Feast Portland

September 18 - September 21, 2014

Downtown


Portland, Oregon

 

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Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty

Feast Portland is the flagship food and drink festival in the Pacific Northwest, capturing the current energy and enthusiasm driving America's food revolution. Feast showcases local culinary talent and Oregon ingredients, alongside nationally recognized chefs and influencers during a four-day celebration. 

At the heart of the festival is a mission to end childhood hunger in Oregon and in our country. A state where food is so plentiful should not also rank as one of the hungriest in the nation. This part of the four-day dynamic exchange of ideas, inspiration and dialogue Feast Portland creates with enthusiasts from Oregon, across the U.S. and around the globe.

 

 


Thursday, September 19th


Widmer Brothers Brewing Sandwich Invitational Presented by Lincoln Motor Company

6:00PM - 9:00PM Director Park

Tickets: $95

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What happens when 15 of America's top chefs convene to harness their culinary ambition between two slices of bread? Enter the Sandwich Invitational, Feast Portland's killer kick-off party, where wildly imaginative, chef'd-up interpretations redefine everything you thought the lowly sando could be. Enjoy sandwich bliss under the stars at Downtown Portland's urbane Director Park, an experience paired with craft brews from legendary local Widmer Brothers Brewing plus Northwest wines and cocktails. All-inclusive. Price covers food and drink. 21 and over only.

Aaron Barnett and Thomas McNaughton with Adelsheim Vineyard and Boedecker Cellars

7:00PM St. Jack

Tickets: $150

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Portland’s resident Francophile Aaron Barnett (St. Jack) and San Francisco’s Italian obsessed, Thomas McNaughton (Flour + Water) team up for the first time since the duo worked together at San Francisco’s legendary Restaurant Gary Danko for a dinner that’s sure to feature the exquisite cooking of two of Europe’s most famous cuisines. Wines from Adelsheim Vineyard and Boedecker Cellars. All-inclusive. Price covers food, drink and gratuity. 21 and over only.

Wine Revelry with Andrea Immer Robinson at Paley's Place

7:00PM Paley's Place

Tickets: $150

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James Beard Award winners Andrea Robinson and Vitaly Paley team up for an unforgettable dinner at the light-filled tables of Paley’s Place. One of only 18 female Master Sommeliers in the world, Andrea brings her award-winning expertise to Portland, where she will pair her exquisite oenological taste with the sustainable, seasonal Pacific Northwest cuisine for which Vitaly Paley is famed. All-inclusive. Price covers food, drink and gratuity. 21 and over only.

Sarah Schafer and Floyd Cardoz with Sokol Blosser and Willamette Valley Vineyards

7:00PM Irving Street Kitchen

Tickets: $150

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Sarah Schafer (Irving Street Kitchen) has cooked her way across the United States from New York to San Francisco. Floyd Cardoz (North End Grill) created a new category of modern, New Indian cuisine with New York’s Tabla before teaming with New York restaurant mogul Danny Meyer to debut the seafood-friendly North End Grill in Lower Manhattan. Experience East and West coming together, in both the American and global sense, for an evening of dishes both unexpected and familiar. Wines from Sokol Blosser and Willamette Valley Vineyards. All-inclusive. Price covers food, drink and gratuity. 21 and over only.

Chris Israel and Matthew Accarrino with King Estate Winery

7:00PM Grüner

Tickets: $150

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For one evening, a Portland culinary trailblazer and a newly-minted Michelin star come together. James Beard nominee Chris Israel has been thrilling Portland diners since 1990, with everything from lively bistro fare at the much beloved Zeifro to Asian dishes at Saucebox and alpine cuisine at his current establishment, Grüner. Before working at places like Per Se and Craft, Matthew Accarrino worked in a village just outside of Rome, in a restaurant that had been in business since 1874 serving home-grown Italian food. It only makes sense that Matt would go on to win a Michelin star at SPQR, a restaurant whose name stands for the emblem of the Roman Empire. Food fit for Caesar will be paired with top-notch wines from King Estate. All-inclusive. Price covers food, drink and gratuity. 21 and over only.

 

 


Friday, September 20th


Hunger Bites, Let's End It

9:00AM - 10:30AM Portland Art Museum: Whitsell Auditorium

Tickets: $10

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In his first term, President Obama made the ambitious pledge to end childhood hunger in America. What would it take to end child hunger in Oregon – a state with one of the highest hunger rates in the nation – but who is at the forefront of the anti-hunger movement? Join anti-hunger leaders as they share their vision, highlighting the power and effectiveness of partnership, advocacy and funding, and discuss how we can make childhood hunger a thing of the past in Oregon, and across the nation. All ages welcome. Parents be advised, passionate language may be used. All-inclusive.

Friday Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting Presented by Alaska Airlines

12:00PM - 5:00PM Pioneer Courthouse Square

Tickets: $60

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Portland's "living room," Pioneer Courthouse Square, 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 Downtown Portland's most prime real estate for the festival's premiere daytime event. Experience the scene, meet the chefs you've read about, discover the best Oregon wines and craft beers, and enjoy cooking demonstrations from celebrated chefs like Michael Voltaggio, Chris Cosentino, Jenn Louis, and Gabriel Rucker at the KitchenAid Main Demo Stage. All-inclusive. Price covers food and drink. 21 and over only.

Wine vs. Beer: The Rematch

12:45PM - 1:45PM Portland Art Museum: Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Mall

Tickets: $45

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Last year, wine won the war, but can beer do it better? Feast hosts our second annual libations smackdown as two teams battle it out in the ring for the chance to be crowned the Pairing Master. Bring your palates and place your bets. This could get ugly folks. All-inclusive. Price covers food and drink. 21 and over only.

The Best Northwest Wines You Aren't Drinking

2:30PM - 3:30PM Portland Art Museum: Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Mall

Tickets: $45

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Oregon might be most famous for its Pinot Noir and Washington makes a mean Cabernet Sauvignon, but there's a growing contingent of winemakers experimenting with other grape varietals like Gamay, Tempranillo, Auxerrois and Grüner Veltliner. Discover your next favorite Northwest wine with some of the industry's leading personalities. It’ll be like seeing that awesome indie band before they signed their record deal. Bragging rights. Big time. All-inclusive. Price covers food and drink. 21 and over only.

Cookbook Social

2:00PM - 4:00PM Heathman Hotel: Broadway and Symphony Rooms

Free

  • A suggested donation of $5 at the door, to be donated to Feast partner charities: Share Our Strength and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. Join your favorite cookbook authors, local and national, for this walk-around cookbook signing at the Heathman Hotel. Twenty writers will be waiting to chat with you at tables around the room, while Chef Michael Stanton will provide light food and drink to refresh the conversation. Cookbook subjects range from sauces to the roots they’d dress, crackers to the school lunches they’d go in, and lox to the salt blocks it’s cured on (to name just a few). All cookbooks will be available for purchase to round out your collection! A suggested donation of $5 at the door, to be donated to Feast partner charities: Share Our Strength and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.Participating Authors:

Karen Brooks, The Mighty Gastropolis: Portland: A Journey Through the Center of America's Food RevolutionJohn Holl, The American Craft Beer Cookbook: 155 Recipes from Your Favorite Brewpubs and BreweriesMartha Holmberg, Modern Sauces: More than 150 Recipes for Every Cook, Every DayIvy Manning, Crackers & Dips: More than 50 Handmade SnacksDiane Morgan, Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More than 225 RecipesGabe Rucker, Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty BirdAndrea Slonecker, Pretzel Making at HomeMichael Zusman and Nick Zukin, The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home

Transparency & GMOS: The more you know, the better

3:00PM - 4:30PM Portland Art Museum: Whitsell Auditorium

Tickets: $10

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GMOs have been making headlines for decades, but national and state legislation is catching up. This year alone, 25 states are considering bills requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered organisms. Connecticut was the first to pass a bill, quickly followed by Maine and Vermont, and Washington State will vote on WA 522 this fall. Already, 63 countries have mandatory labeling laws, in addition to bans or restrictions on genetically engineered crops and foods. Why is labeling important? What would these laws mean to consumers and businesses? Come join a panel of business and non-profit leaders as they explore why these new laws matter and a wide range of implications. All ages welcome. All-inclusive.

Aged and Infused

4:15PM - 5:15PM Portland Art Museum: Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Mall

Tickets: $45

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There's more to infusing liquors than cutting up a pineapple and tossing it in a vat of vodka. And that whole barrel-aging thing your wine geek friends keep talking about, turns out it also makes for delicious cocktails. Learn and taste how barrel-aging and infusion are two sides of the same delicious coin with some of the country's top spirit experts. All-inclusive. Price covers food and drink. 21 and over only.

Vino Revelry with David Lynch at Genoa

7:00PM Genoa

Tickets: $150

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David Lynch, Bon Appétit’s “Wine Insider” and author of Vino Italiano, comes to Genoa, the birthplace of Italian fine dining in Portland. Wine aficionados won’t want to miss out on this evening, which will marry exquisite wines with the wine-friendly food of Genoa’s Executive Chef Jake Martin. All-inclusive. Price covers food, drink and gratuity. 21 and over only.

 

 

 


Saturday, September 21st


Roast Your Own Coffee with Adam McGovern

10:00AM - 11:30AM Le Cordon Bleu

Tickets: $45

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Just how easy is roasting coffee? Much easier than you think! Join local roaster Adam McGovern of the celebrated Sterling Coffee Roasters who will explain the roasting process in both commercial and home applications. Followed by that, attendees will roll up their sleeves and roast their own to produce delicious Guatemalan coffee to take home with them. All-inclusive. 21 and over only.

Beat the Devil: Create an Awesome Food Business Without Selling Your Soul

10:00AM - 11:30AM Portland Art Museum: Whitsell Auditorium

Tickets: $10

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What makes a coffee shop more than a morning ritual stopover? What makes a grocery store more than a place to buy groceries? Food can be a business where passion and conviction can win over customer hearts, but the new players in the food business game are proving this doesn't come at the cost of losing market share. Meet some of the most influential players in changing the way America eats. All ages welcome. Parents be advised, passionate language may be used. All-inclusive.

Whole Foods Market Best Butcher Contest & Fishmonger Face-Off

11:00AM - 2:00PM Director Park

Tickets: FREE

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After months of regional competitions at Whole Foods Market stores across the country, 12 butchers and fishmonger finalists are sharpening their knives to go head-to-tail for the glory of being named best in their craft. Come watch the sparks fly as the butcher and fishmonger finalists battle their way to the top. Finalists will be judged by an expert panel that includes top chefs and media on presentation, craftsmanship and swagger in dazzling demos of knife work. Sample some surf-and-turf from Whole Foods Market’s meat and seafood partners, pause for some live music, snap a picture in the photo booth, and even learn a thing or two about high-quality meat and sustainable seafood. All-inclusive. Price covers food and drink. 21 and over only.

Cocoa Comforts

11:00AM - 12:00PM Portland Art Museum: Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Mall

Tickets: $45

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Sure, single origin chocolate may be the new cool kid on the chocolate block, but what about your first love? The candy bar. America’s preeminent chocolatiers and pastry chefs are leading the comeback-charge of chocolate nostalgia and putting a new twist on old favorites. From candy bars to chocolate chip cookies, taste and learn about their amazing confections and take a chocolaty trip down memory lane. All-inclusive. Price covers food and drink. 21 and over only.

Saturday Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting Presented by Alaska Airlines

12:00PM - 5:00PM Pioneer Courthouse Square

Tickets: $60

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Portland's "living room," Pioneer Courthouse Square, 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 Downtown Portland's most prime real estate for the festival's premiere daytime event. Experience the scene, meet the chefs you've read about, discover the best Oregon wines and craft beers, and enjoy cooking demonstrations from celebrated chefs like Michael Voltaggio, Chris Cosentino, Jenn Louis, and Gabriel Rucker at the KitchenAid Main Demo Stage. All-inclusive. Price covers food and drink. 21 and over only.

Homemade Condiments, Sweet and Savory with Andrea Slonecker

12:00PM - 1:30PM Le Cordon Bleu

Tickets: $65

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Want to make condiments from scratch from Portland’s author of "Pretzel Making at Home" (Chronicle, 2013)? Here’s your chance. From tomato jam, to horseradish-parsley butter, to salted caramel sauce, learn all the trick of this DIY trade. Hot pretzels will be served for dipping, dunking, or spreading with the day's creations. All-inclusive. 21 and over only.

Beer Breakdown

12:45PM - 1:45PM Portland Art Museum: Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Mall

Tickets: $45

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If you think you learned everything there is to know about beer in undergrad, our panel of experts is here to help you get your PhD. Deconstruct Portland's most ubiquitous brew as you taste and smell your way through the art of making beer. From hops and malt, to the finished product you’ll taste and learn what makes an IPA an IPA and Pilsner a Pilsner. Class dismissed. All-inclusive. Price covers food and drink. 21 and over only.

Portland Matters

2:00PM - 3:30PM Portland Art Museum: Whitsell Auditorium

Tickets: $10

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Portland, Oregon: Food media crush of the moment, or a city with serious culinary cred? Eavesdrop on the experts and hear their side. From the talented chefs changing the conversations locally and nationally, to the booming multi-billion dollar beverage and artisan products industries, to an agricultural bounty and natural beauty rivaled by few places on Earth, to the homegrown heroes—from David Lett to James Beard—learn why the Portland story is far from over. All ages welcome. Parents be advised, passionate language may be used. All-inclusive.

White Wines and the Shore Line

2:30PM - 3:30PM Portland Art Museum: Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Mall

Tickets: $45

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White wine and seafood go together like bread and butter and here in Oregon we’re lucky to have some of the world’s best seafood and most exciting white wines (yes, white wine can be exciting!).Taste the delicious aquatic creations of some of our favorite chefs and learn how to pair stunning white wines with the catch of the day. All-inclusive. Price covers food and drink. 21 and over only.

Baby Got Beer-Back

4:15PM - 5:15PM Portland Art Museum: Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Mall

Tickets: $45

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The whiskey-with-a-beer-back has a long and hallowed tradition in the watering holes of North America. Take your beer-back to the next level by discerning the best pairing for a bourbon (pilsner or pale?) or an Irish whiskey (the obvious stout). We’ve enlisted four discerning palates to share their favorite pairings and help you hone your beer-back knowledge. All-inclusive. Price covers food and drink. 21 and over only.

High Comfort at The Nines Presented by Portland Monthly

6:00PM - 9:00PM The Nines

Tickets: $175

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What happens when comfort food gets pushed out of its comfort zone? What would grandmother's food taste like if grandma had a Michelin star, an immersion circulator, and a pantry full of Iberian ham, foie gras, and candy bars? The answer: High Comfort, the most decadent culinary event around. Last year's event saw meat cereal, caviar sandwiches, and a charcuterie hall of fame without rival. This year, some of the best chefs from the US and Canada are going to take it to the next level: Get ready to be fed silly with help from premier Oregon wines and their European counterparts. Don't plan anything early the next day. All-inclusive. Price covers food and drink. 21 and over only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sunday September 22nd


Eric Joppie and Renee Erickson

10:00AM Bar Avignon

Tickets: $75

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Bar Avignon’s familial atmosphere welcomes a new guest in the form of Renee Erickson (The Whale Wins, The Whale and the Carpenter), who joins Eric Joppie in his kitchen for a Sunday brunch event where elegance meets comfort. With Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, and oysters from Hamma Hamma Oyster Co., it’s the best way to wake up. All-inclusive. Price covers food, drink and gratuity. 21 and over only.

Chris King and Feast Portland Presents Cielo Salon Brunch Ride

9:00AM Chris King

Tickets: $75/$125

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Ride 9:00am-12:30pm. Brunch 1:00pm-3:00pm. Bike and gear storage will be available. All-inclusive. Price covers food, drink and gratuity. 21 and over only.

Join famed bicycle manufacturer Chris King for an unforgettable ride and brunch with chefs (and bike enthusiasts) Chris Cosentino, Chris DiMinno, Jason French, and Robert McSpadden. For those of you who are saddle-ready, the day kicks off at Chris King with a light nibble before hitting the pavement nd circling back to the factory for an amazing brunch with our guest chefs. Bikers will have the option of an easy or more intense course (depending on how many calories you want to/need to burn post Feast!). And for those who’d rather eschew the saddle, you can just join us for brunch and cheer on the riders as they return.

Greg Higgins, Adam Sappington and The Lee Brothers

10:00AM Higgins Restaurant and Bar

Tickets: $75

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Greg Higgins, the Godfather of Pacific Northwest cuisine teams up with Adam Sappington, a self-taught advocate of whole-animal butchery and fellow farm-to-table enthusiast for an amazing brunch guaranteed to nurse your post-Feast hangover. Hosted by the Lee Brothers, Charleston-based journalists and evangelists for down-home country food with drinks from Reyka Vodka. All-inclusive. Price covers food, drink and gratuity. 21 and over only.

Tea Blending with Steve Smith

12:00PM - 1:30PM Le Cordon Bleu

Tickets: $45

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Join Steven Smith Teamaker owners Kim and Steve Smith for an exploration into the exotic world of teas and botanicals. You’ll learn that tea, like wine, is full of flavor complexities and aromas. You’ll be guided on a tasting of the “Gran Crus” of tea, learn the subtle nuances of various botanicals and spices, and finally you’ll create your own unique blend of tea under the watchful eye of Steven Smith, one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject. All-inclusive. 21 and over only.

Face Meat with Elias Cairo

2:00PM - 3:30PM Le Cordon Bleu

Tickets: $65

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Join Olympic Provisions for a demonstration on how to make charcuterie from one of the most valuable of pig parts—the head. From Roman guanciale to head cheese, learn some tricks from Portland’s chief salumist Elias Cairo of Olympic Provisions. All-inclusive. 21 and over only.

Scott Snyder and Michael Solomonov with Hawks View Cellars

7:00PM Levant

Tickets: $150

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Philadelphia’s James Beard Award winner, Michael Solomonov of Zahav and Federal Donuts comes to the hearth of Scott Snyder’s Levant for a celebration of Middle Eastern cuisine. Michael’s modern take on Israeli cuisine will be right at home with the Old World feel of Levant’s Arabesque interior. Dare we suggest that this menu will open a whole new world of flavor? Wines from Hawks View Cellars. All-inclusive. Price covers food, drink and gratuity. 21 and over only.

Scott Dolich and Jason Franey with Archery Summit

7:00PM Park Kitchen

Tickets: $150

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With 10 years at the helm of Park Kitchen, Scott Dolich has cemented his reputation as one of Portland’s most beloved chefs. Now Dolich teams with Food & Wine’s 2011 Best New Chef, Jason Franey from Canlis. Franey has redefined the menu of Canlis – a restaurant that has been pushing the culinary envelope for more than sixty years. Expect obsessively sourced ingredients and amazing flavors from these two champions of Northwest cuisine. Wines from Archery Summit. All-inclusive. Price covers food, drink and gratuity. 21 and over only.

 

 

 

 

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