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Feast Portland

Photo by Michael Reiss

Consider attending “Feast Portland.” If ever you needed a reason to visit Portland, Oregon, this would be it. Imagine spending an extended weekend in this arboreal haven with not only the best of the Northwest, but the best of the country’s food and beverage to whet your appetite.

Photo by Michael Reiss

The festival, “Feast Portland,” started on Thursday evening with an event called “East Coast vs. West Coast” held at the Rose Quarter Commons. To say the weekend got off “with a bang” is an understatement.

Photo by Michael Reiss

You could literally taste the rivalry heating up. From lobster rolls to crab sliders, to pork belly concoctions, to gumbo, to gourmet “White Castle Burgers” and then some-- this was a coastal showdown complete with qualified judges from both coasts who commented on the merits of each item, as they and we tasted our way across the country.

Photo by Michael Reiss

The libations veered toward luscious local wines and brews that participants quaffed and led them to further indulge in the night’s tempting delights.

Photo by Michael Reiss

Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Diane Sukiennik is an internationally recognized writer, coach, keynote speaker, consultant, educator and licensed therapist. She is the author of The Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options, 11th edition, Prentice Hall, the most widely used text in colleges and universities in the subject area. A self-proclaimed 'leisurologist,' she speaks French and Spanish, is an avid world traveler and...(Read More)

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