Foodies of Portland, unite! This weekend is the annual Bite of Oregon at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and we could not be more excited to try all of the delicious concoctions the festival has in store. From Tastebud’s pizza to the Dump Truck’s dumplings, the food is going to be out of this world. Foodie or not, you can’t miss this celebration of Oregon’s culinary bounty, Friday, August 12th through Sunday, August 14th.
To help you make the most of this food-tastic weekend, we’ve broken out a few of the events we’re most looking forward to below. And don’t forget — take Lyft to the festival! New passengers can enter code BITEOFOREGON16 to get $5 off your first 10 rides. Already a passenger? We've got you covered too: get 20% off your ride to or from the Bite with code BITEOFOREGON16X.
Here are three must-sees at this year's Bite of Oregon:
1. Bite of Oregon’s Iron Chef Competition
With only thirty minutes to plan, prepare, and plate a delectable entrée for the 3-judge panel of experts, Oregon’s best chefs will race the clock and each other to create a masterpiece on stage in front of the audience. This nail-biter will be happening every day of the festival, with the final on Saturday, August 13th @ 7:30pm.
2. Chef Stacey Givens from Side Yard Kitchen on the Dining Out In The NorthWest Chef's Stage
Chef Stacey Givens is a trailblazer in her industry, having established the first 'urban' seed to plate catering company and supper club in the Portland area. During her Chef’s Stage appearance, she’ll teach you how to use every part of your vegetables, and reduce the amount of food waste you produce. Catch her onstage Friday, August 12th, 1:30pm-2:45pm.
3. Bite of Oregon’s Iron Mixologist Competition
Think the Bite is only about food? Think again! One of our favorite events at the festival is the Iron Mixologist Competition, where Oregon’s finest mixologists battle for the ultimate prize: the title of Iron Mixologist. Don’t miss this event, happening Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th, with the final on Sunday, August 14th @ 3:45 p.m.
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