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Feast Portland Returns “Bedazzled” for Year Three

Feast Portland is returning for a 3rd year in a row, or how some might call it, “the bedazzle year!”  Bon Appétit presents Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty in celebration of the best Northwest food and drink. With a mission to showcase culinary talents from across the Pacific Northwest, the event also aims to donate the proceeds to fighting childhood hunger in Oregon and across the nation by teaming up with Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Share Our Strength. Starting September 18th and continuing through the 21st, guests will find fantastic tasting panels and show stopping main events every day of the celebration.

The delicious spread at Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting, photo by Allison Jones

The delicious spread at Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting, photo by Allison Jones

Start your Feast journey with exciting new tasting panels to get your taste buds running. On Friday, begin with Chardonnay is for Lovers featuring Bon Appétit’s Wine Insider, David Lynch who will lead a wine tasting event featuring the best Chardonnays from Oregon’s wine country. After the wine tasting, hop on over to taste what Portland is best known for, beer! Make sure to visit two great beer tastings, Friday’s A Walk on the Sour Side where beer aficionados and brewers will lead you on the process of brewing sour beers, and Saturday’s Tastes Great Less Filling where guests can taste the best new lighter beers lead by the best beer geeks around. Top off your tasting panel experience with the cities unique cocktail craze. Friday afternoon, Negroni O’Clock will show guests how to create unique twists on the traditional Negroni, then end your weekend with Get Lei’d, featuring Portland’s own King Kamehameha Blair Reynolds as he proves that the tiki drink is not dead.

After you are refreshed and rejuvenated from the tasting panels, don’t miss out on Feast’s main events! These main events are what Feast Portland is famous for— mouth-watering food and nonstop entertainment. Feast’s kick off event, Widmer Brother’s Brewing Sandwich Invitational combines two of Portland’s favorite things, sandwiches and beer! Day two of Feast celebrates Friday Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting featuring Oregon’s best artisans, wineries and breweries along with the countries best chefs at Pioneer Square. End your Feast journey with two delicious events, High Comfort at the Nines, where over 20 chefs give comfort food a high-end twist, and the Tillamook Brunch Village where chefs create brunch to die for and cocktails to cure any hangover. Make sure to visit these events plus more!

With Feast Portland approaching soon, we can’t be more than excited, and we hope you are too!