Slideshow: Taste of the Nation

The crowds came out for last night’s epic Taste of the Nation nibble-fest, and we’ve got photos of the food, wine, drinks, and stellar venue—Portland’s Jeld-Wen Field.

By Allison Jones May 9, 2012


Mayor Sam Adams proclaimed Tuesday, May 8th No Kid Hungry Day in Portland in honor of Taste of the Nation Portland’s 25th year bringing together top chefs to end childhood hunger, but you could also say it was No Ticket Holder Hungry Day. The all-night nosh fest filled plates and bellies along the hallowed halls of Portland’s Jeld-Wen Field, typically home to the Timbers Army fanatics.

There may have been less green and gold—and less chanting—than a typical night at the stadium, but the air was thick with competition as over fifty chefs, bakers, butchers, and ice cream makers and over forty wineries, distilleries, and breweries battled it out to serve up the best eats and drinks to raise money for the night’s beneficiaries.

The event was a huge success—the new venue was rich with Portland pride and dappled sunlight as hundreds of food and drink lovers sampled the best of the city. Eat vicariously through my photos of the best bites of the night by clicking the slideshow link under the photo above, and mark your calenders for next year. Taste of the Nation Portland returns for its 26th year next May!

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