Feast Portland is coming this September and a Giveaway!

I have Portland on the brain right now as I am heading there this weekend for the International Food Bloggers Conference. I can’t wait! I will be speaking at the conference on the subject of building community online and offline. I really love IFBC because it is an intimate conference with awesome food and a great opportunity to connect with people.

Portland is the ultimate getaway for me ; only a 3 and a half hour train ride where I get to relax and read or sleep and everything is walkable with creative restaurants everywhere. If you are not going yet, you should try to snag a ticket because this will be a conference that you will want to attend.

Photo credit: Jackie Donnely Baisa

Anytime I hear the name Portland, my eyes light up so imagine how exciting to see information about Feast, the Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting on September 20-23. This is a huge event bringing together famous chefs from all over the world. The line up includes food celebrities, writers and chefs like Mark Bittman from the New York Times, April Bloomfield from the Spotted Pig, Andrew Knowlton of Bon Appetit and many more. The event is about getting these culinary talents together, from PDX to New York City, everybody will be mingling and cooking together. There are private dinners, educational panels, tastings and so much to do. The event is sponsored by Bon Appetit Magazine, This is going to be rocking event and your opportunity to taste from Portland’s best restaurants as well as food from some of the top chefs across America. Get tickets here

Giveaway: You have the chance to win an exclusive tasting package worth $350 for this event. The package includes: Two tickets to the Sandwich Invitational, Two Tickets to the Coffee That Rocks panel with Andrew Knowlton and Two Tickets to the Friday Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting. Descriptions below. Just leave a comment to be entered to win. Share my blog and this contest on Facebook and receive 3 entries (comment back to let me know). Share on twitter for an extra entry. (I just added this one to give you more opportunities) The winner will be chosen on Monday September 3. The winner is Jasmine Campbell. Thanks for entering.

Portland Monthly Sandwich Invitational
Presented by Widmer Brothers Brewing
Location: Director Park
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Price: $95
Experience the creative spirit of America’s most innovative culinary talent through their chef’d-up interpretations of sandwiches brought to a whole new level at Feast Portland’s kick-off flagship tasting event. From po’ boy to banh mi, savor the best sandwiches you’ve ever tried paired with craft beers made by Portland’s landmark Widmer Brothers Brewery under the stars at Downtown Portland’s chic Director Park. Though the definition of sandwich – and even what counts as bread – is up for creative interpretation, the end result will be pure magic.
The Lineup:
Adam Berger, 24th& Meatballs (PDX)
Ben Bettinger, Imperial (PDX)
Ned and Jodi Elliott, Foreign & Domestic (Austin)
Aaron Franklin, Franklin BBQ (Austin)
Jason French, Ned Ludd (PDX)
Duff Goldman, Charm City Cakes (Baltimore/LA)
Ken Gordon, Kenny & Zukes (PDX)
Tommy Habetz & Nick Wood, Bunk Sandwiches (PDX)
Jenn Louis, Lincoln (PDX)
Molly Moon Neitzel, Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream (SEA)
Rodney Muirhead, Podnah’s Pit BBQ (PDX)
Naomi Pomeroy, Beast (PDX)
Sarah Schafer, Irving Street Kitchen (PDX)
Ethan Stowell, Tavolata, How to Cook a Wolf, Anchovies & Olives, Staple & Fancy Mercantile, Ballard Pizza Company (SEA)
Cheryl Wakerhouser, Pix Patisserie (PDX)

Coffee That Rocks
Location: Director Park: Drinks Pavilion
Date: Friday, September 21, 2012
Time: 10:00am- 11:00am
Price: $45
Bon Appétit Restaurant and Drinks Editor Andrew Knowlton and Portland coffee experts give the lowdown on choosing the right equipment and showcasing fun ways to prepare coffee at home. Learn the pour over, Aeropress, siphon brewing, and a culinary coffee trick or two to make the most of your morning ritual.
Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit (NYC)

Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting: Friday
Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square
Date: Friday, September 21, 2012
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Price: $60/day or $100/both days
Portland’s so-called living room transforms into the city’s dining room for two days as dozens of the region’s most celebrated wineries, breweries, vendors and artisans take over the award-winning Pioneer Courthouse Square for Feast Portland’s premiere daytime event. Experience the scene, meet the chefs and winemakers you’ve read about, and enjoy cooking demonstrations from celebrated chefs like Chris Cosentino, April Bloomfield, and Naomi Pomeroy at the KitchenAid Main Demo Stage.
KitchenAid Main Demo Stage Schedule
Chris Cosentino, Incanto, Boccalone (SF)
Friday at 2:30pm-3:30pm
Amanda Freitag,Food Network, Cooking Channel (NYC)
Friday 3:45pm-4:45pm

Correction: The date of the giveaway has been updated.


Filed under Food events, Seattle Tips

67 responses to “Feast Portland is coming this September and a Giveaway!

  1. Jessica

    My fingers are super tightly crossed – Feast PDX sounds like a feast for all the senses! That and Portland is so close…

  2. I love Portland! This sounds so fun:)

  3. What a cool event! I LOVE Portland and have always wanted to do a fun food adventure down there

  4. Marcy Naismith

    Omg! We are already going to be in portland that weekend visiting my parents (built in babysitters for the twins if we win!) Sounds amazing!

  5. Marcy Naismith

    Shared on Facebook!

  6. Nina Russell

    Also read Portland Monthly feature articles on Feast. Interesting to hear Mark Bittman’s take on the “food movement” when he says that the increasing popularity of people trying new restaurants and new, more obscure ingredients isn’t helping our nation become healthier or learn to cook at home. He says it’s the home cooking where food will make the difference, and so far, people aren’t transitioning that food “knowledge” they’re supposedly getting in a restaurant to their own house. Interesting take that seems fairly true. So far, many like the fad or label of being a foodie, but aren’t practicing it at home.

  7. @licorous

    Feast is going to be an incredible weekend. Just shared this on fb as well. Good to see you last night-knock ’em dead @IFBC.

  8. Shared on Facebook. This event looks unbelievable!

  9. This sounds awesome! Just shared on my facebook. I’ve been wanting excuse & means to get to Portland – and a big big fan of Naomi & April…

  10. Mark Krukar

    This looks great!

  11. Harry Warren

    Now this is a contest!

  12. This is incredible! I would love to be entered. Shared on Facebook and Twitter as well :)

  13. Scott

    Very exciting!

  14. Pick me! Pick me! I would LOVE to go to Portland!!

  15. Can’t wait for the feast!

  16. Melissa Jurcan

    Pick me! Sharing away!

  17. This sounds amazing!!! Have a great weekend in Portland – I am jealous :)

  18. This is one cool contest!

  19. Just reposted this on FB!!

  20. Liza Malkin

    oh this sounds so yummy! i really hope i can go!

  21. Matt

    Shared on FB! Looking forward to the weekend.

  22. Kenneth Schmidt

    I love Portland’s culinary scene!

  23. Portland is in the midst of a golden age of food right now – nice to be around and take in all that is being offered.

  24. Portland is an amazing city to lose yourself in–the people, the architecture, the places. I still want to dedicate just one day to browsing and people watching in Powells. Would love to win–event hough we have amazing food and restaurants here in Seattle, I think they’re one up on us in PDX.

  25. Sounds delicious! Anyone want to meet me in Portland?

  26. deactivated

    Sounds amazing!

  27. Patrick Grogan

    Just posted on facebook! am i entered?

  28. Dann Cutter

    This is very cool, but i am more curious about how she will travel back in time to announce the winner on August 3rd. I mean, Feast is cool, but give me the ability to travel back in time any day.

  29. Coulby

    Portland definitely has fueled my foodie genes!!! So many creative chefs and food scenes to try….can’t wait til the Feast!!

  30. On facebook! Fingers crossed…

  31. This is amazing! I’m going to the baking with Kim Boyce class already, but wish I could go to several more!

  32. Boo – no FB for me, so I guess I’ll stick with Twitter!

  33. Kyle N.

    Sounds great! Posted on Facebook & Twitter!

  34. Katie

    Sept 21 is my birthday. If I’m lucky enough to win the giveaway it’ll be the most amazing weekend ever!

  35. Shared on Peha Promo dot com. Drooling at all the sandwich possibilities. PDX is such a great food city, this will be a rockin’ event…I agree. And a great opportunity to meet interesting food peeps as well.

  36. Ed

    Shared on Angel Vine’s FB page…looking forward to sharing our wines at the event!

  37. Tez Hartney

    What an impressive lineup and a great way for the Portland Food Scene to get on the culinary map! Feast on!

  38. Daily Deliverables

    Awesome giveaway! Whoever wins should be required to blog about it!

  39. Would be so fun to be in Portland with other food-obsessed people :) Here’s my lucky entry. xoxo

  40. Jen Von Ammon

    What a fun giveaway! We would love to get the chance to go to this event! Just shared the blog and contest on Facebook and am crossing my fingers we’ll get a much needed foodie night in Portland while our twins are tucked safely into their beds in Eugene!

  41. Darling, I haven’t the slightest idea how you do it all…but you do..and you make it look good.

    Have a blast in PDX this weekend…wish I was there!

  42. April

    Sounds amazing.

  43. hi there! I would love to win this tasting package! I know about Feast Portland and want to go but $ is a little tight right now. I shared on FB and twitter (@aleedallas). What a GREAT giveaway! Thank you!

  44. Jas

    Oooh. This is an awesome prize! Nom Nom!

    I’m sharing on twitter.

  45. Lorene

    …what an adventure this would be…a great chance to get out of my smoky area here in western Montana!

  46. Carla M. Willmore

    A foodie’s fondest feast dream. I would be so grateful.

  47. Eric T.

    Ok, I’m hungry now.

  48. I’m sorry I missed hearing you speak in Portland. I’m sure you were wonderful! We’ve been in California visiting family. I hope to attend IFBC in the future, though.

  49. Lauren

    I would love to win this package and Portland is just a jump, skip and a hop up the freeway.

  50. Lisa Walzem

    Post on FB. Consider me entered!

  51. kabero

    I shared on fb and will be visiting your site from now on, too! Love hearing from a nearby foodie! Crossing my fingers for that weekend pass!

  52. Ill be there.Portland is a great city.So much to offer.Pick meeeee!

  53. Anna Ho

    I haven’t been to Portland for a long time…would love to go back!

  54. Sign me up! I’m dying to hit Portland Feast.

    foodie with a life

  55. Quoc


  56. mike

    woohoo Portland…woohoo FEAST!

  57. Hello Keren! I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to attend your session at IFBC last weekend. You shared a lot of great information and the session just flew by. I don’t know how you do it with twin babies! I am very impressed :)

  58. What an amazing ticket package. Could this event sound any better? Anything food-related in Portland and I’m in.

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