In 2012, Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch co-founded Feast Portland with a mission to combat childhood hunger in Oregon. Since its inception, “Bon Appétit presents Feast Portland: A Celebration Of Oregon Bounty” has emerged as not only a food and drink festival but also a movement designed to showcase Oregon’s culinary bounty. To date, this festival has donated more than $300,000 to charity. Feast Portland’s sole charitable partner in 2017 is Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. If you want experience the best from the PDX culinary world, the 2017 Feast Portland is a must attend event.
2017 Feast Portland
The 2017 Feast Portland festival takes place from September 14th to 17th. Over the course of four days, participants partake of large scale signature events featuring world class chefs and cuisine, collaborative dinners, informative panels, fun size events, and hands-on experiential classes. Also, industry professionals will be on hand to demonstrate the latest innovations in cookware.
Feast Portland’s signature events remain a cornerstone of this festival. On Thursday evening, September 14th, the festival kicks off with the “Sandwich Invitational Presented by The Portland Trail Blazers.” Here guests can sample a range of unique sandwich offerings by 18 all-star chefs accompanied by fine wines, craft brews and cocktails. Then they vote for their favorite sandwich as a panel of food personalities also selects their best sandwich. Compliment these sandwiches with Northwest wines and craft brews, as well as signature cocktails.
On Friday and Saturday afternoon (September 15th and 16th), the Grand Tasting Presented by New Seasons Market transforms Pioneer Square into rows upon rows of bites and beverages from over 80 food and drink vendors.
The Feast Portland Night Market Presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card on Friday evening, September 15th, celebrates the diversity of global cuisine. This lively outdoor celebration combines food and drink served by more than 20 chefs accompanied by kaleidoscopic sights and DJ-fueled sounds. All this action takes place against the sunset along the Portland waterfront.
On Saturday evening, September 16th, the Oregonian Media Group Smoked! Presented by Tillamook sets fire to food harvested from both sea and farm. Classic cocktails and Northwest wines will compliment these grilled eats As the evening heats up, once again, watch the sun set along the waterfront.
The Feast concludes on 17th with Brunch Village. This event celebrates brunch themed food and drink.
Also, during this four day feast, participants can partake in over 40 events scattered throughout Portland. Choose from intimate themed dinners at a few select establishments or fun size events adding a touch of frivolity to accompany the food and libations. Those seeking educational opportunities can sign up for a hands-on class, lecture or tasting.
As an indicator of the popularity of this event, the majority of events sell out by mid-July. Those events with tickets remaining can be found here (http://www.feastportland.com/schedule/).
For further information about Feast Portland 2017 and to get connected for future feasts, log on to www.feastportland.com.