Three of the new Northwest-inspired flavors—including Roasted Beet with Mascarpone—from Ruby Jewel.
Three of the new Northwest-inspired flavors from Ruby Jewel.

Best of the Northwest Ice Cream Contest

What: Cast your ballot for your favorite NW-inspired Ruby Jewel ice cream flavor at this unofficial Feast event. Contenders include Hazelnut with Honey Bar, Garden Tomato Basil, Chevre with Peach Jam, and Espresso with Almond Brittle. Participating voters will be entered to win a ticket to the Feast Grand Bounty Tasting and three pints of ice cream.
When: September 9 through 17 from noon to 11 pm
Where:  Ruby Jewel Scoops, 3713 N Mississippi St and 428 SW 12th Ave.
How Much: $5 gets you a tasting flight of all four flavors. 

Artisan Mezcal Fest at Trebol

What: Meet five mezacaleros from Oaxaca, taste mezcal-inspired cocktails and small bites, and view the newly released Mexican film, “Viva Mezca!” at this first annual celebration of all things mezcal. The mezacaleros will be paired with local mixologists (including Brandon Wise, Tony Pepe, and Pete Mabento) to craft concoctions inspired by their chosen mezcal, and food will be provided by Benjamin Gonzalez from Nuestra Cocina, Mike Wilkinson from Trebol, Oswaldo Bibiano from Autentica, Ashley Bisagna from Feastworks, and Beth Dean from Cruz Room.
When: Thursday, September 12 at 5 pm
Where:  Trebol Mexican Cuisine, 4855 N Albina St.
How Much: $60 in advance or $100 at the door. Tickets and more information available here.   

Salty’s Panoramic Pinot Noir Celebration

What: Sip luscious pinot noirs from over a dozen local wineries while enjoying a stunning view of the Columbia River. Salty’s 5th Annual Panoramic Pinot celebration will feature pinots by Dobbes Family Estate, Oak Knoll Winery, Montinore, Rex Hills, and many more. Attendees will also enjoy pork rillettes, lamb sliders, pinot braised mushrooms, and other savory appetizers.
When: Thursday, September 12 from 6 to 9 pm
Where:  Salty’s on the Columbia, 3839 NE Marine Dr.
How Much: $39 includes appetizers and tastes from all participating wineries. Call 503-288-4444 to make reservations.

Imperial Restaurant’s One Year Anniversary

What: Celebrate the first birthday of Chef Vitaly Paley’s second restaurant with a new twist on the classic prime rib. Smoked over Pinot Noir barrel chips and cooked on the coals of Imperial’s impressive wood fired grill, the prime rib special will be offered at lunch and dinner all weekend long.
When: Thursday, September 12 to Sunday, September 15
Where:  Imperial, 410 SW Broadway St.
How Much: $19 for the lunch special, $39 for the dinner special.  Call 503-228-7222 to place reservations.

Friday the 13th Party at Artigiano

What: Hear jazz duo Zach Allen and Jon Letts perform live in Artigiano’s al fresco courtyard. The Artigiano kitchen will be whipping up their signature Italian dishes, and microbrew discounts will be available all night.
When: Friday, September 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where:  Artigiano, 3302 SE Division St.
How Much: Free to attend. Food and drink available for purchase. Parties of 4 or more may make reservations by calling 503-781-3040.

Savor Southern Oregon

What: Explore the flavors of Southern Oregon without leaving town at this artisan food and wine showcase. Offerings include gourmet cheese, artisan chocolates, local food pairings, wine education station, Southern Oregon travel ideas, live music, and, best of all, more than 100 top regional wines. 
When: Saturday, September 14 from 1 to 6 pm.
Where:  Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave
How Much:  $39 in advance, $50 at the door. Visit the Savor Southern Oregon website for tickets and more information. 

SE Wine Collective’s Unofficial Feast Kick-Off Happy Hour

What:  Kickstart your Feast festivities at SE Wine Collective with complimentary wine flights. Attendees will also receive a peek at the wine harvest process at this local urban winery off of SE Division.
When: Thursday, September 19 from 5 to 7 pm
Where:  SE Wine Collective, 2425 SE 35th Place.
How Much: Free to attend. Call 503-208-2061 for more information. 

Feast Cookbook Social & Invitation

What:  Chat with 18 celebrated cookbook authors at the first-ever Feast cookbook social. Local and national authors will be on hand to sell and sign books, with participants including Gabriel Rucker (Le Pigeon), Karen Brooks (The Mighty Gastropolis), and Makini Howell (Plum). The Heathman’s Michael Stanton will provide Northwest-inspired small bites and beverages.
When: Friday, September 20 from 2 to 4 pm.
Where:  The Heathman Restaurant & Bar, 1001 SW Broadway St.
How Much: A suggested donation of $5 per person will be donated to Feast partner charities.

Pacific Pie FEAST Hangover Brunch

What:  Recover from the decadence of FEAST at this restorative Australian-style brunch. Pacific Pie will over a Pop-Up Aussie Hangover Brunch, which includes a delicious “pie floater,” a dose of Berocca (an Aussie hangover drink), unlimited Portland Roasting coffee, a drink at the Bloody Mary bar, and a surprise dessert. Proceeds will be donated to Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon.
When: Saturday, September 22 from 9 am to 12 pm.
Where:  Pacific Pie Co, 1520 SE 7th Ave
How Much: $25 includes all the aforementioned goodies. Call 503-381-6157 to make reservations.

First to Market at the James Beard Public Market

What:  Become a founding friend of the James Beard Public Market at this festive preview of the future James Beard Public Market. Attendees will sample regional wines, bites, and microbrews, and hear from speakers including Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury.
When: Friday, September 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. (VIP pre-event reception 4:30 to 5:30 pm.)
Where:  433 SW Naito Parkway & Stark, under the big-top tent.
How Much: $25 for general admission, $250 for admission to the VIP pre-event reception at Hotel Rose. Advanced tickets are required and are available here.

2013 Pacific Northwest Brew Cup

What: Drink your fill of more than 36 regional beers while enjoying an array of food, family games, and majestic views of the mighty Columbia River. This three-day festival along Astoria’s historic waterfront will also feature live music from Portland, Pendleton, Astoria and Boise.
When: Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29. Hours vary by day.
Where:  Barbey Maritime Center, 1792 Marine Dr., Astoria, Oregon
How Much: Free to attend. Tastings and souvenir glasses for purchase on site. Visit the event page for more information.

Harvest Vineyard Walk & Lunch

What: Join winemaker Rob Stuart for a tour through the Ana and Weber vineyards. Guests will gather at Dundee Manor for coffee and pastries, hike to the top of the hill for a breathtaking view, and return to the manor for a multi-course lunch paired with Dundee Hills wine.
When: Sunday, September 29 from 10 am to 3:30 pm.
Where:  Dundee Manor, 8380 NE Worden Hill Rd, Dundee, Oregon
How Much: $85 per person, limited to 50 guests (and selling out quickly). For reservations and tickets, email rebekah@rstuartandco.com or call 503-472-4477. 

Help End Childhood Hunger at Irving Street Kitchen

What:  Support efforts to end child hunger by attending this exclusive collaborative dinner. Irving Street Kitchen’s Chef Sarah Schafer will prepare the meal with four respected regional chefs, and guests will be able to view the kitchen via a live feed projected into the dining room. The event will also feature a musical performance by Rita Wilson and a cocktail reception, and proceeds will be donated to Share Our Strength, a non-profit working to end child hunger in America.
When: Monday, September 30 from 6 to 9:30 pm.  
Where:  Irving Street Kitchen, 701 NW 13th Ave
How Much: $250 per person, with tables available for four and eight. Buy tickets online or by calling 415-326-3767.

Great American Distillers Festival

What: Taste handcrafted rum, bourbon, whisky, vodka and gin at this celebration of American spirits. The festival also boasts a mixology contest, a lesson in cooking with spirits, live music and dancing, and much more.
When: Friday, October 4 from 5 to 10 pm and Saturday, October 5 from 1 to 10 pm.
Where:  Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison St.
How Much: $20 includes a one-day pass with 10 tasting tickets. Purchase tickets here. Attendees must be 21 and over.

Bees & Seeds Festival

What:  Salute seed savers, pay tribute to bees, and enjoy music, entertainment, and educational activities for all ages at this World Food Day celebration. Don’t miss Holladay Park’s temporary transformation into an urban farm bursting with local, organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO crops, including fresh fruit, veggies, flowers, grains, and beans.
When: Saturday, October 12 from 10 am to 2 pm.
Where:  Holladay Park, NE 11th Ave and Holladay St.
How Much: Free—event attendees are encouraged to bring non-GMO cans and dried food to support a food drive for the Sunshine Division.

Portland Fermentation Festival

What:  Taste and share homemade live, fermented food and drinks made by professionals and home fermentation enthusiasts. In addition to sampling miso, kefir, mead, cheese, pickles, and more, attendees can swap recipes, enjoy music by DJ Pickle Barrel, and meet Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation.
When: Wednesday, October 23 from 6 to 9:30 pm.
Where:  Ecotrust’s Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center,  721 NW 9th Ave.
How Much: $10 includes a tasting session, $20 includes a tasting and a talk by Sandor Ellix Katz. Tickets and more information available here. 

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