OMG where's Snooki when you need her? On February 7, eight local chefs will bring on the brine during the first-annual Perfect Pickle Challenge, a fundraiser for Portland's Dill Pickle Club (which incidentally, has nothing to do with pickling, but instead tackles the admirable goal of organizing community education projects).
Reps from top spots like Beast, Olympic Provisions, DOC, and Navarre each received the same 12 ingredients to pickle to their hearts' content; event guests will have the opportunity to sample the goods, bid on the pickle auction, and gawk as one chef is crowned "Pickler of the Year." The Pickle Challenge kicks off at the Cleaners (at the Ace Hotel) at 7pm.
· Dill Pickle Club [Official site]