Attending a festival can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom by sinking your teeth into today's Groupon: for $10, you get two weekend admissions to The Bite of Oregon, which takes place August 6–8 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park (a $20 value). Although the festival offers discounts for "early bird" entrance, this Groupon is good for any hourly or aviary arrival throughout the weekend. Profit proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oregon.
The Bite of Oregon brings together a bounty of Oregonian restaurants, food carts, dessert shops, and demonstrative chefs and puts them under one roof: the stratosphere. Hang a fang on a variety of local culinary creations, and swing through the beer garden to sample the frothy fruits of more than a dozen craft breweries, including Newport's Rogue and Hopworks Urban Brewery, one of Portland's many organic operations.
On the other side of the adult beverage spectrum, the MIX Wine Pavilion will be hosting 29 wineries for all your chardonnay, cabernet, and wafted-away desires. On- and off-stage entertainment includes a number of eye-pleasers, including local music acts, an Iron Chef competition, acrobats, and a captivating pile of noodles with googly eyes. Check out a full rundown of all the event happenings here.
Tickets are for admission only. Food and drink purchases from featured restaurants cost extra.
The Bite of Oregon
For 32 years, The Bite of Oregon has rolled out its tents, tables, and stages every summer for a multiday celebration of the state’s food, culture, and residents. Attendees raise their forks to the idea that “Life Tastes Better Here,” a mantra the festival lives up to by offering a culinary bounty crafted by some of Oregon’s most talented chefs. From small plates to full meals, vendors distribute their creations and, in between bites, regional wines and craft beers splash both new and familiar flavors across palates. As visitors wine and dine, local and national bands provide the soundtrack from multiple stages.
Demonstrating its respect for the community, The Bite of Oregon strives to be a Zero Waste event, each year producing less waste by lining its grounds with recycling stations and hiring unemployed goats to eat everyone’s napkins.
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