“Blame the coffee geeks, blame the microbreweries, blame the climate, and all that local produce … Fact is, Portland’s food scene is where it’s at.” With that 2011 announcement, Bon Appétit magazine put the foodie world on notice that the upstart, indie-minded Stumptown had officially cemented itself as a bona fide culinary capital — and that a coming-out party was in order.
Enter Feast Portland, the city’s first-ever world-class food festival.
The inaugural three-day event in September 2012 drew upon a deep roster of Portland-bred talent (national James Beard Award-winning chefs, renegade food-cart cooks, sommeliers and beer experts, just for starters) and an international cast of kitchen royalty, including chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants, food writers from The New York Times and Bon Appétit, and foodie TV personalities.
Summer of Feast
Feast returns every September, bringing marquee events, special dinner series, hands-on classes, boozy discussions and more. However, for 2021 things have changed. Rather than the four-day festival of past years, 2021 brings to Portland Summer of Feast. Throughout the summer season, Feast brings more intimate events that celebrate food, community and the bounty of Portland.
Starting in July Feast presents Feast Flicks at the Lot at Zidell Yards. Collaborating with Hollywood Theater, Feast Flicks is an outdoor movie series featuring favorite food films paired with menus inspired by the film.
Questions About Summer of Feast
How much are tickets?
Prices for Family Reunion events will range from $75-125 for adults and $25 for children (at the all ages Family Reunion on Sunday afternoon).
Prices for Claima Stories: Feast Edition will be $35 each.
Will there be vegetarian options?
Will Feast events be canceled due to rain?
Portland’s Best Food Festivals
We’ve collected PDX’s best foodie events to help you make the most of what our sweet and savory city has to offer all year round.
Portland Dining Month
Every March, more than 100 Portland restaurants serve up three courses for just $33 nightly. There's no better time to visit this top culinary destination.
Portland’s Foodie Chains
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James Beard Award-Winning Chefs
With such a talked-about and delicious food scene, it comes as no surprise that Portland chefs have racked up a few James Beard Awards over the years.
Portland for Foodies
Mixing fresh, local ingredients with a colorful community of inventive chefs, Portland's restaurant scene is a recipe that can't be recreated anyplace else.
Don’t worry about trying to taste everything at all the Feast events, though; Portland’s food scene dazzles in any season. The fertile Willamette Valley fills the pantries of acclaimed chefs and stocks booths and shelves at some of the country’s most impressive farmers’ markets and gourmet specialty shops.
Close proximity to the Pacific means just-caught salmon, tuna and Dungeness crab. Organic farms deliver grass-fed beef and hazelnut-finished hogs. Deep, rain-washed forests harbor fresh chanterelle and morel mushrooms.
Around town, more than 70 breweries produce thirst-quenching beers, while wine (and spirit) lists at nearly every restaurant are dominated by local products. Our bounty also spills over to a legendary food-cart scene (some 700 and counting) — and it’s not unheard of to experience all of these delights on the same city block.
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