Finally, a bit of news about the 2021 FEAST Portland. It will be held this year but in a greatly modified form.
Here are the details from the press release.
Friends. Rollercoaster doesn’t even begin to describe this past year for our community. Like many of you, we’ve had moments of fear, worry, and heartache mixed in with reflection, joy, and hope. And it is with hope and joy that we’re excited to announce that we’re back.
We’re back in a way that reflects what our community needs right now. We’re back in a way that will bring us all together over the thing we all love the most — food. We’re back in a way that celebrates our city and the hard work we’re all doing to make our community better. We’re back for the Summer of Feast.
The Summer of Feast is a different kind of Feast Portland. It’s not quite time for a four-day extravaganza in September (we look forward to that in 2022) but it is time for us to come together and celebrate everything we love about food, our community, and our city.
So here’s what we’ve got planned for the summer — a lineup of new, exciting, intimate and heartfelt events with some incredible collaborators and friends (both old and new) that we’ll be rolling out all summer long. We’ve got magical outdoor movie experiences, we’ve got the most delicious family reunions you’ve ever been to, we’ve got conversations with leaders and changemakers in our community — and we’ve got fun.
We’re grateful to everyone in our community who’s been working with us to create the Summer of Feast. And speaking of community, we’re excited to be partnering with Feed The Mass as our charitable partner for the Summer of Feast. Feed The Mass is an incredible organization that brings people together through food and education, with the goal of promoting awareness, inclusion, and the importance of healthy cooking and eating. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Feed The Mass has provided free, chef-driven meals to anyone in need of food, nourishment, care, and community. They also provide on the job training for volunteers interested in food industry careers. We’ll be raising funds for Feed The Mass at the Feast Family Reunions and working alongside them throughout the summer to spotlight their amazing work within our community.
The Summer of Feast event lineup is available now at FeastPortland.com — here’s what you can expect!
JULY 29 – AUGUST 1
We’re teaming up with our friends at the Hollywood Theatre to create an outdoor movie series featuring our favorite food films paired with the dreamiest menus from chefs and restaurants. Each night will feature a delightful food and drink experience inspired by the film–all to be enjoyed from the comfort of your al fresco seating pod on a glorious Portland summer evening. It’s dinner and a movie–Feast style! See the Feast Flicks lineup now at FeastPortland.com.
TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 28
AUGUST 28 + AUGUST 29
It’s time to bring our Feast Fam back together! We’ve invited a few of our chef friends to bring a few of their chef friends to create the kind of “family reunions” you’ll only find at the Summer of Feast. Our Feast Fam also includes our 2021 charitable partner, Feed The Mass, and we’ll be raising funds for this incredible organization at the events.
TICKETS ON SALE IN JULY
AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 1
We’re partnering with Claima Stories for a series of live podcast events to hear from the most exciting and thoughtful BIPOC leaders in Portland’s food and beverage community. Hosted by Bimma Williams, Claima showcases the inspiring stories of top creative talent of color and the incredible careers they’ve been able to claim. These live podcast, happy hour events will have plenty of drinks and snacks to fuel the conversation.
TICKETS ON SALE IN JULY