If you consider yourself to be a food lover then attending Feast Portland is a must. This annual food festival takes place every September for four days straight at locations all over downtown Portland, Oregon. Events range from private dinners with award winning chefs to hands on classes where you can learn how to craft creative cocktails to large events where you can sample a wide range of food and drinks all in one spot.
Feast Portland is a celebration of Oregon’s bounty and the Pacific Northwest’s flagship food and drink festival. The four-day festival founded in 2012 showcases local culinary talent and Pacific Northwest ingredients alongside internationally recognized chefs, culinary professionals and industry leaders. Last year’s festival featured 80+ local, national and international chefs, 20+ artisans, 30+ wineries, and 20+ breweries.
Feast Portland Major Events
A few of the food items for tasting at Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting – photo by Meagan Shamy
Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting – Each year Feast completely takes over Pioneer Courthouse Square and fill it up with the best food and drinks Oregon has to offer. For four hours you can eat and drink your way through the square. Food highlights from this past year where meats by Olympia Provisions, macaroons by Ringside Steakhouse, and ice cream by Fifty Licks. Drink highlights were basically never ending since Oregon beers and wines were well represented. If you have ever wanted to try 50 Oregon wines in one place, this is where you go!
Sandwich Invitational – If you can only go to one special event besides the Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting, this should be it. The Sandwich Invitational is always held at Director’s Park in downtown Portland. Chefs with wildly imaginative ideas of what a sandwich can aspire to be compete against each other. From Southern masters to BBQ legends like Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue (Austin, TX), this gathering of the country’s leading chefs will explore how the depth and breadth of America’s culinary landscape can fit between two slices of bread—with even the bread up for interpretation!