Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will not be among the picklers, probably.
Because yes, pickling things is a thing we do here, more than a dozen local chefs will pucker up a whole week before Valentine's Day for Portland's second-annual Perfect Pickle Competition, scheduled to take over SE Morrison's Holocene on Monday, February 6. The PPC, a now-yearly fundraiser for the Dill Pickle Club — a non-profit organization that aims to "broaden knowledge of Portland's past, present and future" — gets guests access to an hour-long pickle tasting with contest submissions from the likes of Biwa, DOC, Brass Tacks Sandwiches, Grain & Gristle, Olympic Provisions, Paley's Place, and last year's winner, Chop Charcuterie & Butchery. (For those with a sweet as opposed to salty tooth, Voodoo Doughnuts will also be on-hand but not competing, with what they're calling a "Perfect Pickle doughnut.")
A panel of judges will crown the "Pickler of the Year," and the party continues post-eating with live bands and pickle sales. The $10 entrance fee directly supports the DPC's future programming: For tickets and more information, head over here.
· Dill Pickle Club [Official site]