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OysterFest, WhiskeyFest, The Bruery at Wildwood

On this week's event-planning EaterWire:

PEARL DISTRICT—EaT: Oyster Bar moves its annual OysterFest celebration to its (larger) sister restaurant the Parish this year, pairing local oysters, beer, and wine this Saturday, May 11. From 2-5p.m., the spot will offer oyster-and-booze tastings (for $1 each), with Hama Hama, Oregon Oyster Farms, and other purveyors on-hand to inform eaters about oyster farming. More information here.

PEARL DISTRICT—The Pearl District gets a double-dose of Fest-ing this Saturday: Starting at 11a.m., WhiskeyFest NW will take over NW 11th and NW Northrup Street for an outdoor block party dedicated to the distilled spirit. More than 50 distilleries will offer tastes of 100 different whiskeys, while bartenders-about-town shake up craft cocktails in the "Bootlegger Lounge." Tickets are $25 and include all-day admission and three tasting tokens; additional tokens are available for $2 each. Proceeds benefit CASA for Children of Multnomah & Washington Counties. More information here.

NW/ALPHABET DISTRICT—Wildwood sous chef Paul Kasten teams with California's the Bruery for an eight-course pairing dinner this Sunday, May 12. Each course highlights a different brew, and the menu features three of the Bruery's limited-release beers ("Sour in the Rye with Peach" gets paired with a pâté-stuffed chicken leg; the "Marrón Acidifié" with seared duck breast). Reservations are $85, all-inclusive, and available by emailing here.

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