Sunday December 7: Brewer's Dinner at Raven & Rose
Raven & Rose and Goose Island Brewing are teaming up for a beer-pairing dinner. Expect dishes like tri-tip and salmon, roasted root vegetables and fried cauliflower paired with Goose Island's beers. On tap will be limited-release barrel-aged Bourbon County Stout and Bourbon County Barleywine, Madame Rose, and the Class of '88, which is brewed with whole flower Mt. Hood hops. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per person including pairings. For reservations, email email@example.com
Sunday December 7: Daphne Restaurant Pop-up at The Fireside
The Fireside chef Jake Martin, former Levant wine/service director Christopher Sky, and Fireside mixologist Chauncey Roach are turning Fireside's dining room into the next location of their Daphne Restaurant pop-up. The nine-course meal will be paired with wine and creative cocktails. And like previous Daphne dinners, $10 from each ticket will be donated to the Portland Earth, Art and Agriculture project. Tickets are $110 including dinner and paired beverages, not including gratuity. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased through the Daphne website.
Friday December 12 and Saturday Dec. 13: Salt, Fire Water Dinner Series at Jacobsen Salt Co. featuring Troy MacLarty and Cal Peternell
Troy MacLarty, chef/owner of Bollywood Theater, is pairing up with Cal Peternell, his former mentor at Chez Panisse, to put on a 6- to 8-course dinner at Jacobsen Salt's headquarters, as part of the Salt, Fire, Water dinner series. The menu on the first night focuses on Indian cuisine, while the second night the chefs "return to their roots" with a seasonal Italian menu. Cost for each dinner is $135 per person including wine pairings. Reserve online.
Sunday December 14: Kurt Heilemann's Pop-Up at Oui Presse
Once a month, Kurt Heilemann, Davenport's co-owner and wine director, who was also the wine director and former general manager for Paley's Place and Clarklewis, and a staffer at Vineopolis, turns Oui Presse coffee shop on Hawthorne into a cozy supper club. The menu depends on Heilemann's mood and what he finds at the farmers market, but at eight courses for $36 it's a steal no matter what he decides to make. Plus, you know the wine will be good. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
January 8: Portland Food Adventure with Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene's and Ethan Stowell of Seattle.
The 2015 season of Portland Food Adventures kicks off in a big way with a dinner at Roman Candle, pairing Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene's with Seattle restaurateur Ethan Stowell. Like all PFA events, diners get to interact with the chefs, and leave with gift certificates to the chefs' favorite places. McFadden's picks are Pizza Maria and Woodsman Tavern. Stowell will provide a certificate to use at any of his Seattle restaurants. The multi-course meal costs $135 per person. Reserve here.