Last year was my first time to cover Feast Portland. I was overwhelmed with the number of events and foodie ops. Now, I hear that, this year, there is EVEN MORE!
Here’s what’s going on with Feast Portland. It’s coming up in 8 short weeks! We have some exciting updates to share, including details about three all new Feast events that tickets just went on sale today, the schedule for the culinary stage and book signings at Grand Tasting, and which Feast Portland events still have tickets available for purchase!
You belly up to a bar, study the menu, and the bartender asks what you’re in the mood for. You freeze. Deciding on a drink can be a harrowing experience, don’t be that guy. Join Bon Appétit’s editors on a cocktail tour of Downtown PDX as we learn all kinds of bartender secrets – from cocktail ice to whiskey 101 – by the end you’ll be a drinking pro. Now, what are you drinking? On this crawl, you’ll walk to the following bars: Shift Drinks, Pepe Le Moko, Teardrop and the Green Room. Featured Tastemakers: Andrew Knowlton, Carla Lalli Music, Julia Kramer, Claire Saffitz, Amiel Stanek, Alise Moffat, Sean Hoard, Daniel Shoemaker.
Ever wonder how recipes in the BA Test Kitchen make their way onto the pages of the magazine? Bon Appétit’s food editors offer guests a glimpse into the recipe process (lots of cooking—and tasting!) as they explore some of the dishes developed for their October 2016 Issue. Come for the grub; stay for the stories and tips. Featured Tastemakers: Carla Lalli Music, Claire Saffitz and Julia Kramer
Ladies and gentlemen, let's get ready to rumble! It's round three of Feast Portland's epic Drink Tank panel, Wine vs. Beer. In this corner, we have wine spirit animal, Bon Appétit contributor, blogger and social media superstar, Marissa Ross, representing team grapes! And in this corner, we have the man who's always on the Great American Ale trail, founder of the brand new Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery, and esteemed beer journalist, Christian DeBenedetti, representing team hops! Marissa and Christian will each receive delicious cheeses from top Portland cheesemonger Steve Jones, and they will each pair wine and beer with said yummy, cheesy goodness for YOU, lucky Feast fans. The audience will taste both pairings and vote for the pairing they think is a knockout punch. Featured Tastemakers: Christian DeBenedetti, Marissa Ross, Steve Jones.
• 1:30pm-2:00pm - Natural Wines Panel Discussion
• 2:30-3:00pm – What is Pacific Northwest cuisine – then and now? A discussion with chefs Vitaly Paley and Tom Douglass.
• 3:30pm-4:30pm - Bon Appétit's Podcast - Live on stage!SATURDAY, 9/17
• 3pm or 3:30pm-4pm - An interview on Bon Appetit's Adam Rapoport
• 4pm-4:30pm - An interview with BBQ master, Aaron Franklin
#FeastFab5 Artisan and Chef Collaborations: In celebration of their fifth anniversary, Feast Portland has asked their top participating artisans and chefs to create Feast-inspired, one-of-a-kind items, available for purchase for a limited time only. The #FeastFab5 collaborations include Xocolatl de Davíd, QUIN, Wiz Bang Bar, Pok Pok Som, Stumptown, Franklin Barbecue, Sqirl, Olympia Provisions, and Pok Pok. Full #FeastFab5 collaboration details to come next week!