Feast Portland (aka Bon Appétit Presents: Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty) is a yearly celebration of the abundance of the Pacific Northwest, and the prodigious skill of its chefs. It's a four-day long event with proceeds going to Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Share our Strength.
The festival includes events, cooking classes, tasting panels, a dinner series, a brunch series, and a speaker series covering topics like GMOs, ending hunger, and food's role in healthcare.
The range is huge. Events vary from Wine vs Beer: the rematch to Whole Foods Market Best Butcher Contest and Fishmonger Faceoff. There are the most specific cooking classes you could ever want: Roast Your Own Coffee; Fermented Foods of Japan; Modern Sauces; Face Meat. The Tasting Panels include Cocoa Comforts; White Wines and the Shoreline; and Baby Got Beer-Back, which focuses on whiskey pairings, and proves once and for all that Portland is good at food and good at naming things.
Photos by Jedidiah Fugle.