Portland, OR — The Bite of Oregon will celebrate its 32nd anniversary August 7‐9, 2015 at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. During the three‐day weekend event, Oregon’s top chefs, best wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries, along with celebrity chef demonstrations and challenges, live entertainment and children’s activities, will join forces to make the Bite of Oregon one of the state’s premier outdoor culinary events. All proceeds benefit Special Olympic Oregon.
The acclaimed Oregon Bounty Chef’s table returns. In true farm‐to‐festival spirit, chef’s from around the state partner with Oregon’s various agriculture commissions to prepare locally‐sourced, gourmet bites for only $4. This year, the Chef’s table will expand and feature many Oregon Agricultural Commissions, including blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, potato, seafood and beef. Each day different entrée and dessert bites will be featured.
The Bite is excited to welcome more than a dozen of Oregon’s finest restaurants, food carts, artisans, and confectionaries who will serve an assortment of dishes and flavors, savory and sweet, to satisfy all palates. The complete lineup of vendors will be released in the coming weeks.
No culinary event is complete without a little appetizing competition. Leading chefs and mixologists from around the state will compete for the traditional, fiercely‐coveted titles of Oregon’s Iron Chef and Iron Mixologist.
Whether your drink of choice is a craft beer, a glass of world‐class Pinot, a crisp hard cider, a locally‐distilled spirit, or a freshly squeezed juice, the Bite offers ample liquid assets from the state’s biggest and best producers. SE Wine Collective, a unique, multifaceted urban winery in Portland, returns as the official host of the Wine Bar. In addition, more than 25 breweries, wineries, distilleries, cideries, and distilleries will pour delicious craft beverages to help quench thirsts and tantalize palates.
And be merry (while supporting a great cause)
The Bite is fun for everyone. Two music stages located on opposite ends of the festival will host more than 30 of the state’s best live bands ensuring an enjoyable experience no matter where you find yourself. For families, the Bite offers a variety of entertaining activities including a stage with hourly interactive performances, puppeteers, arts and crafts projects and face painting.
Every year more than 50,000 people descend on Portland’s Waterfront Park for The Bite of Oregon. Don’t wait to buy at the gate. Tickets go on sale May 5, 2015 and start at only $5. Purchasing an advance ticket or special package instantly qualifies attendees for the incentive‐filled “Bonus Bite” program. Want to meet a celebrity chef? Win a commemorative wine or beer glass? Receive goodies from one of our sponsors, vendors or preferred hotels? Every Bonus Bite qualifies attendees for a unique, specialized experience with upgrades throughout the weekend. The only way to qualify to win these great prizes is to buy an advanced ticket and opt‐in for the “Bonus Bite.
August 7, 2015 ‐ 11am‐10pm
August 8, 2015 ‐ 11am ‐10pm
August 9, 2015 ‐ 10am‐8pm
Up to the minute Festival Info at www.biteoforegon.com
General Admission Tickets are $5, available at www.biteoforegon.com/tickets
Tom McCall Waterfront Park – Downtown Portland