The 4th ANNUAL Harry's Fresh Foods BITE OF EAST COUNTY was held at Columbia Park also know as Imagination Station (1900 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, Oregon) on July 29th and 30th, 2016. This was our 4th annual event. Dave Salesky from KATU is our Honorary Chair. The Bite of East County is a fun celebration of our culture, our food, our people and our extraordinary quality of life. Come join us on July 29th for the Battle of the Bands, and July 30th for our main event, the Bite of East County!
Friday the gates opened at 5:00 p.m. and the Battle of the Bands started at 6:00. The Battle of the Bands will featured 4 local bands competing for a cash prize. Ellipses won 1st prize! The band is made up of students from Sam Barlow High School.
The Raffle prizes were won by:
Pat Avila - The Honda Metropolitan Motor Scooter.
Dave Riley - The Treager Pro Series 34 Smoker Grill
Vicki Reichlein - The Feild & Stream Talon 120 fishing kayak
On Saturday the Bite of East County gates opened 11:30 a.m. The weather was perfect. Inviting aromas tempted visitors throughout the day, inviting to try delicious main courses and wonderful deserts. Various artisians were selling their art. We had metal works, charactures, photography and more. Rip Caswell had several pieces present. The Stevens Hess band opened the day, followed by The Carrie Cunningham Band. In the evening, Ellipses gave an encore performance and Midlyfe Crisis closed out the evening.
All proceeds go to Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry. Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry served over 185,000 meals in 2015 helping low-income families and the homeless in Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview and surrounding areas. The continued need is great, and the focus is those needing a helping hand.
Mark the Calendar for July 28th & 29th 2017 for the 5th Annual Bite of East County!
The Bite of East County will have an assortment of savory and sweet food offerings to satisfy your palate with our array of restaurants, food carts and dessert providers.
3 prize packages are available at the Bite of East County 2015. Each prize package is valued at over $700. Tickets are available the day of the Bite at the event or in advance via the internet.
Bite of East County has 3 musical acts performing throughout the day. Musical Acts include Sonny Hess, Carrie Cunningham Band and Midlyfe Crisis. Each band plays a different style of music.