It feels a little bizarre to celebrate Black Friday in Portland, a city that generally lifts a nose at the premise of a frenzied, capitalist bacchanal. That being said, we’re a thrifty bunch, and it’s not exactly out of bounds to want to follow up a big family meal with a few bottles of cheap beer. A handful of Portland-based brands, wine shops, and breweries are offering discounts, sales, and one-offs, so those in need of a post-Thanksgiving shopping spree can scroll down for all the Portland food-and-drink-themed deals. Those looking for Thanksgiving-themed events should check out the Thanksgiving dinner guide, while those looking for more general food events can check this week’s EventWire.
Red Star Tavern
Red Star Tavern, the restaurant inside the Hotel Monaco, will give away a plate of chef Natalie Harness’s holiday cookies to those who mention the deal on Friday. The plate includes flavors like ginger molasses and frosted shortbread.
Details: 503 SW Alder Street, redstartavern.com
Park Avenue Fine Wines
This downtown bottle shop and wine bar will throw an event with a special pinot noir flight and an all-day happy hour, plus an hour of free parking validation at Smart Park (10th and Morrison, 3rd and Yamhill) for any purchase made in-store.
Details: 626 Southwest Park Avenue, parkavenuewines.com
FINEX Cast Iron Cookware
This high-end cast iron cookware shop will throw in a free care kit with any cookware purchase online or at the factory in Northwest Portland. Plus, the factory will give out free Occidental Brewing beer, Prince Coffee, and Little T American Baker pretzels from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Details: 2236 NW 21st Avenue, More event details can be found here.
This Portland favorite for sour beers, Cascade Brewing will extend its Black Friday sale from Tuesday until Sunday (both pubs are closed on Thanksgiving). The brewery will sell different 750ml bottled beers at $14 per bottle or $140 per mix-and-match case, including its 2015 Sang Rouge, its 2016 Framblanc, and its 2015 Figaro. Shoppers can sip the seasonal Glueh Kriek, a blend of sour red and blond ales aged in oak wine barrels for 14 months with Bing and sour pie cherries, served warm with an orange wedge.
Details: 939 SE Belmont Street or 7424 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, www.cascadebrewingbarrelhouse.com
This intergalactic brewery on North Cook will offer 10 percent off all merchandise, including drink tanks and growlers, and $5 off all growler fill-ups. Plus, the brewery will offer a taster tray with an assortment of rare beers from the cellar, including 2016 & 2017 Barrel-Aged Oort Imperial Stout and the 2017 Falling Asteroid imperial porter with cocoa nibs.
Details: 825 North Cook Street, eclipticbrewing.com
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
This Portland cider house will throw its annual garage sale, with discounts on bottles and cans, $30 cases of cans, and $25 cases of bottles. The sale starts at noon, with regular tasting in the taproom until 11 p.m.
Details: 1813 NE 2nd Avenue, reverendnatshardcider.com
Deschutes Portland Public House
Like Ecliptic, Bend-based brewery Deschutes will offer a vintage sampler with beers from 2014 to 2019, including specials. All merchandise, including beer to take home, will be 20 percent off through the weekend.
Details: 210 NW 11th Avenue, deschutesbrewery.com
It’s not exactly a sale, but big-deal chef Bonnie Morales will be at her new Russian market and deli from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. signing cookbooks and providing Slavic gift-giving tips. Details: 960 SE 11th Avenue, on the mezzanine of Kachka, kachkapdx.com/lavka