Events / Taste America


Mon, October 04, 2021

6:30 PM
See below for event locations.
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Ticket sales for this event are now closed.

Oma's Hideaway
3131 Southeast Division Street
Portland, OR 97202

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Gado Gado
1801 Northeast Cesar Estrada Chavez Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212

A national dining event celebrating your local restaurant community.
Taste America, presented by Capital One, is a nationwide initiative to bring together chefs and diners to support the local restaurants rebuilding a more sustainable and equitable industry.

The dinners at Oma's Hideaway and Gado Gado will be intimate gatherings with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chefs Mariah & Tom Pisha-Duffly of Oma's Hideaway and Gado Gado, and Maya Okada Erickson of LangBaan will prepare a multi-course menu that reflects their signature styles, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurants and the Portland, OR community. The dinners will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.

Proof of vaccination/negative COVID-19 test required to attend either event.



Mariah & Tom Pisha-Duffly
Oma's Hideaway and Gado Gado
Portland, OR


Maya Okada Erickson
Portland, OR

Choice of welcome beverage upon arrival:
Alone Together > Rabbit Hole Dareringer PX Sherry Cask Bourbon with Amontillado, Five Spice Honey, and Orange (created by Emily Warden)
White Claw® Hard Seltzer (Black Cherry or Mango)

Fermented Beef Rib Satay with Ketoprak Salad, Onion–Chickpea Fritters, and Stone Fruit Chutney
** Gluten-free and shellfish-free; contains dairy and nuts  

Cooper Mountain Vineyards Tocai Fruilano 2020

Trio of Small Plates > Roti Canai with Braised Rabbit Curry; Shrimp and Scallop–Stuffed Cabbage with Sour Laksa Lobster Broth; and Wok-Fried Brussel Sprouts with Aromatic Ground Pork and Sambal Terasi
** Dairy-free and nut-free; contains gluten and shellfish 

Cooper Mountain Vineyards Gamay Noir 2020


Trio of Small Plates > Roti Canai with Tomato Curry; Wild Mushroom–Stuffed Cabbage with Golden Turmeric Curry; and Wok-Fried Brussel Sprouts with Tomato Sambal
** Nut-free and vegan; contains gluten

Cooper Mountain Vineyards Gamay Noir 2020

Sang Kaya Kabocha Squash with Roasted Coconut, Toasted Rice Powder, Egg Yolk, and Coffee
**Dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian; contains coconut and eggs

Flight of Rabbit Hole whiskeys
Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Dareringer Straight Bourbon Whiskey (finished in PX sherry casks)
Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Beverages courtesy of
Cooper Mountain Vineyards
Rabbit Hole Distillery
White Claw® Hard Seltzer

Menu is subject to change. Guests must be 21 years+ with a valid ID to attend the event.

Through our Open for Good campaign, the James Beard Foundation is committed to helping independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild better, and thrive for the long term.


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COVID-19 SAFETY (Proof of Vaccination/Negative COVID-19 Test Required to Attend)

Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our guests, chefs, and restaurant teams to experience our events is a top priority for the James Beard Foundation. In accordance with Oma’s Hideaway and Gado Gado’s current policies to combat the rise of COVID-19 cases in the area, all guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test within 24 hours to attend the event. You may show the following as proof of vaccination: physical copy of vaccination card, photo copy of vaccination card, state-issued digital record proving vaccination status, or a negative COVID-19 test from the past 24 hours.

As of August 13, 2021, the Oregon Health Authority requires that everyone five years of age and older wear masks in indoor public settings, whether vaccinated or not. Beginning August 27, 2021, masks must be worn in most public outdoor settings where physical distancing is not possible (regardless of vaccination status).

We ask that all guests wear masks when not seated at their table (both indoors and outdoors).

Please note, this policy is subject to change. Ticket buyers attending the Portland Taste America event will be alerted of the final policy in an email at least two (2) business days prior to the event date. Thank you for your continued understanding and compliance with these measures for your safety and the safety of those around you.

Reservation Policy: All reservations are nonrefundable and must be made in advance. Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, JBF will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, option to donate tickets, or a full refund. For more information, contact

Covid-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. An inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place regardless of precautions that may be taken. By purchasing and using tickets, you, on your behalf and on behalf of any accompanying parties, agree to (1) assume all risks associated with Covid-19 and other communicable diseases, (2) comply with all related health and safety policies of the James Beard Foundation, Suerte, as well as all applicable federal, state, and local government laws and recommendations, and (3) expressly release the James Beard Foundation and each of its respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, trustees, officers, directors, partners, employees, and agents from any and all claims arising from or relating to Covid-19.

To view the James Beard Foundation's full list of COVID-19 policies, please click here.

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