Welcome to this week's event-planning EaterWire:
N. WILLIAMS—PDX's most badass female chefs team up tomorrow at Lincoln to celebrate the launch of Charlotte Druckman's new book, Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen. The book dinner includes courses from Jenn Louis (Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern), Sarah Schafer (Irving Street Kitchen), Johanna Ware (Smallwares), and Cathy Whims (Nostrana and Oven & Shaker), plus wine pairings and a book signing by Druckman herself. For an $80 reservation, call Lincoln or email here.
DOWNTOWN—The Heathman is hosting a five-course cognac pairing dinner this Friday, October 5. Following hors d'oeuvres and champagne, the dinner portion commences with chef Michael Stanton's foie gras torchon, cognac marinated fig jam, and brioche with Hardy's Pineau des Charentes. Other highlights include a Peking duck in a French rendition paired with 15-year-old Napoleon Cognac. $80 includes hors d'oeuvres, dinner, cognac pairings, and warm and fuzzy feelings. Call the restaurant for a reservation.
E.BURNSIDE—Subterranean restaurant-slash-venue Doug Fir Lounge will offer a handful of specials all this week (through October 9) in celebration of its eighth anniversary. First is a 2-for-1 deal on the Logger Breakfast, where $9.50 gets you double the eggs, hashbrowns, bacon or sausage, hotcakes and syrup. Same goes for the Fir Burger, a ½ pound clunker with bacon, cheddar or gruyere, garlic mayo, greens and housemade pickles. On Saturday only, wash it all down with a PBR and get a free beer cozy.
CENTRAL EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL—Thirty-five cheesemakers from the Pacific Northwest will congregate at the Green Dragon for a cheese tasting event this Saturday, October 6. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rogue Creamery, Tillamook, Briar Rose and many others will serve their selections farmer's market-style, in slices, grilled cheese sandwiches, and in pairings with beer and spirits. Taking place on SE 9th between Belmont and Yamhill, this event is free to the public but recommends a $5 donation.
WINE COUNTRY—North Willamette Vintners is holding a harvest trail and wine tasting this Saturday, October 6. In a guided bus tour of three wineries, guests will have an opportunity to walk through the vineyard, assist in punch-downs, and taste the results. (If that doesn't sound idyllic enough, food pairings, and a picnic lunch are included.) $79 includes the harvest trail from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. and the grand tasting from 4p.m. to 6. For just $35, you can access the tasting only, which promises appetizers and pours from more than 25 member wineries. For tickets, click here.
— Taylor Thompson
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