Aaron Barnett of St. Jack/La Moule at Smoked.
Aaron Barnett of St. Jack/La Moule at Smoked. Andrea Damewood

Hang on to your stretch pants: Feast Portland is back this Thursday (Sept 12)!

Feast started out as the most impressive food festival in the Pacific Northwest eight years ago, and is continuing its expansive growth. And while tickets are going fast, there are still a few cool ones up for grabs, including the always popular East vs. West Coast competition, and the super entertaining fun-size event Late, Late Show: Noodles which features Andy Ricker (Pok Pok), NYC's beloved chef Tony Tien (Pho Kim), and other celeb chefs. Check out the sched and see if anything looks tasty. (DUH IT ALL WILL)

If attending a whole Feasty thing isn't your jam, here are a couple of events/nomz tied to the festival that don't require an RSVP:

Hattie B's Hot Chicken takeover at Lardo East: From 5 pm to 9 pm (or sold out) on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 13-14) Nashville's famous fried chicken purveyor Hattie B's will be frying up chicken wings with a range of spice options and tossing them into baskets with greens, potato salad, white bread, pickles and comeback sauce. See ya at Lardo East, 1212 SE Hawthorne.

Feast edition Blueberry Magic shakes at Burgerville: Now through the end of the month, grab a shake made with local blueberries, plant-based and dye-free sprinkles and ice cream from Alpenrose or dairy-free Coconut Bliss.

Feast everything at New Seasons: Like in years past, there are a few take-home Feast collab products, including a very tasty Party Time Pilsner from Wayfinder in a gorgeous can (also on tap at the brewery), and Chinese Lap Cheong sausages from Gregory Gourdet and Olympia Provisions.