Hey, friends! We are back today to talk about the Taste of Tigard. For those of you who are local and live in Oregon, know that Tigard is a suburb outside of Portland. On June 17th, Tigard held their first ever Taste of Tigard or tasting tour to be specific.
Tigard Street Fair
It was an opportunity for Tigardians to sample local entrepreneurs food and beverages. This event was very much worth the visit. There were maybe 2-3 vendors that I have actually tried and the rest were new to me.
The event was over by SYMPOSIUM coffee, which is also where Tigard Street Heritage Trail and Rotary Plaza will be.
Admission to the event was free and there were opportunities to purchase items from the vendors. The best route is purchasing the tasting passport. Early bird pricing was $11 and then went up to $15. Either way, it was worth the pricing. You were provided a sample from each vendor including the liquor!
I, unfortunately, missed the purchasing time frame for the passport but was able to purchase items a la carte.
- Tigard Farmers Market
- Symposium Coffee
- Koi Fusion
- Indio Spirits
- Flyboy Brewing
- Stash Tea
- Zuniga Foods
- Patty-Cake, Patty-Cake
- Divine Catering
- Don Flores
- Le Cookie Monkey
- Southern Thai
Since I didn’t purchase the passport, I went ahead and just did a la carte items from certain booths. I may or may not have gone back later to a specific cart for seconds.
Located on Sundays at the Tigard Farmer’s Market and Thursday Night Market in Downtown Tigard- We tasted the Thai iced tea and Chicken Satay. The Thai iced is probably one of the best I have ever had. Very similar to a brand that I like to purchase in-stores. Chicken satay and pickled veggies were great. My favorite was the pickled veggies. I would have gotten a whole plate of it if it was allowed.
Don Flores- Fish Tacos
This is a new food cart in Tigard, located behind Sherries Jewelry box. My fiance is very picky when it comes to fish tacos. He always compares them to the ones in San Diego, where he says the best fish tacos are found. Surprisingly, these met his expectations and mine. They were so good that we even went back later in the evening for a couple more!
Symposium Coffee- cardamom latte
Is a really cool coffee shop located in the heart of downtown Tigard. I personally am not a coffee drinker, but my fiance is. He loved trying the Cardamom Latte with plans to go back and try the lavender.
Zuniga Foods- chips and salsa
This was our first time tasting their salsa or even know they existed. We seriously need to get out more! The salsa was fresh and very tasty, partnered with the chips- they are a great healthy snack!
Le Cookie Monkey- desserts!!
Amazing desserts at a reasonable price! What more could anyone want? The cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside- exactly how they should be! They also provide a number of other desserts, if cookies are not your thing. We will definitely go back and grab some sweets!
Taste of Tigard is a great family friendly event. We loved seeing everyone come out to support the community and definitely something we will attend again.