Give friends and family a taste of the Pacific Northwest with artisan food gifts from Oregon.
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Every year FEAST Portland gives food lovers a big bite, and more than a few sips, of Pacific Northwest flavors, from morning to night, over a long September weekend. With events like Brunch Village, Smoked! and Cocktail Crawl attendees quickly learn that pacing is key. One of the best ways, though, to sample Oregon’s finest purveyors of small batch handcrafted food companies, large and small, is at The Grand Tasting. Although the event highlights major brands, such as Oregon Berries, National Honey Board, Oregon Cheese Guild, and Guittard chocolate, among the 80 vendors, FEAST Portland gives dozens of craft food and drink producers the chance to show the collaborative spirit… See More
At a January 15 awards ceremony in San Francisco, the Good Food Awards recognized the food producers that are leading the way in creating a “tasty, authentic and responsible food system.” The 242 winners of the 2016 awards were selected from nearly 2,000 entries. They were chosen by blind tasting in 13 different categories. According to the Good Food Award website, “Our criteria for entry… acknowledges that each industry is at a different point in the journey towards “perfect” sustainability, both environmental and social. We believe that the Awards can help move the food system towards greater sustainability and craftsmanship… See More