After an evening of Feasting on sandwiches in Director Park at the Feast Portland 2014 Sandwich Invitational, I returned downtown for more adventures at the Oregon Grand Bounty Tasting in Portland’s living room: Pioneer Courthouse Square. There, under sunny skies (and shaded cover of tents), every food and drink you could wish for from Oregon producers: wine and cheese, berries and beer, coffee and cakes and cookies and crackers, wild game and wild combinations.
(Shhh…don’t tell anyone, but I felt a little bit like Templeton in Charlotte’s Web.)
It's that perfect kind of almost-autumnish afternoon in Portland. Blue skies and breezes in Pioneer Courthouse Square for the #feastpdx Oregon Grand Bounty Tasting. Sampling sips and bites from all around the region here in "Portland's Living Room" (Fun landscape architecture fact: did you know Pioneer Courthouse Square used to be a parking garage?? Glad they changed it, right?) #lifeinPDX
I'm not even kidding you. Bowled over. Imperial PDX's offerings at the #feastpdx #medialounge: cheeses, pâté, wood fired grilled veggies, pig head stuffed with pig tongue and sausage (Janene F., you'd be proud), Georgian eggplant rolls with pomegranate seeds, and so much more… I couldn't clean my plate. (Also! @parmaham_usa's delicious and familiar taste of nutty #prosciuttodiparma all the way from my dear Emilia-Romagna, Italy).
Honestly, I grabbed my wine glass fully intending to start the, uh, traditional sampling circuit…but I got a little side tracked when they offered me a @Widmer_Brothers Krystal Pear + @saltandstraw Freckled Woodblock Chocolate float. 🍫🍐 (Note: trusty @betsyandiya #fremontbridgecuff. Thinking of you @jkoz27 & @pdxfoodlove) #feastpdx #hāndyme
The great thing after all that Feasting? I came home positively stuffed with the best of the land – then I found Ted at home grilling salmon in our back yard and happily sat down for another full course.
I know I’m biased, but that’s the very best Oregon food around…
Up Next: Brunch Village
Head to Feast’s website for details on their Fighting Hunger Campaign and while you’re there, scroll through the who’s-who list of chefs, restaurants, and producers participating in Feast 2014. This post sponsored by Feast Portland. All opinions and ridiculous excitement over delicious food are entirely my own.