On this week's event-planning EaterWire:
SOUTHEAST— Nick Arnerich's buzzy Italian pop-up Project Grace goes casual for a one-off pop-up at SE sushi restaurant Hokusei: Tonight (Tuesday, March 25), Project Grace offers a four-course meatball-heavy, family friendly menu. The $32 reservation nets guests courses like salt cod and salumi-topped chopped salad, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, and Stumptown-soaked tiramisu. More information here.
CENTRAL EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL— Boke Bowl alum Kristin Arychuk will host a pop-up at her former stomping ground on Monday, March 31, focusing on French-Indian food. Her concept, Pondicherry, offers a "historically appropriate" seven-course menu — with dishes like lamb and pork meatballs in tomato curry, and white korma chicken in French vadavam curry — inspired by the Pondicherry region of India, which was occupied by the French empire for more than 300 years. Reservations are $40, including food (but not beverages), and more information is available here.
WEST END— The Multnomah Whiskey Library kicks off its "Still Life With a Bottle" educational series on Monday, March 31, with curator Stuart Ramsay leading tastings of Glenlivet, House of Walker, and Glen Grant Distillery. The class includes sips from the three "great Scot" distilleries, plus snacks from the MWL kitchen. Reservations are $60 and available here.
CENTRAL EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL— Newberg's J. Christopher Winery visits Simpatica Dining Hall for a pairing dinner Saturday, March 29. Chef Ben Shaw's five-course menu features courses like wild mushroom cannelloni and cauliflower puree; braised lamb shank and stewed heirloom beans; and olive oil cake with house-made ricotta. Reservations are $75, including all wine pairings, and are available by calling 503-235-1600.
Photo of Hokusei courtesy Avila/EPDX