On this week's event-planning EaterWire:
DOWNTOWN—Two of the founding minds behind downtown deli Kenny & Zuke's will celebrate the launch of their new cookbook, The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home, during a public book launch at the Portland Penny Diner Monday, September 9. Co-authors Michael Zusman (a food critic-about town) and Nick Zukin (of guisados spot Mi Mero Mole) will sign books (available for purchase on-site), while co-host Vitaly Paley cooks up the duo's recipes. Snacks are free, but the bar will be no-host. More information here.
DIVISION/CLINTON—The self-proclaimed "Culture Club" of Cheese Bar, Little T American Baker, and Commons Brewery will join forces for a happy-hour tasting event on Saturday, September 7, featuring a pairing of five fermented breads, beers, and cheeses. The artisans will all be on-hand at Little T's Division bakery to talk yeast and fermentation; tickets are $30 and available by emailing here.
NORTH PORTLAND—Popular bottleshop/beer bar the Hop & Vine will celebrate its fifth anniversary this Thursday, September 5, with $5 specials on beer, burgers, and cocktails. Brewers sidelining as event DJs will start spinning at 5p.m., with Fruit of The Legion of Loom scheduled to hit the stage at 8p.m. More information here.
NORTHEAST—Tiki bar Hale Pele marks its first anniversary this Sunday, September 8 with a rum-filled celebration. The evening event will launch Hale Pele's new food menu with pu-pu samplers, a special anniversary cocktail (with take-home glassware), rum flights, and giveaways. More information here.