Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Feast Portland! (The Cheap Stuff)

If you live in Portland and you love food, you probably already know about Feast.

If you don't live in Portland, Feast is like, the best thing ever. Basically it's an extended weekend of events featuring locally and nationally renowned chefs and artisans... and it starts tomorrow!
Kel and I didn't attend any events last year because we're poor and the price tag on a lot of these events is pretty hefty.

This year, however, I'm super excited because Doug surprised me with tickets to Night Market for my birthday! Woot! Our game plan is to spend the first two hours eating our weight in Franklin Barbecue (and some other stuff I guess) and then turn our attention to all the breweries, wineries, and distilleries. I'll let you know how it goes.

There are also quite a few free events and some more reasonably-priced unofficial events happening too. Check out our recommendations below (most of which we blatantly poached from Eater and Eat Beat). 

Feast Kickoff Happy Hour
When: Thursday, 5-7pm
Where: SE Wine Collective
What: Complimentary wine flights
Price: Free

Cookbook Social 
When: Friday, 2-4pm
Where: Heathman Hotel
What: Meet & greet with 18 national and local cookbook authors
Price: Suggested $5 donation

Shake Shack Custard
When: Fri-Sun, noon-2:30pm  
Where: Roman Candle
What: Shake Shack pop-up featuring free frozen custards made with Stumptown coffee.
Price: Free

Springwater Farm Farmers’ Market Tasting Menu
When: Saturday, 9am-2pm
 Portland Farmers’ Market, 1717 SW Park Ave.
What: Breakfast, brunch, and lunch sample plates
Price: $4 per plate, $10 for all three 

Whole Foods Market Best Butcher Contest & Fishmonger Face-off
When: Saturday, 11am-2pm
Where: Director Park
What: Butchers and fishmongers compete, free samples from Whole Foods, live music
Price: Free
Bonus: Kel and I will be there :) 

Bushwhacker 3rd Anniversary Party 
When: Saturday, 3-6pm 
What: The party lasts all day, but 2 Towns, Outcider, and Bull Run will be pouring free samples from 3-6pm.
Price: Free 

Cure for the Common Feast Hangover 
When: Sunday, 9am-noon
Where: Pacific Pie Co..
What: Unlimited coffee, a Bloody Mary, a "Pie Floater" (savory pie in split pea soup- what?), and dessert. Proceeds benefit Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon 
Price: $25

Happy Feasting!