The Bite Of Oregon Revamps Its Festival For 2017

After many years of being held along Portland’s Willamette River, The Bite Of Oregon will relocate to the Rose Quarter for 2017. Along with this venue change The Bite will also move dates to take place over Labor Day weekend from September 1-4, 2017. Daily admission begins at the low price of $5.00.

Here’s more from the press release…

Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day a public holiday, way back in 1887. We understand the importance of enjoying a job well done. This Labor Day weekend you can enjoy your time off while experiencing one of the most prestigious culinary festivals in the West. Featuring a new location and new dates, the Bite of Oregon delivers an exquisite culinary experience from every corner of the state.

The Bite of Oregon will serve up the finest food from the best restaurants and chefs, while featuring food carts, more than 15 wineries, 5 distilleries and the renowned Oregon craft beer garden with 15+ Oregon breweries and cider houses. Also not to be missed is the culinary magic of Iron Chef Oregon, Appetizer Alley, Sports Oregon, live music and more.

“The new Bite of Oregon will be more savory and delicious than ever before,” said Margie Hunt, CEO of Special Olympics Oregon. “When you come to Savor the Seven Regions of Oregon, you experience firsthand the best homegrown products used by chefs throughout the state.”

Open on exciting new dates, Labor Day weekend, September 1-4, the Bite of Oregon offers everyone more time to play and to truly savor all the state has to offer. It’s a weekend for friends and family, good times and good food. Open daily from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. there’s plenty of time to savor it all.

In its new home at the Rose Quarter, the Bite of Oregon will make a significant impact on eastside businesses and advances a vision of dynamic and exciting events year-round at the Rose Quarter. Featuring easy transit options, the festival is steps away from MAX trains, bus lines, the Portland Streetcar and CTRAN. Guests can also walk over, bike down (with bike parking) or load up the family and drive in with reduced rate parking of just $5.

Enjoying a weekend of Oregon’s finest food and beverages also comes with an exceptional reward. All the proceeds go to Special Olympics Oregon – which owns, operates and benefits from the Bite. So while you’re treating your taste buds to the best Oregon has to offer, you’re also helping youth, children and adults with intellectual disabilities (the largest disability population in the state) experience the joy of sports and competition all year long. It’s a great cause. Go ahead and have that second desert.

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About Special Olympics Oregon
Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 13,000 participants with intellectual disabilities year-round and statewide through the organization’s life changing sports programs. Athletes gain self-confidence, social competency, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Learn more at