The Portland Fermentation Festival aka Stinkfest is three months away! I'm pasting the press release that I just sent out below. Please have a gander and save the date! Want to participate as an exhibitor or do a demo this year?! Info. on how to do so at our website portlandfermentationfestival.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Organizers & Media Contacts:
Liz Crain lizcrain at gmail dot com
Heidi Nestler heidi dot nestler at gmail dot com
Claudia Lucero claudia at urbancheesecraft dot com
Joy Church jcplayswithfood at gmail dot com
Ninth Annual Portland Fermentation Festival
Thursday, October 18th 6-9:30pm
Ecotrust’s Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center
Rooftop food and drink sales and music
Special guests in attendance this year from Japan
Panel of Experts topic: Japanese Ferments!
721 NW 9th Ave. Portland, OR
All ages, open to the public, $10-$20 advance, $15-$25 cash at door
Children 12 and younger attend for free
A limited number of cash-only tickets will be available at the door the night of the festival $15/$25
At a time in Portland when it feels like just about everything is undergoing or has recently undergone great change, it's nice to have some things remain the same year after year. Thank you, Portland Fermentation Festival. No big changes, same old STINKFEST! It's our ninth annual Portland Fermentation Festival and we are very proud that our festival was one of our nation's first. In fact, our festival inspired Tokyo's own annual fermentation festival, the Fermentation Future Forum, in 2017 and it also led to Beaverton City Library starting its own this September.
Please join us on the evening of Thursday, October 18th at Ecotrust for Portland's annual, open-to-the-public, all-ages celebration of fermented food and drink. Taste and share live, fermented food and drinks made by professionals and home fermentation enthusiasts at the annual event that brought out more than 400 attendees in 2017. Bring kimchi, try kimchi. Bring miso, try miso. Come out for Portland's fermented food and drink skill sharing, recipe sharing and tasting event of the year.
This year we will have special guests traveling to Portland from Japan! These folks will be a part of our 2018 Panel of Experts, which kicks off the festival from 6-7pm. The topic: Japanese Ferments. Panelists from Japan and Portland will dig deep into the wide world of Japanese food and drink ferments and answer attendees fermentation questions.
Talk to fellow fermenters, exchange cultures and recipes, get advice from local food/drink fermentation enthusiasts, attend fermentation demo's and sample everything from sour pickles, fermented hot sauces, miso and natto, to cheeses, hard cider and kombucha.
Admission for the 7:30pm or 8:30pm Thursday tastings and fermentation demos is $10 advance/$15 cash at the door. Admission for the Panel of Experts plus the first tasting is $20 advance/$25 cash at the door. Enjoy rooftop music by DJ Jimbo, food and drink from Reverend Nat's Hard Cider and others TBD.