For those of you who couldn’t get tickets to Feast, there are lots of alternate events going on around town, including Charity Partner functions. I’m posting the PR in its entirety:
UNDERGROUND FEAST EVENTS SPILL OVER PORTLAND WITH MOVIE SCREENINGS, HAPPY HOURS, DINNERS, BRUNCHES AND SPECIAL MENU ITEMS
Local and visiting chefs get in on the action of celebrating Oregon’s vibrant food and drink community with pop up events throughout the festival weekend
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon hosts special screening of A Place at the Table and Share Our Strength honors Hunger Action Month by encouraging Feast participants and guests to Go Orange
PORTLAND, ORE. – Sept. 6, 2013 – The knives are being sharpened, the glassware is being shined and the rest of the finishing touches are being placed on what promises to be four days to remember during Bon Appétit Presents: Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty. During the few days left before the festivities, it’s time to put together a killer itinerary for the weekend. In addition to Feast’s full schedule of more than 40 events showcasing local and national culinary talent and Pacific Northwest ingredients; pop up parties from folks like the notorious Shake Shack, brunches, dinner collaborations by the likes of Jenn Louis, Paul Qui and Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza and specials are in the works throughout the city and open to the public. Also, charity partners Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Share Our Strength, are both sponsoring events to give an inside look at the state of hunger in Oregon, which Feast hopes to help end by donating a significant portion of its profits towards ending childhood hunger in Oregon and around the country.
Feast’s founding philosophy of facilitating collaborations between local chefs and some of the world’s most renowned names as well as fresh faces has inspired chefs throughout the city to create “unofficial” Feast events on their own. Below is the initial listing of events and leading up to and throughout the festival new additions will be posted on www.littlegreenpickle.com and Twitter using the hashtag #feastpdx.
FEAST CHARITY PARTNER EVENTS
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon Special Screening of A Place at the Table
This month as kids head back to school, a staggering 285,591 children (53 percent of all students in Oregon) will be counting on free and reduced price meals to make it through the school day. Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon works to ensure kids get connected to the healthy food they need to learn and grow. To help support their work and in preparation of Feast they are hosting a special screening of A Place at the Table. The movie shows how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides – as they have in the past – that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all. This powerful documentary sheds light on the issue by weaving interviews with experts and advocate such as Jeff Bridges and chef Tom Colicchio with the intimate portraits of three people struggling with food insecurity.
“The film explains with devastating simplicity why so many go hungry in a country with more than enough food to go round.” — London Evening Standard
Come early to grab classic McMenamins food and drink. Stay for a conversation following the film to learn more about what’s happening in Oregon to solve the hunger crisis and how you can get involved. To buy your movie tickets, make a donation or become a partner for a Hunger-Free Oregon visit www.oregonhunger.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 18; Doors open at 6 p.m., Movie at 7 p.m.
Location: McMenamins Mission Theater
1624 N.W. Glisan
Tickets are $7 and proceeds benefit the work of Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Share Our Strength Honors No Kid Hungry Awareness Month by Going Orange
One in five children in America is at risk of hunger. That’s 16 million kids who can’t always rely on getting the nutritious food they need to learn and grow. It doesn’t have to be that way. This September, Share Our Strength is building awareness about the crisis of hunger in America and drawing attention to the No Kid Hungry Solution.
This September we are asking our supporters, including the chefs participating in Feast, to Go Orange for No Kid Hungry.
How you can Go Orange for No Kid Hungry
- Wear orange in public and work with your local community leaders to make an orange statement in a big way. We have had partners dye fountains orange, light up buildings orange, or decorate vehicles in orange.
- Flip your Facebook and Twitter pages orange with our photos, widgets and other digital assets.
- Share photos to raise awareness and show your support. #NoKidHungry
- Make for yourself or share online our Cooking Matters ‘Orange’ recipes
- Pledge to dine out for No Kid Hungry and enlist others to join you in the movement. Together we can end childhood hunger.
Entire month of September
UNOFFICIAL FEAST POP UP EVENTS
Shake Shack Pop up with Stumptown Coffee
In celebration of Feast Shake Shack is pairing their infamous frozen custard with Stumptown coldbrew in Portland for one weekend only.
September 20-22; noon to 2:30 p.m.
Roman Candle Bakery
3377 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
Red Boat Fish Sauce presents: BEEF 7 WAYS AT LINCOLN
It’s the ultimate Feast PDX collaboration; join Chefs Jenn Louis of Lincoln Restaurant, Portland, Paul Qui of Qui, Austin, and Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza of State Bird Provisions, San Francisco for a Red Boat Fish Sauce pop up featuring their riff on the traditional Vietnamese Wedding Feast “Bò 7 Món” or “Beef 7 Ways”. Amidst the beef there will be three additional courses featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients from Portland’s local farms. The four-course dinner will also have an optional beverage pairing.
Friday, September 19, 2013; 8:30 p.m.
3808 N Williams Ave #127,
$100 a guest (optional beverage pairing $30)
For more information please call: 503-288-6200 for reservations. Tickets are limited.
Bagels and Books: Talk and Signing at Powell’s Books with co-authors Michael Zusman and Nick Zukin
Sunday, September 22; 11 a.m.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W. Burnside Ave
Book Signing free and open to the public
Hands-on Bagel Class at In Good Taste Cooking School with co-author Michael Zusman
Sunday, September 22; 2 p.m.
6302 SW Meadows Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Cooking Class with Book Signing; fee $75. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Double Dragon hosts Feast Karaoke Night
Get down with Baby Ketten Karaoke(THE BEST SONGBOOK EVER) and enjoy late-night food menu, full cocktail bar, four taps, other dankbrews in cans and bottles and cheap tallboys.
Saturday, September 21; 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
1235 SE Division St.
Genoa’s Feast Prix-Fixe Menu
Continue the luxurious eating at Genoa during September 18 – 22. The Northwest restaurant will be serving a prix-fixe three course “Lux Feast” menu for $55 with the option to be paired with a high tier wine flight for $40.
733 NW Everett St., Portland, or 97209
Pacific Pie: The Cure for the Common FEAST Hangover
Recover from the debauchery of Feast Aussie style at in the comforting and restorative surroundings of Pacific Pie. The bakery and restaurant will offer a Pop-Up Aussie Hangover Brunch on Sunday, September 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will be donated to Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Pacific Pie at (503) 381-6157.
Sunday, Sept. 22; 9:00 a.m. to noon
1520 SE 7th Ave
For $25, each Feast casualty will receive:
- A delicious Pacific Pie “Pie Floater,” a savory pie floating in split pea soup, a classic Aussie hangover cure
- A healthy dose of Berocca, an Emergen C-like Aussie hangover drink
- Unlimited quantities of courage-inducing Portland Roasting coffee
- A pass at the Eastside Distillery Bloody Mary Bar, for a little of the hair of the dog
- A surprise dessert, because you deserve something sweet. Again.
Portland Penny Diner Pop Up Cocktail Party
Wind down the last night of Feast during Portland Penny Diner’s Pop-up Cocktail Party. Imperial and Portland Penny Diner’s Bar Manager Brandon Wise will keep his famous cocktails flowing and breakfast sandwiches will be available.
Saturday, September 21; 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Portland Penny Diner
410 SW Broadway
SE Wine Collective’s “Unofficial” Feast Kick-off Happy Hour
Portland’s innovative urban winery SE Wine Collective is inviting Feast revelers in to kickstart their Feast festivities with complimentary wine flights, some of which were made on the premises. Harvest season will also be starting so visitors will get a first hand peek at what goes down during wine harvest in an urban winery!
Thursday, Sept. 19; 5-7 p.m.
SE Wine Collective
2425 SE 35th Place
Smallwares Opens for Special Feast Lunch and Offers Late Night Happy Hour
Smallwares will be open for lunch! The “inauthentic Asian” eatery will serve the regular dinner menu from 11:30am-3:30pm, and then reopen for dinner from 5pm-1am. Stop by for late night happy hour. Dishes like the Pork Skin Ragu with rice cakes and pickled fennel are on the menu from 10pm to 1am all seven days of the week.
4605 NE Fremont Street, Portland, OR 97213
Water Avenue Coffee Helps Raise Money for Feast Charity Partners
Feast Portland will be here soon and to help support the fight against hunger in Oregon, Water Ave will be donating $1 to Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon for every coffee bag purchased at their Water Ave location.
1028 SE Water Avenue 145, Portland, OR 97214
FEAST INSPIRED SPECIALS
Get Your Oyster Fix at Bar Avignon!
Bar Avignon will kick things off right leading up to the Feast weekend with Hama Hama oysters on the half shell all week. Oysters are $2.50 each. Optional wine pairing available.
2138 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202
Remedy Wine Bar Feast Special
To kick off Feast Portland, Remedy Wine Bar will be serving up a seasonal mushroom special for the week of the festival. Be sure to stop by for excellent wine pairings as well.
733 NW Everett St., Portland, or 97209
Salt & Straw’s Feast Chef Series
In collaboration with chefs they built ties with during Feast Portland 2012, the superstar lineup includes three chefs from Portland: FOOD & WINE Best New Chef Jenn Louis, FOOD & WINE Best New Chef and two time James Beard Foundation award winner Gabe Rucker and FOOD & WINE People’s Best New Chef Gregory Gourdet and two from out of town that are participating in this year’s festival, FOOD & WINE Best New Chef April Bloomfield and FOOD & WINE Best New Chef and Bravo’s Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio. The 2013 Feast Portland Chef Series offers a sugary take on the specialties and voice of each chef. Using the finest Oregon ingredients, the flavors reflect their techniques and capture the spirit of their restaurant’s menus. The series allows everyone throughout Portland and across the U.S. to experience distinct, extraordinary tastes from chefs and ingredients that make Feast Portland stand out, through the one thing that is universally loved, ice cream. Salt & Straw will donate proceeds from the series to the charities associated with Feast, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Share Our Strength.
Chef Series Flavors:
• Loaded Baked Potato with Michael Voltaggio
• Sweet Corn, Waffle Cones, and Caramel with April Bloomfield
• Mint Leaves with Sea Urchin Meringues with Jenn Louis
• Hawaiian Foie Gras Peanut Butter Mousse with Gabe Rucker
• Thai Chili Brittle in Coconut Ice Cream with Greg Gourdet
Salt & Straw Portland locations
2035 NE Alberta St.
838 NW 23rd Ave
3346 SE Division St
The month of September
Trader Vic’s Feast Appetizer
Chef Bill Hussey from Trader Vic’s has created a new appetizer in honor of Feast, Feast Portland Green Bean Fries with Chinese mustard miso sauce, which will be available during Happy Hour.
Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22; 3-6pm
1203 NW Glisan St,
Wildwood Restaurant Feast Cocktail
Wildwood puts together the ultimate Feast meal for visitors with a special dish made with aquavit cured salmon, marinated cherry tomatoes, fines herbs salad and tarragon oil and paired with 2012 Harper Voit Maresh Vineyard Old Vine Riesling Dundee Hills. They also created a special cocktail, the Portland Vesper made with Aria Gin, Medoyeff Vodka, Imbue Petal and Thorne vermouth and a Lemon Peel.
Sept. 9 – Sept. 22
Wildwood Restaurant & Bar
1221 NW 21st Ave
Tickets are still available for Feast Portland events, including the free Whole Foods Market Best Butcher Contest & Fishmonger Face-Off, the variety of Speaker Series, Tasting Panels and Demos, the Sandwich Invitational and the Oregon Bounty Grand Tastings and can be purchased at feastportland.com.
Feast Portland thanks its sponsors and partners including: Bon Appétit, Travel Oregon, Whole Foods Market, USA Pears, Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Alaska Airlines, Lincoln Motor Company, Snake River Farms, KitchenAid, Travel Portland, King Estate, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Union Wine Company, Young’s Market Company, Nicky USA, Oregon State University: College of Agricultural Sciences, Pacific Natural Foods, Archery Summit, Hawks View Cellars, San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, William Grant & Sons, Oregon Brewers Guild, Portland Monthly, Seattle Met, Food52, KATU, Eater.com, Urbanspoon, Edible Canada, Edible Portland, Weekly Pint, and The Oregonian.
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ABOUT BON APPÉTIT PRESENTS FEAST PORTLAND
Bon Appétit presents Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty is the flagship food and drink festival in the Pacific Northwest, capturing the current energy and enthusiasm driving America’s food revolution. Founded in 2012 by Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch, Feast Portland showcases local culinary talent and Pacific Northwest ingredients alongside internationally recognized chefs, culinary professionals and industry leaders. Feast Portland is also a festival with a mission, donating its net proceeds towards ending childhood hunger in Oregon and around the country through Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Share Our Strength. For more information visit www.feastportland.com and follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter (@FeastPDX).
ABOUT Bon Appétit Magazine
Bon Appétit and bonappetit.com <http://bonappetit.com>, the fastest-growing epicurean site, deliver not just recipes, tips and techniques, but a world of lush travel, high-gloss entertaining and up-to-the-minute restaurant coverage. It’s a visually arresting publication, driven by excellent photography, clean graphics and headlines that pop. And notable faces, too: Each issue features of-the-moment tastemakers, from chefs and restaurateurs to fashion designers and celebrities. All of these elements combine to make Bon Appétit the largest epicurean magazine in America with the most affluent readership.
ABOUT PARTNERS FOR A HUNGER-FREE OREGON
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is a non-profit that believes ending hunger is possible, and has a plan. We envision an Oregon where everyone is healthy and thriving, with access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food. To bring that vision into reality we raise awareness about hunger, connect people to nutrition programs, and advocate for systemic changes that end hunger before it begins.
ABOUT SHARE OUR STRENGTH’S NO KID HUNGRY CAMPAIGN
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.