Image of Feast 2012's Night Market courtesy Avila/EPDX
The Feast Portland food festival descends upon the city starting Thursday, September 19, and unfortunately, if you haven't snagged tickets yet, chances are you're SOL: Most of the main events (Sandwich Invitational, Night Market) and chef's collaboration dinners are sold out. But the hype surrounding the festival will spill-out into other "unofficial" or satellite events, which for the purposes of pre-calorie planning, we've rounded up below. (Know of an event that's not on the list? We'll be updating this list as Feast weekend approaches.)
Feast Kickoff Happy Hour
When: September 19, 5-7p.m.
Where: SE Wine Collective, 2425 SE 35th Pl.
How much: Free
Out-of-town Feasters clamoring for a table at Ava Gene's or Pok Pok can first stop by SE Division's SE Wine Collective, which will pour complimentary wine flights during a two-hour happy hour.
Lincoln/Qui/State Bird Provisions' Pop-up
When: September 19, 8:30p.m.
Where: Lincoln, 3808 N. Williams Ave.
How much: $100
Red Boat Fish Sauce sponsors this chef collaboration between Lincoln's Jenn Louis, Top Chef winner Paul Qui (of Austin's Qui), and Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza (of SF's still-buzzy State Bird Provisions), who will cook up a four-course dinner inspired by a traditional Vietnamese wedding feast ("Bò 7 Món").
OMG FREE Shake Shack Custard
When: September 20-22, noon-2:30p.m.
Where: Roman Candle, 3377 SE Division St.
How much: FREE
Get in line now: Danny Meyer's cultishly beloved (and always expanding) NYC burger joint Shake Shack will host a pop-up inside Duane Sorenson's Roman Candle Baking Co., offering free frozen custards made with Stumptown cold brew.
Pop-Up Cocktail Party
When: September 21, 10p.m.-1a.m.
Where: Portland Penny Diner, 410 SW Broadway
How much: varies
Feasters staying in and around downtown's hotel district and pop into the Portland Penny Diner for a one-off cocktail party featuring cocktails by Imperial's Brandon Wise. To stave off possible hangovers, PPD will also serve breakfast sandwiches into late-night.
Cure for the Common Feast Hangover
When: September 22, 9a.m.-noon
Where: Pacific Pie Co., 1520 SE 7th Ave.
How much: $25
Not done stuffing yourself yet? The Pacific Pie Co. (wisely) toasts the citywide hangover on Feast Sunday, offering a pop-up Australian-inspired brunch: The $25 admission gets guests unlimited coffee, a traditional Aussie "Pie Floater" (a savory pie in split pea soup), a Bloody Mary, and dessert. And your hair of the dog goes to a good cause: proceeds from the breakfast will benefit Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon.
"Real Good Bunk" Pop-Up
When: September 22, noon-3p.m.
Where: Real Good Food @ ActivSpace, 833 SE Main St.
How much: varies
Bunk Sandwiches' Tommy Habetz joins forces with Real Good Food's Jim Dixon for a pop-up tasting featuring artisan food samples and "a lot of good food" cooked up by Habetz: According to an announcement, "rumor has it that Tommy's making Italian fried rice."
Feast Closeout Party
When: September 22, 9-11p.m.
Where: Accanto, 2838 SE Belmont St.
How much: varies
To toast the end of the weekend, Accanto will offer a late-night happy hour with complimentary tastes from Stone Barn Brandyworks and $7 cocktail specials.
Coming in from out of town? You've probably already charted your non-festival dining plans, but just in case, may we humbly suggest perusing:
· Eater's 38 Essential Portland Restaurants
· The Eater PDX HeatMap: What's Hot Now
· 21 of Portland's Must-Have Food Cart Dishes
· A Guide to Portland's 20 Best Coffeehouses and Roasters
· Presenting 20 Spots with PDX's Favorite Happy Hours
· An Epic Look at Portland's 21 Favorite Vegan Dishes