On this week's event-planning EaterWire:
NW 23RD/ALPHABET DISTRICT— The normally fish-focused Bamboo Sushi NW will celebrate Portland's favorite land animal during a pork tasting dinner this Sunday, May 4. The four-course menu offers dishes like smoked Iberian pork collar, braised pork cheeks with fiddlehead ferns, and a final course of a double-cut pork chop with white asparagus. Reservations are $125 (or $150 with wine pairing), and two seatings are available. More information here.
DIVISION/CLINTON— SE's Bar Avignon will roll out the raw bar tomorrow (April 30) for a fundraiser on behalf of Bridge Meadows. In addition to the regular menu, chef Eric Joppie will offer dishes like scallop sashimi with salmon roe; tuna crudo; and a shellfish "flight," all available a la carte. Reservations are recommended, and 25 percent of the evening's take will be donated to Bridge Meadows.
OLD TOWN— Nick Zukin and Pablo Portilla's NW location of Mi Mero Mole will host mezcal ambassador Erick Rodriguez during a mezcal tasting and tapas event tomorrow, April 30. Rodriguez will walk drinkers through a tasting of Wahaka Mezcal's complete Vino de Mezcal series, while MMM will offer antojitos and bocadillos. Reservations are $75 and available by emailing here.
NW 23RD/ALPHABET DISTRICT— Weekend brunch isn't usually on the menu at NW 23rd's the Fireside, but it'll make an exception this Sunday, May 4 in a fundraiser for Project Lemonade, a non-profit organization that provides local foster children with back-to-school supplies. Dishes like smoked trout salad and a ramp, asparagus, and mushroom hash with fresh sheep's cheese are on the menu; 15 percent of the afternoon's proceeds will benefit Project Lemonade. More information here.
Photo of Bamboo Sushi NW courtesy Avila/EPDX