This is your complete guide to Portland’s Best Summer Foodie Events and Food & Beer Festivals, brought to you by our team of foodies in Portland, Oregon!
A festival especially for the craft beer aficionados, the Portland Craft Beer Festival is a local 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!
Featuring daily specials showcasing different cuisines, Cowabunga’s lineup guarantees you can’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.
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.
For the non-meat eating crowd, VegOut has got you covered. With a spread that’s great for carnivores and vegans alike, it’s a great place for inspiration for home chefs. With over 100 vendors in attendance as well as live entertainment, speakers and chef demonstrations. More info here.
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 powerhouse food vendors on-site too. More info here.
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.
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.
For those who automatically double or triple the garlic asked for in recipes: if you’re up for a day trip, 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Want to visit the local hotspots that you won’t find on the 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)!
If you’ve ever been on one of our Portland food tours, you know we are passionate about the food and drink we serve. You probably even heard your tour guide say the dish was “the best thing on the menu” or their “favorite food in all of Portland!” So we’ve compiled some of our favorite recipes from our tour right here, plus a boozy extra, for you to try at home!
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