DOWNTOWN: Foodie schmoozefest Foodportunity announced it'll return to Portland March 7 for another installment of the food-networking fete. The $20 ticket gets you access to local chefs, bloggers, and food celebrities (shoutout to Eater pals Mike Thelin and Byron Beck, who will anchor panels about social media and speed-networking, respectively), in addition to nibbles from at least nine top restos, including the new-to-the scene Aviary and St. Jack, as well as Beaker & Flask, KOi Fusion, Accanto, Genoa, Lincoln, Serratto, and the Heathman, which also plays host. Tickets are on sale now.
N. WILLIAMS: And speaking of... Lincoln's Jenn Louis has debuted a weekly "Sunday Supper" special, featuring four courses (salad, pasta, entrée, dessert), served family-style, for $30. Kids are welcome for the cost of $20/head.
WEST END: White Bird has revealed the menu for its upcoming benefit dinner at Gruner, and looks like Chris Israel's enlisting the help of some friends: Nostrana's Cathy Whims and Paley's Kristen Murray will contribute to the $250 Alpine feast, with announced courses like wild mushroom strudel, grilled golden trout, and braised short rib goulash.
Image of Foodportunity 2010 courtesy ByronBeck.com