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Marching with Toro Bravo; Upcoming Events at Salt & Straw, Ping, MORE

NORTHEAST—Chef John Gorham will host a massive parade between his restaurants Tasty N Sons and Toro Bravo to celebrate their 2nd and 5th anniversaries, respectively. The festivities begin at Tasty N Sons this Friday at 4:30pm, from which Gorham will lead hungry Portlanders to the tunes of the Get A Life Marching Band (the guys who lent their musical styling to that "Dream of the '90s" song from Portlandia). The celebration concludes at Toro Bravo, where the public can sample complimentary cuisine from the entire menu. Last but not least, Gorham will offer a $5 raffle, the winner of which will receive 52 gift certificates to Portland's gastronomic jewels — Pok Pok, Bamboo Sushi, and Little Bird, to name a few. [EaterWire]

NE ALBERTA— The "Chef Series" at Salt & Straw is one of Portland's holiest matrimonies in food this June. As previously announced, the ice cream shop — hailed for its farm-fresh creations with 18% butterfat — will collaborate with chefs from Aviary, Bamboo Sushi, Boke Bowl, Beast, and Ox to create five signature flavors, available in "sneak peek form" during the week of June 4-8. (The flavors will then roll out, one each month, throughout the summer and early fall.) Chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quinonez of Ox showcase a particularly grandiose belly bomb: smoked vanilla ice cream with toasted foie gras marshmallows, veal chocolate sauce, and hazelnut graham cracker crumble. [EaterWire]

PEARL DISTRICT—The Pearl's pan-Latin restaurant Oba will zoom in on Argentina for its upcoming wine dinner on Wednesday, June 6. Executive chef Scott Neuman has concocted five Latin-infused dishes like five-spice cured pork belly with bing cherry gastrique and micro arugula, all to shine alongside Argentinian pours from Mendoza and San Juan. To make one of the $75-per-person reservations, call Oba at (503) 228-6161. [EaterWire]

OLD TOWN—Hailing from Carlton, Oregon, Cana's Feast winery will pay a visit to downtown's Ping for a wine dinner. On Sunday, June 3, winemaker Patrick Taylor will showcase Italian-inspired wines alongside Ping's signature Southeast Asian street food. For $50 per person, you can gorge yourself on Ping's hot, pungent dishes and wash them down with local wines. For reservations, call the restaurant or email here. [EaterWire]

—Taylor Thompson

Tasty n Sons

3808 North Williams Avenue, , OR 97227 (503) 621-1400 Visit Website

Toro Bravo

120 Northeast Russell Street, , OR 97212 (503) 281-4464 Visit Website

Ping

22 Mott Street, Manhattan, NY 10013 (212) 602-9988 Visit Website

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