On this week's event-planning EaterWire:
DOWNTOWN— Bailey's Taproom celebrates its 4th-annual BelgianFest this Saturday, November 16, with more than 20 Oregon-made, Belgian-style beers taking over the taps. From 2p.m. onward, Belgian enthusiasts are free to stop by the bar as per usual and drink a pint or four of their choice (Breakside's Farmhouse Golden, pFriem's Belgian Stout, Stickmen's Apple Saison). Serious fest-ers, however, can purchase early admission VIP tickets, which include five four-ounce tastes and entry at noon. More information (and full taplist) here.
OLD TOWN— Tonight (Tuesday, November 12) awareness organization Know Your City will host a "Night in the Alley" on SW Ankeny, featuring food and drink specials from the businesses within: Dan & Louis Oyster Bar, Via Tribunali, Harlem, Voodoo Doughtnut, and more. Proceeds will benefit Know Your City's Kickstarter campaign for a new bike kiosk.
CENTRAL EASTSIDE— Pop-up supperclub 2nd Story will team with Commons Brewery for a two-stop progressive dinner on Tuesday, November 19. The evening starts with appetizers and a tour of the brewery space, then moves to the 2nd Story space for a four-course pairing menu. Expect courses like an egg pasta with hop cream sauce and kabocha squash; and braised beef short rib with cabbage and wort-glazed root veggies (a vegetarian menu is also available upon request). Reservations are $60 and available here.
DUNDEE— Chef Sean Temple joins forces with Evening Land Vineyards for a "post-harvest celebration" at Paulee restaurant on Friday, November 15. The five-course dinner (not counting dessert) will highlight dishes like chilled lamb loin with pear butter (paired with two wines); scallops and white asparagus (served with a 2011 Seven Springs Pinot Noir); and a final entree of quail with carnaroli rice and foie gras. Reservations are $110 and available by calling the restaurant at 503-538-7970.
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