Happy Monday, internet friends! How was your weekend? Good? I hope you're having some crisp-but-not-too-cold fall weather wherever you are - here in New York we've been in the prime pumpkin-roasting, tea-drinking, sweatpants-wearing temperature comfort zone for a few weeks now. Which is crazy to me, because my brain is still in summer mode.
I can't believe it's already been a whole month since FEAST Portland. It seems like just yesterday I was eating my way through the West Coast and soaking up all the Oregon sunshine and taking thousands (literally. THOUSANDS) of pictures of all.of.the.things so I could be sure not to forget anything. (Fun fact: I have the memory of a goldfish. If a goldfish was really, really terrible at remembering things. Which they may or may not be. I have no idea. Where my scientists/goldfish experts/Google-ers at??)
ANYWAY. I finallyyyy took the time to sort through my photos from FEAST, which means I finallyyyy get to share them with you! We had SUCH an awesome time, you guys - I'd definitely recommend this festival to anyone who feels like eating themselves silly for a good cause (profits support No Kid Hungry and Partners For A Hunger Free Oregon!).
Portland, more than anywhere else I've lived, embraces the "community-not-competition" mantra and has built an incredible, collaborative, sustainability-focused, FREAKING DELICIOUS food scene. You can expect plenty more food stories from my West Coast (Best Coast!) adventures in the coming weeks - I had the opportunity to meet and photograph some truly incredible people doing amazing work for our food system - but for now, I wanted to share the first round of photos from FEAST!
These are some of my favorite shots from the first few days of the festival - The Opening Party and the Sandwich Invitational. Pictures of the Grand Tasting days and other events are comin' atcha on Wednesday, so stay tuned!
Thanks to FEAST Portland for inviting me to attend their events this year! I had an amazing time and can't wait to come back again. All opinions, as always, are my own.