It’s a bi-coastal Battle Royale when two teams of renowned chefs represent their home turf and the classic flavors that define them at Feast Portland’s main event kick off. Which side of the Mississippi rules when it comes to amazing eats? Forget the regional food stereotypes – East Coast vs West Coast will focus on dishes that tell a story as rich as what’s being served, featuring iconic and city-defining restaurants from Portland, New Orleans, New England and more and inspired regional beer, wine and spirits. Does West Coast Dungeness crab have a leg up on Maine lobster? Does a Kentucky Old Fashioned have a worthy western rival? The winning team will be selected by an esteemed panel of food and beverage writers and influencers. We won’t hazard a guess as to the outcome. But we do know this much: winners get a raucous victory celebration and bragging rights for their side of the map.