Cowabunga @ Rossi Farms, Portland [from 13 to 15 July]

Cowabunga


323
13 - 15
July
19:30 - 14:00

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Rossi Farms
3839 NE 122nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97230
Portland’s 1st Annual Cowabunga Farm-To-Table Festival Comes to Rossi Farms. 3 days of chef competitions, demos, and tastings benefiting Oregon Food Bank & Parkrose School District.

Here in Portland, we embrace our international reputation as the foodie city. We are known for our vibrant restaurant scene, award-winning chefs, and artisanal, locally sourced ingredients. And it’s true: We care about what we eat, where it comes from, what it pairs with, what imprint it leaves behind, and of course, an Instagram-worthy plate. In Portland, farm–to–table isn’t just a restaurant concept—it’s a way of life.

At Portland Monthly’s inaugural Cowabunga All-You-Can-Eat Food Festival, we’ll celebrate everything we love about living—and eating—in Portland. With three days of tastings, demos, and competitions featuring all-star chefs, brewers, winemakers, distillers, farmers, and ranchers, it will be a weekend like no other.

Tickets on sale at cowabunga.pdxmonthly.com

Schedule of Events:
Seared
benefiting Oregon Food Bank
Friday 7/13: 7:30–10:30 p.m.
In collaboration with Zeph Shepard, rebel butcher and owner of Proletariat Butchery, Friday night’s VIP dinner will celebrate the bounty of Oregon in a spectacular in-your-face dining experience. Featuring beef aged, rubbed, and cooked over three open-flame pits; welcome oysters provided Jaret Foster and Mona Johnson of Tourant and PDX Social Club; and farm-fresh sides created by Shauna Galante of Secret Language, paired with Glenfiddich, Oregon pinots, and more.

Farm Out
benefiting Oregon Food Bank
Day Tastings, Workshops, and Demos
Saturday 7/14: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

At Farm Out, guests will tie their aprons and join Portland’s top butchers, bakers, chefs, and farmers to experience farm–to–table firsthand. Featuring chef demos every 30 minutes across the Full Moo, Veg Out, and Good to the Grain tents, plus tastings, cookbook signings, and farm-fresh products to take home.

Barn Bash
benefiting Parkrose School District
Saturday 7/14: 7–10:30 p.m. (VIPs at 6:30 p.m.)
At Saturday night’s Barn Bash, Portland’s top chefs will highlight their best BBQ bites, from burgers and brisket to tripe tacos and fully loaded nachos. Plus, we’ll bring the freshest brewmasters in the city, to serve up two of their favorite ales for guests to taste and vote for their favorites. Featuring Gateway Brewing, Pono Brewing, Breakside, and more, plus whiskey tastings, live music, vintage Westerns, and cow roping, Barn Bash promises down-home fun for all!

Country Brunch — Family-Friendly
benefiting Oregon Food Bank
Sunday 7/15: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. (VIPs at 10:30 a.m.)
A one-of-a-kind family funday and celebration of the city’s best brunch, featuring a breakfast-in-bed photo booth, lawn games, live music, and our 7th annual Bloody Mary Smackdown.

Participating Chefs & Restaurants:
Proletariat Butchery, Tournant, Secret Language, Ringside Steakhouse, Carman Ranch, Umi Organic, Domingo Brothers, Sugar Pine Drive-In, Nate Tilden of Bar Casa Vale, DOC, Taqueria Nueve, South Fork, Tanager Farms, Fox and Bear, Food Historian Heather Arndt Anderson, Rubinette, Raven and Rose, Smokehouse Tavern, Scott Dolich of Park Kitchen, Taqueria Nueve, Yakuza, Pono Brewing, Breakside Brewing, Gateway Brewing, Little Beast, Fried Egg I’m in Love, Besaw’s, La Moule, Nonna, La Luna Café, Red Star Tavern, Hey Love, Proof Reader, Renata, Palomar, and Tanner Creek Tavern.

Cowabunga is generously supported by our founding partners:
Toyota, Rossi Farms, Effen Vodka, Cambia Health Solutions, Laura’s Lean Beef, Moonstruck Chocolate, Pelican Brewing, Painted Hills Natural Beef, SakeOne, Glenfiddich, Fournier Group, Carman Ranch, Wild Roots Vodka, SilverFire Stoves, Certified Angus, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Big Green Egg, Country Natural Beef and Oregon Country Beef, Jason Mendell of Cascade Sotheby’s, Adelsheim, Alit Wines, Bergström Wines, Colene Clemens Vineyards, Adega Northwest, Le Cadeau Vineyard, Oregon Food Bank, and the Parkrose Community of Portland.
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