Despite a record snow storm, freezing rain that shut down most of Portland's public transit system, and a city full of drivers afraid to brave the slick roads (myself included), the inaugural Chef’s Week PDX was a smash hit—and my 48-hour food coma can prove it.

The chef-centric mini food festival—which brought together 22 of the best chefs from California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Vancouver, BC for a four-day series of sold-out dinners and after parties—wrapped up on Sunday, February 9 with a show-stopping 20-course marquee meal paired with the epic views from Departure's sky-high dining room. 

Each participating chef crafted a course for the four-hour dinner, from pre-meal snacks through dozens of bite-sized entrees to a double dose of dessert, using local produce, meats, and Oregon-made ingredients.

Eat vicariously through my photos of the gut-busting meal, packed with colorful mini masterpieces, by clicking the photo above—and start looking forward to Chef's Week PDX 2015!

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