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 the culinary world’s most inspiring places: Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. From spirited one-of-a-kind large-scale events featuring trendsetting chefs from all over the country, 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.

Feast Portland is proud to support charities working to end childhood hunger in Oregon and across the country. Since its inception in 2012, Feast has donated more than $230,000 to charity. Feast Portland’s sole charitable partner in 2016 is Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.

Entering its sixth year, Feast Portland has been called “the best food festival in the country” by Thrillist National, the “food festival to beat” by Tasting Table and applauded by local and national media alike, including USA Today, Serious Eats, Eater National, The Wall Street Journal, Food Republic, New York Post, Forbes and The Oregonian, and named among Fodor’s Travel North America’s Top 15 Food Festivals for being “done to such perfection you’d think one of the Pacific Coast’s biggest-catch food events was in its 30th year.”

The team:

  • Mike Thelin – Co-Founder
  • Carrie Welch – Co-Founder
  • Emily Crowley – Director
  • Jannie Huang – Creative Director
  • Elizabeth Roberts – Assistant Director
  • Haehee Joung-Phillips – Associate Producer
  • Maureen Hidalgo – Festival Coordinator

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