PDX Galley Wars Rose Festival Fleet Week
Team 2: Il Solito & Royal Canadian Navy – HMCS Nanaimo with Chef Matt Sigler, Able Seaman David Brossard Cote, Able Seaman Graham Janack, Jordan Young
Team 3: Pastini & U.S. Navy - USS Independence with Chef Frank Mendez, Jon Abramson, CS1 Paul Jimenez, CS2 Lawon Hamilton
Team 1: Red Star Tavern & Job Corps of Astoria – T/V Ironwood with Chef Dolan Lane and Seamanship Students Juan Real and Jose Galvez
PDX Galley Wars guests enjoying the live music, craft cocktails and competition street tacos!
Rose Festival Board Member Darci Hansen & President Teri Bowles-Atherton
Sylvain Jaquemot, Command Master Chief, Canadian Pacific Fleet and Commodore Angus Topshee, Commander, Canadian Pacific Fleet tasting some of the competition street tacos (which paired perfectly with a Canadian Moose Milk craft cocktail!)
Rose Festival Board Member Adrienne Roark, Dave Roark, Rose Festival CEO Jeff Curtis, Rose Festival President Teri Bowles-Atherton
Team 4: Fried Egg I’m In Love & U.S. Coast Guard – USCGC Terrapin with Chef Jace Krause, CS2 Victor De La Mora and CS2 Edgar Carrillo
Team 5: The Waiting Room & U.S. Navy – USS Pinckney with Chef Tom Dunklin, CSSN Samira Brooks and CSSA Marvinc Tapiceria
The inaugural PDX Galley Wars Rose Festival Fleet Week event featured five sea service chefs paired with five local restaurant chefs to compete for the best street taco dish. Guests took photos with the mobile photo booth, enjoyed live music and craft cocktails like the Riveter 2.0 and Canadian Moose Milk while tasting and voting for their favorite taco. Red Star Tavern and the Job Corps of Astoria garnered the most votes with their braised lamb and charred habanero salsa street taco! This exciting community event, presented by the Rose Festival and Regence BlueCross, Blue Shield of Oregon, connected our servicemen and women with all things Portland, including special guest Mayor Ted Wheeler, and local, delicious eats!