Dubbed “the best boozy brunch ever,” Feast Portland closed out its four-day festival with the Tillamook Brunch Village. The “I Woke Up Like This” Cocktail Competition entertained the crowd while they stood in line for spectacular creations from some of Portland’s favorite brunch chefs as well as guest chefs from around the country.
The lines for Franklin Barbeque in Austin are legendary, and Feast attendees had definitely noted that his food was not to be missed. Aaron Franklin was at the table happily chatting with everyone while cutting and serving his signature brisket for his succulent breakfast taco with charred salsa, avocado, and Valentina’s Tex-Mex tortillas. Adam Sappington of Portland’s The Country Cat created a sweet and savory cinnamon roll with caramel and bacon; Duff Goldman of Los Angles’ Charm City Cakes West served gingerbread waffles with cinnamon whipped cream and candied pecans; and PDX’s Pine State Biscuits served “The Chatfield,” a decadent fried chicken biscuit with bacon, cheese, and apple butter.
Urban Farmer and Whole Foods teamed up to create a bloody Mary and a monstrous accoutrement bar that included smoked oysters, pickled beets, chicken wings, and cotto salami. Champagne rosé, Prosecco, Oregon rosé, and local distilleries’ cocktails were also abundant. It was a delightful conclusion to one of the most incredible food festivals in the country.
Be sure to mark your calendars, as next year’s Feast Portland is slated to take place September 17 through 20.