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Food Cart Bacchanalia; Alfresco Supper for a Hundred; 120+ Spirits for $30

Also: endless banchan from the Willow guys.

Courtesy Oregon Distillers Fest

POP-UPS—Get your Korean BBQ fix at a collaborative dinner hosted at Fish Sauce on August 2. The pop-up kings from Willow will be turning out lettuce wraps filled with slow roasted pork butt or grilled sweet potato and eggplant and endless banchan for $25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Soju highballs headline the drinks dept. and Mian (David Sigal and Connor Martin) will hold down the front of house. [EaterWire]

BOOZE NEWS—If sipping Oregon-crafted spirits among the trees sounds like a good way to spend a Saturday afternoon, head to the Fir Grove at McMenamins Edgefield on July 18. Sample 120+ spirits served straight or in summery cocktails from more than 20 distillers, including single malt whisky, aquavit, infused vodkas, and flavored liqueurs. Buy tickets here for $30. [EaterWire]

MEALS ON WHEELS—Your chance to visit hundreds of the city’s best mobile restaurants only happens once a year. Portland Food Cart Festival happens July 18 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. For admission, donate $5 at the door — the event benefits Adult Learning Systems of Oregon, which supports people with developmental disabilities. Or, consider ponying up $50 here for a VIP ticket that will get you in two hours before the masses. [EaterWire]

POP-UPS EXTRA—For its first-ever pop-up dinner, OSU’s Food Innovation Center is showcasing Oregon’s diverse bounty with an alfresco, family-style supper on Friday, July 24. 75 guests will mingle with 25 farmers and small-scale food producers, then dine in the Center’s plaza in the Pearl on unique local offerings like seaweed chips, veggies with hazelnut miso, squash panna cotta, and barley ice cream. $75 tickets here. [EaterWire]

—Elizabeth Brownfield

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