CRAPS SCHOOL — Tonight March 6 and Saturday March 7, Uptown Billiards Club is setting up a giant craps table in the bar so you can learn, or hone, your craps skills. There will be free chips, dealers, and teachers to guide you.
BRUNCHIN' — This weekend, Oso Market's adventure brunch goes to Thailand. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can fuel up on a la cart Thai-inspired dishes like Thai fried bread with coconut custard, breakfast ramen, jungle curry with minced rabbit and lemongrass, and mussel omelettes. Of course, it wouldn't be brunch without Mimosas, Mai Tais, and Bloody Marys.
FENRIR — This Sunday, March 8, the duo who turned Portland on to lefse with their cart Viking Soul Food will be teaming up with the chefs at Fenrir for a special collaboration dinner. The menu promises an "evening of Scandinavian-inspired delights" like mini potato lefse with gjetost cheese spread; braised goat Smorrebrod with herbed Portland Creamery chevre on Regular Portland Rye "longboats;" and smoked steelhead, haddock cakes, cured egg yolk, caviar, buttermilk dressing on crunchy greens. Dinner costs $65, or $90 with drink pairings. Get tickets here.
RACION — Chefs John Pickett (formerly of Biwa), Doug Weiler (Glyph Cafe & Arts Space) and Anthony Wilkie (sous chef at Racion) are hosting their fourth Crossroads Collaborative pop-up dinner on Sunday March 9th at Racion. They're promising a 12-course menu, plus snacks and "surprises." Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and costs $120. Optional beverage pairings are an additional $30. To reserve a spot, call John Pickett at 814-933-8872 or email chefscrossroad@gmail.
WHISKEY NEWS — McMenamins Devil's Bit Whiskey purportedly sells out in a single day each year. If you want to nab a bottle of the 5-year-old single barrel whiskey, mark your calendar for St. Patrick's Day, March 17. It'll be available at the Crystal Hotel and a dozen other McMenamins locations.