Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let's Feast

Last year, right after we'd moved to Portland and were just figuring out that there are awesome events every single weekend here, Jane headed off to Feast and left me drooling uncontrollably at her Instagrams. Cue INSTANT regret. If I could have a re-do of last year, Feast would be in my radar (grilled Tillamook cheese sandwiches delivered to you at the push of a button?) and would have been attended by myself and my tummy.

This year I have the extreme privilege of attending Feast in Pioneer Square here in downtown PDX and going to four events over the course of the September 18-21st weekend. Though the event is so popular that some of the dinners and events are sold out, there are still tons of events that you can get tickets to and enjoy a massive feast!

I am most looking forward to the following events:

Widmer Brothers Brewing Sandwich Invitational
Director's Park, Sept 18th from 6-9 p.m.

Sandwich invitational. There needs to be no other explanation than: bread, meats, cheese, veggies, all together. For real. Sandwiches are my jam. And they can be yours too!

Oregon Grand Bounty Tasting
Pioneer Courthouse Square, Sept 20th from 12-5 p.m.

I heard and saw a lot of goodness from this big event from Jane's posts and this is probably the one I'm most looking forward to attending. Feast means it when they say "grand bounty" - this event highlights Oregon's awesome food and features tons of local chefs and wine/beer.

Oregonian Media Group High Comfort At the Nines
The Nines Hotel, Sept 20 from 6-9 p.m.

This event is big. 20 chefs are going to push comfort food out of its... well comfort zone and serve it up with amazing pairings. The event will cost you the big bucks to attend, but it so very clearly worth it to get to try some top chefs doing interesting things. PDX is all about food and this event seems to be the culminating piece of Feast!

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  1. Yay, so glad you are going this year! So many fun things to look forward to in September :)

  2. My gosh! This looks really yummy and awesome!


  3. This food festival really is insane with the deliciousness, glad to hear that you'll be there!

  4. I'm really excited to go for the first time!

  5. Elevated comfort food sounds right up my alley!

  6. Ooh this looks so yummy!

  7. I'm so sad we're missing Feast this year - We're new to Portland and have heard so many great things about Feast.... buuut we have a wedding in Cincinnati that weekend :-(

  8. LOVE Feast and can't wait for this year's events! The Sandwich Invitational is probably one of my favorites. Glad to hear you will be there this year!


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