Olympia Oyster Bar at Nomad.PDX — On Friday Feb. 20 and Saturday Feb. 21, a handful of guest chefs will be popping up with Ryan Fox and Ali Matteis of Nomad.PDX, which recently settled into regular digs at the KitchenCru event space. Maylin Chavez and Melissa Mayer, who are still scouting out the perfect place to open their Olympia Oyster Bar, will bring the inventively topped oysters, and Will Harper, of soon-to-open Muselet, will also lend his expert hand. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and costs $89 per person, not including wine pairings (in fact, you can BYOB for $15). Visit the website to purchase tickets.
Small Suppers at Elder Hall — Thursday Feb. 19, Ned Ludd/Elder Hall's Small Supper series continues with a tribute to Italian cookbook author Marcella Hazan. Jason French and Lucian Prellwitz will prepare a multi-course dinner inspired by her classic Italian recipes for an intimate gathering of just 12 people. Seatings are at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Cost is $90 and includes regional wine pairings and gratuity. Call 503-477-4725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.
Thali Supper Club — On Saturday Feb. 28, Leena Ezekiel once again brings her Thali Supper Club to the Din Din space. The menu is built around the Southern Indian cuisine of the Coorg area, and is inspired by an epic wedding feast. The BYOB dinner starts at 6 p.m. and costs $70. Call 503-754-6456 to reserve a spot.
Chocolate for Dinner — Uptown Billiards Club (which sounds like a pool hall but is actually an upscale restaurant on NW 23rd), is keeping the V-day vibes alive with its five-course chocolate dinner, available each night until Feb. 28. Dishes include leek, white chocolate and Yukon Gold vichyssoise; roasted duck breast with candied orange and bitter chocolate duck jus; and cocoa-dusted beef tenderloin. It's a steal at $36 per person, with wine pairings available for an extra $25. Call 503-226-6909 to reserve or visit the website.