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The first full week of October is off to a fine start, with a plethora of interesting activities beckoning you out of the house. Choose your own adventure during the Portland Open Studios Tour, warm up with Portland Mercado’s Moles & Stews Festival, gobble down plates of $6 wings at Wing Week, or try to discern the mysterious identity of the anonymous artist KATER at his new show Ghosts, Ghouls & Goblins. For more delicious ways to kick off the festive and cozy season, check out our guide on where to find pumpkin specials and our 20 favorite coffee shops in town.
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Taste America: Portland
This year, in order to be more conscious of COVID safety and comply with health regulations, the prestigious James Beard Foundation’s annual Taste America dinners will take on a more intimate form. For this event, Mariah and Tom Pisha-Duffly of Oma’s Hideaway and Gado Gado and Maya Okada Erickson of LangBaan will prepare a multi-course menu that showcases their cooking styles, with dishes like fermented beef rib satay, roti canai with braised rabbit curry, wok-fried Brussels sprouts, and sangkaya kabocha squash, complemented by beverage pairings. Guests will also receive a swag bag to commemorate the evening.
Gado Gado, Hollywood District