FEAST PORTLAND 2015: NIGHT MARKET

MY OH MY.

i am currently on my third day of post-FEAST shenanigans and i have yet to get off this amazing food high. i could just live up here if it was possible.

FEAST NIGHT MARKET 2015. SEPTEMBER, 18TH 2015

friday night was a feast for the eyes, and a power house to energize all wagging tongues. the night market was by far the best food event i have ever been to.  from the moment i walked into USE PEARS NIGHT MARKET i knew this was everything my food loving little heart had been waiting for.

choosing where to start was the hardest part, to the sun glared left was my dear friend john gorham of toro bravo so i beelined for his table where he was serving up cups of tomato consomme with a touch of absinthe, and a skewer of anchovy stuffed olives, house cured chorizo, octopus, and a pickled pepper. (so we're not really friends, but i feel like we would be)

my husband and my homie; aka the one who follows all of my crazy ideas.

maxenestrailofcrumbs at feast.

FEAST, WHERE YOUR BEST FACE IS ONE FULL OF FOODS.

maxene's trail of crumbs at feast

MEI LIN, top chef season 12 winner, serving up pork belly pate egg rolls with fragrant micro greens.

ps. check how fab mei lin looks in the mists of serving the masses at the night market.

DESCHUTES BREWERY even they got in on the food action and served up a savory cream puff to pair up with their porter and ira.

maxenes trail of crumbs at feast.

REYKA VODKA & the reyka fall mule, perfect description for their ginger cider tasting cocktail, tasted like a typical leaf littered pacific northwest fall day.

reyka vodka

MILAGRO TEQUILLA served up two ways, I chose the hoppy miracle margarita and was happy bout it

milagro tequila

maxenes trail of crumbs at feast.
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ROLF AND DAUGHTERS, #3 on bon appetit's the hot 10: best new restaurants in america 2013 

rolf and daughters

for three solid hours i ate and drank my happy little heart around north america -until i was told to go home.

FEAST NIGHT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS:

  • the celebrities, top chef contestants, and locals; doug adams and gregory gourdet, and even this previous season's top chef winner; mai lin
  • bon appetite's hot 10 winners of hot new restaurants in america; 2013's #3 rolf and daughters, and  #4 fat rice. so fun to see these people i've read about in the past.