Ah, Feast. A smorgasbord of food and drink all for a good cause. If you’re not familiar with Portland’s gigantic and amazing food festival yet, you should be and you should plan to buy some tickets for next year. You’ll discover wonderful eats, smiling foodies and plenty of wine and beer tasting. Your belly will be satisfied (okay, stuffed) and your heart will be filled knowing that you are helping others fill their bellies as all of the net proceeds goes towards Partners For A Hunger-Free Oregon!
This was my second year photographing Feast. I am so thankful that Little Green Pickle invited me back to be a part of this delicious festival. Not only do I get to partake in the festivities but I get to photograph all the happenings- and to be honest I’m not sure which one makes me happier. I love photographing food and action shots of the dishes and I have so much fun… even if it’s a challenge to juggle a large camera + food plate + wine glass.
I have prepared for you a huge photo story. If you follow my blog you’ll know I can be a woman of few words. I am okay with that. I feel it is my job to bring you the visual story, to entice you to check out Feast not because of my food descriptions but because of my images. So you will not find a list of my favorite eats and there will not be details of everything I photographed. There are plenty of blogs and sites that will do that for you- and as they are posted I will share them here for your reference (check the end of this post). With that said, I’m pretty sure I know what everything is that I photographed so if you have any questions (like what is the concoction of colorful straws, fruit and marshmallows at the Go Get You Some Picnic?) I will be more than happy to answer those for you! By the way- the answer is an ambrosia salad.
Enjoy the photos. I hope you leave hungry.
Franklin BBQ | Aaron Franklin | Woodsman Tavern
If you are ever in Austin, Texas or at an event with Aaron Franklin- you’re in for the meal of your life. His BBQ is off the charts and hands down the best I’ve ever had. Whatever wait you have to endure and whatever price you have to pay, believe me, it’s worth it.
You’ll also want to try Portland’s Xocolatl de David that collaborated with Aaron. (Read more here.) And, if you can, get your hands on Deschutes Abyss.
Go Get You Some Picnic | Tommy Habetz | Gabriel Rucker | Matt Jennings | Maya Lovelace | Annie’s Pies
How could you go wrong with a list like that? Their food was amazing. It was a nice, relaxed Sunday afternoon with folk music… and Annie’s Pies for dessert. Always a home favorite.
I love me some sammies! This event never disappoints. Every imaginable sandwich at your fingertips. Even an ice cream with special toppings to cap the night off with.
It rained. It was muddy. And I didn’t care. The rain wasn’t going to stop the amazing chefs from getting their grill on. It was inspiring and so delicious.
I have one word to describe my Brunch photos- Pink. Okay, so I didn’t get to spend a lot of time at Brunch. It coincided with my picnic shoot- so Brunch this year was a quick stop. I grabbed a few pink treats, snapped a few photos and off I went.
I hope you enjoyed my Feast photo story. I always answer comments and questions so please feel free to “talk” to me about Feast. Below you’ll find other blog posts to check out that have wonderful recaps on Feast.
The Kitchen Paper: Feast Portland 2016 Recap
Pechluck’s Food Adventures: Twisted Filipino Dinner
…More to come…