Next weekend, The National goes to Oregon to join in on Feast Portland, a a world-class event celebrating the bounty of the Pacific Northwest as well as the chefs and artisans who do some amazing things with it.

Peter Dale and Hugh Acheson will be representing The National in the favorite USA Pears Night Market, when our renowned chefs transform Portland’s historic Ecotrust building into the nation’s liveliest outdoor celebration of global street food. Dale and Acheson will also participate in the panel The American Experience through Food. We ask ourselves “What the heck is American food? Is it Southern chefs celebrating local ingredients and family recipes honed over centuries? Is it one of the youngest chefs on Earth ever to receive three Michelin stars? Answer: It is all of these and more.”

For the full Feast Portland schedule, visit the website at http://www.feastportland.com

Feast Portland is the flagship food and drink festival in the Pacific Northwest, capturing the current energy and enthusiasm driving America’s food revolution. Feast showcases local culinary talent and Oregon ingredients, alongside nationally recognized chefs and influencers during a four-day celebration.

At the heart of the festival is a mission to end childhood hunger in Oregon and in our country. A state where food is so plentiful should not also rank as one of the hungriest in the nation. This is part of the four-day dynamic exchange of ideas, inspiration and dialogue Feast Portland creates with food enthusiasts from Oregon, across the U.S. and around the globe. Feast Portland donates its net proceeds to two worthy charities, working to end hunger in Oregon and around the country – Share Our Strength and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon.