To celebrate this auspicious anniversary, the folks from Tillamook are throwing their 100th Anniversary Celebration at Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square Friday, July 31st from 10am to 4pm.
Tillamook’s mascots, Tillie the cow and Loafy, will be there scaring the kids, and Tillamook ice cream cones will be available for a small donation to Union Gospel Mission. From 11am to 3pm they’ll even be frying up some grilled cheese sandwich “bites” for the crowd. From noon to 4pm experts will be demonstrating how to pair wine and beer with Tillamook cheeses, and cheese curds will be available (which you usually have to travel to the coast for).
Speaking of the coast, if you don’t get enough cheese Friday, head down to the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook Saturday, August 1st for another 100th anniversary celebration. From 10am to 6pm they’ll be serving up ice cream, grilled cheese sandwiches, etc. There will be live entertainment and a petting zoo too.
Unfortunately, though, no cheese eating contests at either the Portland or Tillamook event.