Portland Nursery‘s apple tastings continues this weekend, 10am-5pm each day. Enjoy the fair-like atmosphere, sample sixty varieties of apples and pears (pdf), and listen to the musical stylings of Pete Krebs Gypsy Trio (Saturday 10am-12pm), Hurricane Hole with Dale Jones (Saturday 1pm-4pm), The Mighty Filberts (Sunday 10am-12pm), and the Mike Danner Trio (Sunday 1pm-4pm).
The second installment of the Oregon Bounty Fresh Hop Beer Tastivals takes place Saturday at Hopworks Urban Brewery (2944 SE Powell Blvd). Part one was October 4th in Hood River; part three is next weekend at Ninkasi in Eugene.
Hopheads, rejoice! The autumn air is turning crisp, heralding the annual harvest of hops, and with it, the celebration of fresh hop beers by Oregon’s famed craft brewers. Oregon Bounty and the Oregon Brewers Guild have collaborated to host a statewide series of three Fresh Hop Beer “Tastivals,” each featuring more than 20 original fresh hop beers from many of Oregon’s top craft breweries.
Admission is free; the requisite tasting mugs cost $5. Beer tokens are $1 each.
Jonesing for some Timber-centric company? Maybe thinking a celebration of sorts is in order for the official MLS bid? Craving some haggis or a scotch egg? Head to the Rose and Thistle (2314 NE Broadway) for merriment, commiseration, argy-bargy, and whatnot with the Timbers Army Saturday night. 7:01pm of course!