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. 

Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore.

Adult coloring books are everywhere these days. You can find them in gift shops, bookstores, craft stores, and online. Touted for their powers of stress-reduction and mindfulness, coloring books with intricate designs are a welcome reprieve from staring at a screen all day. They help quiet the mind and give us something to do when we’re binging on Netflix. It’s a fun activity to do with friends while catching up at a coffee shop or cafe and makes a thoughtful gift as well. 

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/.

Like no other food & wine festival in the Pacific Northwest.

Bon Appétit presented it’s 4th annual Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty is the Pacific Northwest’s flagship food and drink festival, capturing the current energy and enthusiasm driving America’s food revolution. The four-day festival founded in 2012 by Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch
showcases local  culinary talent and Pacific Northwest ingredients alongside internationally recognized