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Portland Mac & Cheese Festival

  • 1900 NW 18th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209 (map)

America’s incredibly versatile and unapologetically cheesy side dish is being celebrated as the main event in one of the most exciting food festivals arriving in the Northwest Coast this fall: the First Annual Portland Mac & Cheese Festival.

The soon to be launched Portland Food Magazine has partnered with her sister publication Austin Food Magazine to host the launch of the inaugural Portland Mac & Cheese Festival as part of the new National Mac & Cheese Festival Tour, which will feature local chefs from our favorite culinary destinations in the country, including Austin, TX; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Dallas, TX; San Francisco, CA; Vail, CO.; Denver, CO.; Philly, PA. 

Ticket entry provides unlimited Mac & Cheese tastings with access to adult beverages and ONE vote for your favorite mac & cheese, to crown the Best Mac & Cheese Winner. 

Tickets are available in limited quantities and is expected to sell out!

The Portland Mac & Cheese Festival is sponsored by Tillamook Cheese Co. 

Participating Teams (So far)

Tapalaya Restaurant
Le Bistro Montage
Eatery at the Grant House
Patton Maryland
Alto Bajo
Smokehouse Tavern
North 45 Pub
Bars North West
Ms. Murray's Mac
Miss Delta BBQ and Cajun food
A Decade In Process
Mac'd PDX
Blue Olive
Rock Bottom Brewery
Fuel Mobile Kitchen
Foodology Mobile Kitchen
(More TBA soon!)

Morning Session - 10:30a - 1:30p
Afternoon Session - 2p - 5p

Tickets on sale Sept 1st! 
*GA Tickets $45; VIP $90

*Very Important Cheesy Admission (VIP) - Unlimited mac & cheese tastings, unlimited beverages with access to the VIP lounge, all day festival access, VIP express entry

*Generally Cheesy Admission (GA) - Unlimited mac & cheese tastings, Select Morning or Afternoon session, 3 beverage tickets, mac & cheese comas.

*Limited Children's tickets will be available at discounted rates (TBA).


Any restaurants, food carts, chefs or caterers that wish to participate, please contact us at

Stay Tuned for more cheesy details!