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Events for May 8
Taste of the Nation
We are pleased to announce that Share Our Strength’s 25th annual Taste of the Nation Portland will take place on May 8, 2012 at JELD-WEN Field. This is the only event of its kind where 100 percent of ticket sale proceeds support vital Portland organizations such as the Oregon Food Bank, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, St Vincent de Paul, and Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank, as well as the most effective anti-hunger organizations across the country.
More than 50 of the city’s finest chefs and restaurants will participate in the gastronomic event. Some of the incredible restaurants participating in this year’s event are Aviary, Olympic Provisions, Paley’s Place, Cocotte, Portobello, Clyde Common, Double Dragon, Pine State Biscuits, Accanto, Ruby Jewel, Violetta’s Rollin’ Etta and Tastebud. Guests will enjoy the city’s finest foods paired with wines provided by Argyle Winery, Coleman Vineyard, Illahe Vineyards and Youngberg Hill Vineyard as well as offerings from Oakshire Brewing, Laurelwood Brewing and tea by Smith Teamaker. Visit our website to see a complete list of restaurant and beverage participants.
In addition to the delicious tastes, there will be a silent auction featuring incredible packages you can’t get anywhere else.
This year’s event offers a variety of ticket levels; starting at just $85 for endless tastes and beginning at 6:30pm. VIP tickets are offered at $135; entry starts at 5:30pm and offers you an extra hour with a little more elbow room to enjoy your favorite food and drinks. For those wanting luxury treatment we’re offering a LUXE level ticket for $185 which includes: earliest entrance to the event at 5:00pm, reserved parking, and admittance to the LUXE lounge with reserved seating and other special delights.
Taste of the Nation – Portland General Admission, $85.00, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
General Admission includes entrance to the event at 6:30 p.m., samples from over 50 restaurants and 30 beverage vendors, live music, and more! General Admission price is $95 at the door. BUY TICKETS HERE>>
Taste of the Nation – Portland VIP Admission, $135.00, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
VIP Description: Enjoy everything the event has to offer with a little extra elbow room and make sure you get to try all the delicious tastes first! Plus, get access to special GEMS restaurants only available from 5:30pm 6:15pm. Early entrance to the event at 5:30pm. VIP Admission price is $145 at the door. BUY TICKETS HERE>>
Taste of the Nation – Portland LUXE Ticket Admission, $185.00, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Enjoy everything the event has to offer with even more elbow room. Earliest entrance to the event at 5 p.m., special parking consideration, access to special GEMS restaurants only available from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. and admittance to the Luxe lounge and interactive suites with cooking demos and specialty cocktails. BUY TICKETS HERE>>