Chefs Announced for Portland Monthly's Endless Summer BBQ

Join us for a celebration of the city’s best grilled, smoked, and skewered cuisine—and a margarita contest—to benefit Willamette Riverkeeper.

By Allison Jones July 23, 2014

In celebration of long summer days, juicy grilled meats, and the best margaritas in town, Portland Monthly will bring six of the city’s best together to dish up a barbecue bonanza at Portland’s iconic Zidell Yards.

A late-summer backyard barbecue on a truly grand scale, Endless Summer offers attendees grilled goods from Podnah’s Pit, Bunk Sandwiches, Clyde Common, Taqueria Nueve, Ya Hala, and Imperial. To add to the copious amounts of barbecued goodness, the event also marks the debut of Portland Monthly’s first-ever margarita competition, sponsored by Sauza 901. Competitors in the all-out shake-off include Bunk, La Taq, Verde Cocina, and Sinju, among others. Guests can wash all that barbecue down with summer shandies and white wine spritzers, plus icy licks of Salt & Straw ice cream and sweet treats from Petunia’s Pies and Pastries

Portland Cumbia band Orquestra Pacifico Tropical is slated to fill the riverfront picnic with ambient summer sounds while attendees laze in the sun or play bocce, badminton, or horseshoes. 

Portland Monthly's Endless Summer BBQ

When: Saturday, August 9 from 4 to 7 pm
Where: Zidell Yards, 3121 SW Moody Ave
How: Tickets on sale at 
How Much:

  • BBQ ticket: $25 (includes BBQ and nonalcoholic beverages, with drinks for purchase)
  • BBQ & Margarita Ticket: $30 (includes BBQ and margarita sampling, with beer and wine for purchase)
  • A limited amount of VIP tickets are also available and include early entry an hour early, two complimentary drink tickets, with additional drinks available for purchase. 

All profits from the event to benefit Willamette Riverkeeper, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Willamette River since 1966. 

Endless Summer BBQ is generously supported Blue Moon Brewing, Car2Go, The Show Wine, Sauza 901, Peter Corvallis Productions, Fred Meyer, Ranger The Free Range Chicken brought to you by Draper Valley Farms, SP Provisions, Pacific Seafood, Tails & Trotters, Dennis’ 7 Dees and Zidell Yards.

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