast
- When: July 24-28th; Where: Downtown Portland, Waterfront Park; Cost: Free to enter, $1 per token
Reservations for Plate & Pitchfork Dinners Still Available
Imagine a local farm turned into a luxury dining room with a 5-course meal prepared for you by one of Portland’s best chefs, each course paired with wine or beer. That is Plate & Pitchfork. Take a tour of the farm, talk to the people who have grown, caught, raised and crafted the items on the table.
When/Where: July 13th with Chef Anthony Walton of Beaker & Flask and Chef Chris Carriker of Gilt at Pearmine Farms
July 14th with Chef Leather Storrs of Noble Rot and Chef Henry Kibit of Fireside at Pearmine Farms
July 21st with Chef Matthew Busetto of Firehouse and Gretchen Glatte of Woodlawn Coffee and Pastry at Smith Berry Barn; Cost: $125
And finally…Don’t Forget! Farmer’s Markets Are Now Open
There are over 3 dozen markets in the Portland area, featuring excellent produce and artisan foods from local vendors. Here are some of the larger and closer-to-Intel markets:
Portland State Market: Saturdays 8:30am-2pm
Downtown Hillsboro: Saturdays 9am-1:30pm
Orenco Station: Sundays 10am-2pm
Tanasbourne: Wednesdays 4-7:30pm – Opens June 5th
Tuality Hospital: Thursdays 11am-1:30pm – Opens July 11th
Beaverton: Saturdays 8am-1:30pm
Hillsdale: Sundays 10am-2pm