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The Five Food and Drink Events to Hit in Portland This Week

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Christmas parties and traditional Christmas Eve feasts fill the week

A mug of hot cider with an orange peel rests in the center of a spread of Christmas-themed drinks and a small figurine of a leopard.
A Festivus spread at cocktail bar Hey Love
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Welcome to EventWire, Eater PDX's rundown of upcoming local dining and drinking events. Published at the start of each week, EventWire has all the happenings most worthy of your time, with a focus on events taking place in the next week, as well as upcoming dinners you'll want to make reservations for ASAP, before they sell out.

As with most things, pop-ups and festivals today look very little like those hosted back in 2019. Many annual events have been canceled or restructured, often moving online. However, there are a few things you can do this week, especially when it comes to food and beverage:

Miracle Bar

When it is: All Month
What it is: A celebrated national cocktail bar pop-up concept, Miracle Bar has moved into Deadshot for the rest of the month, transforming the dark and stylish lounge into a Christmas-themed winter wonderland. Deadshot will be putting its usual cocktail menu aside for the time being, instead featuring drinks like a gingerbread Old Fashioned, a cognac and almond eggnog, and other rich, spiced cocktails. They’re all served in Christmas-themed mugs and glasses, many of which are also available for purchase.
Why you should go: There’s really no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with the over-the-top holiday indulgence that is Miracle Bar, with its decorations and festive drinks.
Details: Mondays through Saturdays, 4 p.m. to midnight at 2133 SE 11th Avenue. Some reservations are available via Tock, while the bar and patio are reserved for walk-ins.

Come Thru Market

When it is: Monday, December 20
What it is: A pop-up farmers market, Come Thru Market centers Black and indigenous farmers and small business owners. The market operates at the industrial event space the Redd on Salmon, and features a variety of farmers and food vendors like Kulfi PDX and Blackstreet Bakery.
Why you should go: Discover how farms operate in the winter months, stock up on some Christmas offerings, and support local BIPOC makers, growers, and producers.
Details: Noon to 4 p.m. at 831 SE Salmon Street.

Festivus at Hey Love

When it is: Thursday, December 23
What it is: The plant-filled tropical cocktail bar Hey Love is all decked out for the holidays, with Christmas lights and decorations galore. It’s also celebrating the season with its annual Festivus, inspired by the secular holiday popularized by Seinfeld. There will be airing of grievances, a Festivus pole, and food specials like “I was in the pool! There was shrinkage!” (an all-beef hot-dog egg roll with sauerkraut) and pastrami fried rice with a fried egg called “Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That.” Drink specials include the Feats of Strength (gin, pear brandy, spiced fino sherry, and lemon juice).
Why you should go: In order to air your grievances while enjoying some holiday (and Seinfeld) inspired menu items.
Details: 4 p.m. to late at 920 E Burnside Street, open to all ages with proof of vaccination.

Feast of the Seven Fishes

When it is: Friday, December 24
What it is: Italian restaurant and bar Campana is hosting a traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner, the Feast of the Seven Fishes. The meal (unsurprisingly) comprises seven seafood dishes—baked oysters, crab-stuffed ravioli, prawns with garlic sauce, assorted seafood soup, and fried calamari are a few items that will come with dinner. It’s not all seafood, though, as the meal also includes chicory salad, toasted bread, broccoli rabe, and, thankfully, a fish-free dessert of olive oil cake and ice cream.
Why you should go: If you’ve never experienced the Christmas Eve miracle that is the Feast of Seven Fishes, you should try it from one of the city’s top Italian spots.
Details: Reservations are available between 5:15 and 9 p.m. at 901 NE Oneonta Street. Dinner is $125 per person with an optional $48 wine pairing.

Feast of the Five Fishes

When it is: Friday, December 24
What it is: The gem-toned, newly reopened fine dining restaurant Quaintrelle is putting its own spin on the Italian Christmas Eve tradition with its Feast of the Five Dishes dinner. Quaintrelle’s menu includes caviar, shellfish on ice, fritto misto, an albacore crudo with black garlic and citrus, and crab cannelloni, with cannoli and a cheese course, all paired with wines.
Why you should go: Quaintrelle always pulls out the stops, and this Christmas Eve dinner should be something special.
Details: Reservations are available between 5 and 7:30 p.m. at 2032 SE Clinton Street. Dinner is $185 per person, including wine pairings.

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