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  • Writer's pictureDiana Brandt

Festival: Feast Portland

Feast Portland is more than a food and drink festival. It’s a movement that showcases the energy, creativity and enthusiasm that’s driving America’s food revolution while celebrating two of the culinary world’s most inspiring places: Portland and Oregon. From spirited one-of-a-kind large-scale events featuring trendsetting chefs from all over the country and the world, to intimate hands-on classes, collaborative dinners and panels, Feast offers some of the most compelling experiences and original programming in the modern food festival conversation.

Founded in 2012 by Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch, Feast is also a festival that puts charity at the core of its mission. Since its inception, the festival has donated close to $400,000 to help end hunger in Oregon and across the country. In 2018, Feast is proud to support two worthy hunger causes – Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Urban Gleaners.

Now in it seventh year, Feast Portland has been called “the best food festival in the country” by Thrillist, the “food festival to beat” by Tasting Table and has been recognized by local and national media alike, including USA Today, Eater National, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Paste, Huffington Post, The Daily Meal, Zagat, The Oregonian, Portland Monthly magazine, Seattle Met magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Fodor’s Travel “North America’s Top 15 Food Festivals.”

Interested in attending, while there are a ton of events to hit up during the festival days, many sell out immediately. However, there are still tickets left to these fabulous events. You can get your tickets for them, here.

  • The Package (Includes all Main Events, even sold out Night Market, Saturday Grant Tasting, and Smoked!)

  • Main Events:

  • 80s vs 90s

  • Friday Grand Tasting Presented by New Seasons Market

  • Brunch Village Presented by Bob's Red Mill

  • Fun-Size Events

  • Basically Bar Trivia

  • Big Feast in Little China

  • Healthyish 5Kish

  • Iron Mixologist: City of Roses Editon

  • Nouveau Bistro

  • Feast Sunday Tailgate

  • Classes:

  • Macramé & Rosé

  • Pigeon Toe Ceramics + Lord Birthday: Dream Muggin'

  • Drink Tank:

  • The New (Old) Italy

  • Act Naturally: Natural Wine Comes of Age

  • Tickled Pink: Why Rosé-inspired Ciders and Beers are Taking Over

Why we Feast? This year they launched their 3rd annual Matching Challenge with Oregon Fruit Products to support their charity partners Partners For A Hunger-Free Oregon and Urban Gleaners, and it was a huge success! With your help they were able to raise $41,720 toward ending hunger in Oregon. Your generous donations go directly to their charity partners and help support programs like summer meal access, including the mobile markets and summer markets our charities provide and fill with delicious food. Thank you to all who donated!

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