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5 Epic Food Events to Consider This Week

From Pastries For Pride, to a Beast and Castagna mashup, here are this week and weekend's don't-miss food events

Plaza Del Toro
Plaza Del Toro
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In this EaterWire, find special dinners by Portland celebrity chefs, brunches for a good cause, a dinner with rare Slovenian wines, and one food event featuring the holy trinity of barbecue, bourbon, and beer.

BEER - BARBECUE - BOURBON BUFFET

When: June 16
From: Brix Tavern
The situation: Eat a barbecue buffet by the Pearl's Brix Tavern and drink Ninkasi Brewing beer and Elijah Craig Kentucky bourbon. Tickets cost $20 and you can reserve seats by visiting the restaurant or calling 503.943.5995.

PASTRIES FOR PRIDE

When: June 18
From: The French brunch pop-up, Lavender & Thyme
The situation: Grab brunch on Portland Pride Festival weekend and support Cascade AIDS Project, a local organization working to prevent HIV. Lavender & Thyme offers three seating times for brunch, and all tips will be donated to Cascade AIDS. Make reservations through the website.

LA RUTA DEL TORO

When: June 18
From: John Gorham
The situation: The second dinner in this immersive Spanish dinner series features dishes from Spain's Basque region, along with live entertainment: a Basque-style cappella, Spanish classical guitar, and stories from special guests from Basque Country, Martín Múgica and Karmele Urtíz. Reserve seats through the website.

ROSÉ DINNER WITH BEAST AND CASTAGNA

When: June 21
From: Naomi Pomeroy, Justin Woodward
The situation: Two of this town's heaviest-hitting chefs team up to serve seven courses paired with rosés from around the world. Prepare for dishes like quick-cured sea bream with toasted rice powder and shiso and garganelli pasta with duck ragu and mesquite-grilled artichokes. Dinner costs $225 (this includes gratuity). Make a reservation by emailing or calling Beast.

LA MOULE SLOVENIAN WINE DINNER

When: June 20
From: Aaron Barnett, winemaker Aleks Simcic
The situation: Slovenian wines are equally rare and renowned, and this dinner lets you sample Edi Simcic winery's sparkling, rebula, sivi pinot, and other wines. Barnett will serve oysters, light hors d'oeuvres, and four courses inspired by the wines for $85. For reservations, contact La Moule.

Beast

5425 Northeast 30th Avenue, , OR 97211 (503) 841-6968 Visit Website

La Moule

2500 Southeast Clinton Street, , OR 97202 (971) 339-2822 Visit Website

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