Share Our Strength's annual Taste of the Nation on Monday, May 2nd is just two weeks away and in the interest of shouting it out loud and clear and getting as many people to come out for it as possible I'm giving away a pair of tickets here on my blog.
I love this event because 100% of ticket sales go toward working to end child hunger via Oregon Food Bank, Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul Food Recovery Program and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. Read about last year's Taste of the Nation here.
So it's a VERY worthwhile cause that I highly recommend buying tickets for. You can also try your luck for a pair here. I've got a number in mind and I've written it down and taken a photo of it as proof. That numbered person to comment takes the cake. You get me your name and contact info. and there will be a pair of tickets waiting for you at will call.
So what to comment about? Let me know your favorite new (to you or truly new) food find in Portland that is not a restaurant. It could be a food or drink product, a market, a coffeeshop, brewery -- anything PDX food that's not a restaurant. Just because I'm curious. This year's TOTN will showcase food and drink from these folks:
Restaurants: Andina Aviary Boke Bowl Davis Street Tavern Heathman Restaurant & Bar Metrovino Ned Ludd Saint Cupcake Screen Door Simpatica The Gilt Club
LUXE and VIP Gems: Beast Castagna Genoa June Laurelhurst Market Tasty & Sons
Beverages: Amity Vineyards Anne Amie Vineyards Cana's Feast Winery Domaine Drouhin Vineyard Johan Vineyards Sineann Wines Willamette Valley Vineyard Youngberg Hill Vineyards Dry Fly Distilling House Spirits Full Sail Sierra Nevada Captured by Porches Smith Teamakers
I'll announce the lucky winner early next week!
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Monday, May 2nd, 2011 5-9pm LUXE Autohaus 410 NE 17th Ave. Portland, OR 97232 Tickets $85 (order by phone 877.26TASTE, online or at any New Seasons Market) www.portlandtaste.org