In today's event-planning EaterWire:
E. BURNSIDE: The event-space-turned-restaurant Luce has announced its first special event in its incarnation as an Italian kitchen: A five-course Italian inspired dinner (with wines from Angel Vine) will benefit Modi?ed Style Portland and its support of local non-profits. The event's not until Saturday, November 12, but reservations set before October 28 will knock $15 off the dinner price, from $100 to $85. More information available here.
PEARL DISTRICT: The third-annual Portland Fermentation Festival, which celebrates all things home-brined and pickled, is set to take over the Pearl's Ecotrust building tomorrow (Thursday, October 20), beginning at 6pm. Both professional and amateur fermenters will bring batches of their product — in categories like veggies, liquid dairy, and bread — for everyone's sampling pleasure (products aren't actually for sale, intended solely for shared pickling pleasure). Admission is $5; more information at the official site.
CENTRAL EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL: Olympic Provisions NW chef Erin Williams visits the SE mothership to cook up an Italian-inspired wine dinner this Sunday, October 23, with sommelier Star Black picking her favorite pairings from Piedmont, Trentino, and Lombardy to complement courses like cavatelli and bistecca served with mont blanc polenta and roasted veggies. The $90, five-course dinner includes pairings (or is available without wine for $55); reservations available by e-mailing here.
NORTHEAST: Industry relationship-builder FoodHub, which "gathers professional food buyers, wholesale producers, distributors and industry suppliers in one dynamic community" will hold a farmer's market-style "Lean Against the Truck" event tomorrow morning in the Laurelhurst Whole Foods parking lot. More than 50 rural producers will be on-hand to meet with chefs and buyers from 8:30-11am — however, the event is for industry folks only. More information here.