As much as I love fall, I have a hard time with the transition from summer to fall. I mourn the loss of sunny days, BBQ’s, and outdoor activities—from paddle boarding in South Lake Union to hiking in the Cascades. However, one consolation that comes with the close of summer is Feast Portland’s phenomenal food and drink festival. We look forward to it all year, with the countdown officially beginning when tickets go on sale in May. 

Savor the season’s most enticing celebration of local food, wine & the people behind the magic. 

The region’s most delicious event is just around the corner; have you bought your tickets yet? In its biggest showing yet, Taste Washington celebrates its 20th anniversary from March 23 through 26, uniting nearly 300 wineries, 70-plus restaurants, an impressive lineup of esteemed national chefs and a huge crowd of food- and wine-loving attendees ready to raise their glass.

Celebrating its 5th birthday last weekend, this year’s Feast Portland was the best one yet. Minus a little rain on Saturday, it was another successful food & wine festival. If you haven’t been, you should mark your calendar for next May when tickets go on sale—it’s not to be missed. A few of the Seattleite staff writers took a road trip down to Portland and enjoyed a weekend of glorious feasting. There’s some amazing talent in Portland and they are making innovative and delicious food.