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Traveling Spirits Show; Events at Gruner, Castagna, MORE

Welcome to this week's event-planning EaterWire:

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DOWNTOWN: Downtown "dinerant" the Original shakes up tomorrow afternoon's happy hour by playing host to what it's dubbing a "Traveling Spirits Show," featuring four local craft spirits makers — Bull Run Distillery, New Deal Distillery, Big Bottom Whiskey, and Stone Barn Brandyworks. Representatives and producers from each brand will be on-hand from 4:30-7:30pm, with bartenders Doctor Watson (the Original) and Tommy Klus (Kask) creating specialty cocktails featuring the guest brands. Cocktails will be available a la carte during the event, for $7 each.

WEST END: Chef Chris Israel pairs with Teutonic Wines and Weingut Ackermann on Thursday, April 5 for the next installment of Gruner's spring wine dinners. Israel will serve up a six-course menu (details scarce at the moment), but each will be paired with wine from Oregon and Germany. Reservations are $150 and available here.

CENTRAL EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL: So the Northwest Cider Association is a thing, and the organization will hold its first-annual Cidermaker's Dinner at chef Dolan Lane's clarklewis on Wednesday, April 4. The four-course dinner (not including an introductory "cocktail" hour with cider pours) will feature two Northwest artisanal ciders paired with each course (and the food itself features cider as a component of the dish). Tickets are $85 for non-Cider Association members and are available here.

SOUTHEAST: Upright Brewing's Alex Ganum and Castagna chef Justin Woodward team up for a four-course Upright pairing dinner on Wednesday, April 4. As per usual, Woodward will cook up a selection of his famous "snacks," as well as courses like cauliflower "in various textures" with oyster, horseradish and oxalis (paired with the Upright Gose) and rib-eye with smashed beets (paired with Upright's oyster stout). Reservations are $75 (including pairings and gratuity) and are available by calling the restaurant.

clarklewis

1001 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214 503 235 2294 Visit Website

Grüner

527 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 503-241-7163

Castagna

2015 Chestnut Street, , CA 94123 (415) 440-4290 Visit Website