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Feast Portland in Portland, Oregon

Feast Portland is more than a food and drink festival. It’s a movement that showcases the energy, creativity and enthusiasm that’s driving America’s food revolution while celebrating two of the culinary world’s most inspiring places: Portland and Oregon. From spirited one-of-a-kind large-scale events featuring trendsetting chefs from all over the country and the world, to intimate hands-on classes, collaborative dinners and panels, Feast offers some of the most compelling experiences and original programming in the modern food festival conversation.

Founded in 2012 by Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch, Feast is also a festival that puts charity at the core of its mission. Since its inception, Feast has donated more than $300,000 to help end childhood hunger in Oregon and across the country. In 2017 Feast Portland is proud to support  Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon as its exclusive charity partner. Entering its sixth year, Feast Portland has been called “the best food festival in the country” by Thrillist, the “food festival to beat” by Tasting Table and has been applauded by local and national media alike, including USA Today, Eater National, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Paste, Huffington Post, The Daily Meal, Zagat, The Oregonian, Portland Monthly magazine, Seattle Met magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Fodor’s Travel “North America’s Top 15 Food Festivals.”


  • Mike Thelin – Co-Founder
  • Carrie Welch – Co-Founder
  • Emily Crowley – Director
  • Jannie Huang – Creative Director
  • Elizabeth Roberts – Assistant Director
  • Haehee Joung-Phillips – Associate Producer
  • Maureen Hidalgo – Festival Coordinator
  • Olivia Brockman – Intern