July 22-23: Oregon Berry Festival @ Ecotrust | Berry Cook-Off, Music, Prizes

From our sponsors at Oregon Berry Festival:
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Friday, July 22, Noon- 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
FREE | All Ages

Ecotrust Building
721 NW Ninth Avenue

Like your Mother always told you, ¬Å“Eat Your Berries!¬Â. The Ecotrust event spaces in Portland, will host the Oregon Berry Festival, July 22nd & 23rd, 2011. Visitors will have a chance to taste and buy some of the season's best berries and also sample amazing products made with Oregon's berry bounty.

This will be a fun family event with children's activities, live entertainment on the ¬Å“Blues Berry¬Â stage, a Portland chef berry cook-off and a chance to win a berry hued bucket bike and eat your fill of Oregon berries. There will be ice creams, pies, cobblers, jams, strawberry shortcake plus the unexpected taste treat like Marionberry BBQ sauce, red raspberry beer, cranberry chocolates, natural blueberry soda and much more.

Buy tickets to the Gala Berry Dinner prepared by Executive Chef Phillipe Boulot and held at the Heathman Hotel on Saturday, July 23rd at our website, www.oregonberryfestival.com.

The Oregon berry industry is one of the largest and oldest in the U.S. Four Oregon berry groups are joining together for the first time to promote their berries as ¬Å“Oregon¬Â berries at this festival. The festival is funded in part by a USDA Grant award through the Oregon Dept. of Agriculture.