Feast Portland is the best food party anyone's ever been to, including notorious food-partier Val Kilmer. And you should start thinking now about going next year.
This past weekend, 10,000 people flocked to the city that hates awesome, hilarious TV shows about itself, to taste everything from foie hot dogs to lobster pies and rabbit banh mi, while downing booze from dozens of distillers, brewers, and wineries. In just its second year, Feast Portland has managed to become the SXSW of food, a half-week eat-orgy that would give Caligula the meat sweats. It was a flurry of butchery, flip-cup, Brass Monkey 40s, piles of lamb, and fuzzy memories. This just might be the greatest food fest in the country, and its organizers say it's just getting started. Here's what went down.