This event benefits Children’s Relief Nursery, a program of LifeWorks NW that specializes in child abuse prevention services for families with children age four and younger. You are your friends can spend an evening sampling hearty, signature, autumn-themed appetizers from leading Portland chefs and then judge the competition. The evening will be topped off with a gourmet, fall dessert and live/silent auctions. Competitors are Bar Avignon’s Eric Joppie, Bistro Marquee’s Rick Widmayer, Genoa’s Jake Martin, Laurelwood Brewing Co.’s Richard Blake, Levant’s Scott Snyder, and Nong’s Khao Man Gai’s Nong Poonsukwattana. Tickets available online while they last.