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Chocolate for the Congo Event; Ecliptic's Dinner Series

DOWNTOWN— A slew of Portland's top pastry chefs will join forces this weekend for a Chocolate for Congo benefit. Little Bird's Lauren Fortgang will play host to eight other pastry chefs — including Nora Antene (Le Pigeon), Alissa Rozos (St. Jack), Kir Jensen (The Sugar Cube), and Sarah Hart (Alma), among others — in a walk-around tasting at Little Bird this Saturday, January 25. (Founding sponsor Theo Chocolate will provide the goods.) Tickets are $30, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Eastern Congo Initiative. More information here. [EaterWire]

NORTH PORTLAND— Brewer John Harris's Ecliptic Brewing has announced the launch of a monthly prix fixe dinner series, scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month. The "Lunation" Dinner Series will pair Ecliptic's beers with dishes by chef Michael Molitor. The inaugural event, on February 4, offers four courses, including fried oysters and poached egg (paired with the NGC 811 Pale) and grilled yellowtail with uni mousse. Reservations are $45; more information here. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN— As previously reported, former Market chef Troy Furuta has taken over the kitchen at downtown's Raven & Rose, and according to a new press release, expect some "ambitious" changes: "Expect more whole roasts, classic English dishes, and an extensive new selection of shareable plates." Furuta also name-drops bubble and squeak as a potential upcoming dish. [EaterWire]

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