Have you ever tried Uyghur food from China? It comes from a region greatly influenced by the Turkish and Mongolian peoples and now home to a large Muslim population. Think Turkish- and Chinese-inspired plates, with meals of nan, chicken loaded with potent peppers, and chili powder and cumin-spiked kebabs. If you haven’t, this Monday is your chance.
One of the hottest fixes for regional Chinese food in Portland went away when the Mian pop-up retired last year. Now chefs Connor Martin (Shift Drinks, Firehouse, Boke Bowl) and Dave Sigal (St. Jack, Ración) are back for one special dinner, called Portland’s Chopsticks for Change. Among the plates, the menu features lamb dumplings; pomegranate, red onion, and coriander salad; and handmade "earlobe" noodles.
Chopsticks for Change takes place this Monday, February 13, at Tournant (920 NE Glisan St.). All proceeds will go to the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO). There will be two family-style seatings: one from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; another from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $50 and are available through Feastly.