Food Cart Week Begins, Portland Top Chef Appears in Valley and Other Foodie Events for April 2022

Chef’s Tasting for No Kid Hungry

Five Portland top chefs will come together for a tasting event to benefit No Kid Hungry at the FINEX Cast Iron Cookware factory on April 30. Participating chefs include Oregonian Magna’s 2021 Restaurant of the Year Carlo Lamagna, Smith Teamaker’s Karl Holl, Bollywood Theatre’s Troy Maclarty, Gado Gado’s Thomas Pisha-Duffly and Stone Soup PDX’s Scott Dolich, as well as local beer, wine, cocktails and a zero drink trial for $50 per person, with all sales going to No child is hungry.

When: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday April 30

Or: FINEX Cast Iron Cookware Factory, 2236 NW 21st Ave.

Tickets: Available here

Drags @ Zags

Outdoor clothing brand Cotopaxi – which recently opened a retail store at 816 NW 23rd Ave. – will sponsor this brunch with cooking and painting lessons at the Zags Hotel. Tickets are $60 per person, with a percentage of proceeds going to Mercy Corps.

When: From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 14

Or: The Zags Hotel, 515 SW Clay St.

Tickets: Available here

Portland Food Cart Week

Travel to Portland, Downtown Portland, This is Oregon and The Oregonian/OregonLive invites food cart fans to participate in the first Portland Food Cart Week in download a passport, eat a meal in a pod and nominating your favorite food cart for a chance to win a $100 gift card. You do not know where to start ? Check out our guide to the best new food carts in town in 2021.

When: April 24-30

Or: Locations all over the city

How to participate : To visit

[Read more: Portland’s best new food carts of 2021]

The Grand Fir Supper Club

Former Bullard chef Doug Adams will make an appearance in Portland with this “Old Time Steakhouse” evening of smoked prime rib, shelled shrimp and craft beer. Tickets include a 4-course dinner, a specialty beer from 10 Barrel Portland brewer Whitney Burnside, and a $150 gratuity per person. Wine pairings and classic cocktails are available at an additional cost.

When: 6 p.m. on Friday, April 29

Or: Tasty House, 726 SE 6th Ave.

Tickets: Available here

Morchella x Blue Evolution x Veganizer

Chef Cameron Dunlap of foraging-focused Morchella in northeast Portland will host a vegan “seaweed extravaganza” in conjunction with Blue Evolution Seaweed on Sunday and Monday. Hosted by Veganizer, the meal will incorporate seaweed grown in the Pacific Ocean into each of its five courses. Tickets are $90 per person (plus wine pairing for $45), with seaweed cocktails available a la carte.

When: 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday April 24-25

Or: Morchella, 1315 NE Fremont St.

Tickets: Available here

Stevens Italiano @ flying fish

Don Salamone, chef of the hit smash burger cart Burger Stevens and Beaverton’s upcoming Stevens Italiano will appear at Flying Fish’s ChefShack with an a la carte menu of fried olives, oysters casino and chop sliders on May 14. Previous guest chefs at the seafood restaurant and pop-up market parking lot have included Maylin Chavez, Doug Adams and Enrique Sanchez-Rodriguez of local Newport Ocean.

When: 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 14

Or: Flying Fish ChefShack, 3004 E. Burnside St.

A vegetable festival

Le Pigeon chef Ben Guerra will be featured at East Burnside Restaurant for this all-vegan 5-course ($80) pop-up exploring all things “spring, raw and unprocessed in the flavor verse,” as well as wine pairings ($45) from the restaurant’s Ben Roan.

When: 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday April 24

Or: The Pigeon, 738 E. Burnside St.

Tickets: Available here

Green collaboration dinners

After hosting Pigeon’s Gabriel Rucker and former Holdfast partner Joel Stocks in this collaborative dinner series at Abbey Road Farm, Will Preisch announced the next group of chefs heading to Carlton’s Abbey Road Farm. Matt Sigler (Lake Oswego Country Club) will be to appear on May 15 and Ryan Roadhouse (Nodoguro) June 19. Dinners cost $250 per person and include approximately nine courses, wine pairings and gratuity.

When: 6 p.m. Sunday May 15 (Siger) and June 19 (truck stop)

Or: Abbey Road Farm, 10280 NE Oak Springs Farm Rd., Carlton

Tickets: Available here

—Michael Russell, [email protected] @tdmrussell