A Volunteer’s Look Back At Feast Portland 2017


Pioneer Square the morning of Friday’s Grand Tasting—the calm before the storm. Weather was incredible that day.

Well, Feast has come and gone, and from all I’ve read and watched, as well as from my own experience, of course, it was a rousing success. Scenes from the four-day food and drink festival were plentiful on social media, and it’s no surprise that people were having a wonderful time, whether they were at one of the larger events like the Grand Tasting or the Night Market or the smaller, “fun-sized” events or classes. A good visual overview is via the #feastpdx hashtag on Instagram. Continue reading “A Volunteer’s Look Back At Feast Portland 2017”

One Tip For Feast Portland

If I could give those of you attending Feast Portland’s Grand Tasting—or really any of the events that involve a lot of eating—one tip for enjoying the vast amounts of food that will be in front of you, I’d say chew your bites thoroughly. It will force you to slow down just a little bit, and your digestive tract will thank you.

Happy Feasting!

Portland Area Food Events: September 14-21


Squeeze some apples for cider this weekend.

Each week we will bring you a roundup of public food events in the Portland metro area. It’s not every single event that’s going on, but the ones in particular that catch our eye. Want to submit an event? Fill out this form. Listings curated by Meg Cotner.

Feast Portland
Thursday, September 14 to Sunday, September 17, 2017, various times
Various locations

This foodie extravaganza is filled with tastings, classes, talks, and more tastings. Most events are sold out at this point but at the writing of this column, there were a few that still had tickets, including the Grand Tasting ($65) on Friday, September 15. Your intrepid editor will be volunteering this year. More information. Continue reading “Portland Area Food Events: September 14-21”

First Tastes: Late Summer Eats

Welcome to another edition of First Tastes, were we showcase good eats at new-to-us spots in Portland. This city is full of delicious food and lots of places to check out, so no doubt this column will run for some time.

Avocado Toast | Radio Room. I’ll start with this because I have been critical of avocado toast for many years as “too precious” and/or “twee.” However, the time was right for me to give it a try, and I’m here to tell you—glad I did. At that moment in time, I wasn’t super hungry and this dish seemed light yet substantial, and it was hard to resist the siren song of the avocado that morning.

Toasted multigrain bread was spread with soft, ripe avocado topped with caramelized onions and a poached egg; nutritional yeast is sprinkled on top. I liked that the eggs had runny yolks and were not overcooked. The avocado tasted fresh with no off flavors. Overall a really satisfying breakfast. Radio Room, 1101 NE Alberta Street, Portland Continue reading “First Tastes: Late Summer Eats”