It feeels like just about everything is undergoing or has recently undergone great change, it’s nice to have some things remain the same year after year. Thank you, Portland Fermentation Festival. No big changes, same old STINKFEST! It’s our ninth annual Portland Fermentation Festival and we are very proud that our festival was one of our nation’s first. In fact, our festival inspired Tokyo’s own annual fermentation festival, the Fermentation Future Forum, to kick off in 2017 and it also led to Beaverton City Library planning its own inaugural fermentation festival slated for this September.
Please join us on the evening of Thursday, October 18th at Ecotrust for Portland’s annual, open-to-the-public, all-ages celebration of fermented food and drink. Taste and share live, fermented food and drinks made by professionals and home fermentation enthusiasts at the annual event that brought out more than 400 attendees in 2017. Bring kimchi, try kimchi. Bring miso, try miso. Come out for Portland’s fermented food and drink skill sharing, recipe sharing and tasting event of the year.
This year we will have special guests traveling to Portland from Japan! These folks will be a part of our 2018 Panel of Experts, which kicks off the festival from 6-7pm. The topic: Japanese Ferments. Panelists from Japan and Portland will dig deep into the wide world of Japanese food and drink ferments and answer attendees fermentation questions.
Talk to fellow fermenters, exchange cultures and recipes, get advice from local food/drink fermentation enthusiasts, attend fermentation demo’s and sample everything from sour pickles, fermented hot sauces, miso and natto, to cheeses, hard cider and kombucha.
Admission for the 7:30pm or 8:30pm Thursday tastings and fermentation demos is $10 advance/$15 cash at the door. Admission for the Panel of Experts plus the first tasting is $20 advance/$25 cash at the door. Enjoy rooftop music by DJ Jimbo, food and drink from Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider and others TBD.