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Portland’s culinary scene celebrates the abundance, diversity and essence of the Pacific Northwest, making the most of its surrounding natural bounty.
Situated in the verdant Willamette Valley, which offers proximity to mountains, the Pacific Ocean and notable rivers, such as the mighty Columbia, Portland offers unmatched inspiration, coupled with access to ingredients, that results in the ultimate expressions of creativity. With a palette that incorporates the likes of wild seafood and game, foraged foods, fresh produce, artisanal products, and craft beer, wine and spirits, culinary professionals elevate even the simplest of cuisine and collaboration is a key ingredient to success.
Whether served from a food cart or a food hall, a cocktail bar or a brewpub, a ramen stand or a fine restaurant, dishes reflect a striking commitment to place and to delivering only the best.
Feast Portland is a multiday celebration of diverse food and beverages from the region and beyond. Drawing star chefs and epicureans from home and abroad, the annual September festival features multiple avenues to explore how we eat and drink, from large-scale events and intimate dinners to panel discussions, fun-sized gatherings, hands-on classes and much more.
Portland Farmers Market operates locations throughout the city, providing a steady stream of farm-fresh goods – from produce to proteins – and an array of gourmet additions. These community spaces forge strong ties between growers, producers and chefs, resulting in a farm-to-table approach at Portland restaurants that highlights seasonal, quality ingredients no matter the style of cuisine.
Each year, during March, Portland celebrates its restaurants and chefs with Portland Dining Month. More than 100 participating restaurants offer a nightly prix fixe dinner menu at a reasonable price, creating an opportunity for local and visiting diners to sample from the best and most innovative cuisine in the city.