On this week's event-planning EaterWire:
PEARL DISTRICT—Pearl District seafood joint Riffle NW turns its focus toward libations for its Holiday Drinks Boot Camp. This Sunday, November 18, bartender Brandon Josie will help hopeless hosts concoct three delicious holiday drinks, incorporating fall spices, seasonal ales, and nocino. You'll depart with a shopping list, recipes, and a belly full of chef Ken Norris' hors d'oeuvres. Reservations are $20; to secure a spot, call the restaurant.
DIVISION/CLINTON—This Thursday, November 15, Bar Avignon and St. Jack will host an al fresco wine tasting and dinner to celebrate the 2012 releases from the Willamette Valley and Beaujolais, France. Festivities start at5 p.m. at Bar Avignon, with wine tastings on its back table. Meander to the Mirador Community Store, whose outdoor seating will serve to showcase Gamay Noir Nouveau and charcuterie. Finally, end at St. Jack's back patio amid shucked oysters and mulled wine.
CENTRAL EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL—Double Mountain Brewing and Olympic Provisions are joining forces this Sunday, November 18 for a 6p.m. beer dinner. To complement Double Mountain's six autumnal craft brews, the Olympic Provisions will shell out Mediterranean-influenced charcuterie and meat-based courses utilizing local livestock and fall produce. The cost of the generous four-course dinner is $65; to book a seat, email here.
NORTHEAST—While she typically puts rabbit on a plate, Naomi Pomeroy will prepare a dinner fit for the rabbit itself at Beast's vegetarian dinner. On Tuesday, November 20, chef Pomeroy will incorporate an array of fall produce into handmade pasta dishes, along with unquestionable wine pairings. The menu will follow next week, but reservations for this event are still selling rapidly. For a $125 seat, click here.
— Taylor Thompson