Portland, Ore., (August 29, 2012) – Feast on local ingredients this September with Appetizing Oregon – a delicious month-long collaboration among the Downtown Marketing Initiative, Travel Portland and Feast Portland. Throughout the month, more than 35 Portland restaurants around the city will offer an appetizer or small plate featuring locally sourced ingredients for only $10. The promotion highlights top Portland restaurants during the same month as Feast Portland – the city’s one-of-a-kind food and drink festival.
“September is a time of abundance in Oregon, and this promotion lets chefs highlight this bounty in one dish, for both visitors and locals,” said Courtney S. Ries, Director of Downtown Marketing Initiative.
Feast Portland will be held Sept. 20-23, bringing visitors from around the country, all hungry for a taste of Oregon. Appetizing Oregon aims to introduce visitors and locals alike to Portland restaurants and their seasonal menus. Appetizing Oregon items include dishes like Fried Ground Works Organics Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Scamorza Cheese at Accanto, or Pork Belly and Mizuna Greens, Hazelnut and Watermelon Salad with Pickled Watermelon Rind from Southpark. A complete list of participating restaurants and dishes is available at www.downtownportland.org/
About the Downtown Marketing Initiative:
The Downtown Marketing Initiative is a public-private partnership created and funded by the City of Portland and its partners that is dedicated to promoting the long-term vitality of downtown Portland. Since its inception in 2006, the Downtown Marketing Initiative has successfully supported downtown during a period of intense redevelopment and has become a critical economic stimulus tool in the current financial climate. For more information please visit www.downtownportland.org.
About Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland
Founded in 2012 as the Northwest’s flagship culinary event and Oregon’s first-ever international food and drink festival, Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland (feastportland.com) is a region-defining celebration of the unmatched vibrancy of the Oregon food community and everything that makes Portland awesome. With Oregon ranking as one of the hungriest states in the nation despite its perceived food abundance, all festival proceeds benefit national and local hunger relief organizations Share Our Strength and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. Follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter (@FeastPDX).
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