These Taste of the Nation folks have got it figured out, don't they? Especially here in Portland, where food is practically a way of life among a certain crowd. And linking the fight against hunger with a blowout evening of the best food in the city is brilliant, if somewhat ironic, appealing both to our sense of responsibility and gluttony at the same time.
So if you want to stuff yourself with terrific food from 70 of Oregon's best chefs (think Bluehour, Higgins, Lauro, Paley's Place, Simpatica, Toro Bravo, etc.) and drink from our best wineries and microbreweries (Andrew Rich, Willakenzie, Evesham, Full Sail, Lagunitas, Rogue, Widmer, etc.), circle Monday, April 28, on your calendar, then buy a ticket online or at any New Seasons Market. And be prepared to be full of good food as well as good feelings.
Details: Taste of the Nation benefiting Share Our Strength. Mon., Apr. 28, 6:30 pm; $75 per person. Event at Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Phone 503-222-4644.