Returning to Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park from August 7-9 is The Bite of Oregon. Now in its 32nd year, this is the largest culinary event in the state and annually draws more than 50,000 attendees that descend to Portland’s Waterfront Park to take in the bounty from our great state of Oregon.
The Bite of Oregon is an event for the entire family as there are many different choices for food, drink, music and even a kid’s area. Advance Tickets are only $5 and all proceeds generated from the Bite of Oregon directly benefit Special Olympics Oregon.
“Plates for the People,” is a new food series in 2015 where event attendees will have the opportunity to sample more than 40 specially crafted plates from each of the participating restaurants for $5 and under. “Plates for the People” will give attendees the opportunity to sample multiple dishes before they commit to a main dish or get too full—a food festival-goers worst nightmare. To see the full restaurant lineup click here.
The Bite of Oregon also welcomes back the popular “Oregon Bounty Chef’s Table,” where ACF Pro Chefs of Oregon partner with Oregon’s various agriculture commissions to prepare locally‐sourced, gourmet bites for only $5. This year, the Chef’s table will feature the Oregon Blackberry and Raspberry Commission, Oregon Potato Commission, Oregon Blueberry Commission, Seafood Oregon Commission, Oregon Dairy Commission, Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission and the Oregon Beef Council. Click here to see the complete Chef’s Table menu.
The Dining Out in the NW Chef’s Stage presented by Food Services of America is where all of the appetizing competitions and demonstrations are cooked up. Each year, leading chefs and mixologists from around the state compete for the traditional (and fiercely‐coveted) titles of Oregon’s Iron Chef (presented by NW Natural) 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, cideries, and distilleries from around the state will pour delicious craft beverages to help quench thirsts and tantalize palates.
2015 Beer Listings
Base Camp Brewing: In-Tents IPL • Hop in the Pool Helles
Breakside Brewery: German Pilsner • Fest Lager Marzen
BridgePort Brewing: Hop Czar IPA • Longball Golden Ale
Deschutes Brewery: Pinedrops IPA • Zarabanda Saison
Ecliptic Brewing: Spica Pilsner • Canopus
Fort George Brewery: The Optimist IPA • Spruce Budd Ale
Gilgamesh Brewing: Oedipus IPA • Mamba
Hopworks Urban Brewery: IPX Simcoe • Non stop Hef Hop
Lompoc Brewing: Saison de l’Eveloution • Pamplamousse IPA
Mazama Brewing: Rasplendant Belgian Fruit Ale • Naked & Hoppy Saison
Omission Brewing: Gluten Free IPA • Gluten Free Lager
Ninkasi Brewing: Dawn of the Red IRA • Lux Lager
Oakshire Brewing: Amber Ale • Line Dry Rye
Rusty Truck Brewing: Cruiser Session IPA • Hempweizen
Seven Brides Brewing: Crooked Finger IPA • Emily’s Red Ale
Widmer Brothers Brewing: Hefeweizen • Upheaval IPA
2015 Cider Listings
2 Towns Ciderhouse: Bright Cider • Made Marion
ATLAS Hard Cider: Blackberry • Grapefruit Cider Radler
Bull Run Cider: Bramble Berry Cider • Perry
Portland Cider: Hop’rageous • Sorta Sweet
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider: Revival Hard Apple Cider • Hopricot
The Bite is fun for everyone. Two music stages located on opposite ends of the festival host more than 30 of the state’s best live bands ensuring an enjoyable experience no matter where you find yourself. Some of this year’s musical headliners include Scott Pemberton Trio, Tango Alpha Tango, Nu Shooz, Marti Mendenhall, New Iberians, and the Garcia Birthday Band. Make sure to check out the full lineups for the Vineyard Stage and Garden Stage Presented by the Oregon State Lottery.
For families, the Bite offers a variety of entertaining activities at the Subway Kid Zone with hourly interactive performances, arts and crafts projects and face painting among other kid-friendly activities.
August 7th: 11am‐10pm
August 8th: 11am‐10pm
August 9th: 10am‐8pm