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The Happening: Foodportunity Seattle & Portland


Foodportunity Logo Foodportunity, it’s pretty much what it sounds like! An event aimed at bringing local food and beverage peeps together to exchange info and ideas and just plain have a good time. Featuring a host of local food exhibitors sampling attendees with their delights, it is held only a few times a year, with one coming up on Monday, August 2nd in Seattle.

The event was cooked up (oh I made a funny!) by Seattle food enthusiast Keren Brown as a way of giving back to the food industry by providing an event for those looking for job or business opportunities, those wanting to sample the hot new restaurants and products, and even for those just looking to socialize with like-minded people.

The August 2nd installment of Foodportunity Seattle features local Chef Thierry Rautureau of Rovers Restaurant, a recent competitor on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. Other industry celebs include James Beard Inductee, Jon Rowley, and Seattle’s own chef celeb, Tom Douglas. These heavy hitters are juxtaposed with the likes of new kids on the block such as Brian McCracken and Dana Tough, owners of Spur Gastropub and Tavern Law, hailed for their innovative spirits and cocktail programs.

This fall, Foodportunity will break out of Seattle with their inaugural “Foodportunity Portland” on September 13th.


  1. Alan Kropf | Thursday, July 29, 2010

    I may still be up here, if so, it would be sweet to attend. Deadline is the next morning, I sense a stretch of intense epicness upon us…

  2. Ashley V Routson | Thursday, July 29, 2010

    I’m down with going… heavens knows I love my food. Gluttony FTW!

  3. SD Lounger | Thursday, July 29, 2010

    Makes me miss Seattle. Need to return for Elysian Pumpkin Beer Fest.

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