This weekend (starting tomorow, to be exact), Portland will open its kitchens to Bon Appétite’s Feast Portland. Feast Portland is a celebration of all things culinary in Oregon from charcuterie to beer to hand crafted ice cream set up in a multiple-venue festival fashion (akin to SXSW). Foodies and chefs from all over the country will flock to Portland for the four-day edible extravaganza. Events run the full gamut of food endeavors—private dinners, cooking demonstrations, food and wine pairings, speakers, sandwich invitationals, you name it! How about Pork & Pinot Noir or Thai Street Food with Andy Ricker (of Pok Pok fame) or an entire event dedicated to taking comfort food to the next level?
The crowning event will be the Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting– a mini food festival unto itself in Portland’s Pioneer Square on Friday and Saturday. Over 70 vendors, including craft breweries, wineries, chocolatiers, and some of Portland’s best restaurants will be on site sampling their finest nibbles and sips to eager foodies. Bob’s Red Mill is honored to be the official Whole Grains Sponsor for this event and had the privileged of providing some of our best ingredients to chefs from all over the country to use in their dishes. We’ll even be there serving crispy Amaranth Cakes and slinging whole grain samples!
Find out more about the event at FeastPortland.com. Several events have already sold out, but there are still plenty of wonderful options to choose from. Tickets for the Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting are $60/day or $100 for both days. The Grand Tasting runs from 2 pm to 5 pm on Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd. To make this festival even more tasty, all net profits from the four-day event will be donated to Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon and Share Our Strength (read more about these organizations here).
The weather will likely be gloriously fall (hoping for crisp air and sunshine) and I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than meeting some of Oregon’s top food artisans and tasting their wares. Hope to see you there!
Keep up to date with Feast happenings by following @FeastPDX on Twitter.