Portland is filled with a never-ending variety of events with a lot involving food… and beer. Man, do we love food and beer. At the beginning of September each year, we turn our stomachs to the Bite of Oregon, an annual event featuring purveyors of food and beer from all around our amazing state.

The Bite of Oregon features different purveyors of food, wine, beer, and distilleries from throughout the state. Although the event always attracts crowds, there’s some controversy surrounding the Bite as the admission cost doesn’t come with any food or drink tickets – visitors pay at each vendor’s booth (often at higher prices than retail). On the bright side, the proceeds benefit charities with 100% of proceeds in 2017 going to Special Olympics Oregon.

In 2017, the Bite of Oregon moved across the river to a new location – the Rose Quarter located at 1 N Center Ct St #150, Portland, OR 97227.

2017’s Bite of Oregon:

The Bite of Oregon features cuisine from seven regions throughout Oregon including Portlandia (yes, the organizers refer to Portland as Portlandia), the Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley, Eastern Oregon, Mt. Hood & The Gorge, Southern Oregon, and Central Oregon:

  1. Black Star Grill
  2. Chicagoland
  3. City Slickers
  4. The Döner Haus
  5. Dump Truck
  6. Empanadas Maria Elbas
  7. Jenny’s Flare
  8. NE Creperie
  9. Ogawas
  10. Pidgin Hole
  11. Smoke & Brine

The event also loads up brewers in a Craft Beer Garden, wineries in the Oregon Wine Pavilion, and even Distilleries!


  1. Breakside Brewery
  2. Boneyard Beer
  3. Caldera Brewing
  4. Deschutes Brewery
  5. Fort George Brewery
  6. Lompoc Brewing
  7. Mazama Brewing
  8. Ninkasi Brewing Company
  9. Ordnance Brewing
  10. pFriem
  11. Rusty Truck Brewing Co.
  12. 2 Towns Ciderhouse
  13. Portland Cider Company

Distillery Row:

  1. Miru Vodka
  2. Vinn Distillery
  3. Wild Roots


  1. Acrobat Winery
  2. Artem Wine Company
  3. Catman Cellars
  4. Hood Crest Winery
  5. Naked Winery
  6. Outdoor Vino
  7. Willamette Valley Vineyards

There will also be live music and Iron Chef events – both food and drink-  throughout the weekend on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Saturday’s Live Music:

  1. Bruce Thomas Smith
    11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  2. School of Rock Portland
    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  3. Acoustic Minds Duo
    2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  4. Cliffhangers
    4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  5. Valhalla
    6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  6. Hit Machine
    8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday’s Live Music:

  1. Steve Adams
    11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  2. Strawberry Roan
    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  3. John Nilsen Swimfish
    2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  4. 26 East
    4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  5. Nu Wavers
    6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  6. Michelle DeCourcy
    8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday’s Live Music:

  1. New Iberians
    12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  2. United by Music
    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  3. Ellen Whyte
    2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

In 2017, the Bite of Oregon started on September 1 (sorry, we’re a little late on this one) and runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 4. Doors open at 11 a.m. each day and the event runs until 10 p.m. each night. $5 gets you a ticket for one day and you can pick up a Weekend Pass for $10. These tickets and other packages are available from their website: www.biteoforegon.com.

Do you enjoy taking a bite out of the state or do you prefer to nibble elsewhere? Leave your cravings in the comments!


Source: Bite of Oregon Event Website