Although surprising to some, Portland food and drink culture can rival cities like New York, Los Angeles and Boston. Foodies of every type call the city home, and many food enthusiasts from across the nation turn out in droves every year to enjoy and support dozens of culinary events. True to the city’s offbeat, one-of-a-kind nature, visitors can expect to find far more than your average local beer festival when they check out Portland’s food and drink scene.
In fact, the city is home to at more than half a dozen wine and beer festivals, including the widely lauded Portland International Beer Festival and the Oregon Seafood and Wine Festival. It also doesn’t stop with alcohol – Portland is home to VegFest and Feast Portland, both of which celebrate delectable, often healthy foods in ways that don’t revolve around imbibing for those avoiding booze. Food-based events run nearly every month of the year, so see what’s running when you’re in town and grab a bite!