Beginning today foodies from across the globe will invade Portland for the opening of Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland. Now in its sixth year, Feast Portland is a charitable event that has raised over $300,000 to fight childhood hunger in its first five years.
Though many of the events during this four-day fest are already sold-out there are still a handful of tickets available for a few events including Friday Grand Tasting Presented by New Seasons Market that takes place at Pioneer Couthouse Square from 1:00-5:00pm. There are also a few Drink Tank series that still have a few tickets left including Pilsners: So Fresh and So Clean that will take place on Friday at Director Park from 4:00-5:00pm. To find tickets that still remain available visit the Feast Portland website HERE.
However if you will not make it to Feast event organizers have also announced its second year of its Feast Fab Collab series. This series partners some of Feast’s top participating artisans and chefs to create limited edition, one-of-a-kind Feast Portland-inspired items. The collaboration products are now available at select New Seasons Market locations, retail locations and online for the month of September. Best of all a portion of proceeds from all Feast Fab Collab items will be donated to Feast Portland’s charitable partner, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.
Below are their Feast Fab Collab collaboration products and where to find them this month:
New Seasons Market + Hopworks Urban Brewery “Farm To Feast” Fresh Hop Saison
Description: Brewed for Feast in collaboration with New Seasons Market, Hopworks wanted to make a beer highlighting relationships between sustainable farmers, brewer, and retailer. They brewed a beautiful farmhouse Saison with 300 pounds of fresh Centennial hops from Crosby Hop Farm, spelt, and Salmon-Safe malted wheat and barley from Mainstem Malt. 6.5% ABV / 40 IBUS
Available: $5.99 retail, 22 oz bottle. Sold at select New Seasons Market locations.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters + Alma ChocolateWhipped Mocha bar
Description: The Alma team LOVES Stumptown’s chocolate cold brew and wanted to create a rich mocha “milkshake” experience in a bar, and so The Stumptown + Alma Whipped Mocha Bar came to be. It is essentially a sophisticated three musketeers bar with a creamy mocha center, dark chocolate shell and a sprinkle of finely grown Stumptown coffee. The OG 74% Dominican chocolate is paired with Stumptown’s OG Holler Mt. Blend.
Available: $5.99 retail. Sold in Alma stores, select Stumptown stores, select New Seasons Market locations and available online.
Chef Tom Douglas + Smith TeamakerBLEND: No.190Arbequina Oolong Tea
Description: BLEND: No.190 Arbequina Oolong is a full leaf oolong tea. A creamy and nutty oolong balanced with soft citrus notes, perfect with any meal, teatime or even steaming dumplings. Crafted by Smith Teamaker in cahoots with Seattle Chef Tom Douglas for FeastPortland to support a wonderful charity. Enjoy this tea while giving back to those in need. A blend of high grown Taiwanese oolong scented with Oregon Olive Mill Arbequina olive oil and Italian bergamot.
Available: $15.99 retail. 15 Sachets NET WT 1.85 OZ (52 G). Sold at the Smith Teamaker shop and select New Seasons Market locations.
Olympia Provisions + Tillamook Cheddar Cheese Sausage
Description:This partnership with Tillamook proves that Meat + Cheese = love! Olympia Provisions’ classic frankfurter, made with pure pork shoulder and smoked over hickory and maple, sized up to grilling sausage proportions and studded with amazing melty pockets of Tillamook Sharp Cheddar.
Available: Suggested retail – $10.25/lb. Sold in select New Seasons Market meat counters and prepared foods sections throughout September. Bon Appetit’s Brad Leone will also be grilling them up at Feast Portland’s Smoked! event.
Olympia Provisions + Full Sail Beer Bratwurst
Description: Olympia Provisions teamed up with Full Sail Brewing to put those old drinking buddies, bratwurst and beer, into one perfect package. 100% pork sausage flavored with white pepper, ginger, and nutmeg and a heavy pour of Sessions beer.
Available: Suggested retail – $9.65/lb. Sold in select New Seasons Markets through September and featured at OP Wurst during the week of Feast Portland.
Chef Nina Compton + QUIN Mango Chili Lime Dreams Come Chew
Description: Mango Chili Lime Dreams Come Chew is a fruity, chewy candy inspired by of New Orleans Chef Nina Compton’s childhood memories of eating fresh mango on the beaches of St. Lucia.
Available: $10 retail, 15 pieces/box. Sold at QUIN in Union Way (situated between Burnside and Stark) at 1025 SW Stark St and quincandy.com.
“Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is grateful to be a part of the Feast Fab Collab series,” says Simone Crowe, Communications Manager of Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. “We don’t have to let 1 in 4 kids in our communities go hungry, and the businesses participating in these collaborations get that—their work is making a difference and now Portlanders can help too.”
For attendees of Feast Portland, select Feast Fab Collab items will be on display at the Friday and Saturday Grand Tasting events.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.