Join us for IFEC's 2013 Annual Conference in The City of Roses
The Portland Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
October 28 - 30, 2013
Planning is underway, starting with the food tours set for Wednesday afternoon of the conference. Tours return to the hotel at 6:00 p.m. so make your flight plans accordingly!
More program details will come. In the meantime, members are invited to sponsor your product or an activity at the conference. Select "product presentations" on your member page for details.
It's all hand-crafted: Chocolate, Cheese, Coffee, Beer and more
The Food Tour Committee has locked in some exciting destinations. Here’s what’s on the books so far . . .
BridgePort craft brewery. Located in the Pearl District, known for its hip bars and restaurants, BridgePort is Oregon’s oldest craft brewery. It runs on biodiesel, is practically wastefree and is not automated. Cellar Master Todd Fleming will be our guide.
Stumptown Coffee. Master of the Stumptown tour, Skip Columbo, will give us a behind-the-scenes look into the new 37,000-sq.-ft. headquarters and roastery on the waterfront, including a professional cupping and coffee tasting.
Briar Rose Creamery, Dundee. Owner and award-winning cheesemaker Sarah Marcus will lead us through the creamery and aging rooms, show and discuss salting and ripening, and provide a tasting. She promises to bring around a goat or two, as well.
Moonstruck Chocolate Company. Master Chocolatier Julian Rose, whose life’s mission is “to crack the subtle secrets of chocolate,” will be our guide, detailing the process of the creation of the whimsical artisan chocolates and truffles for which the company is known.
*Tours are subject to change