WELCOME TO THE 33rd ANNUAL BITE OF OREGON * AUG 12,13,14 2016. From coast to Cascades to canyons, the Bite of Oregon is a stunning celebration of Oregon, its food, its people and its extraordinary quality of life. Come join the fun at the best summer party on the Portland waterfront and discover Oregon's Bounty!

The Bite is a CASH ONLY event.

For your convenience there are several ATMS located just inside the gates


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Dates and Times:

Friday August 12th:  11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Saturday August 13th:  11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Sunday August 14th:  10 a.m.- 8 p.m. 

Official Ride Sponsor

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Driving Directions

The festival takes place in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, just to the south of the Morrison Bridge on the west side of the Willamette River.

  • Heading south on I-5 into Portland:  Take the Morrison Street exit. You will see The Bite in Waterfront Park to your left as you cross the Morrison Bridge. Look for parking as you enter downtown.
  • Heading north on I-5 into Portland:  Exit at Naito Parkway (formerly Front Avenue). Go straight ahead to the festival.
  • Heading east on highway 26 into Portland:  Get into the center lane before you get to the tunnel. Stay in that lane, which becomes SW Market. Stay on Market until your reach Naito Parkway (formerly Front Avenue).


Motor Vehicle Parking and Bike Parking

Parking and Transportation:
Street parking fills up quickly. City Center Parking locations are available at:

Other parking options include Smart Park:

  • S.W. Fourth and Yamhill
  • S.W. Third and Alder
  • S.W. First and Jefferson

Bike Parking:

There will be a secure Bike Parking Area on the North End of the Park!   


You can avoid parking and save gas by taking a TriMet bus, ride MAX light rail or hop on a Portland Street Car.   Plan your trip at


2016 Vendor Applications

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