September 8, 2012
A tremendous success
We owe a tremendous thank you to Bon Appetit, the team at Feast Portland, and all the vendors and sponsors who came together this week. Feast Portland 2012 has officially wrapped up, but save the date, September 20-23, 2013, to join us next year for another amazing round of events to benefit childhood hunger programs in Oregon!
Feast Portland benefited Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
September 20-23, 2012
The Northwest's flagship food event, Feast Portland, was a Celebration of Oregon Bounty, a first-of-its-kind event that premiered September 20-23. It celebrated the current energy driving America’s food revolution, all while raising significant funds to help end childhood hunger in Oregon.
Read our recent press release to learn more about how this "festival with a soul" helped support our mission to end hunger before it begins.
KATU AM Northwest kicked off the Feast Portland festival live at Jamison Square. See interviews with Patti Whitney-Wise, First Lady Cyliva Hayes, and Feast Portland organizers and chefs.
View event schedule for Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Oregon's soil produces amazing fruits and vegetables. Our vineyards grow grapes that make award-winning wines. Our hops are the reason Portland has more breweries than any other city in the world. Our ocean provides sustainably caught salmon, Dungeness crab and tuna. And our beef, pork and chicken are organic and raised to the highest standards. We grow much of the world's hazelnuts, marionberries and green beans. And our forests are home to so many exotic mushrooms the Japanese have us on speed dial. Best of all, we have marvelous chefs who know what to do with all this abundance. So we decided it's high time we had our own world-class celebration of food, drink and everything else that makes Portland awesome. We're calling it Feast Portland.
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 is part of the three-day dynamic exchange of ideas, inspiration and dialogue that Feast Portland will create with food enthusiasts from Oregon, across the U.S. and around the globe. More...