Win Tickets to Feast’s Baby Got Beer-Back!

Jonathan Amato


Feast Portland is our city’s premier food event, attracting chefs and food lovers from all over the U.S. And if there’s nothing we love as much as Portland’s great food carts, it’s beer (and yeah, a shot of whiskey doesn’t hurt either).  That’s why Food Carts Portland is excited to offer our readers the chance to win two (2!) tickets to Feast Portland’s Baby Got Beer Back tasting panel on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 4:15 – 5:15 pm at the Portland Art Museum’s Sculpture Garden.

Want to win two tickets to Baby Got Beer-Back? Please tell us your favorite beer and Portland food cart pairing in the comments below. Bonus points if you can weave in a whiskey reference and make it rhyme! Here’s an example, “Bridgeport’s IPA, paired with Bro Dog’s bratwurst is A-OK!”

What’s Baby Got Beer-Back you ask?


The whiskey-with-a-beer-back has a long and hallowed tradition in the watering holes of North America. Take your beer-back to the next level by discerning the best pairing for a bourbon (pilsner or pale?) or an Irish whiskey (the obvious stout). We’ve enlisted four discerning palates to share their favorite pairings and help you hone your beer-back knowledge.


Baby Got Beer-Back is just one of Feast’s Tasting Panel events. The Tasting Panels run throughout the day on Friday, September 20, and Saturday, 21st. Other Tasting panels include, but are not limited to: Cocoa Comforts, The Best NW Wines You Aren’t Drinking, Aged and Infused drinks, White Wines and the Shoreline seafood tasting, and more! Check out Feast’s complete lineup of tasting panels. 


Bon Appetit Presents Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty

September 19-22, 2013

Portland, Oregon

 Feast Portland is the flagship food and drink festival in the Pacific Northwest. Different than its peers, the festival showcases local culinary talent and Pacific Northwest ingredients alongside internationally recognized chefs, culinary professionals and industry leaders. These elements culminate into a celebration of Oregon’s vibrant food and drink community and innovative culinary world. Feast Portland is also a festival with a mission, donating a significant portion of its profits towards ending childhood hunger in Oregon and around the country through Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Share our Strength.


Baby Got Beer-Back Tasting Panel contest rules and other fine print: Enter your favorite beer and Portland food cart pairing in the comments below (bonus points for including a reference to whiskey and/or making the comment rhyme) for a chance to win two tickets to Feast Portland’s Baby Got Beer-Back tasting panel on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Finalists will be chosen based on whether or not they mention a beer and food cart pairing. The Contest will close 9/11/2013 and one winner from the finalists to win a pair of tickets will be chosen by random and contacted by 9/13/2013. Contestants must be 21 and over. Enter as many times as you wish. Facebook and Twitter comments will not count. All entries must be made in the comments below on 


  1. This looks like a great event!

    Twilight Summer Ale with Wolf & Bear’s means that I am neither Team Jacob or Team Edward.

  2. Cheese & Crack with Double Mountain Kolsch!

  3. Don’t be a fool, enjoy Hopworks DOA and Poompui’s kao soy with tofu!

  4. Nong’s Khao Man Gai can never fail when paired with The Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale!

  5. I love the Hottie burger from the Angry Unicorn paired with a Burnside Lime Kolch.

  6. Batavia, Double Mountain and Bull Run Bourbon
    If you get all three, it is triple the fun.

  7. Gotta be Alameda Black Bear XX stout and Bunk, while I’m out and about!

  8. Big ass sandwiches paired with ninkashi total domination makes one hell of a TOTAL BIG ASS DOMINATION!

  9. Pierogis from EuroDish and Hair of the Dog’s Adam would be my wish, but to finish with Burnside Bourbon would be even more delish.

  10. To My Dear Co-Worker:
    My lunch of BBQ pulled chicken from A Little Bit of Smoke
    Combined with their sweet potato salad ain’t no joke
    When washed down with a swig of Amnesia’s Copacetic
    Makes your reheated old leftovers look pathetic
    So skip your lunch
    And take a punch
    Of the Bull Run whiskey in your desk drawer
    After closing your office door
    I’ll be your alibi
    And maybe even share my Moon Pie.

  11. Built to Grill n’ Basecamp Out-of-Bounds Brown

  12. Loving these entries everyone. So inspired and creative! Keep them coming. Remember, you can enter as many times as you wish. The more times you enter, the higher your chance for winning. – Lizzy, Founder of Food Carts Portland

  13. When your PBR’s stale, try Stone’s Self Righteous Ale! Then to eat, have a treat: I’m a fan of Scoop’s Bourbon Pecan.

  14. Mac and Jack’s African Amber with Koi Fusion!

  15. Amanda Faulkenburg says

    The White Rider of Conquest can be quite a treat when paired with The Big Egg and Blanton’s Bourbon served neat.

  16. This sounds so fun! Totally want those tix!

  17. Amanda Faulkenburg says

    White Rider of Conquest can be quite a treat when paired with The Big Egg and Blanton’s Bourbon served neat.

  18. Fishbox’s Spicy Salmon Salad and a Commons Pils!

  19. HUB Lager with Altengartz Sausages Bratwurst and kraut is great with a little Pappy Van Winkle

  20. What can I say? Che Cafe, paired with Breakside IPA!

  21. I like full sail beer and I love the Big Egg cart on Mississippi Ave.

  22. Tonight, you should dine at Cart Blanche (it’s divine!) and then sip on a 10 Barrel ISA (who needs wine?)

  23. Huong’s Pork Banh Mi and Deschutes Chainbreaker is a keeper.

  24. I love J Mo’s Dirty Mo and I’m not a liar. I’ll wash that down with a Burnside Fallen Friar.

  25. A shot of 4 Spirits and a Black Butte Porter,
    With a Black and Blue Guild Burger that I always order.
    I’m not the only one glad that summer ain’t over yet,
    but we all know this’ll still be great when it’s cold and wet.

  26. The wings from Pressed are A-OK. Their even better with Gigantic IPA. Have a few too many and you may be disturbin’ so just give in and drink some Burnside bourbon.

  27. A sweet Chainbreaker White with salty Potato Champion would make my night. No need to be a beggar and hit the Jager, I’ll pull out the Temperance Trader!

  28. My favorite food cart is the Portland Soup Company-
    Their corn soup and porkbutt sandwich have an impeccable pedigree.
    I love to pair it up with Ten Barrel Apocalypse,
    And add Breaking and Entering bourbon to help me get my fix.

  29. I might seem rude when eating La Sanguchria’s food, for until I am done consuming their Chicharron and a Blue Heron Pale Ale, to them my mouth and hands are glued.

  30. Khao man gai is definitely the best,
    that with a Obsidian Stout makes my lunch better that the rest!
    Finish with a Red Breast Irish chaser for that yummy burn in my chest.

  31. We have a winner! Using the handy and random contest winner picker tool Sweep and giving every comment who rhymed or mentioned whiskey an extra entry and if they mentioned whiskey and rhymed they got three entries! The lucky winner of the two tickets to Feast Portland’s Baby Got Beer-Back Tasting Panel event is…

    Sarah A! Her random winning pick was, “The wings from Pressed are A-OK. Their even better with Gigantic IPA. Have a few too many and you may be disturbin’ so just give in and drink some Burnside bourbon.” – Sarah A. We’ll email you with how to pick up your tickets.

    You all did so great (except the couple of you who didn’t read the directions or contest rules and got tossed out immediately, tsk-tsk). Still, the entries were so inspired and creative and you guys are the best. Look for more contest on Food Carts Portland in the future!

    This Contest is Now Closed.

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