Mark your calendar! Feast Portland returns for year five September 15-18
Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland released its full 2016 festival lineup yesterday, unveiling four new Fun-Size events, a Latin theme for the Night Market, a ballin’ new east side location for the Sandwich Invitational, and over 100 chefs from around the world. This event should not be missed—the weekend is easily better than any food & wine event in Seattle (sorry Seattle, nothing but love for you). Festival tickets will be available to purchase starting at 9:00 am PST today at http://www.feastportland.com/.
Portland is one of America’s great food cities and puts on an incredible food and drink festival—one of the best in the country. The festival is a culmination of more than 40 events at beautiful venues across Portland, including large-scale main events, once-in-a-lifetime collaboration dinners, expert-led tasting panels, hands-on classes, and raucous industry parties over four intense days of amazing food and drink.
“Our fifth year is here and we are ready to up the festival ante once again,” said festival co-founders Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch. “Our goal is to continue to best ourselves every year. Our fifth anniversary is a no-rerun year—everything is new and fun!”
Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland continues to support efforts to end hunger in our community. Over the last four years, the event has donated over $231,000 to local and national charity partners working to end childhood hunger. For the fifth anniversary, the festival will keep charitable donation in its home state of Oregon, partnering exclusively with Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon with a concentrated effort on their campaign to raise awareness around school breakfast participation in Oregon schools.
2016 Festival Events:
A brand new series, Fun-Size events, are mid-size events with varying themes at venues around the city. These include a reprise of last year’s cook-out with Franklin Barbecue & Family, a party celebrating the art of the ultimate comfort food in its many forms at Eat Your Feelings—The Noodle Edition, hang out with the most incredible lineup of bartenders for a laid back afternoon of drinks and bites at Peace, Love and Cocktails, and a Southern-style picnic to wrap up the weekend at The Go Get You Some Picnic.
The kickoff to the weekend is on Thursday night with the Sandwich Invitational Presented by Portland Monthly Magazine. 14 of the best chefs in the country will suit up to blaze a trail to sandwich glory. Guests get to taste and vote for their favorite sandwich, along with an esteemed panel of judges comprised of local and national culinary legends.
The festival’s Friday night main event USA Pears Night Market Presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card remains the party of all parties, featuring a light-strung village of stalls serving up a crazy slate of street food. This year’s theme: Playful Latin cooking, from Mexico to Madrid. With taco mashups, reimagined grilled Argentine meats, and inspired Spanish bites, the Night Market delivers a night of Latin song and sauce with the energy and excitement you’ve come to expect.
Last year’s breakout new event, Oregonian Media Group Smoked! Presented by Tillamook will return to The Fields in Northwest Portland as the final main evening event of Feast on Saturday night. Don’t call it a cookout—Smoked! is a delightful meat-fueled inferno of the best chefs slinging Flintstonian cuts of beef, pork, fish and fowl where diners will sip regional reserve wines, rambunctious cocktails and cold beer as they wander from pit to pit tasting all the prized bites that grill gurus from the country’s top kitchens can dole out.
The Grand Tasting is the festival’s largest tasting event and a culinary road trip of America’s food culture. The walk-around tasting on Friday and Saturday afternoon of Feast weekend in Pioneer Courthouse Square, a cozy brick amphitheater in the city center, will introduce attendees to over 80 food and drink vendors from Oregon and beyond.
On Sunday, Brunch Village closes Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland in the best way possible—a spirited outdoor celebration, where brunch chef legends create the ultimate offerings of pork, eggs, flour, salt, butter, booze and love with Mimosas and Bloody Marys in-hand.
The Dinner Series events are once-in-a-lifetime meals crafted through the collaboration of the country’s most innovative culinary minds. This year’s coveted Dinner Series events:
- Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton
- Tony Maws at Ox Restaurant
- John Gorham and Chris Cosentino at Plaza Del Toro; Jason French and Paul Kahan At Elder Hall
- Twisted Filipino dinner featuring Filipino-American chefs Chad and Chase Valencia (LASA), Alvin Cailan (Eggslut), Charles Olalia (RiceBar), Isa Fabro (Unit 120), and host chef Carlo Lamagna (Clyde Common) at The Cleaners in Ace Hotel.
- Shabbat Shalom celebrating Israeli cuisine with Alon Shaya (Shaya, New Orleans), Jenn Louis (Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern, Portland), Kasey Mills (Mediterranean Exploration Company, Portland) and Michael Shemtov and Bryan Lee Weaver (Butcher & Bee, Nashville);
- Konnichiwa PDX with Ivan Orkin (Ivan Ramen, New York), Naomi Pomeroy (Beast, Portland), Justin Woodward (Castagna, Portland), Gabe Rosen (Biwa, Portland) and Ryan Roadhouse (Nodoguro, Portland) and special guest and master chef Kotaro Asakura (Kirakutei, Tokyo);
- Enchantment Under the Sea with Trent Pierce (Roe, Portland), Joel Stocks and Will Presich (Holdfast, Portland), Edouardo Jordan (Salare Restaurant, Seattle), and Kristen Murray (Maurice, Portland); and
- Washington Wine– THE Dinner hosted by award-winning national wine writer Bruce Schoenfeld with chefs Scott Dolich and David Sapp (Park Kitchen, Portland).
Taste through premium beverages with national industry experts at Drink Tank Presented by Imbibe tasting panels in the beautiful Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Mall of Portland Art Museum. Feast panelists will share their extensive knowledge along with a few good stories as they explore new trends in the wine, beer and cocktail world. For those who want to bring home more than just a full belly from the festival, Feast’s Hands-On Classes provide a rare opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade directly from the nation’s most skilled artisans and chefs in culinary spaces around Portland.
The complete Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland lineup with event descriptions, list of participants, and ticket information can be found at FeastPortland.com. Tickets for each event are available for purchase individually and prices are all-inclusive of food and drink served at that event.
Feast Portland | September 15 – 18, 2016