Last night we were at Will Leather Goods in Northwest Portland for the Pre-Feast Portland Kickoff hosted by Mike Thelin, co-founder of Bon Appétit presents Feast Portland, A Celebration of Oregon Bounty.
Will’s homey “Family House” retail store on NW 23rd Ave provided the perfect venue for a proper kick-off to the year’s best food and drink event.
Our brewing team was happy to re-release the official beer of Feast Portland, Krystal Pear, a filtered American-style wheat beer brewed with Oregon pears. We only brewed a small batch of Krystal Pear for Feast Portland, and 22-ounce bottles can be found at Portland-area Whole Foods for a limited time.
While last night was the unofficial kick-off, we are extremely excited for the official start of Feast Portland this week, which runs September 18 – 21, and begins with the Widmer Brothers Brewing Sandwich Invitational on Thursday from 6 – 9 p.m. The Sandwich Invitational is a culinary competition presented by Dave’s Killer Bread, and features 14 of America’s top chefs vying for the crown of “best sandwich” at Portland’s Director Park.
Here’s a list of other Feast events that we will be participating in as well:
Charles Phan and Andy Ricker at Sen Yai with Widmer Brothers Brewing (Sold Out)
Friday Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting Presented by Alaska Airlines
Oregonian Media Group High Comfort at The Nines
Saturday Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting Presented by Alaska Airlines
Tillamook Brunch Village (Sold Out)
USA Pears Night Market at Zidell Yards (Sold Out)
Widmer Brothers Brewing Sandwich Invitational Presented by Dave’s Killer Bread
We look forward to celebrating Oregon’s great culinary culture at Feast Portland and hope you can join us.