A 20-Course Snapshot of West Coast Dining

Dive into our slide show of dishes from West Coast 2014 at Departure, the final meal of the inaugural Chef’s Week PDX festival.

By Allison Jones February 12, 2014

Despite a record snow storm, freezing rain that shut down most of Portland's public transit system, and a city full of drivers afraid to brave the slick roads (myself included), the inaugural Chef’s Week PDX was a smash hit—and my 48-hour food coma can prove it.

The chef-centric mini food festival—which brought together 22 of the best chefs from California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Vancouver, BC for a four-day series of sold-out dinners and after parties—wrapped up on Sunday, February 9 with a show-stopping 20-course marquee meal paired with the epic views from Departure's sky-high dining room. 

Each participating chef crafted a course for the four-hour dinner, from pre-meal snacks through dozens of bite-sized entrees to a double dose of dessert, using local produce, meats, and Oregon-made ingredients.

Eat vicariously through my photos of the gut-busting meal, packed with colorful mini masterpieces, by clicking the photo above—and start looking forward to Chef's Week PDX 2015!

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