This Week’s Events: Wine, TempoArt, Greek Heritage Festival, Juicy Brews

Monday – there will be a wine tasting at Maine & Loire with Ismael Gozalo of MicroBio and Álvaro de la Viña.

Wednesday – Chris Deutsch from Belleville and Niky Watler and Martha Leonard of Maiz will be the guest chefs for a TempoArt dinner, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday – it’s the first day of the Greek Heritage Festival, and there will be a wine tasting at Maine & Loire with Georgian winemakers Beka Gotsadze and Zurab Mgvdliasvhili.

Friday – it’s the second day of the Greek Heritage Festival, and there will be a wine tasting at the Munjoy Hill Rosemont.

Saturday – Mast Landing and Hop Culture magazine are co-hosting the Juicy Brews festival, it’s the last day of the Greek Heritage Festival, chef Madison Butler is kicking off a promotional cross-country food tour by taking the Downeaster from Portland to Boston, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

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This Week’s Events: Portland Wine Week, Great Lost Bear 40th, Raise The Dough

All Week Long – today is the opening day of 2nd Annual Portland Wine Week (websitefacebookinstagramtwitter). Over the next 7 days nearly 80 events will be taking place across the city. Wine dinners, panel discussions, special events with winemakers, wine tastings, a wine passpourt program, and even a wine barre class. This is a huge collaborative effort by restaurants, bars, wine shops with leadership and overall organization by Erica Archer from Wine Wise. See the PWW event calendar for all the details.

Wednesday – the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

ThursdayThe Great Lost Bear is holding a 40th Anniversary Bash.

Saturday – nearly a dozen bakeries are collaborating on a bake sale to raise funds for Portland’s Community Fund to benefit the new wave of asylum seekers arriving in the city. The Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

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Portland Wine Week

Forbes has published an article about Portland Wine Week which is taking place next week, June 17 -23.

What sets Portland apart as a wine-lover’s destination? Portland restaurants lean towards small boutique wineries for their wine lists–wines that are not big volume production and that are really delicious and have a unique story to tell. [And] a healthy number of wine distributors who are very passionate about the wines in their portfolio. …. There’s also a lot of focus on increasing one’s own wine knowledge among restaurant hospitality professionals here, in order to help customers understand the wine lists and to understand it themselves.  

This Week’s Events: LB Kitchen, Tacos la Poblanita, Blake Orchard

Monday – The new LB Kitchen in West End is opening today. They’re open 8 am – 3 pm. LB Kitchen West is co-located with Good Medicine Collective in the former Outliers Eatery building at the corner of Brackett and York Streets.

Tuesday – a new food truck called Tacos la Poblanita is set to launch at Lone Pine Brewing on Anderson Street.

Wednesday – the new Forest Ave location of Blake Orchard (websiteinstagramfacebook) is scheduled to open at 561 Forest Ave, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Friday – there will be a wine tasting at the Brighton Ave Rosemont.

Saturday – the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

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This Week’s Events: Koji Workshop, Social Media, Portuguese Wine Wash Ave Block Party

Monday – Hugo’s and OurCookQuest are collaborating to offer a Koji Workshop.

TuesdayPoke Maine is set to launch, as is A&C Food Factory.

Wednesday – it’s the official opening day for Luke’s Lobster, there will be a wine tasting at the Old Port Wine Merchants, RedPoint is teaching a Social Media workshop, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday – The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from Oxbow.

Friday – Rosemont is holding a Portuguese wine and food event at their store in Cape Elizabeth, and there will be a wine tasting at the West End Rosemont.

Saturday – 22 businesses are holding the 3rd Annual Inner Washington Ave Block Party, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday – the last Old Port Festival is taking place.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

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Portland Wine Week

The 2nd Annual Portland Wine Week (websitefacebookinstagramtwitter) is taking place June 17 – 23 at various venues across the city. 73 events are on the calendar. Here are some of the highlights:

In short, unless you really don’t like wine at all (and really, how could you not?) there’s something for everyone in the PWW calendar.

This Week’s Events: Flood’s Opening, Street Eats and Beats, Crawfish Boil, Rum Riot Rum, Koji Workshop, Caffeine Crawl

Monday – It’s Memorial Day, the informal start of Summer.

Wednesday – the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

FridayFlood’s (websiteinstagramfacebook) will open its doors to the public, and there will be a wine tasting at the Brighton Ave Rosemont Market.

SaturdayCaffeine Crawl has produced four different tours of Portland coffee shops, the 2019 edition of Street Eats and Beats is taking place, as is the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market.

Sunday – Po’ Boys is holding the 8th Annual Crawfish BoilCong Tu Bot will be on the road for an event at the Oyster River Winegrowers, 3 Portland distillers are releasing their collaboration spirit Rum Riot Rum and raising a toast to the memory of John Robbins, the 22-year-old sailor from Deer Isle who died in the 1855 Portland Rum Riot. Hugo’s and OurCookQuest are collaborating to offer a Koji Workshop.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

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This Week’s Events: Opera Cocktails, Tequila/Mezcal, Pasta with Paolo

Tuesday – Solo Italiano chef Paola Laboa will be teaching a pasta-making class.

Wednesday – there will be a Greek wine tasting at RSVP, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Friday – Grace is hosting an Opera Cocktail Party, there will be a tequila and mezcal event on Thompson’s Point, and Novare Res will be featuring beer from Stillwater Brewing.

Saturday – the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

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This Week’s Events: Quiero Cafe, iPhone Workshop, Latte Art Throwdown, Wine Seminar, Full Plates Chef Dinner

MondayQuiero Cafe (websitefacebookinstagram) is opening in Bramhall Square (10 am – 9 pm), and the PSO’s Symphony & Spirits is taking place.

Wednesday – Knack Factory is hosting an iPhone photography workshop led by photographer Kari Herer, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday – local baristas are gathering at Tandem Bakery for a latte art competition.

FridayOxbow is releasing three new beers (Principesca, Abrico, Cherry Jackpot), there will be a wine tasting at the Munjoy Hill Rosemont, and the Bier Cellar is holding a Sasanoa Brewing tasting.

Saturday – there will be a beer tasting at RSVP, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday – Bow Street is holding their monthly wine seminar, and chefs Sam Hayward, Melissa Kelly, Rob Evans, Mark Gaier, Clark Frasier, Ilma Lopez, and baker Alison Pray will be preparing a fundraising dinner for Full Plates, Full Potential at Flanigan’s Table.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

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