PORTLAND, OR – Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland, taking place September 15-18, has released its full 2016 festival lineup, unveiling four new Fun-Size events, a Latin theme for the Night Market, a new east side location for the Sandwich Invitational, and over 100 chefs from around the world.
At Feast Portland, now in its fifth year, one of America’s great food cities meets one of the country’s premier food and drink festivals. The festival is a culmination of over 40 events at beautiful venues across Portland.
For year five, Feast Portland is launching a brand new series of four Fun-Size events – bigger than a Feast Portland dinner though smaller and more intimate than the festival’s main events – with varying themes at venues around the city. Sandwich Invitational, Feast’s annual Thursday night sandwich showdown, is pulling up its tube socks and heading east across the river to a new venue, RoseQuarter Commons.
Feast’s Friday night main event, Night Market, remains the party of all parties and this year’s theme is playful Latin cooking, from Mexico to Madrid. Smoked! on Saturday night, Grand Tasting on Friday and Saturday afternoon, and Brunch Village on Sunday are returning with hot new chef lineups. Feast’s Drink Tank tasting panels and Hands-On Classes will introduce guests to top industry experts throughout the weekend and the Dinner Series will have chefs collaborating to create once-in-a-lifetime meals.
“Our fifth year is here and we are ready to up the Feast Portland ante once again,” said festival co-founders Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch. “Our goal is to continue to best ourselves every year. Our fifth anniversary is a no-rerun year – everything is new and fun!”
Feast Portland continues to support efforts to end hunger in our community donating 2016 net proceeds to Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.