Thank you for joining us for the inaugural Cowabunga! We are excited to showcase you (and your delicious bites, drinks, and award-winning brunch cocktails) at our weekend of festivities!

At Portland Monthly’s inaugural Cowabunga Festival, we will bring together farmers, ranchers, distillers, winemakers, brewers, and YOU to celebrate Portland’s culinary all-stars and Oregon's edible mecca!

What to bring:

Festival Management will provide booth tables and signage for all booths.

Chef booths will also include service ware and hand washing stations. Detailed information on items offered and available to chefs are included in the below form.

Restaurants will be asked to come prepared with the following:

  • 2oz Samples (including any toothpicks or other garnish) for all guests 
  • Staff for cooking and assembling samples
  • Cooking equipment (pots, pans, spatulas, grill brushes, etc.) Large Cooking Equipment, i.e. grills, convection  ovens, fryers, etc. will be provided by Event Management--cooking equipment requests can be submitted through the form below.
  • Thermometers to make sure all food items are kept at safe-handling temperatures throughout the ENTIRE event


6/14/18 — Promotional Assets and Preliminary Plans


6/19 Raffle Donations

Please let us know if you’d like to donate an item for the raffle! 100% of ticket sales will go directly to Oregon Food Bank, our nonprofit beneficiary and host. We greatly appreciate any donations you would like to contribute. Please note, no alcohol donations are accepted.

Mail to: Portland Monthly, ATTN: Events
921 SW Washington Street, Suite 750, Portland, OR 97205


6/19 VIP Swag Bag

You are invited to add an item to the VIP swag bags! There will be (200) total. Please check in with event staff on any sizing restrictions. 

Mail to: Portland Monthly, ATTN: Events
921 SW Washington Street, Suite 750, Portland, OR 97205


6/25/18 — Equipment and Ingredients Orders

Plan to: Submit product orders and featured dish information: chef name and dish name with description for event signage. Finalize rental requests  and sampling service ware needed; deadline to confirm culinary student volunteer. Submit COI and proof of OLCC server permit or food handler’s permit for all staff.


6/25/18 — Ad for Cowabunga Program

See Marketing Resources above for print specs. 


Questions? We're here to help! Email us at and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.