Feast Portland: Post Feast Thoughts

Oh Feast, how you manage to tantalize and haunt me after you end. I’ll be here waiting, counting down the days…

 

TIME MUST PASS BEFORE YOU CAN EXPERIENCE BEAUTY LIKE THIS:

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The stage set for Friday’s Grand Tasting at Pioneer Courthouse Square.

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Saturday’s USA Pears Pop Up with Chef Brian Clevenger of Vendemmia, Seattle

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Oregon Cheese on parade at the Grand Tasting

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Heirlooms from Jacobsen Salt & Williams Sonoma at Friday’s Grand Tasting.

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Cute little biodegradable logo’d to go containers with homemade pastry strudels YES.

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#OMGSmoked by day and…

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#OMGSmoked by night

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Bonnie Morales of Kachka | Snake River Farms Beef tongue “Big Mac”–pickled green almond, little gem lettuce, roasted tomato mayo, caraway celery salt. Seen at #OMGSmoked

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Gregory Gourdet of Departure | Snake River Farms Pork Belly Chop, fermented chili, peach. Seen at #OMGSmoked

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Chris Cosentino of Cockscomb | Snake River Farms Sweet Breads Al Pastor. Seen at #OMGSmoked

In here at #omgsmoked @feastportland to give you your first 3 stops when you get here. First stop is @saxonandparole grilled wagyu tongue with muhamara, feta, and mint in a mini pita #feastpdx

In here at #omgsmoked @feastportland to give you your first 3 stops when you get here. First stop is @saxonandparole grilled wagyu tongue with muhamara, feta, and mint in a mini pita #feastpdx

Your next stop at @feastportland #omgsmoked should definitely be @vit0bike at @imperialportland to try their pork cheek BLT style wrap finished with a homemade green goddess dressing #feastpdx

Your next stop at @feastportland #omgsmoked should definitely be @vit0bike at @imperialportland to try their pork cheek BLT style wrap finished with a homemade green goddess dressing #feastpdx

Now that the fifth year of Feast Portland is officially at its close, and life is back to normal (i.e. I’m not endlessly eating, tweeting, drinking, gramming, snapchatting or otherwise), I have decided that the biggest joy I had this year wasn’t the food or drink–don’t get me wrong! Feast was as amazing as ever this year–but the most magical part of the entire weekend? It was introducing friends who had never been to feast to their first event, which, in this case, was the Grand Tasting on Saturday, to the event. There’s something about sharing the warm fuzzies that Feast gives me with people who have no experiences with it that really made attending on Saturday extra EXTRA fun for me, someone that’s attended and worked with Feast for the last four years.

My Feast Thoughts

My Favorite Bite of the Weekend: Might as well start with the hardest question first! My favorite bite was Kachka’s Big Mac–with a honorable mention to pretty much everything I ate the Shabbat Shalom Dinner I attended on Friday night.

My WOW Moment: Becoming The Anchor of my all women Food Blogger Flip Cup Team (we didn’t actually win but we placed 8th of 16 teams–no complaints!)

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First Thing Next Feast I Will: Attend some small events instead of going home for a “quick nap.” Seriously though, if Feast rented out hotel rooms or even cots in quiet spots of the city for naps I would pay good money to utilize them during FEAST. Come on, they’re big in Japan aren’t they?!

I Will Never Again: Think that I can eat my weight one night, and then be on a spin bike at 8am the next morning and not expect the feeling that I’m going to die. I am just not cut out for the stationary cycling world post gorge.

Alright well my flip form is not going to improve itself, and I have less than a year to practice for next year’s ChefsTable Flip Cup Championship. Keep up with me on the Twitters and I will surely share when Feast 2017 tickets go on sale, which cannot be soon enough! If you haven’t gotten enough Feast pictures I highly suggest checking out these shots from my friend Aubrie! Be warned though, you’re going to be hungry afterwards.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Alexander Frane October 5, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Great post! Lovely photos, makes me ready for next year already!

  • Reply Erin October 5, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I love this post so much. Totally agree that sharing Feast with newbies is a lot of fun! And I’m still real proud of us. We’ll do more practicing before next year 😉
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