From our sponsors at Feast Portland:
Bon Appetit presents 2012 Feast Portland Food Festival
Thursday, September 20 – Sunday, September 23, 2012
For a full schedule of events & tickets, visit feastportland.com
The hub of the artisan food movement and the birthplace of industry legend James Beard, Portland, Oregon, is situated in the ingredient epicenter of the world with soil, vineyards, ocean, and pastures that produce one-of-a-kind food that makes this Northwest culinary hot spot one of the country’s greatest food and drink destinations.
Enter Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland—a first-of-its-kind event premiering September 20–23 that celebrates the unmatched vibrancy of the Oregon food community by showcasing local culinary talent—from chefs and winemakers to farmers and distillers—and region-defining ingredients alongside internationally recognized industry professionals and experts. Co-founded by Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch, the festival aims to spotlight everything that makes Portland awesome, capturing the current energy driving America’s food revolution, all while raising significant funds to help end childhood hunger. Oregon—despite its perceived food abundance—ironically ranks among the top five hungriest states in the nation.
Innovative festival events offer ample opportunity to both indulge and learn while interacting with local, national and even international industry elite—from large-scale tasting events like the Sandwich Invitational, Oregon Bounty Marketplace, Feast Portland Night Market, and High Comfort, to intimate sit-down dinners, hands-on classes, live culinary demonstrations, thought-provoking speakers, and industry get-togethers.
Vitaly Paley (Paley’s Place), Naomi Pomeroy (Beast), Andy Ricker (Pok Pok), Cathy Whims (Nostrana), Adam Sappington (Country Cat), Gregory Gourdet (Departure), Jenn Louis (Lincoln), David Machado (Nel Centro), Elias Cairo (Olympic Provisions), Philippe Boulot (The Heathman), Christopher Israel (Gruner, Corazon), Jason French (Nedd Ludd), Stephanie Kimmel (Marché), Ben Bettinger (Imperial), and Tommy Habetz (Bunk) welcome a roster of visiting chefs such as Duff Goldman, April Bloomfield (Spotted Pig), Eddie Huang (Baohaus), Nancy Silverton (Osteria Mozza), Seamus Mullen (Tertulia), Brad Farmerie (PUBLIC), Chris Cosentino (Incanto), Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune), Anita Lo (Annisa), Amanda Freitag, Hedy Goldsmith (Michael’s Genuine), Lee Anne Wong, Matt Lightner (Atera), Paul Kahan (Publican), Daniel Patterson (Coi), Sean Brock (Husk), and Inaki Aizpitarte (Le Chateaubriand, Paris).
Tickets can be purchased at feastportland.com and on the festival’s Facebook page, with individual event tickets starting at just $30 and an “All In” Festival Weekend Pass, available for those who want to experience it all, at $650. While thousands gather to enjoy Oregon’s bounty, the payoff will no doubt be meaningful as all festival proceeds benefit national childhood hunger relief organization Share Our Strength and local hunger-related charity Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.
For a full schedule of events, visit feastportland.com.