The Best Food-Related Trade Shows in Portland, Oregon in 2020

Wondering where to set your sights for the year's best food-related trade shows in and around the Portland area in 2020? Whether you live in the beautiful Northwest or are planning a vacation, make sure you schedule in time to attend one or more. Each of these events

Here are some biggest and best food-related trade shows coming in 2020, so keep reading and mark the dates in your calendar. You won't want to miss any of them!

Portland Seafood & Wine Festival

When: January 31-February 1, 2020

Where: Oregon Convention Center, Portland

The 15th Annual Portland Seafood & Wine Festival is a family-friendly event and is open to all ages. This two-day festival highlights the importance and value of seafood products and wines, and it's no coincidence that the festival is held at the peak of Dungeness crab season!

You can look forward to enjoying:

● Fresh Oregon seafood

● Wines from over 65 Oregon wineries

● Select Oregon craft beers & wine

● Over 175 exhibitors

● Live music

● Face painters and balloon artists

● Receive a Collectible Wine Glass if you are one of the first 300 people in attendance each day

● Option to upgrade to a VIP First-Class Package

And when you buy a ticket, you are benefitting the Oregon Chapter of the National MS Society.

You can get your tickets in advance here.

Oregon Wine Symposium

When: February 11-12, 2020

Where: Oregon Convention Center in Portland

The annual Oregon Wine Symposium is the premier education event and trade show for the Northwest wine community. It covers the most relevant topics in viticulture, enology, and wine business. This symposium is presented by leading wine industry experts and is a must-attend for winery and vineyard owners, winemakers, vineyard managers, marketing and sales managers, and winery staff. You will:

● Learn from leading experts

● Choose from a full menu of seminars and speakers

● Connect with colleagues, speakers, and exhibitors at the Oregon Wine Soirée

● Grow your network

● Visit more than 180 exhibitors

● Come together as a community

● Celebrate the wine industry's achievements

The Oregon Wine Symposium is brought to you by the Oregon Wine Board and the Oregon Winegrowers Association.

Register here for the early bird discount for full access, or for the trade show only.

Portland Women's Expo

When: March 14, 2020

Where: Oregon Convention Center, Portland

The Portland Women's Expo is the largest women's expo event in the Pacific Northwest. This is their 20th year at the Oregon Convention Center and it just keeps getting better and better.

If you're wondering why it's also the #1 Women's Expo event in the Pacific Northwest, here’s what you’ll get when you attend:

● Latest trends

● Best shopping

● Hundreds of new services & products

● Health & Beauty events

● Sample food & beverages, including beer, wine, and cider

● Music

● Massage Garden


● Free Swag Bag – let’s pause here for a moment. These are not the usual pre-filled bags that you’re used to getting. As an attendee, you get to choose the product samples you want in your bag! Where else can you do that?

So, come, relax and enjoy music, food, and wine with your family and friends.

River House Dressings & Marinades will also be present at this event, you can find us at Booth Number VP 23. Stop on by to try samples of some of our latest marinades and dressings, and get some fun cooking tips and recipes.

You can register online at a pre-sale ticket price.

Portland VegFest

When: October 24-25, 2020

Where: Oregon Convention Center in Portland

This will be the 16th annual Portland VegFest. VegFest promotes and celebrates compassionate, healthy and sustainable food choices and lifestyles. It is a fun, food-filled, educational and low-cost event that you are sure to enjoy, even if you're not a vegan! There is something for everyone.

All food and products at VegFest are vegan and contain no milk, eggs, whey, honey, gelatin, or other animal products.

VegFest celebrates and promotes sustainable, compassionate and healthy food choices and lifestyles. This low-cost, fun and food-filled event welcomes everyone!

● Enjoy 100s of free vegan food samples

● Hear leading experts, speakers, and authors

● Meet special speaker Scott Jurek, one of the greatest runners of all time and an American ultra-marathoner

● Learn about nutrition and health

● Visit Exhibitors

● Participate in Fitness classes

● Attend film screenings

● Learn about animal welfare and compassion

● Share environmental concerns

● Connect with like-minded people

● Special activities for children and teens

Special rates are available for students and seniors, and kids 12 & under attend free.

And Many More to Come

It's not too early to start planning for 2020 events! These are major events that showcase innovative ideas and trends, with amazing opportunities to learn, network and connect with people who share your passions. People come from all around the country and from all over the world to attend these amazing trade shows.

Click on the links provided to register and get your early bird discounts today, before they end. And if you have a similar event that you are planning that you would like help promoting, sharing, or are looking for vendors, please feel free to contact us to see how we can help!

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