Welcome to this week's event-planning EaterWire:
OLD TOWN—Tonight (that's Tuesday, October 16), Portland selmelier Mark Bitterman (of N. Mississippi artisan shop The Meadow) will visit Old Town Asian spot Ping for a five-course saltmaker's dinner. The $100 dinner promises Ping classics "re-imagined" with artisan salts, and cocktail pairings with each course. More information and reservations available by calling the restaurant.
FOSTER/POWELL—The griddle-masters at Foster Burger teams with Burnside Brewing for a gut-busting, five-course burger and beer dinner this Thursday, October 18. The $30 reservation nets guests courses like a picked arugula and beet salad (paired with Burnside's lime Kolsch), a second-course grilled cheese (served with a Gratzer), and a burner-and-IPA main event — followed up by a soft pumpkin pretzel and a stout-made milkshake. Reservations available by calling the restaurant.
PEARL DISTRICT—Oba restaurant hosts Amity's Dukes Family Vineyards for a six-course pairing dinner on Saturday, October 20. Chef Scott Neuman follows an opening course of passed hors d'ouerves with confit pork belly (served with corn ice cream), smoked Pekin duck breast (with a butternut squash cassoulet), and coffee-rubbed lamb medallions, each served with wine. A dessert cream cheese empanadas finishes the meal; reservations to the $80 dinner available by contacting the restaurant.
DOWNTOWN—Next up at Market's ongoing series of guest chef dinners: Food cart wunderkind Nong Poonsukwattana joins in-house chef Troy Furuta for a four-course dinner on Saturday, October 20. Menu's still under wraps, but $40 lands a reservation.
Image of Ping courtesy Facebook