Food Lover Events in Portland Oregon
Are you a foodie? This weekend, August 24 through August 26, are some of the best Epicurean events and festivals going on around the Portland area. Portland is alive with a variety of fantastic restaurants and world-class dining. Whether you are here visiting, just moved here, or have been a local for years, if food is your thing, this weekend is your weekend.
Epicurean Excursion Tour - located at the Heathman Hotel at 1001 SW. Broadway, this delicious walking tour offers local cuisine, fabulous cocktails and beverages, artisans and vendors. Enjoy Portland's amazing culinary scene where we have become a go-to destination for those who love food and love to experience new tastes and sensations. Learn about how eating local and preserving the heritage is so important, experience culinary knowledge from seasoned and skilled chefs, and get up close and personal with the smells, textures, and tastes of unique dishes and artistic foods. The price is $59 per person and the sessions start on Friday at 10 AM, 2 PM, Saturday 10 AM and 2 PM, and Sunday 10 AM and 2 PM.
Benvenuti al Festival cibo Italiano – Welcome to the Italian Food Festival - August 23 to the 25th from 11 AM to 11 PM enjoy Italian/American themed fun and food including wine gardens and two pizza venders. As Mario Batali says, "there's only two kinds of people in the world. Italians and those that wish they were Italians." Come experience your Italian side with grape stomp competitions, pizza toss, family marionettes and more. Admission is FREE and the location is the Pioneer Courthouse Square at 701 SW. 6th Ave.
The Evergreen Escapes - Willamette Valley Wine Trail - experience the sights, tastes, and sip the fabulous wine from a selection of our 100 wineries and tasting rooms around the Willamette Valley. Located throughout various downtown Portland hotels, this half-day class will offer four award-winning wineries from the local region where you can meet the winemaker, experience and learn about local traditions and of course, taste the fine wines that our valleys can produce. Tickets are $150 and start at noon on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday most weekends.
If you love watching the food cart races on the food network than Flavor Street Food Cart Tour is for you. Located at the Mark Spencer hotel at 409 SW. 11th Ave. starting at 1 PM Friday and Saturday's most weekends in the summer and running for two hours, enjoy the best of the city's food carts with hidden kitchens, four-star chefs and other culinary entrepreneurs displaying and selling their most fabulous and well constructed morsels. Portland has over 700 tasting trucks throughout the city serving a diverse collection of international and creative cuisine.
Alphabet District Culinary Tour - located throughout various Northwest Portland locations, this Friday the 24th and next Friday the 31st starting at 2 PM for $65 you can sample local craft beer, seasonal foods, artisan cookies and desserts, micro-batch coffees, tasty morsels from food carts and seasonal ingredients that makes Oregon a fabulous foodies delight. On this tour there will be between 6 to 8 stops where you'll hear stories from the chefs, restaurant owners and food crafters. This is a truly unique experience and one that you must try if you'd like to learn more about Portland Oregon's food history.