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Portland Mac & Cheese Festival 2019

Sunday, October 27, 2019

11:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Castaway Portland

Castaway Portland, Northwest 18th Avenue, Portland, OR, USA

Let's Get Cheesy!

The distinctively American, incredibly versatile and unapologetically cheesiest dish in Portland is returning for the mother of all food festivals. A childhood favorite that only continues to grow in complexity and admiration throughout one's life, Mac & Cheese is the reigning heavyweight champion of savory indulgence - and we're celebrating it with the 2nd annual Portland MAC & CHEESE FESTIVAL!

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Portland's Mac & Cheese!

Join us to celebrate the return of America's favorite side dish, on Sunday, Oct. 27th, where you'll enjoy tastings from over 18 of Portland's most talented chefs, eateries and food truck artisans, as they prepare their unique recipes of gourmet mac & cheese for all to enjoy. Watch them battle it out and vote for your favorite to see who will be crowned the best in the city!

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*New - Vegan Mac & Cheese Session

New this year! Portland Mac & Cheese Festival is excited to include the Vegan Mac & Cheese Session, beginning at 11am. This session is exclusively for our friendly Portland plant eaters as local vendors offer their own unique tastings of vegan mac & cheese!


The Mac & Cheese Festival will feature a fully stocked bar featuring everything from Beer, Cocktails, Cider, Wine and Spritzers. We'll also include Lemonade, Iced Tea, Kombucha, Sodas and Water for the non-drinkers and minors under 21, to make this the perfect Sunday Funday with friends

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Vendor Line-up (so far):

Original Mac & Cheese Sessions:

Le Bistro Montage

Miss Delta Restaurant & Bar

Gypsy Pie Cart

Lizzie Lou’s Comfort Food

Tucky's Southern Kitchen & Pantry

Migration Brewing

etc. Eatery



Sweet Drips

The Other Chef

Tony's Chocolonely

Skyway Bar

Gourmet Brothers Catering

Daily Fuel

Plant Based Papi


Plant Based Papi


Ect... Eatery

Tucky's Southern Kitchen & Pantry

Lizzie Lou’s Comfort Food

Le Bistro Montage

Sweet Drips Inc.

Daily Fuel

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

How much can I eat?

There will be 2 oz. tasting portions of mac & cheese from DOZENS of restaurants, so eat as much as you can while supplies last! We DO NOT allow take home containers.

Will there be alcohol available?

You must be 21+ to consume alcohol, and all tickets are $45 - $100 and beverages are included with purchase.

What happens if it rains?

The event venue is mostly indoors with an outdoor courtyard. The event will continue rain or shine.

Bring your tickets

Please bring your ticket or electronic ticket via mobile device, your ID, some extra cash to purchase Mac & Cheese Fest swag. Also bring a BIG appetite!

My kids LOVE mac & cheese – can I bring them?

Of course, children ages 5 and under may enter for free! Discounted tickets are available children ages 6-10 yrs old. All children must be accompanied by a ticket holder Adult.

Will there be gluten free, vegan or vegetarian mac & cheese?

The Mac & Cheese Fest cannot guarantee that gluten-free options will be available but vendors have been strongly encouraged to use gluten free products to offer as samples. Stay tuned for participating restaurants and chefs line-up.

I don't drink alcohol. Will there be non alcoholic beverages available?

Yes! Water, lemonade, tea, soda and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Can I smoke or vape?

Smoking is prohibited at the festival venue.

I'm a member of the media, how do I get in?

Press and media passes are available at limited quantities. Please contact festival organizers for more information on media passes. maccheesefest@gmail.com


Sponsorship Opportunities

If you're interested in becoming a Title Sponsor for the festival, contact: maccheesefest@gmail.com


Street parking and lot parking is available but limited near the venue. Rideshare transportation is strongly encouraged.


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