Feast will also feature legendary chefs from around the country and the around world like Ollie Dabbous of Dabbous in London, Christopher Haatuft of Lysverket in Norway, John Tesar of Knife at The Highland Dallas in Dallas, Philip Krajeck of Rolf and Daughters in Nashville, Ben Ford of Ford's Filling Station in LA, Paul Kahan of The Publican in Chicago, Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Viet Pham of ember + ash in Salt Lake City, Brad Farmerie of Saxon + Parole in New York City, Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury in Washington, DC, Chris Cosentino of Cockscomb in San Francisco and dozens more, plus Oregon’s very best chefs, artisans, winemakers, brewers, cider houses and distillers. Tickets for Feast Portland 2015 are available now at www.FeastPortland.com.
As the flagship food and drink festival of the Pacific Northwest, Feast Portland has more than 30 events at beautiful venues across Portland, including large-scale marquee events, intimate dinners, tasting panels, hands-on classes and industry parties over four intense days of eating and drinking. Balancing debauchery with philanthropy, Feast Portland continues its mission to end childhood hunger in Oregon and across America by donating festival net proceeds to No Kid Hungry and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, giving more than $162,000 over the last three years.
In a region celebrated for innovations in food and drink, Feast Portland unites local talent with internationally recognized chefs, industry leaders, culinary media and influencers. Founded by Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch in 2012, Feasthas become a premier festival for emerging and established culinary talent.
“It has been thrilling to see Feast Portland evolve into one of the most celebrated food festivals in the country, but not surprising. From the quality and variety of ingredients to the talent and originality of the chefs and artisans, Oregon is peerless,” said Feast Portland co-founders Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch.
This year, Feast Portland is excited to welcome more international chefs than ever before to the 2015 lineup including Angus An of Maenam (Vancouver, Canada), Ollie Dabbous of Dabbous (London), Jackie Ellis of Beaucoup Bakery (Vancouver, Canada), Christopher Haatuft of Lysverket (Norway), and James Knappett of Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs (London).
Oregon chefs participating in Feast Portland 2015 include Aaron Barnett of St. Jack, Ben Bettinger of Laurelhurst Market, David Briggs of Xocolatl de Davíd, Kyra Bussanich of Kyra's Bake Shop, Elias Cairo of Olympia Provisions, Beau Carr of RingSide Steakhouse, Jose Chesa of Ataula, Matt Christianson of Urban Farmer Restaurant, Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton of OX Restaurant, Scott Dolich of Park Kitchen, Rick Ebster of Bottle + Kitchen, Patrick Fleming of Boke Bowl, Ken Forkish and Rich Meyer of Trifecta Tavern & Bakery, Jason French of Ned Ludd, Alissa Frice of Frice Pastry, Rick Gencarelli of Lardo, John Gorham of Toro Bravo, Gregory Gourdet of Departure, Tommy Habetz and Nick Wood of Bunk Sandwiches, Tim Healea of Little T Baker, Sunny Jin of JORY at The Allison, Scott Ketterman of Crown Paella, Stephanie Pearl Kimmel of Marché, Carlo Lamagna of Clyde Common, Jenn Louis of Lincoln Restaurant, Troy MacLarty of Bollywood Theater, Tyler Malek of Salt & Straw, Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene’s, Tony Meyers of Serratto, Katy Millard of Coquine, Bonnie Morales of Kachka, Kristen D. Murray of Måurice, Earl Ninsom of Langbaan, Daniel N. Oseas of Broder Café, Vitaly Paley of Imperial, Naomi Pomeroy of Beast, Nong Poonsukwattana of Nong's Khao Man Gai, Will Preisch and Joel Stocks of Holdfast, Andy Ricker of Pok Pok, Ryan Roadhouse of Nodoguro, Allen Routt of The Painted Lady, Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon, Adam Sappington of The Country Cat, Sarah Schafer of Irving Street Kitchen, BJ Smith of Smokehouse Tavern, Nate Snell of Pip's Original Doughnuts, Scott Snyder of Levant, John Stewart of Meat Cheese Bread, Johanna Ware of Smallwares, Cathy Whims of Nostrana, Justin Wills of Restaurant Beck, Justin Woodward of Castagna Restaurant and Jin Soo Yang of Bamboo Sushi.
National chefs participating in Feast Portland 2015 include Nick Anderer of Maialino (NYC), Franklin Becker of The Little Beet (NYC), Justin Brunson of Old Major (Denver), Alvin Cailan of Eggslut (LA), Andrew Carmellini of Bar Primi (NYC), Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy (NYC), Chad Colby of chi SPACCA (LA), Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo of Fat Rice (Chicago), Chris Cosentino of Cockscomb (San Francisco), Harold Dieterle of Kin Shop (NYC), Elizabeth Falkner of Falk Yeah Productions (NYC), Brad Farmerie of Saxon + Parole (NYC), Ben Ford of Ford's Filling Station (LA), Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue (Austin), Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes (LA), Vivian Howard of Chef & the Farmer (Kinston, NC), Michael Hung of Faith + Flower (LA), Paul Kahan of The Publican (Chicago), Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable (Minneapolis), Philip Krajeck of Rolf and Daughters (Nashville), Matt Lightner, Sam Mason of OddFellows (NYC), Tony Maws of Craigie on Main (Cambridge, MA), Steve McHugh of Cured (San Antonio), Harold Moore of Harold's Meat + 3 (NYC), Viet Pham of ember + ash (Salt Lake City), Paul Qui of qui (Austin), Chris Shepherd of Underbelly (Houston), Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury (Washington, DC), Nancy Silverton of Mozza Restaurant (LA), Alex Stupak of Empellon (NYC), John Tesar of Knife at The Highland Dallas (Dallas) and Rachel Yang of Joule (Seattle).
“What I love most about Feast Portland is how, from day one, it has attracted the best, most innovative chefs in the world. Not because we pursue them, but because they want to be a part of Feast,” said Bon Appétit editor in chief Adam Rapoport. “They want to visit a city whose dining scene is as vibrant as any in the country, and participate in a festival that organically taps into that scene’s energy and creativity. The result is a food festival unlike any other in America.”
Feast Portland’s 2015 lineup includes the return of raucous nighttime marquee events Widmer Brothers Brewing Sandwich Invitational Presented by Dave’s Killer Bread on Thursday, September 17 and USA Pears Night Market at Zidell Yards on Friday, September 18 as well as fan-favorite daytime marquee events Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting Presented by Alaska Airlines on both Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19 andTillamook Brunch Village Presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card on Sunday, September 20 to conclude the epic weekend. Marquee events are large-scale walk-around tastings, and, like all Feast Portland events, tickets are all-inclusive of food and drink.
An exciting new addition to the Feast Portland 2015 lineup is a new marquee event, Oregonian Media Group Smoked! taking place on Saturday, September 19th from 6-9pm at The Fields in Portland’s Pearl District. Smoked! will be a sizzling celebration of animal, vegetable, fire, sea and forest. Featuring top masters of the flame from Portland and around the country, this event will stoke your appetite for everything flamed, grilled and free-ranged. Set to the tune of bold Northwest wines, classic cocktails and an epic view of the Fremont Bridge, Smoked! is ready to spark things up with live fire and some of the best bites of the weekend. Don’t call it a cookout!
Every year, Feast Portland creates the most coveted seats in town with its Dinner Series of utterly unique, intimate, multi-chef collaboration dinners hosted at top local restaurants and Portland's culinary incubator space, KitchenCru. Feast Portland is upping the ante for its 2015 Dinner Series by adding two unprecedented internationally themed dinners. Norway/Portland/Austin will feature chefs Christopher Haatuft of Lysverket in Norway, Paul Qui of qui in Austin, Naomi Pomeroy of Beast, Kyle Linden Webster of Expatriate and Will Preisch and Joel Stocks of Holdfast in Portland. London is a City in Oregon welcomes London chefs Ollie Dabbous of Dabbous and James Knappet ofKitchen Table at Bubbledogs, Brad Farmerie of Saxon + Parole in NYC and Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon in Portland. The 2015 Dinner Series lineup will also feature the return of the wildly popular Bon Appétit Hot 10 Dinner for the second year, hosted by editor in chief Adam Rapoport and restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton, celebrating Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurants in America. The exclusive Thursday night dinner will feature four previously nominated Bon Appétit Best New Restaurant chefs – both from inside and outside of Portland – as well as a chef from this year’s top 10 list.
At Feast Portland’s tasting panels, Drink Tank Presented by Imbibe, local and national beverage industry experts guide an intimate group of attendees through a tasting of premium beverages. Feast panelists like Joshua M. Bernstein of Imbibe, Christian DeBenedetti of The Weekly Pint, Bobby Heugel of Anvil Bar & Refuge, Jim Meehan of Mixography Inc., Jeffery Morgenthaler of Clyde Common and Pepe Le Moko, Rajat Parr of Seven Springs Estate and writer Bruce Schoenfeld will share their extensive knowledge along with a few good stories as they explore new trends in the wine, beer and cocktail world. Drink Tank 2015 will delve into hot topics like European-style farmhouse ales at American microbreweries, rare beers with cult-like followings, alcohol and balance in Pinot Noir, the resurging popularity of margaritas, and the love and lore of American whiskey. Drink Tank panels take place during the day on Friday and Saturdayof Feast Portland weekend in the beautiful Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Mall of Portland Art Museum.
For those who want to bring home more than just a full belly from the festival, Feast Portland’s Hands-On Classes provide a rare opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade directly from the nation’s most skilled artisans and chefs. Get hands on and learn to make Amaro cocktails from Mark Bitterman, the magic of candy making with Jami Curl, how to up your coffee game with Liam Kenna and the best beer and food pairings for parties with Christian DeBenedetti and Andrea Slonecker. Hands-On Classes take place during the day on Saturday and Sunday of Feast Portland weekend.
“Oregon has become a must-see, must-do destination for travelers who have a passion for great food and drink. In every corner of the state, you’ll find talented chefs, artisans, farmers and producers who call Oregon home because of our abundance of unique culinary experiences and ingredients,” said Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon. “Feast Portland provides a national platform to showcase the rich diversity of Oregon’s bounty.”
The complete list of events, participants, and ticket information can be found at FeastPortland.com.
Widmer Brothers Brewing Sandwich Invitational Presented by Dave’s Killer Bread
Location: Director Park | Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015 | Time: 6pm-9pm | Price: $95
Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting Presented by Alaska Airlines
Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square | Date: Friday, September 18, 2015 and Saturday, September 19, 2015 | Time: Friday 1pm-5pm and Saturday 12pm-5pm | Price: $60 (per day)
USA Pears Night Market at Zidell Yards
Location: Zidell Yards | Date: Friday, September 18, 2015 | Time: 6pm-9pm | Price: $135
Oregonian Media Group Smoked!
Location: The Fields | Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 | Time: 6pm-9pm | Price: $135
Tillamook Brunch Village Presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card
Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square | Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015 | Time: 11am-2pm | Price: $75
Hands-On Classes & Drink Tank Tasting Panels
Location: Throughout Downtown Portland | Date: Friday, September 18, 2015 – Sunday, September 20, 2015 | Prices: $35-$75
Location: KitchenCru Culinary Prepspace and Various Portland Restaurants | Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015 – Sunday, September 20, 2015 | Time: 7pm | Prices: $75-$175
Thursday, September 17
- KitchenCru Dinner Series: Bon Appétit Hot 10 Dinner hosted by editor in chief Adam Rapoport and restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton
- Dinner Series: Andrew Carmellini and Joshua McFadden at Roman Candle Baking Co.
- Dinner Series: Ken Forkish, Rich Meyer and Nancy Silverton at Trifecta Tavern & Bakery
- Dinner Series: Paul Qui and Andy Ricker at Sen Yai
- Dinner Series: More Girls! Girls! Girls!: Amanda Cohen, Elizabeth Falkner, Jenn Louis and Sarah Schafer at Lincoln Restaurant
Friday, September 18
- KitchenCru Dinner Series: London is a City in Oregon: Ollie Dabbous, Brad Farmerie, James Knappet and Gabriel Rucker
- Dinner Series: Aaron Franklin’s Stumptown Coffee Cookout
- Dinner Series: Jason French and Chris Shepherd at Elder Hall
- Dinner Series: Heartlandia Dinner at The Country Cat Calico Room
- Dinner Series: David Briggs, Scott Dolich and Matt Lightner at Park Kitchen
- Dinner Series: Chris Cosentino, Sam Mason and Vitaly Paley at Paley’s Place
Saturday, September 19
- KitchenCru Dinner Series: Norway/Portland/Austin: Christopher Haatuft, Naomi Pomeroy, Kyle Linden Webster, Paul Qui, Will Preisch and Joel Stocks
Sunday, September 20
- KitchenCru Dinner Series: Crucifery, Vegetables Rock: Franklin Becker, Viet Pham, Katy Millard and Cathy Whims
Tickets for each event are available for purchase and prices are all-inclusive of food and drink. To experience all of Feast Portland’s marquee events, “The Package” includes one ticket each to the Friday Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting,Saturday Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting, Sandwich Invitational, Night Market, Smoked! and Brunch Village for $530.
WHY WE FEAST
At its heart, Feast Portland is a festival with a mission, donating all net proceeds towards ending childhood hunger in Oregon and across the country through Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and No Kid Hungry. Since 2012, Feast Portland has raised over $162,000 towards this cause.
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon (PHFO) builds pathways out of poverty by providing on-the-ground technical and financial assistance to over 300 local children’s meal programs. Over the past five years, PHFO has helped provide over 700,000 meals to at-risk kids in Oregon. With the help of the community and strategic advocacy, PHFO works to make basic needs like food, housing and childcare more accessible for millions of working families. No Kid Hungry, a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength, is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and have healthy meals in the summer, and that families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. Since the campaign’s launch, No Kid Hungry and its partners have connected kids struggling with hunger with more than 345 million healthy meals.
Support and connect with Feast Portland’s charitable partners on social media leading up to and during Feast Portland by using #whywefeast.