It's almost here. That weekend in September that requires a full week of detox. Or stretchy pants immediately afterwards. Or long nights sipping and tasting. Feast is less than one month away. And that's reason to celebrate.
What's Feast? For those that haven't been in Portland, or reading food magazines or blogs, it's a food-festival-ish weekend in September (the 17th-20th) that takes place in downtown Portland and celebrates food from across the nation (with a focus on Oregon chefs and Oregon's bountiful food scene). It's not to be missed. And you'll find yourself shoulder to shoulder with some of the foodie greats in PDX and beyond.
Once you purchase a ticket, you're in the event and all food and drink is unlimited and flowing. No "fee + token" arrangement for Feast. Just indulgence. Be sure to have your hands free of cell phones, cameras, and doo-dads because it's a two handed eating and drinking affair.
This year, I'll be attending:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Sandwich Invitational on Thursday, September 17th. You can still buy tickets!
The Grand Bounty Tasting on Friday and Saturday, the 18th and 19th. You can buy tickets here. This is a great starter event (at $60 it's less expensive than some of the other events) and offers a HUGE selection of Oregon food and drink.
The Tillamook Brunch Village on Sunday the 20th. It's a smorgasbord of brunchy snacks and Bloody Mary bars. It's well worth the price to taste brunch creations from chefs around the nation. Tickets still available!
Read more about other events, like The Drink Tank events, food classes, and other fun events here! Hope to see you there!