On Friday I’m going to be spending the day at Feast Portland’s Grand Tasting.
Feast Portland’s Grand Tasting, the festival’s largest tasting event is a culinary road trip of America’s food culture. What flavors and ingredients are expressing the local DNA of today’s food culture? Who’s changing the face of fermentation? Who’s making the best artisan cheese? What are the next wines to watch? What’s the latest in American craft brewing? These questions and more will be answered, plus stopovers at berry pies, briny delights and hand-crafted chocolates among the 80-plus food and drink vendors. It’s a chance to lounge around Pioneer Courthouse Square, a cozy brick amphitheater in the city center, eating all of the above while sipping the region’s best wines, brews and ciders.
If I don’t come back at least 14lbs heavier I’ve not done it right. Have you been to a food festival before? And is Feast Portland on your bucket list?