The Wedge: Portland Celebrates Cheese Festival brings over 30 cheesemakers to SE Portland to share (and sell) their artisan and farmstead cheeses.
Hosted by The Green Dragon Pub (928 SE 9th), the farmers market style event takes place on SE 9th between Belmont and Yamhill from 10am to 4pm. Activities include seminars on pairing cheese with distilled spirits, demonstrations on how to make cheese at home, and contests and prizes for the kids. Visit the website for more details.
As the cheese fest winds down, head over to the EastBurn (1800 E Burnside) to celebrate another fantastically arteriosclerotic food: bacon. The 2009 Portland Baconfest, a Bacon Extravagana for the Masses runs from 3 to 10pm.
Yes, there will be bacon eating contests! Other bacony activities include a bacon dance off, a bacon confessional, and count the bacon.
This event is sponsored by PDX.fm and The Meat Show, and is a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank and Outside In. 21 and over only, $5.00 + 2 cans of food gets you in.
can I bring my kids to The Wedge or should I just lock them in the car?
McAngryPants – Kids are welcome, I presume – The website mentions “Hey Kids . . . Take the cheese challenge and win prizes!”