Taste :


We welcome you to join us at the first ever celebration of Oregon food, wine, and equity.

Our collective mission is to celebrate our diverse community and support equity work in Greater Portland.

This event showcases the Oregon Wine & Food industry and over a dozen local diverse chefs such as Gregory Gourdet and winemakers from Adelsheim Vineyard to Abbey Creek; all while honoring and celebrating important equity work taking place in the community. All proceeds generated from the event sponsors will support local culturally-specific and equity based non-profits. The event program will also honor local equity heroes across sectors spotlighting how the Portland Metro region is leaning into love and equity.

TASTE isn’t just about enjoying the best Oregon cuisine + wine, or being inspired by an incredible Spoken Word artist and a TED Talk style speaker, but it's about you participating in the celebration — so, don't forget to bring your dancing shoes. TASTE Beneficiaries include: KairosPDX, Latino Network, NAYA (Native American Youth and Family Center) and Q Center.



Kali Thorne Ladd

Joth Ricci


David Adelsheim, Emily Barrett, Ryan Buchanan, Kristen Connor, Gregory Gourdet, Melinda Gross, Mark Holloway, Marshall King, Janet LaBar, Juan Martinez, Stephanie Morad, Angie Nomie, Angelique Okeke, Dysthe Paige, Eileen Park, Kayla Stevenson, Christa Stout