There's a reason Portland has a reputation as a food mecca. Restaurants, food carts and booths at the farmers' market all offer food that is fresh and delicious. The only problem is, it would take a lot of time and money to visit every fabulous food destination in town.
That's the genius of the Bite of Oregon. From Aug. 7-9, this waterfront festival serves up appetizers, entrées and desserts from some of the top restaurants of Portland and around the state -- 75 different items in all. Guest chefs ordinarily covered in the pages of glossy food magazines show off their skills in person. Along with the food, there's music on two stages and beverages from 40 local wineries and craft breweries.
In addition, July is Oregon Craft Beer month. Clients can celebrate all month long, but they should mark their calendar for two big Portland events. From July 17-19, the Portland International Beer Festival features 150 world-class beers from 15 countries. The final weekend of the month (July 23-26) is devoted to the hugely popular Oregon Brewers Festival at Waterfront Park.