Since 2009, Portland Dining Month has celebrated the city’s acclaimed dining scene. This year, over 100 restaurants are participating, and we’re happy to announce that popups are being recognized as an official participant for the first time in its nine-year history!
You can find some of the city’s best bites at pop-ups, which represent a significant part of Portland’s culinary culture. Throughout the entire month of March, our amazing community of Feastly chefs is hosting three-course meals for just $33. From Cameroonian to Celtic, they’ll be serving up a diverse array of cuisines, many of which can’t be found in brick-and-mortar restaurants. Check out the line-up below!
GIVEAWAY ALERT: Buy any seat to a Dining Month event before March 1 and be entered to win a seat at FOUR MORE meals!
Meet The Chefs
Shannon is the creative head of Urban Farm Foods, working with local purveyors to bring the best of what each season has to offer to her pop-ups. She also cooks with what she gardens herself! Catch her clean-eating favorites and St. Patrick’s Day lunch menus for Dining Month.
An incubator and economic development initiative, Portland Mercado provides affordable retail space for budding Latino food businesses. For Dining Month, they’ll be showcasing the Puerto Rican cuisine of El Coqui; the Venezuelan eats of La Arepa; the Haitian flavors of Mathilde’s Kitchen; and the Mexican comforts of Las Adelas.
Umut (Matta Portland) hails from a small Mediterranean city in Turkey. After giving up a career in investment banking, he worked in London restaurants, went to culinary school, and honed his skills in some of Turkey’s finest eating establishments. For Dining Month, he’ll serve up a family-style feast highlighting dishes from a variety of Turkish regions.
Cooper’s Hall, an urban winery located in Southeast Portland, presents chef Keith Morris for a Dining Month Belgian feast. Morris, who is formerly of Loyal Legion and Gruner, will prepare dishes like chicken confit with waffles and wurst with mash.
From Guatemala to Germany, Salimatu has cooked, taught, and eaten all over the world. When she’s not writing her cookbook or speaking on food activism, she’s delighting Bliss House pop-up diners with her vegan Nigerian cuisine. Adapted for the plant-based palate, these recipes are inspired by her Nigerian father and the food she ate as a child.
Cook Liz White and wine expert Simon Lowry reinterpret the cuisine of Brittany, France with Pacific Northwestern ingredients. From tinned fish to heirloom vegetables, this pop-up duo is revitalizing coastal Celtic sensibilities. For Dining Month, experience their tuna crudo, pork belly, and more.
Ed is the chef and owner of Portland’s popular food cart, PDX671, an homage to the food of his Guamanian home. In addition to appearing on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Ed has been featured in a number of publications including The Oregonian and Willamette Week. His Dining Month menus feature the spicy and coconut-laden cuisine of the Mariana Islands.
Husband-and-wife duo Ryan and Emily Domingo are Larch, a full-service catering company based in Corbett. They focus on New American farm cuisine, zeroing in on northwest regional food and micro-seasonal ingredients. They’ll be bringing some “Aloha!” flavors to Dining Month with dishes like pork belly musubi.
Cynthia grew up in Mexico, perpetuating the traditions and flavors of her home through her Handmade Mexico series. Enjoy her freshly-fried cactus tostadas, pozole rojo, and bunuelos for Dining Month.
Melvin, otherwise known as Chef Smelly PDX, brings his modern takes on Filipino classics to his pop-ups. He’s been featured on Food Network and has a monthly cooking segment on “KATU Live.” For Dining Month, Melvin hosts his Barkada pop-up, which means “group of best friends” in Tagalog.
Robert moved to Portland from Boston after working as garde monger for the East Coast Grill and Raw Bar under James Beard winner Chris Schlesinger. He also ran Moveable Feast Catering before opening Caribbean Taste PDX. At his Dining Month pop-up, enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day Caribbean-style feast.
Annie specializes in French-American bistro cuisine. For Dining Month, she’ll cure your St. Patty’s Day hangover with whimsical eats like bacon, egg, and cheese wontons and nutella donut holes.
Elisa is a vegan chef and the creator of feedingsmiles, a plant-based skincare line. She incorporates her Cameroonian roots into her holistic cooking. Her vegan and gluten-free Dining Month menus are inspired by her favorite tropical beaches.
An alum of some of Portland’s finest restaurants, Cameron focuses on foraged and found ingredients for his pop-ups. He’ll be debuting at Feastly for Dining Month, wowing diners with a menu inspired by the changing seasons.
Tortoise + Hare
A farm-to-fork food cart in Southeast Portland, Tortoise + Hare focuses on local, sustainable, and scratch-made product. Join them for a New Mexican chile social with sopapillas, green chile frito pie, and more.
A native of Lima, Chef Toni of Chica Vegan veganizes the cuisine of her home. Her Dining Month menu showcases the flavors of Peruvian spring. A portion of the proceeds will go to Burrito Project, a nonprofit organization that donates vegan burritos to those in need.