“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
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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.
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Will Feast events be canceled due to rain?
Portland’s Best Food Festivals
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Portland Dining Month
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Portland’s Foodie Chains
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James Beard Award-Winning Chefs
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Portland for Foodies
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Food Tours In and Around Portland
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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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The Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University will be open every Saturday, year-round. April through October hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. November through March hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Market at PSU is located in Downtown Portland in the South Park Blocks between SW College & Montgomery Streets.
Open every Saturday from March–December, Portland Saturday Market is the largest arts-and-crafts fair in the U.S.
The popular Woodstock Farmers Market features fresh produce, baked goods, fresh juices, sweets, cheese, meat and more from 30+ vendors, along with artisan-made products like jewelry, ceramics and art.
This event has been Canceled for 2021. Please check the website for further updates. The Wedge is a Farmers Market-style festival celebrating cheese and everything that goes with it. Sample and purchase local, artisan cheese, specialty foods, beer, wine, and cider. This is a family-friendly event that’s open to all cheese lovers. Join more than…
The Holiday Ale Festival, set beneath the region’s largest decorated holiday tree, returns every year with more than 50 big, bold beers designed to keep revelers warm on cold winter nights.
My People’s Market showcases local entrepreneurs and makers of color, connecting them with industry professionals and consumers.
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With its carts and vendors selling delicious meals under a lush green canopy of trees, this downtown farmer’s market at Shemanski Park is a popular lunch spot for good reason. Portland residents and visitors also use this shaded destination to buy locally grown groceries for dinner — or supplies for an al fresco picnic. (Wednesdays…
Join us under the floating lights of Ava Gene’s dining room for trattoria nights, a bi-weekly dinner series featuring a 3-course menu of what we do best: Roman-inspired dishes highlighting the best produce, seafood and meat raised by Pacific Northwest farmers and ranchers.
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Celebrate fall’s bounty with bacchanalian nights at Ava Gene’s. The wine dinner series features seasonal six-course menus paired with Oregon wines ranging from the classic to the unexpected, plus a rotating guest list of some of the region’s most talented winemakers. October 7 — Violin Wine October 21 — Cameron Winery November 4 — Dominio…
Join in for an evening of cocktails and boundless creative energy as renowned Portland visual artist, Mike Bennett, (renowned for his “A to Zoo Family Museum” living art installation) creates a new, giant painting live in the Hyatt Regency Portland. Open to both guests and the public, the event will take place in Spoke &…
This event will take place as a celebration of Dia De Los Muertos. Join Community Chef Paula Hernandez for this celebration which will include sharing traditional foods and food practices, and in-person activities for children designed to build and strengthen our community. Each dinner pack serves two people for $150 and includes cocktails from Tito’s…
The Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival returns to Portland. This festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Northwest drawing some 15,000 attendees annually who happily complete their holiday shopping early. With over 300 exhibitors the festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. Featuring art, crafts,…
Shop the Willamette FLEA for a delightful adventure supporting local micro-businesses. Discover a mix of vintage, collectibles, makers, and artists. Have a cup of coffee from Barista Brews and get some amazing Missionary Chocolate vegan truffles. The Willamette FLEA is a small indoor market held in NE Portland dedicated to creating an interesting market for…
21+ drag brunch in the heart of North West. Doors at 10 am with the show at 12 pm. $25.00 gets you your meal, a mimosa, and the best drag show in town. The event is hosted by PDX’s best queens with a rotating cast for each event that’s sure to dazzle you with their…
Lents International Farmers Market opens on Sunday, June 2, 2019 and is open every Sunday through November 24, 2019. The Lents International Farmers Market (LIFM) is the only one in Portland with an intentional international focus. LIFM provides fresh, affordable and culturally appropriate produce to the diverse community of Lents neighbors. Founded in 2006 by…
Meet Oregon’s Wine Country. People around the world have fallen in love with its premier pinot noir, and once you’re here it’s hard not to fall in love with the place too. Here you’ll find that communities are tight-knit, talented, and creative. While the country roads are quiet, the sweeping vistas, pods of old-growth forest,…
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