First Taste features the best of the best Oregon has!
Art, Wine, Brew, Spirits, and Food
First Taste features some of the industry’s best winemakers, craft brewers, spirit distillers, artists and culinary masters. If wine is not your thing, enjoy a hard cider or a craft brew from one of the state’s best craft brewers or discover your new favorite distilled beverage. Plus, with various artists and commercial vendors, you’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind must-have item.
First Taste Oregon would not be complete without some incredible musical talent. The First Taste Stage brings a variety of acts to play at our event.
Don’t miss our pop-up bar for demonstrations from our best distilleries, wineries, and chefs. From specialty cocktail recipes to food pairings to charcuterie board building; you’ll learn some new tricks to impress all your friends.
Treat Yourself to the VIP Experience
Get the most out of your First Taste experience with VIP tickets.
VIP passes are limited and include: admission into the event, a commemorative event glass, complimentary tastes, special First Taste SWAG bags, and entrance to our exclusive Swank Lounge that features catered bites and special VIP only tastes and demos.
Where to Stay
The Best Western Premier Keizer / Salem Hotel is once again our host hotel. The hotel s just 10 minutes from the festival. Free Shuttle provided by the festival plus a park and ride too! Rooms are discounted and start at just $120+ tax. Join the First Taste Team and stay after you play! Call now for reservations at 503-390-4733 and ask for the First Taste discount. Discounts good until 1/4/2024 so book early.