The Ultimate Pacific Northwest Food Event
As one who typically does not love being at ‘Food Festivals’, I have to say that I’m excited for my first experience at Feast Portland. The event is widely recognized among the food literate here in the Pacific Northwest as the best of its kind. Yes, I’m sure that there will be the requisite throngs of people lining up for a bite of this or that. And there will be plenty of purple stained teeth to go around. But despite all that, it should be one for the ages.
The Feast Portland Lineup
As a ‘guest blogger’ I’ve been given a formal itinerary of the events I’m permitted to attend gratis. The schedule for the event is impressive and likely an endurance test for even the most well-intentioned gourmand. While I wasn’t invited to go to the Sandwich Invitational or, the primo event, Smoked which features many top chefs I admire including Chris Cosentino, Andy Ricker and Carlo Lamagna. Nor will I attend the Franklin BBQ & Family Event which is sure to be a terrific event that is being hosted by none other than BBQ guru Aaron Franklin of the famous Lincoln BBQ in Texas. (I may try to sneak into this!).
But enough about what I can’t do. I’m excited that I will get to attend a good number of events including the following:
Drink Tank: Meet The Press at the Portland Art Museum
The Friday Grand Tasting – #GrandTasting
Drink Tank: Washington Wines On The Rise at the Portland Art Museum
Friday Hospitality Lounge Happy Hour: Into the Deep: Library and Reserve Wines from Columbia Winery, Ponzi Vineyards, Precept Wine and Sokol Blosser Winery
The USA Pears Night Market Presented By Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card- #NightMarket
The Saturday Grand Tasting – #GrandTasting at Pioneer Courthouse Square
Drink Tank: The Day of the Daiquiri: How Rum & Lime Conquered The World at the Portland Art Museum
Hospitality Lounge Happy Hour: Buzzed with Stumptown Coffee Roasters: Coffee Inspired Cocktails at Provenance Hotels
After Party: Washington State Wine and Eater Present Ring of Fire – Irving Street Kitchen
An Endurance Test
It certainly seems like a fun-filled weekend and I’m going to attempt to diet for the next week leading up to it. Hopefully, I’ll get to meet a few new chefs, hang with the food intelligentsia and have a great time in the process at Feast Portland. Stay tuned for more info leading up to the event and a recap of the shenanigans.