HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I've got some fun food events up on the horizon. AND. Loads of activities at OMSI!
Let's get straight to the point.
Thursday, January 11th + 18th
RAY RESTAURANT SPECIAL DINNERS FOR JANUARY
Ray Restaurant, formally known as Lincoln Restaurant on North Williams a restaurant from Portland cookbook author and previous Top Chef Master's competitor, Jenn Louis. Jenn's newest creation, Ray, celebrates the diverse cultures and culinary traditions of Israel. Part of that celebration is highlighting all of the many cultures that reside inside of Israel.
For the month of January Ray will feature two special dinners aside from the regular menu.
- 01/11 Lincoln old-school pasta dinner
- 01/18 Israeli Russian dinner
The dinners will cost $40 for food courses with beverage pairings available separately. 503-288-6200 for reservations. Vegetarian or non-vegetarian options are available, please note at time of reservation.
Sunday, January 21st
RALLY PIZZA SUNDAY DINNER SERIES
Rally Pizza is launching a quarterly "Sunday Dinner" series, each dinner with a different regional Italian-inspired theme. The first dinner of this series will take place on Sunday, January 21st 5-9pm, with the theme "Volcanic Wines of Italy"
The dinner is 5 courses at $40 for food and an additional $20 for a four-course wine pairing and optional dessert wine. The regions represented are Campania, Sardinia, and Sicily. Chefs Alan Maniscalco and Shan Wickham's menu is inspired by these regions, with wine from each region to pair.
Volcanic Wines of Italy Menu:
Amuse: Chickpea fritters with smoked chile aioli
Antipasti: Frito misto -or- house made burrata with artichokes, citrus, and avocado.
Pasta: Handmade saffron pasta with slow cooked chicken and tomato sauce -or- tomato, soffritto, and ricotta salata
Entree: Meat course (either lamb or porchetta) -or- choice of pizza: Margherita, Marinara, or Amatriciana (tomato sauce, red onions, guanciale, pecorino). Entree comes with contorni (veggie sides): rapini, roasted carrots, and cipollini agrodolce.
Dessert: Cannoli sundae
This menu will be served in place of Rally Pizza's usual dinner menu from 5-6 p.m. on Sunday, January 21st. Reservations are recommended: (360) 524 9000.
above photos courtesy of Little Green Pickle.
Thursdays starting January 11th
"BREW HOG" BEER TASTING AND BBQ EVENT EVERY THURSDAY AT NORTH 45 PUB
Every Thursday from 6-9 p.m., now through April 5th guests are invited to North 45 Pub to meet local brewers, enjoy free tastings, $4 pints, and delicious BBQ specials.
During the Brew Hog series, North 45 Pub will host a different local guest brewery each week to showcase their brews with free tasting. Chef Ashley Waechtner will prepare smoked ribs and pork specials to pair with that week's beer selection.
North 45 "Brew Hog" Series Schedule:
P.s. the 4/5 Blowout party is benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Also, while there, check out the North 45 Pub's newly renovated large year-round patio, complete with a new domed tent and high-efficiency duct tent heaters! Possibly your next destination for a pub crawl?!
Tuesday, January 16th and various events dates
OMSI SCIENCE PUB
OMSI science pub is a monthly event held in multiple locations throughout the state and is open to all ages. No scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!
Science Pub Portland: Building Grand
Location: Empirical Theater at OMSI
When: January 16, 7 p.m.
Cost: $5 advance purchase for guaranteed seats; $5 suggested donation at the door.
With Raymond “Paul” Giroux, Dist. M. ASCE, Senior Estimating Manager at Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
OMSI After Dark
Enjoy child-free, brain-building science fun featuring live demos, new exhibitions and old favorites! Guests can indulge in tasty snacks, sweets and beer and wine from regional food and beverage artisans. 21+ only, IDs required. OMSI After Dark is typically held on the last Wednesday of every month. Special tasting editions are presented by Entercom and may be held on different days of the week.
Bourbon and Bacon
January 13, 7-10pm
Experience the science of intoxicating flavors and smoky pairings as we enter the sphere of Bourbon and Bacon at OMSI After Dark.
Now You See It
January 31, 6-10 p.m.
Step into the mysterious realm that Houdini once called home and explore the science behind the curtain.
OMSI Contact Info
Museum General Admission: $14.50 (adults) | $9.75 (ages 3-13) | $11.25 (ages 63+)
Submarine: $6.75 (Tours are for ages 3 and above), $5.75 for members
Empirical Theater: $7-$8.50 (adults) | $6-$6.50 (ages 3-13) | $6-7 (ages 63+) | $1 off for members Planetarium/Laser Shows: $5.75-$7.50 non-members | $4.75-$7.50 members
OMSI Hours: Open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays) 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Special Open Mondays: Jan 15, Jan 29, Feb 19, Mar 26