Our vision is to celebrate and provide education about tea in all its forms while strengthening and bringing together the unique tea culture here in Portland, Oregon. Tea is the great unifier; for centuries people the world over have been sitting down to share a cup of tea with each other in the name of family, pleasure, business, and even politics. Tea creates a common meeting ground where differences fall away, solutions appear and peace resides.
WHO WE ARE
Tea Fest PDX is a comprised of a community of tea visionaries, business owners and tireless volunteers who all share the vision of celebrating tea culture in Portland. Together we are combining our unique skills and passions to bring the festival to life.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
We’ve had the pleasure of attending the Northwest Tea Festival in Seattle the past few years and realized just how many people who enjoy and participate in tea culture were travelling from Oregon for this event. With the nudge of encouragement and continued support from the NW Tea Festival organizers we've been able to bring the idea of a tea festival of our own to fruition through the help and hard work of our local tea community.
Our ultimate goal has been to create an annual, community event where the people of our city’s rich and every growing tea culture can come together for the celebration, education and enjoyment of tea!
MANY WAYS TO SUPPORT US
Our vision is about bringing together a community, and we need your help! There are many ways to support us. Want to be a part of it all but not sure how? We’d love for you to be a staff volunteer at the Tea Fest event on July 21. Do you own a tea or tea related business which contributes to the well-being of Portland? You can sign up to be a vendor or a sponsor for the event. Like all good things, our vision needs time, attention and support in order to grow.