Details are finally starting to emerge about the first-ever international food and beverage festival to be hosted in Portland: According to organizers, the event has been christened Feast Portland: Food & Drink Festival — and is scheduled to take over the Rose City from September 13-16, 2012.
In May of this year, local food-smart people about town Mike Thelin (one of the organizers of the 2010 IACP Portland conference) and Carrie Welch (food publicist and co-creator of the New York City Wine and Food Festival) announced the festival's plan to "showcase local talent in their rightful spot alongside their international peers," a la major culinary events in Aspen, South Beach, and Austin.
Participants/chefs (on both the local and national levels) have yet to be revealed; have a tip? You know what to do.
· Feast Portland [Official site]
· PDX to Host a Major Food Festival of Its Very Own [Eater PDX]