So let's hope it doesn't rain? Organizers for the annual Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation event — which raises funds and awareness about childhood hunger through a grand tasting gala featuring scores of local chefs — announced today that its 2012 installment will take place at the awkwardly named Jeld-Wen Field, aka the home of the Portland Timbers soccer team.
This year's TOTN, Portland's 25th installment, is scheduled to occupy the stadium's West Concourse and (sponsorship alert!) Sunset Porsche Audi Suites on Tuesday, May 8 (in previous years, the event has set up shop in the Luxe Autohaus and Oregon Convention Center). As in years past, all proceeds benefit local hunger charities, including the Oregon Food Bank and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. The official chef lineup has yet to be announced, but tickets are already available for purchase here.
· Taste Portland [Official site]
· All Previous Taste of the Nation Coverage [Eater PDX]