About Feast

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ABOUT FEAST

Feast Portland is more than a food and drink festival. It’s a movement that showcases the energy, creativity and enthusiasm that’s driving America’s food revolution while celebrating two of the culinary world’s most inspiring places: Portland and Oregon. From spirited one-of-a-kind large-scale events featuring trendsetting chefs from all over the country and the world, to intimate hands-on classes, collaborative dinners and panels, Feast offers some of the most compelling experiences and original programming in the modern food festival conversation.

Founded in 2012 by Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch, Feast is also a festival that puts charity at the core of its mission. Since its inception, the festival has donated close to $400,000 to help end hunger in Oregon and across the country. In 2018, Feast is proud to support two worthy hunger causes – Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Urban Gleaners.

Now in it seventh year, Feast Portland has been called “the best food festival in the country” by Thrillist, the “food festival to beat” by Tasting Table and has been recognized by local and national media alike, including USA Today, Eater National, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Paste, Huffington Post, The Daily Meal, Zagat, The Oregonian, Portland Monthly magazine, Seattle Met magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Fodor’s Travel “North America’s Top 15 Food Festivals.”

The team:

  • Mike Thelin – Co-Founder
  • Carrie Welch – Co-Founder
  • Emily Crowley – Director
  • Jannie Huang – Creative Director
  • Elizabeth Roberts – Assistant Director
  • Haehee Joung-Phillips – Chef and Culinary Experience Manager
  • Emily Albertson – Festival Coordinator

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