Updated June 10, 2019, This is your complete guide to the best Portland Summer Food Events, brought to you by our team of foodies in Portland Oregon!
Portland Craft Beer Festival
A festival especially for the craft beer aficionados, the Portland Craft Beer Festival is a summer staple! This year features over 60 craft breweries as well as local food carts for after you work up an appetite sampling the beverages on tap. This event is a great way to tip off craft beer month in Oregon – more info here!
Cowabunga Food Festival
Featuring daily specials showcasing different cuisines, Cowabunga will make sure you don’t leave hungry! Enjoy a five course meal with drink pairings, attend demos and workshops for those looking to up their at-home cooking game, check out BBQ or brunch – the only limit is your stomach! More info here.
Summer Strawberry Beer Fest
Do you like beer? How about strawberries? Then you’re in luck – Saraveza and the Fruit Beer Festival have teamed up for the Summer Strawberry Beer Fest – $10 gets you in the door, a 9oz glass of beer and 4 drink tickets. Cheers! More info here.
Tea Fest PDX
Tea enthusiasts unite! Vendors, workshops and classes – all about tea! For a truly relaxing experience, the festival also has activities like yoga, tai chi and some live music. More info here.
For the non-meat eating crowd, VegOut has got you covered. With over 100 vendors in attendance as well as live entertainment, speakers and chef demonstrations. More info here.
Oregon Brewers Festival
Drinks? Check. Food? Check. Fun? Check & check. Come down to Waterfront Park and take your pick of over 80 different craft beers, ciders and wines to try. Don’t worry – it may be a beverage-based festival but you won’t be getting hangry – the festival will have six food vendors on site too. More info here.
Tualatin Crawfish Festival
Food, live music and activities! Spotlight is on the crawfish (of course) with an eating contest, but if that’s not for you there will be lots of other food options available. Located just 20 minutes outside of Portland by car. More info here.
Portland Hot Sauce Expo
If you’ve got an iron stomach and a love of spicy foods, then this might be the highlight of the summer. Featuring 40 hot sauce companies providing free hot sauce tasting, this could be the place to find your new favorite spice. If you prefer to simply watch other people eat uncomfortably hot food, there are extreme eating challenges, including a carolina reaper eating contest! More info here.
Elephant Garlic Festival
If you’re up for a daytrip, North Plains, Oregon is home to a wonderful and stinky Elephant Garlic Festival. Follow your nose to the festival where you can try everything garlic – including ice cream! – and take in some live entertainment. More info here.
Portland Radler Festival
Radler is a fruit soda and beer concoction that has been growing rapidly in popularity. StormBreaker Brewing will host its 2nd Annual Radler Festival, featuring radlers from more than 20 local breweries, and live music. More info here.
Portland Burger Week
Portland Burger Week boasts a huge lineup of participating restaurants, many of whom have vegetarian and gluten free options. For one week only, over 40 different restaurants will offer unique specialty burgers that you won’t find the rest of the year – all for a mere $5! More info here.
Jade District Night Market
For two weekends in the summer, come to the Jade District Night Market and enjoy delicious foods & products made by local vendors! The market is a great opportunity to go out and support local small businesses – maybe you’ll even find a new favorite food or shopping spot. More info here.
Celebrating all things American-Italian, including of course, the food! Snack on gelato, enjoy some pizza, or stroll over to the wine and beer garden for an adult beverage. More info here.
A food & drink festival that not only showcases great eats and beverages, but also donates a portion of all sales to local charities that aim to eradicate hunger in Oregon and across the US. Tasting events, cook-off competitions, and a night market are all on the menu at Feast Portland. More info here.
Portland Food Tours
Want to visit the local hotspots that you won’t find on top 10 lists? Lost Plate’s Portland food tours will load you up with food and drinks on their 3-4 hour tours curated by a local insider. Check out their Evening Food & Drinks Tour and their Downtown Coffee & Donut Tour and get ready to eat (and drink)!
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