SOUTHEAST — Hip hop-fueled P.R.E.A.M. pizza is nearly ready to launch its brick-and-mortar location in the old Tennessee Red's space (2131 S.E. 11th Ave.). If you want a sneak peek, you can sign up for one of the preview dinners Wednesday April 15 through Saturday April 18. Reservations are available for up to 6 people, and seatings are on the half-hour from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eater got an early glimpse of menu and it looks far more ambitious than the Monday night pop-ups at Ned Ludd. Think apps like arancini with pork sugo, salads like grilled romaine with smoked mayo and chicken skin, dishes like roasted turnips with shelling beans and nettles, and more than half a dozen pizzas including Italian sausage with smoked bechamel and chiles. The preview dinners include a snack, salad, seasonal polenta dish, pizza and dessert, all for just $25 per person. The bar will serve cocktails, beer and wine for purchase. Make your reservations here.
EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL — Former House Spirits distiller Matt Mount is bringing his Merit Badge cocktails to Bunk Sandwiches (621 SE Morrison) for one night only. On April 16 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., they'll mix up $5 cocktails to go with Bunk's $5 bites.
EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL — John Gorham's Plaza del Toro event space is set to open this month at 105 S.E. Taylor St., and to kick it off, he's hosting a free public launch party with snacks and a DJ on Friday, April 17, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. His inaugural event is a formal 12-course wine dinner with John Paul of Cameron Winery Saturday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. You'll get a vertical tasting of ten vintages of Abbey Ridge Pinot Noir from Paul's personal library. Tickets are $175 per person all inclusive. A little cheaper is his second dinner, a family-style Spanish feast with Spanish winemakers on Friday April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $60 per person all inclusive. And in May, Gorham will launch a prix-fixe Sunday brunch series featuring pastries, oysters, champagne and DJ's. For reservations email Kristen@plazadeltoropdx.com.