Pop Up Shabbat

I attended a previous Breaking Breads pop up earlier this year, and when I saw they were going to throw a Pop Up Shabbat, I was quick to sign up. The dinner was hosted by Martha Holmberg (current CEO of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, award winning cook book author including the co-author of the best-selling cookbook Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables with Joshua McFadden) and Kristin Spear (founder of FaithHaus) with special guest Devra Ferst (a New York City based food writer and editor who has written for Bon Appetit, Vogue, NPR, Conde Nast, and more). Dinner proceeds of the Pop Up Shabbat, and in lieu of gratuity envelopes were provided, that benefit Sack Lunch PDX, a Portland team of Chefs Cycle, a nationwide fundraiser for the No Kid Hungry campaign.
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Have you heard of Shabbat? Shabbat is an observance in the Jewish culture that occurs every Friday night which brings family and friends together to celebrate Sabbath, the seventh day of rest that lasts from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday. Shabbat dinner on Friday night is in many ways similar to a family’s traditional Sunday Supper – but imagine that this is celebrated as a cornerstone of Jewish culture, almost like celebrating a mini-Thanksgiving but more focus on giving thanks and enjoying friends and family then a belly busting meal).
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Summer Pop Ups in Portland 2017

Recently, I was given the opportunity to update the Eater article on pop ups, “The Hottest Portland Pop-Ups Right Now, Summer 2017”. It is not an exhaustive list of all the pop ups in Portland, though I think you know about a great majority of them if you reference that article and also look at the website Feastly (which I also wrote about for Eater) which also is a platform for local and visiting from other Feastly cities chefs to set up pop up events.

To make the list manageable, this time I tried to divide it into more subgroups based on type of cuisine in the world highlighted – and I was asked to keep it to a list of 21. So how did I curate it? And what stuff did I wish I could have included but couldn’t for the Eater PDX article – but can totally mention and loop you in on my blog since I control the space here? What else do I want you to know about Summer Pop Up Series Dining in Portland opportunities?

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Shipwreck PDX

I was able to attend Shipwreck PDX at their first pop up in March at Jacqueline, and they made my Eater PDX top pop up list. I plan to attend again at their next pop up in May 15 next from 5 PM to 2 AM at Taqueria Nueve, which is now additionally partnering with Rum Club while waiting for your table. It’s a strong sign how they are continually improving and actively making choices by learning from their experience in March.

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Imperial Session New England Beer Pairing Dinner

This quarterly dinner series by Imperial Session duo Advanced Cicerone Ryan Spencer (Bailey’s Taproom) with dishes from Chef Spencer Watari (Clyde Common) pairs beers and food. Unlike many beer and food dinners, this pop up concept does not beholden itself to any particular breweries or restaurant so they can select any beer or dish to make an interesting pairing without worrying about representing or promoting any business. The last dinner focus was on beers from New England.
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Ippai PDX Osechi Dinner

Once a month, Jane Hashimawari pops up as Ippai PDX at Milk Glass Market offering Japanese home style cooking like from her mom. Her simple but comforting meals vary by the monthly theme and season and really do seem like what would be on the table at a regular family dinner if you were doing a homestay. Recently, I attended the Ippai PDX Osechi Dinner, which featured some dishes of traditional Japanese New Year’s Food to give 2017 (or any new year) an auspicious start.
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