12 Sips from Feast Portland

Event Recaps

Highlights from beer festivals and cocktail celebrations.

[Photographs: Maggie Hoffman]

I've been up in Oregon (my home state) with SE National Managing Editor Erin Zimmer this week, and we have lots of great Northwestern goodness in store for you. We started off the trip by attending the first-ever Feast Portland, an impressive collection of seminars, collaborative dinners, demonstrations, and tasting events featuring chefs from Portland (as well as around the country and the world.) Want to see what we ate? You can check out the bites we sampled at the Sandwich Invitational here thanks to Serious Eater Jay Friedman.

In true Oregon style, each tasting event featured an amazing array of locally produced small-batch spirits, wines, and beer. There were new breweries and creative cocktails from Portland's top bartenders, plus plenty of old favorites. Check out the slideshow for 12 of the drinks we enjoyed during Feast.

About the Author: Maggie Hoffman is the editor of Serious Eats: Drinks. You can follow her on Twitter @maggiejane.