With deep Pacific Northwest roots and a mission to reflect and celebrate the most relevant food and drink trends regionally and globally, Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland is widely considered one of the country’s coolest culinary festivals. The four-day festival brings together both legendary and emerging culinary talent at more than 40 events in stunning venues across Portland, Oregon. With a schedule packed with large-scale marquee events, intimate fun-sized events, once-in-a-lifetime dinners, tasting panels, hands-on classes and industry parties, there are countless ways to Feast.
“Going into year six, we could not be more proud to celebrate the best of our city and the best of our state alongside some of the most inspiring culinary leaders in North America. There’s simply no place like Portland in September, when the bounty of Oregon is in full effect,” said festival Co-Founders Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch.
Since launching in 2012, Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland has donated more than $300,000 to local and national charity partners working to end childhood hunger. In 2017, Feast Portland will partner exclusively with Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.
“Feast Portland has helped us connect thousands of kids to meals—at school and in the summer. For 1 in 4 kids in Oregon, nourishing food is out of reach, despite the abundance of food in our state. Together, we must decide to end hunger, and then we will,” said Annie Kirschner, Executive Director of Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.
2017 PARTICIPATING CHEFS
Visiting chefs include: Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo of Fat Rice (Chicago, IL), Alvin Cailan of Unit 120 (Los Angeles, CA), Barbara Lynch of Barbara Lynch Gruppo (Boston, MA), Brad Farmerie of Public, Saxon + Parole (New York, NY), Bryan Lee Weaver of Butcher & Bee (Nashville, TN), Christina Tosi of Milkbar (New York, NY), Clare Gordon of General Porpoise Coffee and Doughnuts (Seattle, WA), Daniela Soto-Innes of Cosme (New York, NY), Derek Dammann of Maison Publique (Montréal, Canada), Edouardo Jordan of JuneBaby (Seattle, WA), Enrique Olvera of Cosme (New York, NY), Ethan Stowell of Ethan Stowell Restaurants (Seattle, WA), Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune (New York, NY), Greg Baxtrom of Olmsted (New York, NY), Ignacio Mattos of Estela (New York, NY), Isa Fabro of Unit 120 (Los Angeles, CA), Jean-Paul Bourgeois of Blue Smoke (New York, NY), Jeremiah Langhorne of The Dabney (Washington, DC), Joshua Henderson of Vestal (Seattle, WA), John Tesar of Knife at The Highland Dallas (Dallas, TX), Josef Centeno of Bar Amá (Los Angeles, CA), Julia Sherman of Salad for President (New York, NY), Laura Sawicki of Launderette (Austin, TX), Matt Fortner of Lola (Seattle, WA), Mike Anthony of Gramercy Tavern (New York, NY), Mike Solomonov of Zahav (Philadelphia, PA), Nina Compton of Compère Lapin (New Orleans, LA), Ravi Kapur of Liholiho Yacht Club (San Francisco, CA), Rene Ortiz of Launderette (Austin, TX), Sam Mason of OddFellows (New York, NY), Tom Douglas of Tom Douglas Restaurants (Seattle, WA), Tony Cervone of Souvla (San Francisco, CA), and Tyson Cole of Hai Hospitality (Austin, TX).
Local Oregon chefs include: Aaron Barnett (St. Jack), Allen Routt (The Painted Lady), Andy Ricker (Pok Pok), Beau Carr (RingSide Steakhouse), Ben Bettinger (Big’s Chicken), Benjamin Gonzales (Nuestra Cocina), BJ Smith (Smokehouse Tavern), Bonnie Morales (Kachka), Carlo Lamagna (Clyde Common), Cathy Whims (Nostrana), Chris Cosentino (Jackrabbit), Chris DiMinno (Jackrabbit), Daniel Oseas (Broder), David Sapp (Park Kitchen), Derek McCarthy (Pastaworks at Providore Fine Foods), Dolan Lane (Kimpton Hotels/ Red Star Tavern), Doug Adams (Bullard Restaurant), Dustin Clark (Besaw’s), Dustin Koerner (Andina), Earl Ninsom (Langbaan), Elias Cairo (Olympia Provisions), Enrique Sanchez-Rodriguez (Local Ocean Seafood), Erik Van Kley (Taylor Railworks), Gabe Rosen (Biwa) Gabrielle Rucker (Le Pigeon), Geovanna Salas (Castagna), Greg Denton & Gabrielle Quiñonez Denton (Ox), Gregory Gourdet (Departure), Han Ly Hwang (Kim Jong Grillin), Jackie Sappington (The Country Cat), Jason French (Ned Ludd), Jenn Louis (Ray), Jin Soo Yang (Bamboo Sushi), Joel Stocks & Will Presich (Holdfast & Deadshot), John Gorham (Toro Bravo), John Stewart (Meat Cheese Bread), José Chesa (Chesa), Joshua McFadden (Ava Gene’s), Justin Wills (Restaurant Beck), Justin Woodward (Castagna), Kate McMillen (Lauretta Jean’s), Katy Millard (Coquine), Ken Gordon (Kenny & Zukes Delicatessen), Kim Boyce (Bakeshop), Kristen Murray (Maurice), Kyle Lattimer & Paul Losch (Ruddick Wood), Kyo Koo (Danwei Canting), Leather Storrs (Noble Rot), Lisa Schroeder (Mother’s Bistro), Matt Christianson (Urban Farmer Restaurant), Matt Sigler (Figlia), Maya Lovelace (Mae), Melissa McMillan (Sammich and Pastramie Zombie), Naomi Pomeroy (Beast), Patrick Fleming (Boke Bowl), Pete Moss (Double Dragon), Peter Cho (Han Oak), Rachel Yang (Revelry), Rich Meyer (Trifecta Tavern and Bakery), Rick Gencarelli (Lardo), Luke Zembo (Slow Bar), Rodney Muirhead (Podnah’s Barbecue), Sam Smith (Tusk), Sarah Minnick (Lovely’s Fifty Fifty), Sarah Schafer (Irving Street Kitchen), Scott Dolich (Park Kitchen), Scott Ketterman (Crown Paella), Sunny Jin (JORY, at The Allison), Tim Alves (Bottle + Kitchen), Tim Healea (Little T Baker), Tommy Habetz & Nick Wood (Bunk Sandwiches), Troy MacLarty (Bollywood Theater), Tyler Malek (Salt & Straw), and Vitaly Paley (Imperial).
2017 FESTIVAL EVENTS:
Bigger than a dinner but smaller than a Feast marquee event, Fun-Size events make a triumphant return in 2017 with a handful of intimate and out-of-the-box experiences including: The Late, Late Show: Adventures in Takeout features the work of chefs Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo (Fat Rice, Chicago), Kyo Koo (Danwei Canting, PDX), Han Ly Hwang (Kim Jong Grillin’, PDX) Gabe Rosen (Biwa, PDX) and Bonnie Morales (Kachka, PDX). Vegetables: A Love Story, Featuring Healthyish by Bon Appétit has a dream team of creative vegetable-focused chefs – Edouardo Jordan (JuneBaby, Seattle), Joshua McFadden (Ava Gene’s, PDX) Bryan Lee Weaver (Butcher and Bee, Nashville), Julia Sherman (Salad for President, NYC), David Sapp (Park Kitchen, PDX), Scott Dolich (Park Kitchen, PDX), and Tyler Malek (Salt & Straw, PDX/San Francisco) and Josh Alsberg (Rubinette Produce, PDX). Because Breakfast boasts the most Instagram-ready collection of small pastries, crepes, breakfast goodies, delicious donuts, morning cocktails and inspired riffs on coffee drinks that you’re likely to find outside of Paris, featuring Jehnee Rains (Suzette, PDX), Kim Boyce (Bakeshop), Clare Gordon (General Porpoise Coffee and Doughnuts, Seattle), and Michael Scelfo (Waypoint, Boston). Pizza & Burgers goes back to basics with Tommy Habetz (Pizza Jerk, PDX), Sarah Minnick (Lovely’s Fifty Fifty, PDX), John Gorham (Bless Your Heart Burgers, PDX) and Luke Zembo (Slow Bar, PDX).
There are vibrant night markets all around the world and The Feast Portland Night Market Presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card is among America’s best. Outside under the stars with views of Portland’s downtown skyline and colorful Tilikum Crossing, the Night Market is an irresistible array of exotic tastes, kaleidoscopic sights and DJ-fueled sounds. This high-energy, Latin-themed event is lit by festive lights and warmed by the collective buzz of where to eat next, with food from more than 20 standout chefs from coast to coast. It’s a taste of Latin America, Spain and more right here on the banks of the Willamette.
There’s no better way to kick of the best food weekend ever than at Sandwich Invitational Presented by The Portland Trail Blazers. When 18 all-star chefs bring their ‘A’-game to the Rose Quarter Commons, the awesomeness scoreboard is gonna light up like a Portland Trail Blazers blow-out win. Expect a high-flying affair where featured chefs put some crazy spin-moves on the classic definition of “sandwich.” Throw down some title-worthy cocktails, exceptional craft brews and fine wines. Join the panel of esteemed judges in voting for a favorite creation to see who will hoist the coveted Sandwich Invitational championship trophy.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And where there’s fire, there’s Smoked! Presented by Tillamook—Feast’s over-the-top take on the backyard cookout of your wildest imagination. It all goes down at The Fields in the Pearl District, where there’s grass under your feet and the iconic Fremont Bridge providing the backdrop. When the sun dips behind Forest Park, the glow of giant, flaming grills lights the way as 22 world-class chefs serve up the amazing and the unexpected. There’s a noteworthy array of cocktails, fine wines and craft beers to cool it all down, too. It’s every carnivore’s smoky dream sequence—wandering from grill station to grill station in a meat-fueled, blissful state.
The Grand Tasting Presented by New Seasons Market takes a full block in the heart of downtown Portland, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and transforms it into a veritable mosh pit of amazing food, drink and discovery. Jump in and get friendly with more than 80 vendors, including some of the best chefs, vintners, brewers, bakers, cheesemakers and food artisans from the Northwest and across the country. The Grand Tasting is Feast’s largest tasting event, where guests find their favorites side-by-side with those who’ll define tomorrow’s taste trends—from handcrafted chocolates and cheeses to innovation of the liquid variety.
No matter what you believe, there’s always room for a little food worship on Sunday morning. Brunch Village is all about starting a little late and moving a little bit slow—bathrobe and bedhead are fully optional. Expect an eye-opening, international food and beverage dreamland, led by master brunch makers from New York, New Orleans, Austin and, of course, many of Portland’s brunch mainstays. It all takes place within the cozy confines of downtown Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Drink Tank panels shine the spotlight on some of the country’s best winemakers, brewers and distillers. Discuss and taste the hottest trends in the beverage world, including gin, American Single Malt Whiskey, punch, rosé, Beaujolais, and Pilsners with a panel of national experts and moderators like Wine Editor of Bon Appétit Marissa Ross, Executive Editor of Imbibe Paul Clarke, and certified cicerone and beer writer Lucy Burningham.
Learn directly from the masters in dynamic workspaces at Feast Portland’s Hands-On Classes. 2017 classes include Hot Stove Society’s Dumpling Fest: A Hands-On Dumpling Class with Chef Tom Douglas; Drink Like a Pro: Demystifying the Cocktail; Bon Appétit’s “Inside The Test Kitchen”; Ice Cream Social the Lazy, No-Fuss Way with Food52 co-founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs; Cook And Capture: Camera-Ready Cooking At Home with Andrea Slonecker, Colu Henry and Kari Young; The Ultimate Candy Creation Experience Workshop With Jami Curl; Salt Block Grilling: Outdoor Cooking with Slabs of Primordial Salt; Thinking Outside the (Chocolate) Box: Making Confections with Cheese, Beer, and Local Produce; Spiked Tea with Bull in China; Steak & Eggs; and Smith Tea Presents Botany 201: Palate Cross Training.
The Dinner Series events are once-in-a-lifetime meals crafted through the collaboration of the country’s most innovative culinary minds. 2017 Dinner Series events hosted at KitchenCru include: The Bon Appétit Hot Ten Dinner; Union Squared in PDX with Mike Anthony (Gramercy Tavern, NYC), Jean-Paul Burgeois (Blue Smoke, NYC), Cathy Whims (Nostrana, PDX), Gabriel Rucker (Le Pigeon, PDX), Geovanna Salas (Castagna, PDX); The French Connection with Barbara Lynch (Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Boston), Kristin Murray (Maurice, PDX), Katy Millard (Coquine, PDX); and Quatro Hombres: Adventures in Tex Mex with Aaron Franklin (Franklin Barbecue, Austin) and his fellow Texans Doug Adams (Bullard, PDX), Rodney Muirhead (Podnah’s Pit, PDX) and a special guest. In-restaurant Dinner Series events include: The Convivencia Dinner with Mike Solomonov (Zahav, Philadelphia), John Gorham (Toro Bravo, PDX), Sam Smith (Tusk, PDX) and Kasey Mills (MEC, PDX); Game, On with Chris Cosentino (Jackrabbit, PDX), Chris DiMinno (Jackrabbit, PDX), Derek Dammann (Maison Publique, Montréal) and Sam Mason (OddFellows, NYC); For One Night Only with Enrique Olvera (Cosme, NYC), Andy Ricker (Pok Pok, PDX), Daniela Soto-Innes (Cosme, NYC) and Jose Chesa (Chesa, PDX); Whiskey Pig Presented by House Spirits Distillerywith Carlo Lamagna (Clyde Common, PDX), Alvin Cailan (Unit 120, LA) and Isa Fabro (Unit 120, LA); Portland Surf and Texas Turf with Gregory Gourdet (Departure, PDX), Matt Christianson (Urban Farmer, PDX), John Tesar (Knife at The Highland Dallas, Dallas), Doug Adams (Bullard Restaurant, PDX) and BJ Smith (Smokehouse Tavern, PDX); Friday Night Lights with Ignacio Mattos (Estela, NY), Naomi Pomeroy (Beast, PDX), Peter Cho (Han Oak, PDX), Justin Woodward (Castagna, PDX); Lamb, Bones and Butter where good friends Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune, NYC) and Jason French (Ned Ludd, PDX) come together to cook a warm-hearted, hearth-driven meal of a lifetime; and Not-So Secret Supper featuring Eva Kosmas Flores and her Secret Supper PDX team, Jessica Fiorillo of Feed Me Dearly, and Ashley Alexander of Gather + Feast bringing your Instagram food dreams to life, creating a stunningly beautiful meal on a farm on nearby Sauvie Island.
The complete Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland 2017 lineup with event descriptions, list of participants, and ticket information can be found at FeastPortland.com. Tickets for each event are available for purchase individually and prices are all-inclusive of food and drink served at that event.
Thank you to Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland 2017 sponsors: (National Media Sponsor) Bon Appétit, (Platinum Sponsor) Travel Oregon, (Event Presenting Sponsors) Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card, New Seasons Market, Portland Trail Blazers, Tillamook, (Platinum Drink Sponsors) Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Washington State Wine, (Gold Sponsors) Bob’s Red Mill, Breville USA, Chase Bank, Ferguson, Nicky USA, Oregon Rasberry and Blackberry Commission, Provenance Hotels, Shun, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Talenti, Travel Portland, Williams-Sonoma, (Gold Drink Sponsors) Acqua Panna, Beaujolais Wines, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Bulleit, Sokol Blosser Winery, House Spirits Distillery, Hyland Estates, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Perrier, S. Pellegrino, Westmount, William Grant & Sons, (Sterling Sponsors) Big Green Egg, Hedley & Bennett, Le Creuset, Premier Press, Snake River Farms, USA Pears, VerTerra, (Silver Sponsors) Bargreen Ellingson, California Olive Ranch, DPI Specialty Foods, Franz Bakery, Guittard, KitchenCru, Health-Ade Kombucha, Kite Hill, Open Table, Oregon Cheese Guild, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Fruit Products, Oregon State University, Oregon Wine Board, Pacific Coast Fruit Company, Pacific Seafood, Sunshine Dairy, TMT Development, Zidell Yards, (Bronze Drink Sponsors) Archery Summit, Brooks Wine, Deschutes Brewery, Dobbes Family Estate, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Elizabeth Chambers Cellar, Full Sail Brewing, Ponzi Vineyards, Portland Sangria, Precept Winery, Pyramid Breweries, Running Man Distributing, Stoller Family Estate, Willakenzie Estate, Widmer Brothers Brewing, (Media Partners) Alpha Media, Eater, Edible Canada, Food52, Imbibe, KATU, Oregonian Media Group, Pollinate, SagaCity Media, (Hotel Partners) Dossier, Heathman Hotel, Hotel DeLuxe, Hotel Lucia, Hotel Modera, Hotel Monaco, Hotel Rose, , Sentinel, The Duniway, (Charitable Partner) Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, (Partners) Congaree and Penn, Jacobsen Salt Company, Lorissa’s Kitchen, Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt, Smith Tea, The Art Institute of Portland Culinary School, and West Coast Event Productions.
Visitors and media guests are encouraged to expand their festival experience by taking advantage of pre- and post-festival trips that take them to Oregon tastemakers’ favorite mouthwatering spots around the state. Travel Oregon’s “Trails to Feast”inspirational itineraries give a firsthand look into Oregon’s bounty – meeting the farmers, fishermen, winemakers, foragers and food artisans who contributed the ingredients behind Feast. For more information or to plan your tasty adventure, go to TravelOregon.com/see-do/eat-drink.
To apply for a 2017 Festival Media Credential or Blogger Pass, please visit www.FeastPortland.com/press – deadline to apply is July 20th. To learn about becoming a festival sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ABOUT FEAST PORTLAND
Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland is the flagship food and drink festival in the Pacific Northwest, capturing the current energy and enthusiasm driving America’s food revolution. Founded in 2012 by Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch, the four-day festival showcases legendary and emerging chefs, culinary professionals and industry leaders at more than 40 delicious events, from large-scale tastings to hands-on classes to intimate dinners. Feast Portland continues to support efforts to end childhood hunger in our community, donating 2017 net proceeds to Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.
ABOUT BON APPÉTIT
Bon Appétit is where food and culture meet. The award-winning No. 1 food lifestyle brand covers food through the lens of cooking, fashion, travel, design, and home. Under editor in chief Adam Rapoport, the brand has been nominated for 24 National Magazine Awards, including wins in 2017 and 2014 for General Excellence; 14 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards; and more than 50 Society of Publication Designers (SPD) nominations including design, photography, and Magazine of the Year. The magazine was named an Ad Age Magazine of the Year in 2016, and has been named to AdWeek’s Hot List in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Bon Appétit 2017 sponsors include A to Z Wineworks and barkTHINS.
ABOUT PARTNERS FOR A HUNGER-FREE OREGON
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon (PHFO) believes that all Oregonians should be able to afford nourishing food. PHFO raises awareness about hunger, connects people to nutrition programs and advocates for systemic changes to end hunger in Oregon. Feast Portland has made it possible for PHFO to connect tens of thousands of children to nutritious meals in communities across Oregon. When 1 in 4 kids are food insecure and hunger is at an all-time high in our state, we must work together. By addressing its root cause, poverty, and increasing access to programs like school meals and summer meals for kids, we can help end hunger in Oregon. Raise awareness of hunger and PHFO’s mission during Feast Portland by using #WhyWeFeast.