Are you a Portland foodie? Hey, us too! We love all the delicious food and drink that’s typical of Portland food scene. In fact, we’d go as far to argue that the local flavors are what set Portland apart from other cities around the nation. Here, chefs and foodies alike really prioritize craft and product over popularity, which results in some truly amazing culinary experiences, and this month is no different! If you’re looking for a few ways to dabble in some new Portland food this month, these 6 mouth-watering Portland food events happening this month are all good places to start.
If you’re one for Japanese food, we’ve got a Portland food event for you. Make your way to the Japan-America Society of Oregon’s annual Shinnenkai, the traditional Japanese New Year celebration on January 19th. Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with Japanese and American friends together. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with osechi, sushi, dessert, beer and sake, traditional music, fukubukuro, kimono, and more. The variety of specially prepared New year’s foods, thanks to a few renowned local Japanese chefs, is truly spectacular and, thanks to the event’s many sponsors, the JASO’s Shinnenkai always features a fantastic selection of japanese beers and sake to toast friends and the new year.
Here’s a Portland food event for you sweet-toothers out there! The Northwest’s premier chocolate event is back for another round! Head on down to the Oregon Convention Center, January 20th-22nd for Chocolate fest to taste and savor some of the finest chocolate and wine from the Northwest and beyond. Portland’s Chocolatefest is produced, run, and staffed by the World Forestry Center, so 100% of the proceeds go right back into educating denizens of Portland about the world’s forests, trees, and environmental stability. What started in 2006 has grown steadily over the years to become a certified Pac-Northwest tradition. Now, nearly 10,000 chocolate lovers make their way to Portland to enjoy this fun and educational event.
Here’s a Portland event for you fine diners out there. As the first truffle festival in the English-speaking world, the Oregon Truffle Festival offers a culinary experience for Portland that simply cannot be found anywhere else. An international event that joins truffle fanciers and truffle experts from all over the world in ten days of celebration, educational seminars, and hands-on experiences, this Portland Food event has been around for more than decade, acting as a leading voice for the ever-growing American truffle industry. But more than that, it’s a thrilling Portland food festival that’s likely to sell out of dinners and tastings each year. This year, the Festival kicks off with an exploration of the terroir of Yamhill Valley truffle and wine country, and concludes with the Joriad truffle dog championship event followed by the festival’s capstone Eugene weekend. If you love truffles and you’re looking for a way to indulge that love, make your way down to Eugene January 20th-29th.
First Taste of Oregon is an epic portland event unlike any other, celebrating Portland food and drink within a one of a kind shopping experience. Make your way to the Oregon State Fair & Exposition center in Salem – just under an hour away from Osprey Apartments in Portland’s South Waterfront – on January 27th and 28th for the festivities. Featuring the best in Oregon wine, craft brews, hard ciders, and other delicious eats, First Taste has something for all who attend. There’s also live music on both days of the festival, along with some fantastic artwork from the state’s most renowned artists. To get the first taste of the best Portland foods for 2017, you know where to go.
Organics For You is a local organic produce delivery service that’s been in and around the Rose City since 2001. Now, for the entire month of January, they’re offering a 10$ to all newcomers who make their first order! How’s that for a Portland food event? Organics for You works with local farmers and other local organic produce purveyors to bring the best organic produce the greater Portland area has to offer right to your door. Don’t forget, get 10$ off your first order when you use the PDXPIPELINE2017 promo code at Organicstoyou.org.
This Portland Food event actually kicks off at the very forefront of February, on the 3rd and 4th, but we couldn’t resist – it’s just too good to miss! Make your way down to the Oregon Convention Center to sip some of Oregon’s best wines while indulging in all the fresh coastal seafood and culinary delights. Luckily, for both the convention’s exhibitors and attendees, the 12th Annual Seafood & Wine fest falls smack dab in the middle of Dungeness Crab season. The annual food event is held each winter to help raise money for the Oregon MS chapter. Overall there are 50 wineries that come from all over Oregon to showcase some the state’s finest wine, along with Seafood of course, and live music! You can’t miss it!
The best part about living in Portland is the access to all the amazing culture, experiences, and flavors. The Rose City is unlike other towns in that people really care about their work and their craft more than they do money or notoriety. As a result, Portland foodies are spoiled with some truly incredible eats, which can make visiting other towns a little tedious. We like it our way in Portland!
If you’re interested in joining the delicious sort of life we’ve come accustomed to in the Rose City, contact Osprey Apartments today. With an incredible location, amazing amenities, and a number of floorplans to suit any sort of lifestyle, Osprey is the perfect jumping off point for experiencing all that Portland has to offer.