Feast Portland

A LET um EAT Guide to Portland for Feast

Feast has descended on Portland: over 100 local and out-of-town chefs, 40-something events and 13,000+ Eaters in just 4 days. What an amazing way to showcase the Seeders and Feeders of Oregon. It’s a jam-packed weekend, but in those off-hours, make sure to hit up some of these awesome Portland spots and support the local folks who make this an amazing food city every week of the year!

 

EAT

 
Pine Street Market
Curated by Feast co-founder Mike Thelin, this one-stop shop gives visitors a great taste of some of the best Portland has to offer: Wiz Bang Bar by Salt & Straw, Kure Juice Bar (they have a Hangover cure worth trying), Marukin Ramen, Barista Coffee – they all got you, whatever it is you need.

Trinket
One of our favorite little brunch spots in the city. A little off the beaten path but totally worth the trip. Pro-tip: call ahead to get your name on the list so you don’t have to wait as long in line. Get the bloody mary with beet juice in it, the benny, or really anything with a duck egg on it.

Pine Street Market

Wiz Bang Bar at Pine Street Market, downtown Portland

Renata
Our good friends at Renata offer a beautiful dining experience from beginning to end. Chef Matt Sigler has only been in Portland for a couple of years but does an incredible job of showcasing the region through his Italian-inspired and wood fired cookery. It’s likely to be busy this weekend, so make reservations, or try to squeeze in at the bar for a cocktail and a pasta, you won’t go wrong.

Kachka
There aren’t a lot of Russian restaurants around, but there really only needs to be this one. This is a LET um EAT crew favorite spot in the city. Go for happy hour (early or late), choose from their impressive selection of vodkas (we’ve been hearing rave reviews about the Vibrant Valley Farm marigold infused vodka!) and don’t leave without trying the Herring Under a Fur Coat.

Coquine
Chef Katy Millard is meticulous about her sourcing and has been getting plenty of good recognition for Coquine for good reason. Her beautiful little Mt Tabor restaurant is open for breakfast/lunch daily and dinner Wednesday through Sunday. The infamous Coquine cookies are on the menu for Saturday night’s Smoked, but you could also go straight to the source and get yourself a whole darn bag (worth it).
 
Pine Street Market
126 SW 2nd Ave. Portland, OR 97204
Open Everyday 7 am – 11 pm

Trinket
SE Portland on the corner of 39th and Lincoln
8 am – 3:30 pm

Renata
626 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214
Open for Dinner Nightly

Kachka
720 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Open Daily 4 pm – midnight

Coquine
6839 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR 97215
Cafe Hours – Daily 8am to 2:30pm
Dinner – Wed-Sun 5pm to 10pm

 

DRINK

 
The Commons Brewery
Just over the bridge from the festivities downtown, The Commons Brewery is a great place to chill before or between events. Their farmhouse ales are light, refreshing and will keep you going.

New Deal Distillery
Likely you’ll see New Deal around the festival, but also stop by their tasting room to sample all of their spirits as a tasting flight or in mini-cocktail format. Plus they’re a part of Distillery Row, which means there’s 7 other places to check out all within hopping distance.

Smith Teamakers
Local tea purveyors Smith Tea will offer a bit of respite from the busy weekend. Take a load off and sip some tea in a tranquil environment. They offer a tasting experience similar to what you might be used to with wine or beer – choose 4 teas to sample and learn more about their origins and qualities. We’d recommend grabbing whatever cold tea they have on tap to go.

Century Bar
A flashy new spot to catch some West side vibes on the East side. It’s a bit of a scene, but the design, layout and the rooftop bar is worth checking out.
 

the commons brewery

The Commons Brewery on SE Belmont


The Commons Brewery
630 SE Belmont ST, Portland, OR 97214
Open Noon – 10 pm Daily

New Deal Distillery
900 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR
Wednesday – Sunday, Noon – 6 pm

Smith Tea
SE Washington: 10 AM to 6 PM, 7 days/week
NW Thurman: 10 AM to 6 PM, 7 days/week

Century Bar
930 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR
Open Daily 3 pm to 2 am
 

EXPLORE + PLAY

 
PSU Farmers MarketThe biggest and best farmers market of the week. Summer is winding down and fall is just around the corner – there is incredible bounty coming from the Seeders of Oregon right now. Go wander, taste, grab lunch or any last minute ingredients you might need for an event.

Mt Tabor Park

Burn some calories and take in the tranquility at Mt Tabor Park


Sauvie Island
Get out of the hustle and bustle of Feast and go explore Sauvie Island – a beautiful farming community just 20 miles out of the city. Stop on the beach, take a dip, do some bird watching… it’ll probably do you some good.

Mt Tabor Park
Another good opportunity to go for a walk, work off some calories and take in a view of Portland. Plus you’re in the neighborhood to stop by Coquine for cookies (see above).

Woodblock Chocolate
Pay a visit to our friend Charley the chocolate maker at Woodblock Chocolate. One of the first bean to bar chocolate makers in the city with great intention behind his work. Plus he’s just a great guy to hang out with! Take one of his sweet little 25 gram bars home to someone who couldn’t come Feast with you.

 
PSU Farmers Market
Saturday 9 am – 2 pm
SW Park & SW Montgomery, Portland, OR
8:30 am – 2 pm

Sauvie Island
20 miles Northwest of Portland. Follow US 30W

Mt Tabor Park
SE 60th Ave & Salmon St, Portland, OR

Woodblock Chocolate Manufactory
1236 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm
Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm
Closed Sundays

 
 

We could go on… go ahead and explore The Collective tab of our website for the inside scoop on some other incredible Seeders and Feeders in Oregon (and beyond) and how you can support them while you’re in the area!

Happy FEASTing!


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