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Holiday Cookbook Social
SUNDAY, December 03

12-2pm | FREE
Headwaters | 
1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Holiday shoppers and food lovers will have a rare chance to meet local chefs, bartenders and cookbook authors. Guests at the 5th Annual Holiday Cookbook Social, a free event hosted by Headwater’s James Beard Chef Vitaly Paley and the Portland Culinary Alliance, can chat with the authors and shop for the perfect literary gift for everyone on their list. The authors will be signing books and many will serve complimentary bites or samples straight from the pages of their cookbooks. 


Tom Douglas Cookbook Social - John Gorham

11th Annual Cookbook Social
MONDAY, December 04

4pm | $20
Palace Ballroom | 
2100 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

‘Tis the season! Join John Gorham for the 11th annual Cookbook Social, hosted by Tom Douglas Seattle Kitchen at the Palace Ballroom in downtown Seattle! Their festive elves have gathered some of the best cookbook authors and local purveyors to help you get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping needs. This event is a great opportunity to build your own cookbook library at home or to stock up on gifts for your food loving friends and family. With a glass of wine in hand, enjoy bites from a variety of featured cookbook recipes, book signing opportunities, holiday gifting inspiration and samples from the Pacific Northwest’s food artisans, bakers, brewers, and more! Ticket price includes (1) drink token and samples from authors.


Oregon Arak

Oregon Arak Release Party
Sunday, December 10


5-7pm | PLAZA DEL TORO | 105 SE Taylor, Portland OR 97214
Open to the Public | 21+

Joining forces over a shared love of anise and tradition, Mediterranean Exploration Company’s Jamal Hassan and Bull Run Distillery’s Lee Medoff crafted a unique spirit distilled from Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Syrian Anis seed. Oregon Arak captures and combines the spirit and terroir of the northwest and the Middle East.

Join us to celebrate at PLAZA DEL TORO for complimentary tastes of Oregon Arak, passed bites from MEC / Shalom Y’all, and Middle Eastern music from Brothers of the Baladi

This is event is free and open to the public for guests 21 and over. Cocktails available for purchase. 


La Ruta del Toro:
Basque Sidra Dinner

SATURDAY, December 30

6pm | $100 | PLAZA DEL TORO | 105 SE Taylor, Portland
We're celebrating the new year by tapping a barrel of sidra (Spanish cider)! Join us for a culinary and cultural exploration of the Basque region of Spain, featuring a traditional seated sidra house dinner with Trabanco Sidra. Ticket price includes dinner and sidra from the barrel all evening. Full bar and wine list available for purchase. Seating starts promptly at 6:30pm.