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Now in its 8th year, this annual Portland food and wine festival celebrates the best of locally-caught seafood and locally-produced Oregon wine. Held during the Dungeness crab season, you'll find plenty of this prized delicacy, as well as salmon, halibut, oysters, cod, clams, and many other varieties of delicious seafood direct from the Pacific Northwest's pristine coastal waters. To complement your seafood tastings, over 50 Oregon wineries will be out in full force, serving up their world-renowned wines to pair with the fabulous fish. Food tastings start at $1, while menu items from the best of Portland-area restaurants range from $2-$15. Wine tastings start at $.50
Held at the conveniently located Oregon Convention Center, this Portland festival is packed with fun events beyond its seafood and wine tastings, including cooking demonstrations, a celebrity crab cracking contest, an oyster shucking and eating contest, live music, and sculpture demos. Kids will find plenty of fun activities at this exciting Portland event such as sand castle building and puppet shows, while the wee ones can have fun in the sand play area. This family-friendly Portland event is sure to please kids and adults of all ages.