It’s LifeWise Oregon Berry Festival Time!
The Ecotrust Event Space hosts the 5rd Annual
Oregon Berry Festival July 17-18, 2015
Featuring more than 40 different booths with first of Oregon’s bountiful berry harvest for 2015.
Nothing says summer in Oregon more than plump ripe raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries. These iconic Oregon treats will be available fresh from the farm and in all sorts of unique and delicious products at the 5th Annual LifeWise Oregon Berry Festival, held at the Ecotrust Event Space in Portland. This free, family friendly event includes two days of an all berry marketplace, children’s booth with activities and crafts, main stage entertainment, information on the health benefits of berries and delicious berry-themed food offerings.
Children’s entertainment, musical groups and cooking demos will make the LifeWise Oregon Berry Festival Bluesberry stage come alive on both days of the festival. New this year onstage is the Blackberry Pie Contest, which will be open to both home chefs and professional chefs and features a pie making demo by the Portland Pie Company. Time to dust off grandma’s pie recipe and enter win one of three great gift basket prizes from Columbia Empire Farms and a signed copy of American Baker by Chef Jim Dodge.
After you’ve stocked up on berries and berry gifts, take time to visit the Healthy Berry Pavilion and meet professional dieticians who will help answer any questions on berries and how they contribute to a healthy lifestyle. While there, learn more about how berries help prevent type 2 diabetes in children from the Blueberry Family Health Foundation. The Pavilion also includes LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon’s booth that will feature fun ways to think about adding berries into your family’s diet plus a special treat for LifeWise members.
Returning to the berry calendar in addition to the popular daytime events will be the Gala Berry Dinner on Saturday, July 19th. Held at OMSI in Portland with outdoor dining overlooking the Willamette River, the dinner will feature gourmet menu items showcasing Oregon’s luscious berry harvest. This special dinner will be prepared by James Beard award winning Chef, Jim Dodge author of “American Baker.” This limited seating dinner is sure to be a highlight of the summer, so be sure to get tickets before they are all gone.
Don’t miss out on an event that is pure summer fun and tastes great. Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual LifeWise Oregon Berry Festival! The Ecotrust Event Space is located at NW 10th Ave and NW Johnson St in Portland. Festival admission is free, and the hours will be from noon to 6pm on Friday, July 17th and 11am to 5pm on Saturday, July 18.
LifeWise, a local health plan known for its commitment to wellness, returns as the title sponsor for 2015. Committed to actively supporting their member’s healthy decisions from foods to activities LifeWise celebrates the health benefits of Oregon berries through this partnership. Visit Actively Northwest for tips on food, fitness and inspiration. For more information go to LifeWise.
For more information contact Darcy Kochis at 503-505-3876 or use this secure form: