2016 Bite of Oregon @ Portland’s Waterfront Park | Oregon’s Top Chefs, Best Wineries, Craft Breweries, Distilleries, Cideries & Finest Cuisine

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August 12-14, 2016
August 12, 2016 – 11am-10pm
August 13, 2016 – 11am -10pm
August 14, 2016 – 10am-8pm
$5 | Kids 12 and under free
Tickets: biteoforegon.com

Portland’s Waterfront Park
Naito Pkwy between SW Harrison St & NW Glisan St

What do Oregon’s top chefs, best wineries, craft breweries, distilleries, cideries and finest cuisine have in common? They will all be taking over Portland’s Waterfront Park August 12-14 to support Special Olympics Oregon during the 33rd annual Bite of Oregon presented by Amica.

The Bite of Oregon will celebrate its 33rd anniversary August 12-14, 2016 at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. During the three-day weekend event, Oregon’s top chefs, best wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries, along with celebrity chef demonstrations and challenges, live entertainment and children’s activities, will join forces to make the Bite of Oregon one of the state’s premier outdoor culinary events. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oregon.

Eat.
The acclaimed Oregon Bounty Chef’s table returns. In true farm-to-festival spirit, chef’s from around the state partner with Oregon’s various agriculture commissions to prepare 40+ locally-sourced, gourmet bites for only $5. This year, the Chef’s table will expand and feature many Oregon Agricultural Commissions, including blueberry and potato, Sublime Agriculture, Seafood Oregon and Oregon Cherry Growers. Each day different entrée and dessert bites will be featured.

The Bite is excited to welcome more than a dozen of Oregon’s finest restaurants, food carts, artisans, and confectionaries who will serve an assortment of dishes and flavors, savory and sweet, to satisfy all palates. The complete lineup of vendors will be released in the coming weeks.

No culinary event is complete without a little appetizing competition. Leading chefs and mixologists from around the state will compete for the traditional, fiercely-coveted titles of Oregon’s Iron Chef and Iron Mixologist. Tasked with finding Oregon’s next Iron Chef for 2016 will be Trent Pierce of Roe, Joe Kim of 5 Fusion and Sushi Bar, and Michael Russel of the Oregonian.

Drink.
Whether your drink of choice is a craft beer, a glass of world-class Pinot, a crisp hard cider, a locally-distilled spirit, or a freshly squeezed juice, the Bite offers ample liquid assets from the state’s biggest and best producers. In addition, more than 25 breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries, and distilleries will pour delicious craft beverages to help quench thirsts and tantalize palates.

And Be Merry.
The Bite is fun for everyone. Two music stages located on opposite ends of the festival will host more than 30 of the state’s best live bands ensuring an enjoyable experience no matter where you find yourself. This year the Bite will pay homage to his purple majesty as we welcome the Prince Tribute Band Erotic City. For families, the Bite offers a variety of entertaining activities including a stage with hourly interactive performances, puppeteers, arts and crafts projects and face painting