Exciting Events Featured at Feast Portland 2018

Grand Tasting at Feast photo by Alan Weiner

Full Disclosure: I am attending Feast Portland as media. All opinions are my own.

Feast Portland is described as a movement showcasing the energy, creativity and enthusiasm that’s driving America’s food revolution while simultaneously celebrating two of the culinary world’s most inspiring places: Portland and Oregon. From spirited one-of-a-kind large-scale events featuring trendsetting chefs from all over the country and the world, to intimate hands-on classes, collaborative dinners and panels, Feast offers some of the most compelling experiences and original programming in the modern food festival conversation. Participants include a brilliant line up of exceptional artisans, craft breweries and cideries, celebrated Chefs, fine distilleries, fabulous Tastemakers and wineries from all over the world.   
Founded in 2012 by Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch, Feast is also a festival that puts charity at the core of its mission. Since its inception, the festival has donated close to $400,000 to help end hunger in Oregon and across the country. In 2018, Feast is proud to support two worthy hunger causes – Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Urban Gleaners.
Now in it seventh year, Feast Portland has been called “the best food festival in the country” by Thrillist, the “food festival to beat” by Tasting Table and has been recognized by local and national media alike, including USA Today, Eater National, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Paste, Huffington Post, The Daily Meal, Zagat, The Oregonian, Portland Monthly magazine, Seattle Met magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Fodor’s Travel “North America’s Top 15 Food Festivals.”
There are several ways to experience Feast Portland. There are several dinners and classes that have sold out but there are still an excellent variety of events still open so make sure to purchase your tickets ASAP! The Package is a great way to start your Feast Portland experience as it includes 5 unique Main Event experiences. Then explore the variety of dinners, classes, Drink Tank series, 5K and more that are available. Only at Feast for a day? Attendees can easily have a full day with Grand Tastings and more. 
The Package gets you into the main events to include:

One pass to the Friday and Saturday Grand Tasting
One pass to 80s vs. 90s
One pass to the Night Market
One pass to Smoked!
One pass to Brunch Village

There are also exclusive Hotel Packages
Events by Day:

Thursday

80s VS. 90s 

MAIN EVENTS


6:00PM – 9:00PM
ROSEQUARTER COMMONS
$125 per ticket

It’s no secret, we’re all obsessed (again) with the 80s and 90s. The permed hair, leg warmers and seven-layer dip are back, and we’ve enlisted the help of 20 of the hottest chefs from Portland and across America to jog your memory with their own unexpected takes on what we ate back then. Set to a cassette-worthy mix of hair bands, grunge and classic hip-hop, you’ll be channeling your inner Michael or Britney in no time. To make things even more interesting, we’ve turned this into a team competition where half the chefs will represent the 80s and the other half the 90s in a throwback cook-off that’s guaranteed to knock your parachute pants off. Maybe your shoulder pads, too.
DINNER SERIES
6:30PM
BLOCKHOUSE PDX
Sold Out

Feast brings together three chef powerhouses for an unbeatable union of non-traditional approaches and the blending of cultures for one night only. Spend an evening intermingling with cuisine queen Elena Reygadas (Rosetta, Mexico City) whose tried-and-true Italian style features a pre-Columbian vibe, Fabian von Hauske (Contra, NYC), a Lower East Side New Yorker originally from Mexico City and Joshua McFadden (Ava Gene’s, Portland), our city’s own James Beard-winning author, chef and vegetable whisperer.
DINNER SERIES
6:30PM
THE NIGHTWOOD SOCIETY

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Bonnie Morales (Kachka, Portland) has always dreamed of throwing a Russian Banquet Hall bash, so this year we’ve teamed up to bring the vibes of Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach to Portland for the party of the weekend. Think big communal tables with lots of zakuski, toasts, dance music, and more. The twist is this: the food will be a mash-up of Bonnie’s Russian dishes and creations by Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo (Fat Rice, Chicago), Peter Cho (Han Oak, Portland), Carlo LaMagna (Magna, Portland) and Sarah Schneider (The Nightwood Society, Portland). Going to a Russian Banquet Hall is some of the most fun you can have, and we’re making sure everyone’s dreams come true at this dinner.

Friday

CLASSES
10:00AM – 2:00PM
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The perfect picnic consists of a few key items – a soft blanket laid on freshly cut grass, a bottle of chilled rosé in your vintage cooler, a basket full of cold fried chicken, something green and a selection of cheeses and meats. Perhaps a few expert picnic friends to enjoy it all with. This may sound like a dream, but Feast friends Ashley Rodriguez (Not Without Salt, Seattle) and Danielle Firle (Secret Supper, Portland) are here to teach you how to dine al fresco like a champ. Join Ashley and Danielle and learn all the tricks of the trade to dining outdoors in Instagram worthy style. You’ll learn about foods that travel well, outdoor table and picnic blanket-scaping and more, all in a verdant (secret for now) setting. The ladies will also pack some of their favorite dishes for you to enjoy as you learn. Bring your sunscreen and your appetite! Ticket purchasers will receive the location of this event one week prior to the event. The location will be within a 20 mile radius of downtown Portland.

STEAK & EGGS PART DEUX

CLASSES
11:00AM – 12:30PM
THE NIGHTWOOD SOCIETY
Sold Out

Because last year’s class was such a success, we\’ve once again teamed up with our friends at Big Green Egg and Snake River Farms to guide you through properly cooking a steak. You’ll look at your steak and your grill differently once you’ve heard the teachings of Chef Doug Adams (Bullard, Portland). In this class, you will learn how to select meat at a butcher, the benefits of different cuts, how to cut steaks from primal cuts (the big boys!) and how to cook them on a Big Green Egg. Adams will walk you through the three most important cooking techniques: 1. The big smokeout, 2. Low and slow, 3. High heat and neat, all while divulging his best kept technique secrets that made him the meat master that he is. Life will never be the same again!
Feast Cocktails photo by  Daniel Rheaume

THE ART OF THE SESSION COCKTAIL

DRINK TANK

12:00PM – 1:00PM

DIRECTOR PARK
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Potent cocktails like Martinis and Old Fashioneds are powerful sprinters, but for afternoons or evenings built around entertaining, you need drinks that are made for marathons. This panel will talk about (and taste!) drinks designed for the long run, from lower-alcohol sippers to fizzes and punches that serve up powerful flavor without overpowering your guests. Participants will include: Paul Clarke (Imbibe, Portland), Jim Meehan (Mixography Inc., Portland), Charlotte Voisey (William Grant & Sons), and Daniel Shoemaker (Teardrop Lounge, Portland).

SAUERKRAUT 101

CLASSES

1:00PM – 2:30PM
OLYMPIA PROVISIONS NORTHWEST
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Learn the fundamentals of sauerkraut-making in this hands-on class hosted by Brad Leone (Bon Appétit, NYC), test kitchen manager and star of the hit YouTube series \”It\’s Alive,\” and Elias Cairo (Olympia Provisions, Portland). Participants will get to see the process from start to finish, shredding, salting, and massaging their way to a killer batch of \’kraut, and get to take home a jar to ferment to their liking. Come get nerdy, learn to properly pronounce \”wourder,\” and hit Brad with any and all burning, \”It\’s Alive\”-related questions. (Fan alert: Vinny is real, and may or may not be there).
Grand Tasting  at Feast photo by Carly Diaz

GRAND TASTING PRESENTED BY NEW SEASONS MARKET

MAIN EVENTS

1:00PM – 5:00PM

PIONEER COURTHOUSE SQUARE
$75 per ticket

The Grand Tasting is Feast’s city-block-sized celebration of eating and drinking in the heart of Downtown Portland, where you get up-close and personal with more than 80 vendors, including some of the best chefs, vintners, brewers, bakers, cheesemakers and food artisans from the Northwest and across America. “Fun.” “Surprising.” “Exciting.” The Feast Grand Tasting is all those things. At Feast, we choose our adjectives carefully. So when we put the word “Grand” in front of “Tasting,” we meant it.

THE NEW (OLD) ITALY 

DRINK TANK

2:00PM – 3:00PM

DIRECTOR PARK
$55 per ticket

Step into the mystical realm of Italian wine with Helen Johannesen (Helen’s Wines, Los Angeles) and Marissa Ross (Bon Appétit, Los Angeles). While these ladies are making it rain grissini, your palate will be educated and enticed by killer wines from magical wine makers. It\’s some of that new school style and the O.G. classics all converging over similar thought and methodology. Come be Italiano!

BASICALLY BAR TRIVIA

FUN-SIZE EVENTS

4:00PM – 6:00PM
THE CLEANERS
$35 per ticket

Calling all food nerds! The Bon Appétit team will turn the Portland-ness up to 11 for Bar Trivia with a Basically twist. With Bon Appétit editors Julia Kramer and Amiel Stanek behind the helm as quiz masters, guest chefs as team captains, and randomly-assigned teams, Basically Bar Trivia will put your food know-how and (friendly) competitive spirit to the test.
Feast photo by Aubrie LeGault
DRINK TANK
4:00PM – 5:00PM
DIRECTOR PARK
Wine drinkers are increasingly intrigued by wines made with minimal intervention, which can result in terroir-driven wines rich in flavor and character. This session will discuss the distinctive aspects of natural wines, and will explore some of the issues facing natural wine as it increasingly steps into the spotlight. Participants will include: Penelope Bass (Imbibe, Portland), Dana Frank (Bar Norman, Portland), Kathryn Olson (L’Oursin, Seattle), and Barnaby Tuttle (Teutonic Wine Company, Portland).
FUN-SIZE EVENTS
6:00PM – 8:30PM
THE NORTH WAREHOUSE
China is a big country with even bigger flavors, and we’re celebrating it all by bringing together masters, enthusiasts and admirers of Chinese cooking from Portland and across the nation for an evening of spirited eating and drinking. We’ve asked a few top chefs to put their own modern spin on the Chinese-American dishes that inspire them most. The lineup includes the acclaimed Brandon Jew (Mister Jiu\’s, San Francisco) along with local stars Jasper Shen (XLB, Portland), Kyo Koo (Danwei Canting, Portland), Patrick Fleming and Brannon Riceci (Boke Bowl, Portland), plus Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo (Fat Rice, Chicago) and Mark Fuller (New Luck Toy, Seattle). East plus West equals an evening you won’t forget.
Night Market at  Feast photo by Alan Weiner
MAIN EVENTS
6:00PM – 9:00PM
ZIDELL YARDS
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In Portland, we go about our daily business within sight of four active volcanoes – that’s normal life here on the Pacific Rim, aka “The Ring of Fire” and that explains why the flavors coming from the West Coast and places like Peru, Mexico, and East Asia are a little bolder and a little more distinctive than those from less fiery locations. Encompassing everything from Hawaiian pig to American whiskey, the breadth of the food and drink will get you fired up for more. With Zidell Yards at South Waterfront as the epicenter, this year’s Night Market is brewing up creativity from over 20 all-star chefs. Add an array of adventurous drinks and some DJ-fueled tunes, and you’ve got one helluva show!
DINNER SERIES
6:30PM
BLOCKHOUSE PDX
Sold Out

This year Gabriel Rucker (Le Pigeon, Portland) pitched us a compelling idea: to bring together a group of nationally admired chefs who have chosen a life of sobriety and wellness within the restaurant world – where abuse of alcohol and substances is not only tolerated, it is often celebrated. Join Gabe and a group of friends he personally invited to showcase one of the most inspiring collaborations in our festival’s history. We welcome chef and television personality Andrew Zimmern (Lucky Cricket, Minneapolis), Southern trailblazer Sean Brock (Husk, Charleston), Israeli food pioneer Michael Solomonov (Zahav, Philadelphia), and our own hardest working man in Portland Gregory Gourdet (Departure, Portland) to bring front and center a growing global movement at Portland’s culinary festival. Even some of our most respected bartenders have shown they can work in this industry and be sober, accordingly, Evan Zimmerman (Knucklehead, Washington DC) will create a tasting menu of non-alcoholic drink pairings. Come experience how being sober has changed the way these chefs cook as well as changed their perspectives on food and life.
DINNER SERIES
6:30PM 
IRVING STREET KITCHEN
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When we can bring together mentors and friends at Feast, for a one night, out-of-this-world, inspired collaboration experience, we do. Traci Des Jardins (Jardinière, San Francisco) is a legend who has been celebrated by everyone from the James Beard Foundation to Iron Chef America. Local powerhouse Sarah Schafer (Irving Street Kitchen, Portland) credits Des Jardins as an inspiration who inspired her to own her own successful restaurant. The two will join forces to create a menu that represents their collective experiences, then and now.
DINNER SERIES
6:30PM 
ELDER HALL
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Whenever we tap Jason French (Ned Ludd, Portland) to host a Feast dinner, we know he’s going to call on a few close friends and make it great. This inspired lineup brings together Portland-favorite French with the coastal-inspired fare of Michael Scelfo (Waypoint, Boston) and Mike Lata’s (FIG, Charleston) carefully creative, seasonal dishes for one night you won’t soon forget.

Saturday

FUN-SIZE EVENTS
10:00AM 
STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS
You thought Feast was only about indulgence? This year, it’s also about burning a few calories and having the finish line party of your dreams. So in the true spirit of retox and detox, we are excited to host a 5k run! Expect part fun, part wellness, part fine food when we team up with our friends at Bon Appétit’s Healthyish, Caviar and Jacobsen Salt Co. Instead of medals and trophies, one of the best brunch-ish food parties of the weekend will be waiting for you at the finish line.
CLASSES
11:00AM – 1:00PM
THE NIGHTWOOD SOCIETY
Sold Out
Cooking with cannabis is part of the food world here in Oregon–where both medical and recreational cannabis is 100 percent legal and regulated. And because we\’ve had so many requests for a cannabis cooking and education class, we wanted to provide an opportunity for our guests to be informed by experts. Brownies or cookies? CBD or THC? How much shall I use and how will I be affected? We all have so many questions when it comes to baking with cannabis products. Join Serra, an experiential cannabis lifestyle brand, and James Beard award-winning author and avid fan of the cannabis industry Martha Holmberg (Six Seasons, A Way with Vegetables, The Bar Book) in a live action discussion, chocolate making and baking session around cannabis-infused sweet treats. Martha will be joined by Charley Wheelock (Woodblock Chocolate, Portland) and Chocolatier Holly Hukill (Serra, Portland) as they walk through the precise science of baking with weed and how the ingredients work together to elevate, integrate, and celebrate the cannabis culture and how this is changing the food industry along the way. Charley will walk the class through his unique chocolate making process, and Holly will demo how the ultimate brownie can be created using the bean-to-bar Serra x Woodblock infused chocolate, reliable weed infusion and experienced execution. Even though you won’t be able to sample the final product (we follow all the rules during the festival, folks!), you will be able to end on a high note with some tips, tricks, and recipes to empower you to bake those weed brownies you’ve been dreaming about.
CLASSES
11:00AM – 1:00PM
JACOBSEN SALT CO.
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Sommelier Dana Frank and food stylist and author Andrea Slonecker will guide you through the fun of putting on an epic bubbles-fueled brunch. While sipping sparkling wines, attendees will cook along with Dana and Andrea as they share recipes from their brand new book, Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking. After setting the scene with flowers, plenty of wine glasses, and beautiful tablewares from local artisans, everyone will grab a seat to enjoy a mid-day feast, easy like Saturday morning.
CLASSES
11:00AM – 2:00PM
BLOCKHOUSE PDX
Portland’s celebrated macramé goddess, Emily Katz joins us for a magical afternoon of rosé, nibbles and the not-so-lost-anymore art of macramé. Emily will demonstrate a handful of her favorite knotting techniques and work with you to create your very own set of macramé placemats – perfect for your next Instagrammable tablescape. This is our kind of crafting. 
FUN-SIZE EVENTS
11:30AM – 1:00PM
WILLIAMS SONOMA
Come join the ever-impressive Charlotte Voisey (William Grant & Sons) as she leads the charge to crown the best bartender in Portland. Through three rounds of cocktail combat, we’ll challenge four of Portland’s top bartenders to show us their creativity, composure, and ability to think on their feet as our esteemed panel of judges determine who ultimately will win the title of Iron Mixologist Portland. There will be excitement, there will be drama, and maybe even some tears. Come for the competition – and the cocktails, and leave with the confidence that you just witnessed greatness in the form of bar mastery.
Grand Tasting photo by Aubrie LeGault
MAIN EVENTS
12:00PM – 5:00PM
PIONEER COURTHOUSE SQUARE
The Grand Tasting is Feast’s city-block-sized celebration of eating and drinking in the heart of Downtown Portland, where you get up-close and personal with more than 80 vendors, including some of the best chefs, vintners, brewers, bakers, cheesemakers and food artisans from the Northwest and across America. “Fun.” “Surprising.” “Exciting.” The Feast Grand Tasting is all those things. At Feast, we choose our adjectives carefully. So when we put the word “Grand” in front of “Tasting,” we meant it.
DRINK TANK
12:00PM – 1:00PM
DIRECTOR PARK
Rosé wine has ridden a pink steamroller across the drinking landscape, becoming a poster child for breezy good times – no matter the season. This panel partners brewers and cider makers, breaking down why they’re inspired by wine’s hottest style and how they’re using fruits, flowers and souring bacteria to put personal spins on rosé’s cultish brand of fruity refreshment. Participants will include: Joshua M. Bernstein (Imbibe, Portland), Thomas Bleigh (Square Mile Cider, Portland), Chad Yakobson (Crooked Stave, Denver), Trevor Rogers (de Garde Brewing, Tillamook) and Ryan Burk (Angry Orchard, NYC).
FUN-SIZE EVENTS
12:00PM – 2:30PM
WAYFINDER
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Longtime Feast friend and honorary Portlander Aaron Franklin (Franklin Barbecue, Austin) comes to Portland (with his world renowned brisket in his carry-on) to hook up with the local heroes of Portland’s burgeoning barbecue scene. Aaron will be joined by Matt Vicedomini (Matt\’s BBQ, Portland) and Rodney Muirhead (Podnah\’s Barbeque, Portland) for what’s sure to be every meat lover’s wildest and smokiest dream. Sides will be masterminded by Portland rising star Maya Lovelace (Yonder, Portland), our current queen of Southern-inspired food.
CLASSES
1:00PM – 3:00PM
TILLAMOOK PORTLAND OUTPOST
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It’s time to seriously up your pie game. In this hands-on class, pie gurus Lauren Ko (Loko Kitchen, Seattle) and Michelle Lopez (Hummingbird High, Portland) will share the tips and tricks behind their pie creations. You’ll get creative with fillings while you roll, weave, crimp, crisscross and braid your way to badass crust designs that go beyond the basic lattice. The class takes place in the R&D kitchen at Tillamook’s new Portland Outpost where you’ll also go behind-the-scenes and get the scoop on the science behind ice cream making. After feasting on pie and ice cream, you’ll go home with your pie creation and fresh ice cream masterfully paired by the experts at Tillamook.
CLASSES
1:00PM – 3:00PM
HOUSE SPIRITS DISTILLERY
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Join Christian Krogstad (House Spirits Distillery, Portland) and Jordan Felix (Westward American Single Malt Whiskey, Portland) on an interactive tour of House Spirits Distillery’s whiskey-making process. This class will explore the evolution of the craft brewing movement in Portland and how it has informed, and is integral to, the making of Westward American Single Malt Whiskey. Guests will learn about the process that goes into making the wort (beer) that eventually is distilled into Westward Whiskey and will get to taste each step of the process along with the new Stout Cask finish of Westward American Single Malt Whiskey.
CLASSES
2:00PM – 3:00PM
PARK AVENUE FINE WINES
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Is your favorite wine region in Washington? Or is it in Oregon? Lucky for you there’s no need to pick sides. This class will explore the wines of the Walla Walla Valley and the Columbia Gorge, two AVAs that have a foot in both Oregon and Washington. Dive deep into the wines of the region with Sean Sullivan (Wine Enthusiast, Seattle), Luke Bradford (Cor Cellars, Lyle) and Rick Small (Woodward Canyon, Lowden). Plus, the lead cheesemonger from New Seasons Market will curate cheese pairings featuring selections from both sides of the border, so you can snack and sip your way through a stunning collection of wines, and discover how terroir unite the two great states of the Pacific Northwest.
DRINK TANK
2:00PM – 3:00PM
DIRECTOR PARK
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We know the cocktail crowd is big on bitter, and deep-flavored amari and crisp aperitif liqueurs are essential components in today’s drinks. This panel will feature bartenders, distillers and a James Beard award winning author explaining the range of flavors to be found in the bitter spectrum, and select cocktails will demonstrate the breadth of the bitter world. Participants will include: Paul Clarke (Imbibe, Portland), Mark Bitterman (The Meadow, Portland and NYC), Lindsay Matteson (The Barnacle, Seattle), and Andrea Loreto (Elixir Craft Spirits, Eugene).
CLASSES
3:00PM – 4:30PM
JACOBSEN SALT CO.
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Join Ben Jacobsen of Jacobsen Salt Co. for an inside look into the world of American made sea salt. You’ll infuse your own custom salt with Ben, featuring classic Jacobsen ingredients like fresh rosemary and black garlic. Then, Ben (and a surprise guest chef) will lead you through an interactive demonstration of how to maximize these elemental seasonings to pack the most flavor into every dish. You’ll leave this casual and informative class with a jar of your own infused salt.
DRINK TANK
4:00PM – 5:00PM
DIRECTOR PARK
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Over the course of the past decade, the Mexican spirit known as mezcal has become a star of the spirits world. But what is mezcal, and what does it offer the curious drinker? This panel will explore mezcal’s story, digging into its distinctive history and its array of styles, while also looking at what the future may hold for this increasingly popular spirit. Participants will include: Penelope Bass (Imbibe, Portland), Erik Hakkinen (Back Bar Project, Seattle), Jon Lewis (Mezcal Los Javis, Oaxaca) and Diego Galicia (Mixtli, San Antonio)
FUN-SIZE EVENTS
6:00PM – 8:30PM
STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS
France and Oregon may be 5,000 miles apart, but they’re linked by a common thread: extraordinary cuisine, exceptional wines and of course… joie de vivre. On Saturday night, Old World and New World embrace for an evening of fun and simple pleasures. We’ll uncork some of the best wines from Beaujolais with our favorite wine people from Portland and beyond. Meanwhile, Parisian-inspired chefs including JJ Proville (L\’Oursin, Seattle), Jin Soo Yang (Bamboo Sushi, Portland), Elise Walker (La Moule, Portland), Althea Grey Potter (Oui Wine Bar + Restaurant, Portland) Greg and Gabi Denton (Bistro Agnes, Portland), Carrie and Rupert Blease (Lord Stanley, San Francisco), Katy Millard (Coquine, Portland) and Marius Pop (Nuvrei, Portland) will dish up their progressive take on French bistro food. Ooh. La. La.
CLASSES
6:00PM – 8:00PM
THE MEADOW
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Imagine making a cocktail that is more than just a stylish expression of tradition, it is a delicious distillation of your own life and your own tastes. Would it be a refreshing spritzer spiked with your own elderflower and Oregon cherry tonic, or a burly bourbon cocktail smoked up with a tincture of lapsang souchong, or a tall icy collins swirling with seasonal fresh herbs from your own backyard? The fundamentals of making cocktail mixers from your favorite flavors will be shared, along with how to use seasonal and fresh ingredients with spices and botanicals from around the world. It’s all fair game in the creation of syrups, tonics, and mixers that will enhance everything from boozy cocktails to alcohol-free sodas for the family. Led by our own bitter baron Mark Bitterman (The Meadow, Portland and NYC), this class will also feature two of Portland’s most accomplished and loved bitters makers – Cindy Capparelli, Owner and flavor maven of Portland Bitters Project and Dan McLaughlin, Co-Founder of Portland Soda Works.
Smoked at Feast Carly Diaz
MAIN EVENTS
6:00PM – 9:00PM
THE FIELDS
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The allure of cooking over a smoky, roaring fire is a deeply human thing. We love to watch meat, fish and veggies caramelize and soften over the orange red flames of a tried and true grill. The way we grill continues to change, but our love for flame-forward cuisine has evolved and grown even stronger. That’s why we created Smoked, Feast’s over-the-top take on the cookout of your wildest imagination. More than 20 world-class chefs will light up The Fields in the Pearl District, serving up the amazing and the unexpected. Come roam the grassy feeding grounds. Hunt down an array of creative cocktails, fine wines and Oregon craft beers. Gather up some amazing bites. Expect a night of historic proportions.
DINNER SERIES
6:30PM
BLOCKHOUSE PDX
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Every September, we invite a handful of alums from around the country representing picks from Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants issue for a once-a-year opportunity to break bread with the magazine’s editorial team and some of their favorite chefs. This year, the bold flavors of Brandon Jew (Mr. Jiu’s, San Francisco) meet the sandwich magnificence of Mason Hereford (Turkey and the Wolf, New Orleans) alongside the dynamic Korean-American duo Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark (Parachute, Chicago) plus a surprise guest from the 2018 Bon Appétit Hot 10 list hand-picked by Restaurant Editor Julia Kramer and her team. This dinner is always too hot to handle and sells out fast.
DINNER SERIES
6:30PM
THE NIGHTWOOD SOCIETY
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Two Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, San Francisco) focuses her menus on seafood and vegetables, drawing from the memories of her mother’s garden in Brittany with California product and produce. Chef Emma Bengtsson (Aquavit, NYC), who has two Michelin stars of her own, imbues her menus with Swedish childhood memories and an artistry befitting one of New York\’s most acclaimed fine-dining destinations. Meanwhile, local darling Kristen Murray (Maurice, Portland), who first gained notoriety as a pastry chef at Aquavit, envisioned a new type of luncheonette that encompasses her Norwegian heritage with French influences and of course, all things pastry. When you put them together in the same room, not to mention the same kitchen, magic will happen.

Sunday

CLASSES
10:00AM – 12:00PM
BLOCKHOUSE PDX
Do you dream of starting your mornings with a steaming cup of coffee (or tea…whatever you’re into) sipped from a personalized Pigeon Toe Ceramics mug artfully drawn by none other than yourself (or maybe your best friend)? Well dream no more friends because here’s your chance to create the mug of your dreams through the magic of glaze markers and our friends Lisa and Sam, sibling owners extraordinaire of Pigeon Toe Ceramics. And as if all that isn’t dreamy enough, we’re also bringing in Lord Birthday, poem-comic and maker of lists that make us laugh till it hurts to help get your creative juices flowing. Join this dream team for a craft-tastic afternoon complete with bites and nibbles. Each attendee will take home a set (2) of Pigeon Toe Ceramics mugs to keep (and cherish forever).
CLASSES
11:00AM – 1:00PMJ
ACOBSEN SALT CO.
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Join us for a hands-on master class led by acclaimed Chef Philip Tessier (Bocuse d\’Or Gold Medalist) and the team behind Hestan Smart Cooking. Learn new culinary techniques and prepare a chef-quality meal while Chef Tessier gives a personalized tour of Hestan Cue’s new app-guided cooking system which combines the latest technology with quality kitchen gear so users can cook anything they like on the first try and nail it. This is an opportunity to learn from a true master and experience the future of cooking. 
Brunch Village  at Feast Portland Photo by AlanWeiner
MAIN EVENTS
11:00AM – 2:00PM
PIONEER COURTHOUSE SQUARE
Brunch Corner? Too tiny. Brunch Street? Still not big enough. Brunch Village? Bingo! We love brunch so much that we want to go big on Sunday morning, and Brunch Village is our bustling hub of brunch awesomeness that rises from the bricks of Pioneer Courthouse Square. All roads lead to a tasty city of eye-opening classic brunch eats and delicious drinks, served up by a big-time collection of chefs and purveyors from Portland and beyond. Come experience everything Brunch Village has to offer. Appoint yourself Honorary Mayor. You can mumble your acceptance speech through a mouthful of candied bacon.
DINNER SERIES
12:30PM 
THE NIGHTWOOD SOCIETY
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When was the last time you let yourself linger over a long lunch? Perhaps you stumbled into a dreamy neighborhood bistro on your last vacation and perfectly chilled glasses of rosé just kept on coming. Or perhaps you met up with an old friend and the conversation rolled right into “let’s order dessert.” Either way, there’s something especially indulgent about a long (boozy) lunch and here at Feast, we are ALL about indulgence. Thus we’ve gathered the top food and beverage cookbook authors to celebrate our favorite mid-day meal. Expect gorgeous wines and an over-the-top spread of all things seasonal and delicious from our friends Alison Roman (Dining In, NYC), Dana Frank and Andrea Slonecker (Wine Food, Portland), Jessica Battilana (Repertoire, San Francisco), and Sarah Schneider (The Nightwood Society, Portland). Don’t blame us if you end up lingering until sunset.
FUN-SIZE EVENTS
2:00PM – 4:30PM
STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS
In true Feast fashion, we give you a tailgate that doesn’t even include a game – unless you consider feasting on oysters, downing lobster rolls and drinking cold beer to be a competitive sport – and if you do, we won’t argue. Our all-star team of Karl Holl (Spatzle and Speck, Portland), Joshua McFadden (Ava Gene’s, Portland), Adam Sappington (The Country Cat, Portland), Melissa McMillan (Sammich PDX, Portland), Rick Gencarelli (Lardo, Portland), Don Salamone (Burger Stevens, Portland), NOLA Doughnuts and our friends at Hama Hama Oysters will back up their trucks, pop their trunks and get this high-brow, low-brow party started. 
DINNER SERIES
5:30PM 
BLOCKHOUSE PDX
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In the chef genealogy of Portland, many roads lead to Cathy Whims (Nostrana, Portland). Whims originally made her name at Portland’s celebrated Genoa, a quiet incubator of Portland’s now-renowned food scene, and has continued to work her magic for over a decade at her current restaurant Nostrana, which remains among Portland’s best. So what better way to end the weekend than a family-style Feast prepared by Whims and top Portland collaborators for a gathering of friends, homemade pastas, shared bottles of wine, and platters of grilled meat and fish. Join Cathy, Jerry Huisinga (Bar Mingo, Portland), Sarah Minnick (Lovely’s Fifty Fifty, Portland), Paolo Calamai (Burrasca, Portland) and Tommy Habetz (Pizza Jerk and Bunk Sandwiches, Portland) – with candles burned down and music turned up.

Related Links:
http://sushiatx.blogspot.com/2018/08/bon-appetit-presents-feast-portland.html

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