2016 marked a very special year in the history of Feast Portland. It was the fifth year of this annual event. Every year it keeps getting bigger and better. Headed up by the dynamic duo of Carrie Welch and Mike Thelin, the festival hosts a variety of incredible events, dinners, and chefs. Feast is more than food - it's community, sharing ideas, and most of all proceeds benefit Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.
Jacobsen Salt Co. hosted the Opening Party featuring the musical stylings of Portugal.The Man, with food provided by Doug Adams, Mei Lin, Joshua McFadden, Matthew Jennings, Scott Baird, and Michael Scelfo. Partners included Williams-Sonoma, Union Wine, Sixpoint Brewery, Fieldwork Flowers, Traeger Grills, Poler, World Foods, and Enzo Olive Oil.
The FeastGrand Tasting was a two day marathon of tastings from some of the best artisans Oregon has to offer. We were honored to have Mei Lin, Gregory Gourdet (Departure), Earl Ninsom (Lang Baan), Bonnie Morales (Kachka), Matthew Jennings (Townsman), and Joshua Even (Tosca Cafe) serving up some incredible dishes at our table.
The last event was the Feast Night Market. Traditionally one of the busiest Feast events this one did not disappoint. We served "Oregon Elote" (our version of street corn) and Tijuana Thunder (a special cocktail made by our friends from Bull in China) to the hungry masses.
We hope you enjoy the photos and see you again next year!
(photos by Damian Magista)