From our sponsors:
2014 Bite of Oregon
August 8: 11am-10pm
August 9: 11am -10pm
August 10: 10am-8pm
$5 | More info: biteoforegon.com
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204
What do Oregon’s top chefs, best wineries, craft breweries and finest cuisine have in common? They will take over Portland’s Waterfront Park to support Special Olympics Oregon during the 31st annual Bite Of Oregon, August 8, 9, and 10.
The farm to fork movement is a way of life for Oregon chefs, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be for you as well (at least for a weekend). Back by popular demand, the Oregon Bounty Chef’s Table will be bigger and tastier than its inaugural year in 2013. The Chef’s Table offers Bite visitors smaller gourmet plates prepared by chefs who partner with various Oregon Agriculture Commissions.
This year it will expand in size and feature Commissions including blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, potatoes, Seafood Oregon, Oregon Beef Council and this year’s newest addition: Oregon Dairy Products. Different entrée and dessert bites will be served each day. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the rancher, farmer, or fisherman who grew, raised or caught the item they are enjoying in a true farm-to-festival spirit.
The Bite of Oregon wouldn’t be the same without a little appetizing competition for Iron Chef and Iron Mixologist. Keeping the tradition alive, chefs and mixologists from around the state will compete for the fiercely coveted titles. Some of this year’s participants will include Chef Jeff Strom of Koho Bistro and Mixologist Beckaly Franks of Clyde Common. Let the battles begin!
Home of the James Beard Foundation, Oregon has become a top-notch culinary destination. To highlight this, The Bite is excited to welcome 10 Oregon restaurants, some of our favorite food carts, and a variety of delectable desserts to taste.
Whether your drink of choice is an ice-cold craft beer, a glass of world-class Pinot, a crisp hard cider or distilled spirits, the Bite offers ample liquid assets to sip. We’re excited to welcome some of the state’s best craft breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries to help quench your thirsts and tantalize your palates. A major addition to this year’s event is the highly regarded SE Wine Collective who will host a tasting bar pouring sample sips and glasses from locally produced wines including a collective blend made exclusively for The Bite.
And be merry (while supporting a great cause).
The Bite is fun for everyone. Families, friends, couples, colleagues, and even blind dates. Two music stages located on opposite ends of the festival will host more than 30 of the state’s best live bands ensuring a rocking good time no matter where you find yourself at the festival. For families, the Bite offers a variety of fun activities including puppeteers, art projects, face painting, and lots of interactive performance acts.
This year The Bite will enhance your experience with “The Bonus Bite,” which is where attendees can opt-in to receive texts during the festival and win prizes. Stay tuned for more information on special packages, early bird deals and how The Bite plans to engage and get social with you while you’re eating, drinking and being merry at this year’s Bite of Oregon.