Portland Food & Drink
From Saturday to Tuesday during the conference, refreshments will be provided at the morning and afternoon breaks. In addition, light hors d’oeuvres will be provided during the evening poster sessions. The Tuesday evening Super Social is included with your registration fee and dinner is included with this event.
Check out this directory of Portland's restaurants.
Le Pigeon Burger
For years, James Beard Award-winning chef Gabriel Rucker made only five of these a night at his east-side Le Pigeon, to avoid turning the bistro into a burger shack. (He’s since relented and no longer enforces a limit.) The coveted ground round comes pierced with a knife and oozes with aged white cheddar, iceberg slaw and pickled onions on a sturdy Ken’s Artisan Bakery roll. Insider tip: Le Pigeon’s sister restaurant, downtown’s Little Bird, also offers the burger all day.
Bacon Maple Bar
Voodoo Doughnut has been serving outrageous creations 24h a day for nearly a decade: Toppings have ranged from Cap’n Crunch cereal to a NyQuil glaze (an option quickly quashed by health officials). But the doughnut that launched a thousand bacon-themed spinoffs — the Bacon Maple Bar — celebrates the same happy marriage of pork and syrup found on the breakfast plate. As the ultimate sinful indulgence, it’s earned a big nod from famous globe-roaming diner Anthony Bourdain and inspired an eponymous ale from Oregon brewery Rogue
Pok Pok’s fish sauce wings may be Portland’s most successful culinary export. After conquering the Rose City with three acclaimed restaurants, Thai grilling expert Andy Ricker took his Southeast Asian authenticity to the streets of New York, where Ike’s Wings were extolled as “New York’s Best Wings” in 2012 by New York Magazine. Try them at their original home (or sibling locations, Whiskey Soda Lounge and Pok Pok Noi) and plan to lick your fingers.
Portland pizza guide
Find the best double-pepperoni-jalapeño, vegan, gluten-free, artisan or any other kind of pizza in Portland. If you're such a pizza aficionado that you've dreamed of a custom-illustrated, by-the-slice pocket guide, this zine is for you. Discover some of Portland's hidden pizza gems and read about what makes each pizzeria unique.
Portland food carts offer a wide range of simple, satisfying eats and some surprisingly sophisticated fare.
The city’s selection of food carts — it has more than 600 — has drawn global acclaim (CNN declared Portland home to the world’s best street food). Most carts are grouped in “pods” all around town, making it easy to sample several carts at a time.
Portland has long been at the forefront of the movement to eat locally and seasonally. The city is surrounded by fertile farmland and local chefs make the most of the bounty, often letting the week’s farmers’ market hauls dictate their menus.