On this week's event-planning EaterWire:
DIVISION/CLINTON— The Woodsman Tavern will celebrate Washington's Hama Hama oysters during a "Shuck Off" event on Sunday, February 23. In addition to oyster specials, Hamma Hamma Estuary owner Dan Crookston will be on-hand, shucking oysters table side during dinner service.
NORTHEAST— Chef Kat LeSueur hosts the next installment of the Portland Food Adventures series on Tuesday, February 25. In PFA tradition, Le Sueur's French bistro Cocotte will serve up a six-course dinner (with wine pairings), and guests will leave with gift certificates to the chef's favorite places: among them, Expatriate, Canteen, and the Cardinal Club. Reservations are $125 and available here.
DOWNTOWN— Chef Vitaly Paley celebrates his Russian heritage during a week of Russian pop-ups at his downtown restaurants Imperial and Portland Penny Diner. From Monday, February 24 through Friday the 28th, the Penny Diner will offer $4 piroshkis during lunch service; Imperial will feature stuffed blintzes for dessert. It all culminates in a "Blini and Vodka Bar" on Friday, February 28, offering several zakuski and a cash bar for $15. More information here.
NW/ALPHABET DISTRICT— The NW location of Elephants Deli will host an Italian wine dinner on Wednesday, February 19, with chef Scott Weaver cooking up five courses paired with Northern Italian pours. Expect courses like smoked trout with celery root and potato puree; pancetta-wrapped chicken with mushrooms and spaetzle; and a torta barozzi for dessert. Reservations are $59 and available by calling 503-299-6304.
Photo of Woodsman Tavern courtesy Avila/EPDX