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Thursday, September 15th

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  • Sandwich Invitational Presented by Portland Monthly Magazine

    Main Events

    6:00PM - 9:00PM RoseQuarter Commons

    • $85 PER TICKET

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    Boom Shaka Lacka! Feast Portland’s annual sandwich showdown is pulling up its tube socks and heading east this year to the RoseQuarter Commons. We’ve suited up 14 of the best chefs in the country and they’re ready to stuff any idea possible between two slices of bread - even when the idea of “bread” is left to wild interpretation. Old school meets new school at the ultimate libation-fueled party with craft brews, cocktails and wine in tow. You hold the power to taste and vote for your favorite sandwich, along with our esteemed panel of judges comprised of Portland and American culinary legends. From the cutting-edge, to the mysterious to the nostalgic - who will will go for the long ball, Rip City-style?

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  • THE PACKAGE: FIVE MAIN EVENTS IN ONE

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    6:00PM

    • $540 PER PACKAGE

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    For those ready to eat ALL the things, The Package includes all five Feast Portland main events. The main events are all-inclusive so you’ll enjoy hours, make that days, of unbridled eating and sipping with the festival’s best chefs, artisans, winemakers, brewers and distillers. Why just nibble when you can Feast?!?!

    • One pass to the Friday and Saturday Grand Tasting
    • One pass to the Sandwich Invitational
    • One pass to the Night Market
    • One pass to Smoked!
    • One pass to Brunch Village
    * The Package does not include more intimate events such as the Dinner Series, Drink Tanks or Fun-Size events, which may be purchased separately. Find out more information about the main events

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  • Bon Appétit Presents the Hot Ten - America’s Best New Restaurants

    Dinner Series

    7:00PM Kitchen Cru Culinary Prepspace

    • $175 PER TICKET

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    Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants dinner is back with the nation’s hottest chefs chosen by Deputy Editor Andrew Knowlton. Hosted by Knowlton and Bon Appétit’s Editor in Chief, Adam Rapoport, this year’s dinner is sure to turn up the heat with 2015 stars Beverly Kim (Parachute, IL), Alex Barkley (Manolin, WA), along with 2013 alums Rachel Yang (Joule, WA) and Joshua McFadden (Portland, OR). Delectable regional wines as well as beers from Goose Island Brewing will round out this star-studded affair.

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  • Greg Denton, Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton and Tony Maws at Ox Restaurant

    Dinner Series

    7:00PM Ox Restaurant

    • $150 PER TICKET

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    Fresh off their James Beard Best Chef(s) Northwest nom, opening new restaurant SuperBite and launching their critically-acclaimed cookbook, Around the Fire, Portland chefs Greg and Gabi Denton throw their arms open wide and welcome top East Coast chef Tony Maws to take a turn on the grill crank and make some magic. Maws, an “idealist with a kitchen,” is known for next-level use of the best local ingredients at Craigie on Main, Kirkland Tap and Trotter in Massachusetts. These chefs are all known for their uncanny ability to develop unexpected flavor profiles, so buckle up and get ready for a menu that will light the night on fire. Featured wineries: Domaine Serene Winery and Ponzi Vineyards

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  • John Gorham and Chris Cosentino at Plaza Del Toro

    Dinner Series

    7:00PM Plaza Del Toro

    • $150 PER TICKET

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    Chris Cosentino - Top Chef alum and internationally acclaimed expert in whole animal cookery, plus chef and co-owner of Cockscomb Restaurant - is back with more meat and San Francisco’s diverse culinary history as his muse. Chris is joined by Portland culinary legend John Gorham, co-owner and chef of iconic restaurants Toro Bravo, Tasty n Sons, Tasty n Alder and most recently Pollo Bravo and Shalom Y’All in Portland’s hot new food hall Pine Street Market. For one night in September, these two culinary giants will go head-to-head in the gastronomic collaboration of the century at Plaza Del Toro. Featured wineries: Dobbes Family Estate and Stoller Family Estate

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  • Twisted Filipino

    Dinner Series

    7:00PM The Cleaners

    • $125 PER TICKET

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    The new-wave Filipino food movement is here and it’s coming to Portland this September! Filipino cuisine may still be a mystery to most, but it’s a rainbow of bold flavors that are hard to ignore. From soy-and-vinegar braised dishes to snout-to tail-butchery, it’s time you knew more about the “soul food of Asia.” Take a seat at this table of friends as Filipino-American brothers Chad and Chase Valencia of celebrated pop-up restaurant LASA, the king of breakfast sandwiches Alvin Cailan of nationally acclaimed Eggslut, the master of heritage rice bowls – Charles Olalia of RiceBar, L.A’s dessert queen Isa Fabro, and Portland’s beloved chef and host, Carlo Lamagna of award-winning Clyde Common, take you on a culinary journey of their cultural heritage. Libation pairings included.

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Friday, September 16th

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  • Meet the Press

    Drink Tank

    12:00PM - 1:00PM Portland Art Museum Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Hall

    • $35 PER TICKET

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    In early America cider was king, consumed by everyone from kids to George Washington. Post-Prohibition, cider became teetotaling juice, and hard cider turned sticky and sweet. Today’s daring cider makers are embracing tradition, heritage fruits, and brewing methods (dry-hopped ciders!) to devise dynamic, elegant beverages that are the apple of drinkers’ eyes. Meet the makers behind the movement.

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  • Friday Grand Tasting

    Main Events

    1:00PM - 5:00PM Pioneer Courthouse Square

    • $60 PER TICKET

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    Feast Portland’s Grand Tasting, the festival’s largest tasting event is a culinary road trip of America’s food culture. What flavors and ingredients are expressing the local DNA of today’s food culture? Who’s changing the face of fermentation? Who’s making the best artisan cheese? What are the next wines to watch? What’s the latest in American craft brewing? These questions and more will be answered, plus stopovers at berry pies, briny delights and hand-crafted chocolates among the 80-plus food and drink vendors. It’s a chance to lounge around Pioneer Courthouse Square, a cozy brick amphitheater in the city center, eating all of the above while sipping the region’s best wines, brews and ciders.

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  • Washington Wines on the Rise

    Drink Tank

    2:00PM - 3:00PM Portland Art Museum Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Hall

    • $55 PER TICKET

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    Maybe you’ve slurped down a bottle of delicious Washington Cabernet Sauvignon with your last juicy steak and sipped a delectable Washington Syrah over a leg of lamb, but there’s a whole lot more happening with Washington wine. From spicy Grenache and floral Cabernet Franc to cool-climate sparklers and Rieslings, Washington wines have come of age. Winemakers are exploring new varieties, growing grapes in emerging viticultural regions, and experimenting with winemaking techniques, all with delicious results. Feast’s big league wine aficionado and award-winning writer, Bruce Schoenfeld leads a panel of trailblazing winemakers and experts on an exploration of the latest and greatest wines from across the mighty Columbia.

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  • Aperitifs Ascendant: Understanding Vermouth, Quinquinas and Aperitif Wines

    Drink Tank

    4:00PM - 5:00PM Portland Art Museum Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Hall

    • $45 PER TICKET

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    Twenty years ago, vermouth was stuck in the doldrums—but today, drinkers are discovering the aperitif experience. Old World standards are mingling with New World newcomers—and this is just the start. Find out what bottles to look for, and get a taste of some of the most interesting styles.

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  • Franklin Barbecue & Family

    Fun-Size Events

    4:00PM - 7:00PM

    • $85 PER TICKET

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    *Ticket purchasers will receive the location of this event one week prior to the event. The location will be within Portland. As the saying goes, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. So we’ve brought everyone back for Franklin BBQ seconds and we’re turning up the honky-tonk. James Beard Award-winning Texas pitmaster and meat whisperer Aaron Franklin is back to celebrate Feast’s fifth year with Portland’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters and chef Andrew Gregory of the Woodsman Tavern. Coozie-friendly libations provided.

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  • Eat Your Feelings - The Noodle Edition

    Fun-Size Events

    4:00PM - 7:00PM Han Oak

    • $85 PER TICKET

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    It rains a lot in Portland as you may have heard, so comfort food - specifically noodles - is a necessity to shake off those grey days. At Feast Portland 2016, we’re making a new party out of it, celebrating the art of the noodle. At this epic Fun-Size event, your favorite chefs will be doling out the slippery stuff family-style in bowls, tanks, or wherever we can fit more noodles. Peter Cho, a native Oregonian, fresh from the helm of April Bloomfield’s Michelin-starred Breslin returns to Portland to rediscover his Korean roots at Han Oak. Pasta hero Joshua McFadden of the famed Ava Gene’s brings everything that makes your Italian heart beat faster. Josh Even of Tosca Cafe in San Francisco takes comfort to the next level with his modern Italian-American cuisine. Italian and Asian noodles will meet in the ultimate international mash-up that will have you feeling all of the feels and, well, eating them. Libations also provided for slurping.

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  • Peace, Love and Cocktails

    Fun-Size Events

    5:00PM - 8:00PM House Spirits Distillery

    • $75 PER TICKET

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    Spirits run deep in Southeast Portland - from Distillery Row to the Union Pacific train tracks where you’ll find House Spirits’ new home base. This is where we’re hopping on the train to Drinksville, so let’s start cocktailing! Shack up with laid back afternoon vibes and the sickest bartender lineup ever: Jim Meehan (PDT), Jeffrey Morgenthaler (Clyde Common and Pepe Le Moko), Brooke Arthur (House Spirits Distillery), Simon Ford (The 86 Co.), plus Daniel Shoemaker and Sean Hoard (Teardrop Lounge and The Commissary). But that’s not all - beloved Portland chef Cathy Whims (Nostrana) is rolling into this event with her culinary dream team Chris Lascik (Oven and Shaker) and Devon Chase (Hamlet), who are all ready to keep your plate full with cocktail-friendly bites.

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  • USA Pears Night Market Presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Card

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    6:00PM - 9:00PM Zidell Yards

    • $145 PER TICKET

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    For one night each year the country’s favorite Night Market event comes alive at the foot of Portland’s iconic bridges, next to a great river slicing through the heart of America’s favorite food city. Feast Portland’s Night Market remains the party of all parties, featuring a light-strung village of stalls serving up a crazy slate of street food from a hand-picked line-up of inspired chefs from Portland and beyond. This year’s theme: Playful Latin cooking, from Mexico to Madrid. With taco mashups, reimagined grilled Argentine meats, and inspired Spanish bites, the Night Market delivers a night of Latin song and sauce with the energy and excitement you’ve come to expect. Dancing optional. Enjoyment required.

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  • Shabbat Shalom

    Dinner Series

    7:00PM Kitchen Cru Culinary Prepspace

    • $175 PER TICKET

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    Drawing from Jewish, North African, Eastern European and Arab influences, Israeli cuisine is one of the most complex, diverse and vibrant cuisines being explored today. This dinner brings experts Alon Shaya (Shaya, New Orleans), Jenn Louis (Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern, Portland), Kasey Mills (Mediterranean Exploration Company, Portland) and Michael Shemtov and Bryan Lee Weaver (Butcher & Bee, Nashville) to guide us through a cuisine deeply rooted in centuries of tradition while currently in the midst of a renaissance. At this table you’ll find chefs in their respective elements. Libation pairings included.

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  • Washington Wines - THE Dinner

    Dinner Series

    7:00PM Park Kitchen

    • $175 PER TICKET

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    It’s time to pop some serious bottles from our neighbors to the north. We all think we know Washington wines, but have we really scratched the surface? From the shores of Lake Chelan to the rolling hills of the Walla Walla Valley, the wines of Washington are going toe-to-toe with the great wines of the world. Bordeaux, we’re puttin’ you on notice. Go deep into the cellars of the most influential Washington producers with Bruce Schoenfeld, award-winning writer and Pacific Northwest wine oracle, as our expert host with the most for the evening.  And since one can’t survive on wine alone, the wine-loving, chefs extraordinaire Scott Dolich and David Sapp (Park Kitchen) will fill your belly with awe-inspiring food to match these world-renowned wines.

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Saturday, September 17th

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  • A Bitter Twist

    Drink Tank

    12:00PM - 1:00PM Portland Art Museum Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Hall

    • $35 PER TICKET

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    Rampant bitterness and boozy intensity once defined IPAs, the more hops the better. Thanks to newly developed techniques and hop varieties that evoke berries, peaches, and mangos, IPAs are turning softer, juicier, and hazier. Join some of America’s top brewers and researchers to discover what’s driving this bitter twist.

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  • Saturday Grand Tasting

    Main Events

    12:00PM - 5:00PM Pioneer Courthouse Square

    • $60 PER TICKET

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    Feast Portland’s Grand Tasting, the festival’s largest tasting event is a culinary road trip of America’s food culture. What flavors and ingredients are expressing the local DNA of today’s food culture? Who’s changing the face of fermentation? Who’s making the best artisan cheese? What are the next wines to watch? What’s the latest in American craft brewing? These questions and more will be answered, plus stopovers at berry pies, briny delights and hand-crafted chocolates among the 80-plus food and drink vendors. It’s a chance to lounge around Pioneer Courthouse Square, a cozy brick amphitheater in the city center, eating all of the above while sipping the region’s best wines, brews and ciders.

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  • The Day Of The Daiquiri: How Rum & Lime Conquered The World

    Drink Tank

    2:00PM - 3:00PM Portland Art Museum Evans H. Roberts Sculpture Hall

    • $45 PER TICKET

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    From Havana’s bars to JFK’s White House to the indignity of the slushy machine, the Daiquiri’s had a long and tumultuous history. Today, the Daiquiri is back stronger than ever—find out how to make a great one, and see how flexible (and forgiving) this essential rum cocktail can be.

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  • Oregonian Media Group Smoked! Presented by Tillamook

    Main Events

    6:00PM - 9:00PM The Fields

    • $145 PER TICKET

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    Don’t call it a cookout, it’s so much more than that when prized protein meets regional reserve wines, rambunctious cocktails and cold, cold beer. Smoke will get in your eyes and seep into your soul at Feast Portland’s can’t-miss evening event. Enjoy a delightful meat-fueled inferno of the best chefs slinging Flintstonian cuts of beef, pork, fish and fowl as excited diners wander from pit to pit as these grill gurus dole out prized bites from the country’s top kitchens. Smoked is the evening event to end all evening events.

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  • Jason French And Paul Kahan At Elder Hall

    Dinner Series

    7:00PM Elder Hall

    • $150 PER TICKET

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    Paul Kahan and Jason French love each other, love food and love you. This is a union so good, we had to bring it back for another round. Paul is Chicago’s James Beard winning chef and owner of Dove’s Luncheonette, Blackbird, avec and more. Jason, chef/owner of the wood-fired centric Ned Ludd and Elder Hall, is the axe-wielding, bike-riding dude chef who cycles to farms for ingredients, handcrafts everything and is always ready for a culinary high five. Come get yours! Featured wineries: Hyland Estates and Domaine Drouhin Oregon

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  • Konnichiwa PDX

    Dinner Series

    7:00PM Kitchen Cru Culinary Prepspace

    • $175 PER TICKET

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    If you’ve ever wondered what Feast Portland’s riff on an omakase dinner would look like, look no further. Your chefs for the evening: master of ramen, Ivan Orkin (Ivan Ramen, New York), the incomparable and versatile Naomi Pomeroy (Beast, Portland), master of imaginative precision Justin Woodward (Castagna, Portland), and Portland’s Japanese culinary ambassadors, Gabe Rosen (Biwa, Portland) and Ryan Roadhouse (Nodoguro, Portland). It gets better. Special guest and master chef Kotaro Asakura (Kirakutei, Tokyo) will be joining the chefs to take this omakase to the next level. Libation pairings included.

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Sunday, September 18th

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  • A Master Class on Cooking and Buying Salmon—Sustainable Salmon, Essential Techniques, and Cooking Methods

    Hands-on Classes

    9:00AM - 10:30AM Tournant

    • $75 PER TICKET

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    Come celebrate the season of fresh, wild-caught salmon! Learn from James Beard award-winning cookbook author Diane Morgan how to confidently buy, prep, and cook salmon in fresh new ways. With the release of her second salmon cookbook, you’ll learn from an expert how to master accessible cooking techniques—from skin-drying salmon, pulling pin bones, curing salmon and cooking it sous vide. Every technique and every method of preparing the fish is meant to highlight every ounce of flavor from this glorious fish. This class will include both demonstration and hands on learning. Every student will take home a fillet of salmon that they have prepped and cured for gravlax. Bring an apron if you can, everything else will be provided.

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  • Tea: Accoutrements, Practices and Techniques

    Hands-on Classes

    10:00AM - 11:30AM Smith Tea Tasting Room

    • $75 PER TICKET

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    The world of tea is vast.  From light and floral oolongs to dark and robust black teas—from powdered green tea to puerh cakes—there is a pot of tea suitable for any occasion or pallet.   Just as vast are the preparation instructions, accoutrements and serve ware options.  It’s not always clear how to bring out the best in any tea. In this hands-on class you’ll prepare and evaluate artisan made green, black and oolong teas, and explore the “appropriate” serve ware and steeping process for all tea types and occasions. You’ll learn about timeless tea experiences as well as more modern ways (tea cocktails or tea lattes anyone?) of preparing and enjoying tea.  Come and join us and learn how to make the best pot of tea for any tea type and every tea occasion.

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  • Brunch Village Presented by Whole Foods Market

    Main Events

    11:00AM - 2:00PM Pioneer Courthouse Square

    • $75 PER TICKET

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    For some, Sundays are the day of rest. For others, Sundays are the day of Brunch. For Feast Portland, Sundays are a reason to throw a massive party: Brunch Village, Feast Portland’s colossal celebration of everyone’s favorite meal. At this spirited outdoor party, your favorite brunch chef legends from Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles and beyond create the ultimate offerings of pork, eggs, flour, salt, butter, booze and love. So get your killer Instagram overhead shot ready, feast on the greatest and wash it down with a congratulatory Bloody Mary, Mimosa cocktail or cold brew. Then repeat. We’ve got brunch covered from all angles and all cuisines this year, including Japanese, Southeast Asian, Spanish, classic American and more. Relax and enjoy because what happens at Brunch Village stays at Brunch Village.

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  • The Go Get You Some Picnic

    Fun-Size Events

    1:00PM - 4:00PM Stumptown Coffee Roasters

    • $85 PER TICKET

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    It’s been a long, hard week and you don’t quite want the weekend to end yet. Don’t worry - it’s not over. Feast Sunday means it’s time to “go get you some” at this Southern-style picnic featuring fried chicken and sides from a handful of culinary OGs from Portland and beyond. Come relax and get loose with chefs Tommy Habetz of the legendary Bunk Sandwiches and new pizza sheriff in town at Pizza Jerk; Gabriel Rucker head of mischief and deliciousness at Le Pigeon and Little Bird; and Bostonian Matt Jennings, known for his brasserie-inspired New England fare. Add newcomer Maya Lovelace, with her fried chicken and Southern Appalachian cooking and we can worry about the return to post-Feast life tomorrow. Libations from Union Wine Co. and more.

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  • Shake, Stir, Build: Cocktail Techniques with Bull in China and Multnomah Whiskey Library

    Hands-on Classes

    1:00PM - 2:30PM Multnomah Whiskey Library

    • $75 PER TICKET

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    Do you dream of one day serving your friends a perfect dry martini? Do you aspire to host an epic punch-fueled soirée that would make Gatsby blush? Join Lucas Plant and Daniel Osborne of Bull in China and Michael Lorberbaum of Multnomah Whiskey Library for a hands-on cocktail class that will take your host-with-the-most bartending talents to the next level. From shaking and stirring to building ‘Gram-worthy party punches, this class will provide you with the skills to create the perfect libations for every occasion.

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  • Cook, Style, Shoot, Share: A Food Styling, Phone Photography, and Social Media Workshop

    Hands-on Classes

    2:00PM - 3:30PM Tournant

    • $75 PER TICKET

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    In this multi-part class, award-winning cookbook author and food stylist, Andrea Slonecker, and celebrated photographer and social media maven, Kari Young (aka @meatballssmama), will team up to introduce some simple food styling techniques–coaxing vibrant colors, textures, and, most importantly, taste from beautiful, end-of-summer produce. Then the duo will give tips to artfully capture a delicious image of the dish to share its visual story with friends and followers.

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  • Enchantment Under the Sea

    Dinner Series

    7:00PM Kitchen Cru Culinary Prepspace

    • $150 PER TICKET

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    Transforming plates into canvases, four culinary artists come together to take seafood to the next level. Fish-obsessed Trent Pierce (Roe, Portland), modern young guns Joel Stocks and Will Preisch (Holdfast, Portland), Seattle star on the rise Edouardo Jordan (Salare, Seattle), and sweet and savory pastry goddess Kristen Murray (Maurice, Portland) are diving in and so will you. Featured wineries: Brooks Wines and Elizabeth Chambers Cellars

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