FEAST Portland: When You Want More than to Just Eat and Drink

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As?the daughter of a university professor, I was brought up to believe that nothing could replace a good education. And whether that education is philosophy or science, or the philosophy and science of food and drink, learning is learning and its value is priceless.

In addition to being one of the tastiest festivals in country, FEAST Portland is also part symposium, providing a wealth of?learning opportunities to all lovers of food and drink. Whether it?s a seminar on butchering a pig, a class in making candy, or anything in between, you?ll have earned your degree in culinary magic by the time the festival weekend is over.

While the bulk?of the event is already completely sold out, a few opportunities to learn in these unique classes still remain.

I?m in a Cult
Friday, September 18th 2-3pm
Portland Art Museum (Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Hall)
Because you need to be introduced to some of the most sought-after collectible beers.

Old MacDonald Had a Brewery
Saturday,?September 19th 2-3pm
Portland Art Museum (Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Hall)
Discover European-style farmhouse ales and why these farm-raised brews are going mainstream across America.

A-Game Coffee with Liam Kenna
Sunday,?September 20th 10am-11:30am
Stumptown Coffee Roasters Annex
Not sure how a coffee event is NOT yet sold out in a coffee town like Portland. Must be your lucky day. Master the skills to serve the best cup of joe you?ll ever taste. And you get to take home 12 oz. of Stumptown coffee and a custom mug. BONUS!

For more information on FEAST Portland and any of the events, visit www.FeastPortland.com.


FEAST Your Eyes on This!

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FEAST Portland, the annual food and drink festival that calls for an elastic waistband, an enduring appetite for some of Oregon?s most creative and inspiring food and drink experiences and quick fingers to purchase your tickets before events sell out.

sandwichBeginning on September 17th with one of the few not-yet-sold-out events, the Widmer Brothers Sandwich Invitational takes place in Director?s Park from 6-9pm. This is the event?s official kick-off party, so you can expect it to kick ass. Chefs from all over will be challenging your premise of what a sandwich should be, creating new interpretations of classic preparations that conveniently fit in between a couple of pieces of bread. And since no sandwich and no kick-off party would be complete without a tasty beverage, enjoy craft brews from Widmer, wines from Northwest wineries and wildly inventive cocktails.

Unbelievably, I hear a few precious tickets also still remain for the Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting in Pioneer Courthouse Square on Saturday, Sept 19th , from 12-5. Eat and drink your way through the region?s bounty and discover the artisans who keep the Pacific Northwest on the culinary roadmap. Sample the goods from Chef Chris Czarnecki of the Joel Palmer House (Dayton OR), Jessica Hanson of the Kitchen at Middleground Farms (Wilsonville OR), Tamara Huffman of the Baldwin Saloon (The Dalles OR) and Heidi Tunnell of Creswell Bakery (Creswell OR). Devour edibles like pies, ice cream, bagels, artisan cheeses, hand-crafted chocolate and more, while you imbibe from the who?s who of wineries, cideries and breweries. The Grand Tasting showcases food and wine from all over the Northwest, from Amity Oregon, to Zillah Washington, and everything in between.

To purchase tickets to other FEAST events or for more information about FEAST in general, visit feastportland.com.