Day three rolled around for Feast Portland I was pretty much read to roll myself home as well. Though I had done an excellent job of pacing myself throughout the weekend (self-control is not my strong suit so I was quite proud that I didn’t overdo it) I knew that the final day that I was around for Feast Portland would feature their signature High Comfort event, contemporary takes on comfort food…and comfort food is my weakness. It’s a special type of “first world problem” when you arrive at an event and you complain there’s too much food to photograph, the lighting is terrible and the chefs were moving too fast to capture them properly. But I suffered through it all, trying to capture the frantic pace of the chefs in-the-weeds with the crowds clamoring for food, snagging plate after plate of food to bring it out near the window for light, and even once piggybacking off of videographer’s LED lightpanel to get a shot. The things I do for a photo. Of course, every plate I snagged to photograph, I also had to eat. After all I couldn’t let it go to waste now could I? Feast Portland, you astound me once again. I’m going to start fasting now for next year…if you’ll have me back that is!
If you haven’t seen them, be sure to also check out my Feast Portland coverage of day one’s Sandwich Invitational, day two’s media breakfast and Oregon Bounty event, and day two’s Night Market event. Special thanks to Feast Portland and Travel Oregon for providing travel and accommodations as well as a media pass to the 2014 Feast Portland Event. Though flight, hotel and media pass were provided complimentary, I was not monetary compensated for this post or any other post that I am doing for Feast Portland. All opinions above are my own.
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
I bow to your stamina!! That took courage and fortitude!! And last but not least — willpower. I’m sure you wanted to be able to do it all but had to cut out some of the tastes. You did a fantastic job of giving us a sampling. I’m hungry.