Welcome back to the I-5 High Five, a look at restaurant news from up-and-down the Pacific Northwest corridor.
VASHON ISLAND: Taking a page from Eater's I-5 love, Portland and Seattle come together for reals in a collaborative dinner with Ned Ludd's Jason French and Beard-nominated chef Matt Dillon, of Seattle's Sitka & Spruce. The duo's "Northwest Collaborative Chef Dinner" — the first of "a series of semi-annual dining adventures" — is scheduled for Friday, November 4 on Vashon Island's Old Chaser Farm (which supplies S&S and the Corson Building with its produce), featuring a multi-course feast of lamb, pheasant, and other foraged farm goodies. According to French, seating will be reserved for 18 Portlanders and 18 Seattlites to truly encourage inter-city mingling. Reservations to the $125 all-inclusive dinner available here. [EaterWire]
SEATTLE: One major opening to report in the Emerald City, as Tamara Murphy's Terra Plata fiiiiiinally made its debut this week. And in a week full of expansion announcements, gourmet hot dog shop Po Dog will open a Ballard location; Vietnamese eatery Green Leaf, a chef favorite, will add a second spot in Belltown; and PDX's own Mio Sushi will make its Seattle debut on October 31. [-ESEA-]
SEATTLE: Did Portland Cocktail Week leave your liver still standing? If so, it's Seattle Cocktail Week. The Seattle Times has a quick rundown of events and a list of all 68 participating bars. [Seattle Times]