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The Fireside Turns 2; Heather Arndt Anderson’s Portland: A Food Biography

The Fireside

THE FIRESIDE—Put on your dancing shoes, because The Fireside has hired a DJ to help ring in the restaurant's second anniversary. Swing by on Saturday, March 28, from 10 p.m. to midnight, and sample $5 punches, $4 drafts and finger foods (hot dogs, hushpuppies and more), courtesy of new executive chef Jason Blair.

PORTLAND: A FOOD BIOGRAPHY—Want to hear how we used to eat? Then drop by Gracie's from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, to hear local author Heather Arndt Anderson talk about her new book, Portland: A Food Biography, which details what old-tyme life was like when Stumptown had way fewer stumps. In keeping with the theme, the restaurant will be serving retro-inspired fare and classic hotel cocktails.

TOUR DE DUMPLING—Even with Dumpling Week well behind, dumplings don't seem to be going anywhere. And on April 2, they're going straight to your belly. That's when Ecotrust hosts Tour de Dumpling 2015. Tickets cost $20, and entitle you to pillowy snacks from Simpatica, Elephants, Food in Bloom, Artemis, Chef Naoko and Art of Catering.